Michelle Lhooq: Weed

There's so much going on in the world of weed that folks have no idea about--a whole new culture that's emerging way beyond 420.

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Do you know what devil's lettuce is? Any idea exactly how much THC you need to get the exact right high? Got Cannabinoids? What about CBD?  What's the matter with marijuana? Indica or sativa? We got answers to those questions and more from weed expert Michelle Lhooq, author of Weed: Everything You Always Want To Know But Are Always Too Stoned To Ask.  It's a comprehensive read that will raise your Pot IQ by at least ten points. Episode 6 has it all, from the basics to the cutting edge of weed's new green revolution.

Michelle Lhooq is a journalist, event producer, documentary host, and author based in Los Angeles. She's written features, essays, and criticism for New York Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, GQ, VICE, FADER, Pitchfork, and other publications.

From 2014-2017 she was a features editor for VICE, reporting on topics like sexual assault in nightclubs, environmental scams in Ibiza, the economic impact of techno tourism, and 90s club kid murderers. She also made documentaries about Black Lives Matter’s impact on Baltimore’s music scene, and fatal synthetic hallucinogens.

About the Host

Amanda Stern is Bookable’s host. Founder of the popular literary event series Happy Ending at Joe’s Pub in New York City, Stern is also a writer. Happy Ending ran for more than a decade and was selected as New York’s best book-related series by New York Magazine, The Village Voice and NY Press. The New York Times Magazine singled out Happy Ending as a force keeping “downtown New York alive.”


This episode was produced, mixed, and sound-designed by Andrew Dunn.  Our host and co-producer is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer. Illustration: Ella Friedlander


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