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Episode 197 – A Supremely Kind Court Decision

Alex Kreit and Betty Aldworth join host Kris Krane to talk about a recent Supreme Court case on sports gambling that had unintended positive implications on state legal marijuana, as well as about efforts by lawmakers to better protect state legal marijuana businesses. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

‘When opportunity comes, it’s usually too late’: Minority-owned marijuana businesses confronted by municipal indifference, ‘chaos’ | Mass Live

EXCLUSIVE: De Blasio to tell NYPD to stop arresting New Yorkers for smoking pot in public | New York Daily

Why can’t patients smoke marijuana in Florida? John Morgan pushes for answers today in court. | Tampa Bay

 

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Episode 196 – Breaking the Marijuana Legislative Ice

Andrew Livingston and Aaron Houston join host Dan Goldman to talk about some recent progress made by a stand-alone medical cannabis bill in Congress- the first in a number of years- as well about New Jersey Senator Cory Booker’s new legalization bill, which just picked up the support of California Senator Kamala Harris. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Exclusive: US marijuana sales may reach $10 billion this year $22 billion by 2022 | Marijuana Business Daily

California’s low marijuana tax stream complicating MJ business climate | Marijuana Business Daily

Loblaws Announces Plans to Sell Cannabis in Newfoundland & Labrador | Leafly

 

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Episode 195 – Old Opponents Continue to Flip

Dan Goldman and Andrew Livingston join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the legality of hemp and CBD products as well as the newly found activist spirit shown by California Senator Dianne Feinstein, who recently reversed her long-standing position against marijuana legalization. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Missouri Groups Deliver Signatures For Medical Marijuana Ballot Measures | Marijuana Moment

Colorado lawmakers approve bill for cannabis tasting rooms | Marijuana Business Daily

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Maine – sort of. Now the state has to write the rules. | Central Maine

 

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Episode 194 – The Beginning of the End?

Dan Goldman and Taylor West join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about President Trump’s support of marijuana descheduling as well as the larger phenomenon of mainstream politicians evolving to favor legalization. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Michigan voters will decide on marijuana legalization | The Hill

Mitch McConnell Aims To Attach Hemp Legalization To Farm Bill | Forbes

LePage vetoes bill to launch recreational marijuana marketplace | Portland Press Herald

 

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Episode 193 – Trump’s Cannabis Flip

Adam Smith, Scott Cecil, and Jane West join host Dan Goldman to talk about the history and significance of 420 and 4/20 rallies and events, as well as the assurances President Trump gave protecting state legal marijuana. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Schumer introduces measure to decriminalize marijuana

House GOP Blocks Another Marijuana Amendment

Happy 4/20? How marijuana legalization is ruining the unofficial stoner holiday.

 

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Episode 192 – The Industry Gets Boehned

Alex Kreit and Aaron Houston joins host Dan Goldman to talk about the recent support announced for legalizing medical marijuana by former Republican Speaker of The House John Boehner, as well as the Trump administration’s call for input on international drug control treaties. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Mitch McConnell Introduces Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp

Maine Senate joins House in passing recreational marijuana bill by veto-proof majority

While Weedmaps battles state, its executives seek cannabis distribution license in California

 

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Episode 191 – An Obvious Solution to the Opioid Crisis

Betty Aldworth joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the start of Massachusetts’ legal adult use marijuana program as well as the potential for medical marijuana in reducing some of the harms associated with opioid abuse. Produced by Shea Gunther.
News & Links:

California Cannabis Licenses Now Represent 34.5% of All U.S. Licenses Issued | New Cannabis Ventures

Not all Ohio medical marijuana growers, dispensaries will open by September deadline to be ‘fully operational,’ state says | Clevland.com

California testing labs expect marijuana ‘bottleneck’ in July | Marijuana Business Daily

 

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Episode 190 – New Jersey’s New Medicine

Aaron Houston and Scott Cecil join host Kris Krane to talk about the latest changes to New Jersey’s medical marijuana program, a new hemp legalization bill in the U.S. Senate, and the launch of the Massachusetts legal adult use market. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Trump ousts Veterans Affairs chief David Shulkin in administration’s latest shake-up | Cannabist

California’s marijuana edibles makers are going extinct | Green State

With Growers in the Shadows, California Faces Cannabis Shortage | Leafly

 

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Episode 189 – Medical Marijuana Gets Another Six Months

Dan Goldman, Andrew Livingston, and Aaron Houston join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the passage of the federal Omnibus spending bill, which extends by six months protections for state legal medical marijuana, as well as the new packaging guidelines just released by Health Canada. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Liberals’ plan to legalize marijuana by midsummer passes first hurdle in the Senate | Toronto Star

‘This is an industry in crisis.’ High taxes, black market threaten pot businesses | Sacramento Bee

MedMen, Cronos Group Create Powerhouse In Joint Venture | Green Market Report

 

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Episode 188 – Worse Than Sessions!?!

Taylor West and Scott Cecil join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the rumors around the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions as well as President Trump’s renewed call for executing drug dealers. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Arkansas judge blocks state from licensing medical marijuana growers | Cannabist

Any Condition Is Now a Qualifying Condition in Virginia | Leafly

Snoop Dogg’s venture firm just closed its debut fund with $45 million | TechCrunch

 

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