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C3 Podcast No. 28: Weldon Angelos from The Weldon Project

Updated: May 18, 2023

In No. 28 of the Cannabis Commerce + Chemistry Podcast, host Curt Robbins from Higher Learning LV is joined by co-hosts Dena Putnam from Leafwize Naturals in Orange County, California and John Bailey from the Mindset Genesis in Las Vegas to interview Weldon Angelos, president and co-founder of The Weldon Project in Los Angeles.

Weldon Angelos from The Weldon Project on stage and speaking into a wireless microphone during an interview
Weldon Angelos from The Weldon Project

Angelos gained notoriety when, in 2003, he was sentenced to 55 years in federal prison for selling cannabis to a confidential informant. In December of 2020, Angelos was pardoned by President Trump.


Angelos gained notoriety when, in 2003, he was sentenced to 55 years in federal prison for selling cannabis to a confidential informant. In December of 2020, Angelos was pardoned by President Trump.

Since then, he has rallied both conservative and liberal politicians, celebrities, and entrepreneurs and focused his energy on The Weldon Project, a non-profit that tries to "raise the bar for awareness, social justice, and social equity by providing unique ways for cannabis businesses and consumers to participate in a nationwide campaign to provide relief to those who have been negatively impacted by prohibition."


This 18-minute episode digs into the history of Angelos, exploring how he was convicted and his current focus on raising awareness for the plights of those like him who are imprisoned for sometimes decades for non-violent cannabis offenses.

A green-tinted poster showing Weldon Angelos behind a chain link fence wearing a T-shirt that reads "Cannabis Is Not a Crime"
The Weldon Project and Mission Green

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This weekly 30-minute podcast is targeted at cannabis and hemp industry professionals and is strategically free of profanity and crude dialog. This audio session was edited for length and clarity.


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