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Episode 218 – Marijuana Arrests Go Up!?!

Adam Smith joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the rise in the number of marijuana- and drug-related arrests by the FBI and recent comments about cannabis from Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Ontario government to allow pot smoking wherever tobacco smoking allowed | CTV News

High Times Buys Dope, Leafly CEO Ousted | Green Market Report

Oklahoma has OK’d more than 1,000 medical marijuana businesses | Marijuana Business Daily

 

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Episode 217 – The Green Rush speaks with Adam Orens

Apologies, but no show this week due to massive scheduling conflicts with our hosts and regulars. It sucks, but such is life sometime. In its stead, we are running an episode of the Green Rush podcast featuring Adam Orens of the Marijuana Policy Group. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

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Episode 216 – Elon’s Musk

Alex Kreit and Mike Lisewski joins host Dan Goldman to talk about cannabis-related troubles at the U.S.-Canadian border as well as new progressive moves in New York City to cut down on marijuana arrests and prosecutions as well as all the hubbub over Tesla CEO Elon Musk smoking pot with Joe Rogan. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Lawmaker Presses Trump Official On Banning Canadians From US For Marijuana | Marijuana Moment

Anheuser-Busch scion launches Colorado marijuana company | Marijuana Business Daily

Canadian Police Could Be Allowed To Consume Cannabis During Off-Hours | Civilized

 

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Episode 214 – Trump’s Secret Affair

Dan Goldman and Andrew Livingston joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about secret work conducted by the White House Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee as well as the latest developments out of New Jersey. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
146 Apply for 6 New Jersey Marijuana Dispensary Licenses | Marijuana.com

Massachusetts marijuana retailers could get final go-ahead this month | Mass Live

Weed stocks are going nuts after one of the largest marijuana companies strikes a deal for lab-made THC (CRON) | Business Insider

 

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Episode 213 – Catching Up with Shaleen Title

On-hiatus regular and current member of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Shaleen Title joins host Kris Krane to talk about how things are going in Massachusetts as the state rolls out legal adult use cannabis for the first time. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Lawmakers In US Territory Send Marijuana Legalization Bill To Governor | Marijuana Moment

Nevada marijuana sales blow away projections in first year | Las Vegas Review Journal

Backlog of Oregon Marijuana License Applications Could Take a Year to Process | KDVR 12 ABC

 

Photo: Shaleen Title

Episode 212 – Golden State Growing Pains

Scott Cecil and first-timer Mike Liszewski join host Dan Goldman to talk about how things are going in California and Massachusetts as well as the expansion of social use cannabis in Colorado and (possibly) Alaska. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Recreational marijuana initiative fails to garner enough signatures for ballot | Fox 25 News

Wells Fargo Closes Florida Politician’s Account Due To Marijuana Donations | Forbes

Medical marijuana sales in Pa. halted, again, by software crash | Philadelphia Inquirer

 

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Episode 211 – Billion Dollar Cool

Dan Goldman and Betty Aldworth join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the latest huge billion dollar+ investment made by Constellation Brands into Canopy Growth as well as moves by the UN to reconsider the drug classification of cannabis. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
California cannabis icon Harborside to go public in Canada via CA$200M deal | Marijuana Business Daily

Cory Booker Bill Would Let Students With Drug Convictions Keep Financial Aid | Marijuana Moment

One In Four Young Americans Consume Marijuana, Survey Finds | Marijuana Moment

 

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Episode 210 – High on Workplace Safety

Dan Goldman and Taylor West join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about a new reporting showing a rise in workplace safety in states legalizing medical marijuana, as well the oversupply issues faced by the Oregon industry. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Denver ‘Having Success’ Regulating Legal Marijuana, Mayor Says | Forbes

US territory makes adult-use cannabis legalization breakthrough | Marijuana Business Daily

Green the Vote board members admit recreational marijuana petition numbers were inflated | KJRH

Episode 209 – The Green Rush talks with Marvin Washington

Due to producer Shea Gunther’s weakass immune system, we’re forgoing our regular publishing schedule and running an episode of the Green Rush Podcast featuring an interview with former NFL player Marvin Washington, who is now actively involved in developing the legal marijuana industry. We’ll be back up with a new episode of Marijuana Today next week! Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

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