Author Archive | Shea Gunther

Episode 167 – A Crashed Show

Doh! We lost a show this week to a crashed hard drive. Instead of our normal show, we’re re-running Kris Lotlikar’s episode of our pilot series ‘Marijuana Today Story Hour‘ Back with a full show next week! Produced by Shea Gunther.

 


 

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Episode 166 – FDA On the Horizon

Andrew Livingston of Vicente Sederberg and Taylor West of COHNNABIS join join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the possibility of the FDA regulating medical marijuana as well as how the wholesale price of cannabis is changing. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 


News:

Marijuana bill would let communities decide on allowing recreational pot businesses

First billboard ads for a marijuana dispensary debut

New acting Drug Enforcement Administration chief appointed

 

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Episode 165 – Lesser of Two Evils?

Betty Aldworth and Scott Cecil join host Dan Goldman to talk about the resignation of DEA acting administrator Chuck Rosenberg as well as all the latest developments in Canada. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 


News:

Recreational marijuana sales won’t start in January in SF after all

Medical Marijuana dispensaries could stay open while applying for licenses under bills

Legal age to buy pot in Quebec will be 18, and it won’t be sold at deps

 

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Episode 164 – One Hitters Hit the Mic

First timers and drug reform activists Stacia Cosner, Lauren Padgett, Darrell Rogers, and Jake Berg join host Kris Krane to talk about the challenges of implementing adult use marijuana at the local level and to take a deep dive into the history of the One Hitters, the drug reform softball team that’s been competing in Washington, DC’s Congressional Softball League for well over a decade now. This story is deeper than just a tale about a recreational softball team. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 


News:

California Unveils Temporary Licenses to Allow Early 2018 Retail Sales

Court: Roadside drunken driving tests not valid for pot

• Chart: Medical marijuana patient counts keep rising in Canada

• Historic (2007): Pro-pot sluggers dominating congressional softball league

• Historic (2007): They can take the heat

Historic (2011): Narcs Decline Opportunity To Play Softball Against Druggies In Congressional Softball League

• Historic (2014): DEA Leader Fumes About White House Playing Softball With Marijuana Legalizers 

 

Episode 163 – Dragged Back to DC

Dan Goldman and Adam Smith join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the latest happenings in DC as well as how things are going for public consumption in the state of Nevada. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 


News:

Nevada Supreme Court issues injunction barring state from issuing marijuana distribution licenses to anyone other than liquor wholesalers

Eaze is moving into recreational marijuana delivery with $27 million in new funding

A Canadian Province Just Announced a 5 Million Gram Marijuana Deal With A Licensed Producer

Episode 162 – As The Youth Rate Falls

Betty Aldworth and Aaron Houston join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the latest numbers on youth marijuana use, the #DisownStone movement, and what’s going on in DC with protection for medical marijuana from federal prosecution. Produced by Shea Gunther.


News:

Proposed Cannabis Dispensary Shutdown Would Effect 2/3 Of Michigan Patients
The Ontario Proposition: Details and Feedback from the Scene

Canada’s top marijuana producer to double production

 

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Episode 161 – Marijuana Today Goes Daily For A Week

It’s the first week of our two-week end-of-the-summer hiatus! With half of our crew in the desert, and the rest otherwise indisposed, we’re playing an episode of our daily podcast “Marijuana Today Daily’ this week. Hosted and produced by Shea Gunther.

Episode 160 – Delaying the Inevitable

Betty Aldworth and Aaron Houston joins host Dan Goldman to talk about the delays in implementing progressive marijuana policy reforms in states like Maine, Hawaii, and Nevada as well as how cannabis is playing out in various gubernatorial races around the country. Produced by Shea Gunther.


News:

Judge denies Nevada marijuana distribution injunction request

Tilray to invest CA$30 million to create one of Canada’s largest cannabis facilities

Mainers won’t be selling recreational pot by February deadline

 

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Episode 159- Don Sessions’ Charges the Windmill

Adam Smith joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about behind-the-scenes battle being fought between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Colorado, Washington, and Oregon over legal cannabis as well as the newly reported sales numbers out of the Mile High State. Produced by Shea Gunther.


News:

‘Bottleneck’ temporarily closes pot dispensary

Washington Licensing Change Expected to Bring Frenzy of Business Activity

Episode 158- Cory Booker’s Big Bold Bill

Dan Goldman and Aaron Houston join host Kris Krane to talk about a possible crackdown by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker’s historic piece of proposed federal legislation, and the absence of any mention of medical marijuana in a recently released government report on the opioid epidemic. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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