Tag Archives | 2020

Episode 320 – A Return to Fire Season

A firefighting airplane releases its rusty-red load of fire retardant chemicals on an unseen fire below. The smoke is reaching up towards the plane which is set against a backdrop of tall green pine trees fringing a light blue-sky with just the barest hint of a cloud.

Troy Dayton and first-time guest Kieran Ringgenberg joins host Ben Larson to talk about the wildfires ravaging California, the current unrest around civil rights issues, and the recent Republican National Convention. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
House To Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month, Leadership Announces | Marijuana Moment

Nebraska Medical Marijuana Initiative Heads To Ballot After Secretary Of State Rejects Challenge | Marijuana Moment

Pennsylvania governor calls for marijuana legalization to boost economic recovery | Leafly

Photo: Dirk Davidson/Flickr

Episode 319 – One Last Marijuana Primary for 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden stands on stage holding a microphone speaking in front of muted-toned American flag. Biden is wearing a blue suit and is squinting with both the bright light and an earnest fire.

Heather Sullivan joins host Kris Krane to talk about the 2020 Democratic Party Marijuana Primary, the recent interest shown by traditional investors in the legal cannabis industry, as well as the soon-to-launch adult use sales program in Maine. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Chart: Adult-use cannabis sales remain steady even as unemployment bonus ends | Marijuana Business Daily

Inventory growth of Canadian cannabis edibles/beverages far outpaces sales | Marijuana Business Daily

California wildfires claim several marijuana farms, threatening growers with financial losses | Marijuana Business Daily

Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

Episode 318 – Kamala!

Presumed Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris waves off camera as she appears to walk on stage to speak in front of a screen. She is smiling broadly.

Kris Krane and Shanita Penny join first-time host Ben Larson to talk about the pick of Kamala Harris as presumed Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, the qualification of Arizona’s adult use ballot measure, and the (huge) losses seen by licensed Canadian marijuana companies. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
iAnthus Reports Staggering Net Loss of $237 Million | Green Market Report

Maine Marijuana Sales Can Finally Begin, Officials Announce Four Years After Voters Legalized It | Marijuana Business Daily

Montana Will Vote On Two Marijuana Legalization Measures In November, State Confirms | Marijuana Moment

Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

Episode 314 – All Things Betty Aldworth!

A well-lit portrait of Betty Aldworth shows her set against a blue background while smiling and and waving hello to the camera.

Betty Aldworth and Mike Liszewski join host Kris Krane to talk about the latest evolution of Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s drug reform policy and to then dive into the seven years Betty spent as executive director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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SSDP Events
SSDP Hiring & Compensation Policy

Photo: Betty Aldworth

Episode 299 – The Green Rush Speaks with Kris Krane

A portrait of a smiling Kris Krane is seen with him wearing a blue shirt and glasses shot against a blurry background.

We check in with an episode of the Green Rush in which our very own Kris Krane speaks with hosts Anne Donahoe and Lewis Goldberg, also a regular here on Marijuana Today. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:

No news this week. Stay the fuck home.

Photo: Kris Krane/4Front

Episode 298 – Down With Disease

A computer graphic shows a Covid-19 virus up close as it floats in a space with other viruses behind it. The virus's many prongs stick out from its round body like so many alien antenna.

Andrew Livingston, Dr. Jahan Marcu, and Lewis Goldberg join host Kris Krane to talk about how the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is affecting the world and the legal marijuana industry. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:

No news this week. Stay the fuck home if you can.

Photo: Yuri/Flickr

Episode 295 – Return of the SAFE Banking Act?

The U.S. Capitol Building is seen lit up during early evening as grew clouds swirl above. The frame is set back to show the reflecting pool at the bottom half of the image with bright and dark green trees blending the transition into the sky. The Capitol dome is bathed in golden yellow.

Adam Smith and Mike Liszewski join host Kris Krane to talk about the possible resurrection of the SAFE Banking Act while also checking in on the latest Marijuana Primary with an update on the latest Democratic Presidential Candidate Debates. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Vermont House Approves Selling Weed — But Not Advertising It | Seven Days VT

USDA Announces Two Temporary Changes To Restrictive Hemp Rules | Marijuana Moment

MedMen Reports Revenue Of $44 Million, But A Net Loss Of $96 Million | Green Market Report

Photo: Brook Ward/Flickr

Episode 280 – Cleaning Up Bad Grows

Betty Aldworth joins host Dan Goldman to talk about efforts in California to clean up illicit marijuana grows on public lands as well as where the newest entrants to the 2020 Democratic presidential primary stand in terms of cannabis policy reform. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
4 major cannabis companies reported disappointing earnings this week. Here’s how each one did. | Business Insider

Surprise! Michigan adult-use cannabis sales begin Dec. 1 | Leafly

Oregon bans on both flavored nicotine and cannabis vaping products now on hold | Oregon Live

Photo: Charlon/Flickr

Episode 263 – The Women of Marijuana, Today

Betty Aldworth and Taylor West join host Shanita Penny to talk about the current and future role of women in the legal cannabis industry, the most recent round of Democratic Presidential debates, as well as the shift in the moods of legal marijuana investors away from debt and towards equity. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
CannTrust Prepares To Sell The Company Following Illegal Growing Scandal | Green Market Report

After Legalizing Marijuana, Colorado Saw ‘Significant Decrease’ In Opioid Prescriptions, Study Finds | Marijuana Moment

New York reduces penalties for marijuana possession | Washington Post

Photo: Brian Shamblen/Flickr