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Episode 259 -Green Rush Speaks with Taylor West (Last Week of Summer Vacation)

We’re taking our annual two week summer break and running an episode of the Green Rush podcast instead of our normal show. This episode features our very own Taylor West, who talked about the marketing of marijuana. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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No news this week!

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Episode 258 -Green Rush Speaks with Willy Wonka (Summer Vacation)

We’re taking our annual two week summer break and running an episode of the Green Rush podcast instead of our normal show. This episode features New York-based edibles maker “Willy Wonka”, who talks about the business of bespoke cannabis edibles. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:

No news this week!

Photo: Sayo TS/Flickr

Episode 257 – The House Protects Adult Use

Alex Kreit and Jahan Marcu join host Dan Goldman to talk about the failure in New York to legalize adult use marijuana, the passage of protections for state legal cannabis in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the latest developments up in Canada . Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Oregon Is Now the First State That Can Export Weed | Merry Jane

Minnesota hemp farmer faces felony charges over products’ THC content | Star Tribune

Mills expected to sign pot rules into law, put Maine on track for retail sales next year | Portland Press Herald

Photo: Yoann JEZEQUEL /Flickr

Episode 256 – Joe Biden’s Drug War

Dan Goldman and Adam Smith join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about recent polling data on marijuana legalization as well as President candidate Joe Biden’s less-than-stellar history on marijuana and drug policy. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Canada to allow the sale of cannabis edibles late this year | Washington Post

Adjusted pot rule would relax residency requirements for marijuana companies | Portland Press Herald

Nevada creates marijuana board & bans social use licensing for two years | Marijuana Business Daily

Photo: Marc Nozell/Flickr

Episode 255 – Making Marijuana Banking SAFE

Taylor West joins host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest developments for proposed marijuana banking bill the SAFE Act, a vote in Oakland to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms, and a study questioning the real impacts of driving after consuming cannabis. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Kroger joins growing number of CBD retailers in Michigan | Detroit News

Presidential Candidate Gillibrand Unveils Wide-Ranging Marijuana Legalization Plan | Marijuana Moment

New Jersey to greatly expand medical marijuana program with up to 108 new licenses | Marijuana Business Daily

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Episode 254 – Illinois Goes Legal!

Kris Krane joins first time host Shanita Penny to talk about the legalization of adult use marijuana in Illinois as well as social equity programs and how they are funded. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Polis signs into law bills on marijuana delivery, social use and investment that will change the pot industry | Colorado Sun

Cannabis Extracts Are Legal, Arizona High Court Rules | Leafly

Key Takeaways From FDA’s Historic CBD Regulations Meeting | Marijuana Moment

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Episode 252 – The Future of Interstate Cannabis Commerce

Adam Smith and Kris Krane join host Dan Goldman to talk about the recent vote in Oregon allowing for (eventual) interstate cannabis commerce as well as this week’s National Cannabis Industry Association’s Lobby Days in Washington, DC. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
NJ Lawmakers Advance Medical Cannabis, Expungement Bills | NBC New York

Massachusetts is moving forward with marijuana cafes. Here’s what they would look like. | Boston.com

Jared Polis Picks Ean Seeb to Lead Colorado’s Pot Policy | Denver Westword

Photo: Matt Molloy/Flickr

Episode 251 – Pushing the Frontier of Drug Legalization

Andrew Livingston, Shanita Penny, and Jahan Marcu join host Dan Goldman to talk about the decriminalization of mushrooms, the latest develops for marijuana reform in DC, and the fight for cannabis-related intellectual property rights. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Legal marijuana sales market doomed this session | VT Digger

China Cashes In on the Cannabis Boom | New York Times

Leafly Study Debunks Dispensary Myths Around Crime & Teen Use | Leafly

Photo: Matt Molloy/Flickr

Episode 250 – A Look Back at Five Years of Podcasting

Dan Goldman, Adam Smith, and Betty Aldworth join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about what the last five years of podcasting have been like for the Marijuana Today crew, as well as what’s ahead for our show . Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Cannabis Company Curaleaf Is Acquiring Cura/Select | Forbes

Las Vegas City Council signs off on rules for cannabis social-use venues | Marijuana Business Daily

Colorado lawmakers approve marijuana home delivery, near final OK with social use | Marijuana Business Daily

Photo: Oliver Hallmann/Flickr