23 minutes | Feb 7, 2019

15. Cannabis & Craft Beer: Why These Two industries May Be Frenemies

Weed and beer! Beer and weed! Are the industries complementary or are they competitors? Beer sellers are concerned that as more states legalize weed, people may choose cannabis over alcohol and as a result, drive down the sales of beer and booze. In today's episode, Hayley explores these claims and talks to Bart Watson, the Chief Economist at the Brewers Association. He schools us on everything from why IPA's smell so danky, to why cannabis could impact the craft beer biz - but not in the ways people are concerned about. Follow Bart Watson on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BrewersStats Read his 2016 story at https://www.brewersassociation.org/insights/marijuana-beer-industry/ Follow Hayley on Twitter at https://twitter.com/epfox Support the show and TableCakes Productions at https://www.patreon.com/tablecakes If you’re a LA-based radio reporter and you are interested in hosting Green & Gold, email some links to your work to tablecakesproductions@gmail.com
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