Author Archive | Shea Gunther

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

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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

Episode 242 – Dan Takes on Fox & Friends

Taylor West and Shanita Penny join host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest reform efforts for legal marijuana in the U.S. Congress as well as the latest cannabis poll from Quinnipiac University, with a special appearance by host Kris Lotlikar to talk with Dan about Dan’s recent appearance opposite prohibitionist Kevin Sabet on Fox & Friends. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
FDA Commissioner Resigns, Leaving CBD Status Uncertain | Leafly

Special Report: Cannabis Jobs in America, 2019 Part 1, Legal Cannabis Created 211,000 Full-Time Jobs | Leafly

Cowboys’ David Irving appears to smoke weed while blasting NFL’s drug policy on streaming video | USA Today

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Episode 241 – Acting on the Marijuana Justice Act

Kris Krane and Mike Liszewski join host Scott Cecil to talk about the newly-filed Marijuana Justice Act as well as some of the recently-proposed bills coming out of various state houses of legislature. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
7 questions raised by the governor’s decision to eliminate the marijuana licensing board |

New Hampshire gives initial approval to recreational pot |

Denver just made a big change on social-use cannabis: It will be permanent |

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Episode 240 – Obama’s Late To The Game

Dan Goldman and Adam Smith join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about newly released stats on legal cannabis from Canada as well as recent comments made by President Obama about the need for young people to get active in fighting the war on drugs. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Tilray to Acquire Hemp Food Company Manitoba Harvest for up to C$419 Million | New Cannabis Ventures

Report: Largest marijuana firms already control most of Canada’s regulated adult-use market | Marijuana Business Daily

Legislative committee endorses bill to allow sale of CBD edibles in Maine | Portland Press Herald

Episode 239 – Banking on Cannabis Export

Adam Smith and Mike Liszewski join host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest hearings on marijuana banking held by the U.S. House of Representatives as well as the future of legal commercial cannabis export out of Oregon. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Pennsylvanians shelled out $132 million for medical marijuana in first year | McCall

Marijuana delivery: How Mass. may try to help those hurt by war on drugs | Boston Globe

Study: Marijuana Policies Not Increasing Teen Use | U.S. News & World Report

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Episode 238 – A (Senator) Burr in Marijuana’s Saddle

Alex Kreit and Mike Liszewski join host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest legal marijuana developments in Congress and the new, and kind of confusing, world of legal industrial hemp. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Senator Ron Wyden introduces S. 420, a bill to legalize marijuana | CBS News

iAnthus and MPX Bioceutical Announce Closing of Transformational $1.6 Billion Business Combination | New Cannabis Ventures

Recreational pot bill proposing 9% tax clears first hurdle in New Mexico | Santa Fe New Mexican

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Episode 237 – The Very Long History of Medical Marijuana

Dan Goldman and Kris Krane join host Kris Lotikar to talk about the history of medical marijuana and the latest testimony given on legal cannabis by Attorney General nominee William Barr. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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