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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 182 – Restoring A Little Justice In A Big Way

Dan Goldman, Alex Kreit, and Aaron Houston joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about recent moves in California to clear marijuana crimes from people’s records, the legacy of activist Dennis Peron, and President Trump’s State of the Union address. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Canadian Cannabis Companies Correct After Capital Raising Crescendo | Forbes

House Fails To Pass Short-Term Moratorium On Retail Marijuana Sales | Maine Public

Maine Employers Must Ignore Off-Work Marijuana Use, Cease Testing Applicants | Lexology


 

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Episode 175 – As Marijuana Rises, Alcohol Falls

Adam Smith and Scott Cecil join hosts Dan Goldman and Kris Lotlikar to talk about the efforts in Oregon to bring people into the legal cannabis market, the affects of legalization on alcohol sales, and the history of the Drug Reform Coordination Network’s “Drug War Chronicle”, which just published its 1,000th edition. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Subscribe to the DRCNet Drug War Chronicle

Shutdown Averted, but Medical Marijuana Protections Still at Risk | Leafly

California begins accepting permit applications for the sale of recreational marijuana | Los Angeles Times

Legal Marijuana Sales Are Expected to Hit $10 Billion This Year | Fortune

Episode 172 – Nation of Second Chances

Aaron Houston and Jon Perri join host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest comments made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions about the federal role in marijuana policy as well as Jon’s project, a Nation of Second Chances- Stories of Clemency. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

MassRoots sues former CEO, alleges theft of over $250K, drug use and other ‘serious misconduct’ | Marijuana Business Daily

Here are the rules for legal marijuana in California once law goes into effect Jan. 1 | Orange County Register

National Cannabis Industry Association Joins Michigan’s Marijuana Legalization Campaign | Weed News

• Jon Perri’s project- Nation of Second Chances


 

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Episode 165 – Lesser of Two Evils?

Betty Aldworth and Scott Cecil join host Dan Goldman to talk about the resignation of DEA acting administrator Chuck Rosenberg as well as all the latest developments in Canada. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 


News:

Recreational marijuana sales won’t start in January in SF after all

Medical Marijuana dispensaries could stay open while applying for licenses under bills

Legal age to buy pot in Quebec will be 18, and it won’t be sold at deps

 

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Episode 164 – One Hitters Hit the Mic

First timers and drug reform activists Stacia Cosner, Lauren Padgett, Darrell Rogers, and Jake Berg join host Kris Krane to talk about the challenges of implementing adult use marijuana at the local level and to take a deep dive into the history of the One Hitters, the drug reform softball team that’s been competing in Washington, DC’s Congressional Softball League for well over a decade now. This story is deeper than just a tale about a recreational softball team. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 


News:

California Unveils Temporary Licenses to Allow Early 2018 Retail Sales

Court: Roadside drunken driving tests not valid for pot

• Chart: Medical marijuana patient counts keep rising in Canada

• Historic (2007): Pro-pot sluggers dominating congressional softball league

• Historic (2007): They can take the heat

Historic (2011): Narcs Decline Opportunity To Play Softball Against Druggies In Congressional Softball League

• Historic (2014): DEA Leader Fumes About White House Playing Softball With Marijuana Legalizers 

 

Episode 154 – Smarter Approaches to Marijuana Plays Dumb

Taylor West, Aaron Houston, and first time guest Scott Cecil of SSDP join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the latest dumb move by Project SAM and the surprisingly good advice being given out by the Canadian government on how to best consume marijuana. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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      you can download episode 141 of Marijuana Today here.

Published: July 12, 2017

Length: 01:12:27

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Episode 146 Special: ‘This Week in Drugs’ Takes Over

No regular show this week as our three hosts were all away traveling. Instead, we present episode 59 of the excellent podcast “This Week in Drugs” found over at www.thisweekindrugs.org. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: May 8, 2017

Length: 01:06:10

Episode 145 – Hickenlooper’s World

Adam Smith and Andrew Livingston join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the arrests of activists in Washington, DC participating in a smoke-out protest as well Colorado governor John Hickenlooper and how he plays into the push to legalize marijuana. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: May 2, 2017

Length: 01:27:51

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you can download episode 143 of Marijuana Today here.

News links:

https://www.massroots.com/news/medical-marijuana-protected-in-congressional-budget-deal

https://mjbizdaily.com/california-issues-draft-regulations-medical-marijuana-industry/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canopy-growth-corp-to-implement-new-cannabis-pesticide-testing-regime/article34815978/

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Episode 141 – The Legislative Race to Legalize

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Betty Aldworth, Andrew Livingston, and Sam Tracy join host Kris Krane to talk about the race to legislatively legalize marijuana, the appointment of a new head of the ONDCP, and how the recent Students for Sensible Drug Policy National Conference went. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: April 3, 2017

Length: 01:40:36

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      you can download episode 141 of Marijuana Today here.

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