The U.S. Capitol building is seen just after sunset when the sky is all blue with not a touch of warm light to be seen. The view is from the side of the Capitol with a statue and reflection pool which shows a soft blurred image of the world above it. A handfull of people can be seen in small detail showing the scale of the full image.

Episode 321 – Taking Up The MORE Act

Betty Aldworth and Ben Larson joins host Heather Sullivan to talk about the historic announcement of an upcoming House vote on the MORE Act, the vote this November out west on a number of cannabis issues, and the dip in the number of marijuana arrests in Texas following the federal legalization of industrial hemp. Produced […]

A firefighting airplane releases its rusty-red load of fire retardant chemicals on an unseen fire below. The smoke is reaching up towards the plane which is set against a backdrop of tall green pine trees fringing a light blue-sky with just the barest hint of a cloud.

Episode 320 – A Return to Fire Season

Troy Dayton and first-time guest Kieran Ringgenberg joins host Ben Larson to talk about the wildfires ravaging California, the current unrest around civil rights issues, and the recent Republican National Convention. Produced by Shea Gunther. News & Links:• House To Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month, Leadership Announces | Marijuana Moment • Nebraska […]

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden stands on stage holding a microphone speaking in front of muted-toned American flag. Biden is wearing a blue suit and is squinting with both the bright light and an earnest fire.

Episode 319 – One Last Marijuana Primary for 2020

Heather Sullivan joins host Kris Krane to talk about the 2020 Democratic Party Marijuana Primary, the recent interest shown by traditional investors in the legal cannabis industry, as well as the soon-to-launch adult use sales program in Maine. Produced by Shea Gunther. News & Links:• Chart: Adult-use cannabis sales remain steady even as unemployment bonus […]

Presumed Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris waves off camera as she appears to walk on stage to speak in front of a screen. She is smiling broadly.

Episode 318 – Kamala!

Kris Krane and Shanita Penny join first-time host Ben Larson to talk about the pick of Kamala Harris as presumed Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, the qualification of Arizona’s adult use ballot measure, and the (huge) losses seen by licensed Canadian marijuana companies. Produced by Shea Gunther. News & Links:• iAnthus Reports Staggering Net Loss of […]

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Episode 317 – More Research Required

Taylor West and Jahan Marcu join host Heather Sullivan to talk about the recent scientific statement issued by the American Heart Association over cannabis use and cardiovascular health, Pennsylvania’s unique program trading cannabis licenses for research, as well as the latest updates on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the legal marijuana industry. Produced by […]

A series of wooden boards- each painted a different bright color- is stacked up side by side running vertically across the frame. Some boards are shorter than others, so some columns feature boards of two colors. Eight colors in all are used- with repeats.

Episode 316 – The DNC Rejects the Legal Marijuana Plank

Kris Krane and first time guest Ben Larson joins first-time host Heather Sullivan to talk about the recent rejection by the Democratic National Committee of the addition of marijuana legalization to the party platform, the latest take on how cannabis business is being affected by the coronavirus, and the challenges of rebranding a legal marijuana […]

A close-up photo of a very mature marijuana bud is seen. The hairs are a bright yellow gold and are covered with resin crystals. The leaves are narrow and dark green.

Episode 315 – Marijuana’s Really Big Deal

Troy Dayton and Jahan Marcu join host Shanita Penny to talk about the coronavirus relief package in the works in Washington, DC and the marijuana provisions it should include, the recently closed deal between Curaleaf (our sponsor) and Grassroots, and the troubles that social equity programs have faced in getting up and running all over […]

A well-lit portrait of Betty Aldworth shows her set against a blue background while smiling and and waving hello to the camera.

Episode 314 – All Things Betty Aldworth!

Betty Aldworth and Mike Liszewski join host Kris Krane to talk about the latest evolution of Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s drug reform policy and to then dive into the seven years Betty spent as executive director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Produced by Shea Gunther. Links:• SSDP’s Intersectionality Committee• SSDP Events• SSDP Hiring […]