Since 2018, tens of thousands of cannabis extract lovers have purchased the $379.99 Puffco Peak—the Tesla of vaporizers. And like Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk, Puffco’s CEO Roger Volodarsky has proven both brilliant and erratic.

In this season finale episode of The Hash podcast on Leafly, co-host David Downs asks the culture-shifting vape industry leader if he has any vices. Volodarsky describes regular, therapeutic psilocybin journeys, and how they’ve helped manage bouts of depression. Listen along below to see how one man’s lowest of lows led to the highest of highs.

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The Hash, Season Four, Episode 20: Puffco CEO Roger Volodarsky

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Each ten-minute Hash episode is co-hosted by Leafly California editor David Downs and audio producer Max Savage Levenson (Pitchfork, NPR). The reported, scripted podcast’s guests this season include rapper/mogul Berner, RuPaul’s Drag Race star Laganja Estranja, New York State Sen. Diane Savino, and more.

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