Author Archive | Shea Gunther

Episode 252 – The Future of Interstate Cannabis Commerce

Adam Smith and Kris Krane join host Dan Goldman to talk about the recent vote in Oregon allowing for (eventual) interstate cannabis commerce as well as this week’s National Cannabis Industry Association’s Lobby Days in Washington, DC. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
NJ Lawmakers Advance Medical Cannabis, Expungement Bills | NBC New York

Massachusetts is moving forward with marijuana cafes. Here’s what they would look like. | Boston.com

Jared Polis Picks Ean Seeb to Lead Colorado’s Pot Policy | Denver Westword

Photo: Matt Molloy/Flickr

Episode 251 – Pushing the Frontier of Drug Legalization

Andrew Livingston, Shanita Penny, and Jahan Marcu join host Dan Goldman to talk about the decriminalization of mushrooms, the latest develops for marijuana reform in DC, and the fight for cannabis-related intellectual property rights. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Legal marijuana sales market doomed this session | VT Digger

China Cashes In on the Cannabis Boom | New York Times

Leafly Study Debunks Dispensary Myths Around Crime & Teen Use | Leafly

Photo: Matt Molloy/Flickr

Episode 250 – A Look Back at Five Years of Podcasting

Dan Goldman, Adam Smith, and Betty Aldworth join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about what the last five years of podcasting have been like for the Marijuana Today crew, as well as what’s ahead for our show . Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Cannabis Company Curaleaf Is Acquiring Cura/Select | Forbes

Las Vegas City Council signs off on rules for cannabis social-use venues | Marijuana Business Daily

Colorado lawmakers approve marijuana home delivery, near final OK with social use | Marijuana Business Daily

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Episode 249 – Biden’s Dismal Record on Cannabis

Adam Smith joins host Dan Goldman to talk about Joe Biden’s dismal record on marijuana policy as well as the latest develops in drug testing and marijuana policy lobbying in Washington, DC. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Home delivery of marijuana could start in Massachusetts this year | Boston Globe

Maine releases draft rules for its recreational marijuana market. Read them here. | Portland Press Herald

Cannabis vaporizer company Pax Labs raises benchmark $420 million in funding | Marijuana Business Daily

Photo: Kelly Kline/Flickr

Episode 248 – 4/20’s Biggest Year

Kris Krane joins host Dan Goldman to talk about the significance of the 4/20 holiday, the recently announced acquisition deal between Canopy Growth and Acreage Holdings, what’s going on in states like Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Top execs at American weed retailer MedMen quit amid ex-CFO’s claims of financial duress | CNBC

Congressional Democrats Hold First-Ever Marijuana Reform Panel At Policy Retreat | Marijuana Moment

Carl’s Jr. CBD Burgers Go Over Big in Denver | Leafly

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Episode 247 – A Smashing Hash Bash

Mike Liszewski and Jahan Marcu join host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest developments on Capitol Hill for legal marijuana at the federal level, the current situation in New York State, and how things went for last week’s Hash Bash in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Teagan Appleby to have confiscated medical cannabis returned | Guardian

Maryland cannabis regulators tell dispensaries they need to open by Sept. 30 or else | Baltimore Sun

Cannabis Futures Contracts May Be Headed to an Exchange Near You | Bloomberg

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Episode 246 – No Second Chances in New York?

Adam Smith and Andrew Livingston join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about what just happened for legal marijuana’s chances in New York state as well as the recent efforts in California to expungement marijuana crimes using computer code and smart algorithms . Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Chicago’s Cresco Labs to buy marijuana distributor for $850 million as pot industry dealmaking heats up | Chicago Tribune

California Senate approves bill to extend temporary cannabis licenses | CNBC

Gov. Lujan Grisham signs medical cannabis omnibus bill | New Mexico Political Report

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Episode 245 – Is Legalization Still Alive in New Jersey?

Kris Krane, Betty Aldworth, Mike Liszewski, and first-timer Brett Phelps join host Dan Goldman for a live in-person taping during the recent 2019 Students for Sensible Drug Policy conference in Chicago, Illinois, where they talk about how things are going in New Jersey and New York for the prospects of legalized adult use. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Walgreens to sell CBD products in 1,500 stores | CNBC

Guam Becomes First U.S. Territory To Send Marijuana Legalization To Governor In 2019 | Marijuana Moment

Michigan judge thwarts crackdown at 50 unlicensed medical marijuana shops | Michigan Live

Photo: Joiseyshowaa/Flickr

Episode 244 – A Short Show Visits The Daily

We had some snafus knock us out of production this week and are running an episode of our popular daily news podcast Marijuana Today Daily. We’ll be back with a full show next week! Produced by Shea Gunther.

 
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Episode 243 – A VERY Big Deal at the UN

Betty Aldworth and Andrew Livingston join host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest groundbreaking positive development for marijuana policy in the United Nations as well as how things are going for adult use legalization in New York and New Jersey. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs smokable medical marijuana bill into law | Orlando Sentinel

Cowboys’ David Irving Weed Offers Rolling In … After NFL Retirement | TMZ

Medical marijuana ‘Unity Bill’ signed into law by Gov. Kevin Stitt | Tulsa World