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Episode 267 – Bad Vape

Alex Kreit and Mike Liszewski join host Dan Goldman to talk about the recent phenomenon of people seeking medical attention for lung injuries sustained from consuming contaminated vaporizers, the view on marijuana reform among older Democratic politicians, as well as the recent move by Weedmaps to stop listing illicit businesses. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Vape Pen Lung Disease Has Insiders Eyeing Misuse of New Additives | Leafly

About 160,000 People in New York to See Their Marijuana Convictions Disappear| New York Times

Chart: California marijuana market experiences license contraction in 2019 | Marijuana Business Daily

Photo: Lindsay Fox/Flickr

Episode 266 – Pot Stocks Take a Dive

Andrew Livingston and first-time guest Lewis Goldberg join host Kris Krane to talk about the ups and downs of the legal cannabis stock market as well as the new ballot initiative push for legal adult use marijuana in Florida. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Credit Unions Can Bank Hemp Businesses, Federal Agency Announces | Marijuana Moment

Weedmaps will stop advertising unlicensed cannabis retailers ‘later this year’ | Marijuana Business Daily

Nearly every single person arrested for weed in NYC this year was black or Latinx | Queens Eagle

Photo: Marco Verch/Flickr

Episode 265 – Setting The (American) Bar on State Legal Marijuana

Taylor West joins host Dan Goldman to talk about the recent call by the American Bar Association for states to be free to experiment with legal cannabis, a recent study suggesting a link for teens between vaping nicotine and cannabis, as well as the possibility of Anthony Scaramucci getting involved in the industry. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
‘I feel lucky, for real’: How legalizing hemp accidentally helped marijuana suspects | NBC News

Illegal pot still a source for 4 in 10 cannabis users, Stats Can survey shows | CTV News

Your marijuana delivery is here – now smile for the body cam | Boston Globe

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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 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 240 – Obama’s Late To The Game

Dan Goldman and Adam Smith join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about newly released stats on legal cannabis from Canada as well as recent comments made by President Obama about the need for young people to get active in fighting the war on drugs. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Tilray to Acquire Hemp Food Company Manitoba Harvest for up to C$419 Million | New Cannabis Ventures

Report: Largest marijuana firms already control most of Canada’s regulated adult-use market | Marijuana Business Daily

Legislative committee endorses bill to allow sale of CBD edibles in Maine | Portland Press Herald

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.

 

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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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