Author Archive | Shea Gunther

Episode 268 – Rethinking Restrictions on Marijuana Science

Adam Smith and Jahan Marcu join host Dan Goldman to talk about current federal restriction on the academic study of marijuana, the recent meeting held in Oregon by police and prohibitionists, and the continuing vape-related health crisis. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Hemp Farming Quadrupled In The U.S. This Year, New Report Shows | Forbes

Mississippi medical marijuana: Group turns in signatures to get it on 2020 ballot| Clarion Ledger

New BDS Analytics Report Forecasts CBD Sales To Reach $20 Billion By 2024 | Green Market Report

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Episode 267 – Bad Vape

Alex Kreit and Mike Liszewski join host Dan Goldman to talk about the recent phenomenon of people seeking medical attention for lung injuries sustained from consuming contaminated vaporizers, the view on marijuana reform among older Democratic politicians, as well as the recent move by Weedmaps to stop listing illicit businesses. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Vape Pen Lung Disease Has Insiders Eyeing Misuse of New Additives | Leafly

About 160,000 People in New York to See Their Marijuana Convictions Disappear| New York Times

Chart: California marijuana market experiences license contraction in 2019 | Marijuana Business Daily

Photo: Lindsay Fox/Flickr

Episode 266 – Pot Stocks Take a Dive

Andrew Livingston and first-time guest Lewis Goldberg join host Kris Krane to talk about the ups and downs of the legal cannabis stock market as well as the new ballot initiative push for legal adult use marijuana in Florida. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Credit Unions Can Bank Hemp Businesses, Federal Agency Announces | Marijuana Moment

Weedmaps will stop advertising unlicensed cannabis retailers ‘later this year’ | Marijuana Business Daily

Nearly every single person arrested for weed in NYC this year was black or Latinx | Queens Eagle

Photo: Marco Verch/Flickr

Episode 265 – Setting The (American) Bar on State Legal Marijuana

Taylor West joins host Dan Goldman to talk about the recent call by the American Bar Association for states to be free to experiment with legal cannabis, a recent study suggesting a link for teens between vaping nicotine and cannabis, as well as the possibility of Anthony Scaramucci getting involved in the industry. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
‘I feel lucky, for real’: How legalizing hemp accidentally helped marijuana suspects | NBC News

Illegal pot still a source for 4 in 10 cannabis users, Stats Can survey shows | CTV News

Your marijuana delivery is here – now smile for the body cam | Boston Globe

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Episode 264 – A Legalization Loophole for Ohio?

Dan Goldman and Kris Krane join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the possibility of a legal loophole legalizing marijuana in Ohio as well as a recent Bernie Sanders podcast in which he talked cannabis and drug reform policy. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Colorado Tourism Now Has a Pro-Marijuana Influence | Denver Westword

Study Finds Cannabis Dispensaries Reduce Opioid Deaths by 21% | Leafly

Marijuana-infused product brand Dixie inks licensing deal with Arizona Iced Tea maker | Marijuana Business Daily

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Episode 263 – The Women of Marijuana, Today

Betty Aldworth and Taylor West join host Shanita Penny to talk about the current and future role of women in the legal cannabis industry, the most recent round of Democratic Presidential debates, as well as the shift in the moods of legal marijuana investors away from debt and towards equity. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
CannTrust Prepares To Sell The Company Following Illegal Growing Scandal | Green Market Report

After Legalizing Marijuana, Colorado Saw ‘Significant Decrease’ In Opioid Prescriptions, Study Finds | Marijuana Moment

New York reduces penalties for marijuana possession | Washington Post

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Episode 262 – You Want Some Tegridy?

Kris Krane, Mike Liszewski, and Jahan Marcu join host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest marijuana bills and hearings introduced and held in Washington, DC this past week, the just-held NCIA conference in California, as well as how South Park might just be getting into the legal cannabis industry with their in-show brand Tegridy Farms. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
CannTrust chaos continues with ousting of CEO, chairman resignation |

Auxly Cannabis stock soars as British tobacco giant Imperial takes 20% stake |

Quebec Bans Weed Edibles And Products ‘Attractive To Minors’ |

Photo: Taki Lau/Flickr

Episode 261 – All The Consequences of Legal Marijuana

Alex Kreit and Betty Aldworth join host Dan Goldman to talk about some of the studied outcomes of legal cannabis that we’re starting to see in states with progressive marijuana policies, as well as the United Nation’s latest World Drug Report. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
U.S. Weed Leader Curaleaf Surges on $875 Million Deal | Bloomberg

Michigan cuts marijuana licensing fees in 19 cities impacted by drug war | Crain’s Detroit Business

Utah Licenses 8 Companies to Grow Medical Marijuana | Leafly

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Episode 260 – Predicting the Next Five Years for Marijuana

Dan Goldman, Kris Krane, and Mike Liszewski join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the last five years in legal marijuana reform and what the next five years could hold, with contributions by Betty Aldworth and Taylor West. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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No news this week.

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Episode 259 -Green Rush Speaks with Taylor West (Last Week of Summer Vacation)

We’re taking our annual two week summer break and running an episode of the Green Rush podcast instead of our normal show. This episode features our very own Taylor West, who talked about the marketing of marijuana. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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No news this week!

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