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Episode 279 – What The Elections Mean for Cannabis

Adam Smith and Taylor West join host Dan Goldman to talk about the results of the recent U.S elections and what they mean for legal cannabis, the developing legal marijuana industry in the African nation of Lesotho, and the recent Drug Policy Alliance conference that just took place in St. Louis, Missouri. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Over 400 California marijuana business licenses suspended, injecting fresh uncertainty into state’s cannabis industry | Marijuana Business Daily

Lift on Massachusetts medical marijuana vape ban a ‘big victory’ for patients | Boston Herald

Vermont organic hemp shipment leads to arrest of recipient in New York City | VT Digger

Photo: Heather Katsoulis/Flickr

Episode 278 – The Universal Symbol(s) of Legal Marijuana

Mike Liszewski and Jahan Marcu joins host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest cannabis news from Capitol Hill, a new study looking at marijuana’s use to treat anxiety, and the development and adoption of universal symbols for legal marijuana products. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Mexican Supreme Court Grants Marijuana Legalization Deadline Extension | Marijuana Moment

California authorities found and destroyed $1 billion worth of marijuana plants | CNN

Quebec passes cannabis law that will raise legal age to 21 | CBC News

Photo: Massachusetts

Episode 277 – Getting Back to the Marijuana Primary

Dan Goldman and Andrew Livingston joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ newly released plan to legalize marijuana, the latest poll numbers from Gallup on the support of legalization, and a check-in with the 2020 Presidential Marijuana Primary. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Superior Court Judge gives relief to medical marijuana patients vaping cannabis flower but temporary vape ban stays in place | Mass Live

Mass. hemp farmers say they face ruin thanks to state ban on most CBD products | Boston Globe

• Tainted vape pens selling 2-for-1 in illegal California stores | Leafly

Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

Episode 276 – The Fight Over Interstate Cannabis Commerce

Adam Smith and Lewis Goldberg joins host Kris Krane to talk about the recent summit by the governors of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania to coordinate regional cannabis policy, the future prospects for interstate cannabis commerce, and a check in with the marijuana primary. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Read the court’s full decision on Charlie Baker’s vaping sales ban | Boston Globe

Judge puts Michigan’s ban on flavored nicotine vaping on hold | Detroit Metro Times

Oregon appeals court halts governor’s vaping ban on flavored tobacco products | Oregon Live

Photo: Yoann JEZEQUEL/Flickr

Episode 275 – Weed Wonks and Adam Smith on Interstate Cannabis Commerce

In special Friday edition, we bring you an episode of our new show Weed Wonks, which features an interview with Marijuana Today regular Adam Smith who dives into the exciting topic of interstate cannabis commerce. Produce by Shea Gunther.

Photo: Weed Wonks

Episode 274 – Is Moscow Mitch Learning to Love Cannabis?

Andrew Livingston joins host Dan Goldman to talk about Senator Moscow Mitch McConnell’s new love for industrial hemp; the raft of new studies showing that legal marijuana is good, mmmmkay; as well as the latest news in the ongoing vape health scare. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine fixers indicted in US cannabis corruption scheme | Leafly

California’s Massive Power Shut-Off Is Jeopardizing the State’s Weed Industry | Merry Jane

Mexican Senate Leader Says Marijuana Will Be Legalized This Month | Marijuana Moment

Photo: DonkeyHotey/Flickr

Episode 273 – A Twenty Year Fight for Student Aid

Adam Smith and Betty Aldworth join host Dan Goldman to talk about the proposed FAFSA Act, which would partially repeal a law stripping students convicted of certain marijuana crimes of federal student financial aid, as well as an uptick in marijuana arrests in the U.S. and some recently announced cannabis sector losses. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
U.S. judge keeps intact Massachusetts’ toughest-in-nation vaping ban | Thomson Reuters

Oregon imposes temporary ban on some vaping products | Boston Globe (AP)

New York’s ban on flavored e-cigs on hold for now | WHAM 13 ABC

Photo: COD Newsroom/Flickr

Episode 272 – As Vape Bans Spread

Taylor West and Jahan Marcu join host Dan Goldman to talk about the ongoing health scare over the use of vaporizers, the recent passage of the SAFE Banking Act, as well as a plan to coordinate marijuana policy between New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
CDC reports majority of patients sickened in vape epidemic used marijuana vaporizer devices – many from illicit market | Marijuana Business Daily

Inslee directs Washington state health board to ban flavored vape products | Seattle Times

Journey of a Tainted Vape Cartridge: From China’s Labs to Your Lungs | Leafly

Photo: Katie Wheeler/Flickr

Episode 271 – The SAFE Banking Act Goes to Washington

Betty Aldworth, Shanita Penny, and Mike Liszewski join host Kris Krane to talk about the progressive pushback on the SAFE Banking Act over its lack of social justice provisions, the prospects for legal marijuana dispensaries in downtown Chicago, as well as the fight by the city of Washington, DC to enact local cannabis legalization. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
200 cannabis stores approved by Calgary, more than BC, Ontario & Quebec combined | Marijuana Business Daily

Medical marijuana ‘POS’ software crashes, preventing sales to sick patients in Pennsylvania | Philadelphia Inquirer

Beto O’Rourke proposes ‘drug war justice grants’ for marijuana offenders | Politico

Photo: Katie Wheeler/Flickr

Episode 270 – Special: Introducing the Weed Wonks podcast!

As part of our irregular series sharing great new marijuana-related podcasts, we’re publishing an episode of the Weed Wonks podcast, a new show we’re developing here at MJToday Media that is hosted by our friends Jordan Wellington and Andrew Livingston. We’ll have a regular episode of Marijuana Today up, as usual, on Monday. You can listen to more episode of the Weed Wonks over at WeedWonks.com.