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Episode 192 – The Industry Gets Boehned

Alex Kreit and Aaron Houston joins host Dan Goldman to talk about the recent support announced for legalizing medical marijuana by former Republican Speaker of The House John Boehner, as well as the Trump administration’s call for input on international drug control treaties. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Mitch McConnell Introduces Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp

Maine Senate joins House in passing recreational marijuana bill by veto-proof majority

While Weedmaps battles state, its executives seek cannabis distribution license in California

 

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Episode 191 – An Obvious Solution to the Opioid Crisis

Betty Aldworth joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the start of Massachusetts’ legal adult use marijuana program as well as the potential for medical marijuana in reducing some of the harms associated with opioid abuse. Produced by Shea Gunther.
News & Links:

California Cannabis Licenses Now Represent 34.5% of All U.S. Licenses Issued | New Cannabis Ventures

Not all Ohio medical marijuana growers, dispensaries will open by September deadline to be ‘fully operational,’ state says | Clevland.com

California testing labs expect marijuana ‘bottleneck’ in July | Marijuana Business Daily

 

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Episode 190 – New Jersey’s New Medicine

Aaron Houston and Scott Cecil join host Kris Krane to talk about the latest changes to New Jersey’s medical marijuana program, a new hemp legalization bill in the U.S. Senate, and the launch of the Massachusetts legal adult use market. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Trump ousts Veterans Affairs chief David Shulkin in administration’s latest shake-up | Cannabist

California’s marijuana edibles makers are going extinct | Green State

With Growers in the Shadows, California Faces Cannabis Shortage | Leafly

 

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Episode 189 – Medical Marijuana Gets Another Six Months

Dan Goldman, Andrew Livingston, and Aaron Houston join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the passage of the federal Omnibus spending bill, which extends by six months protections for state legal medical marijuana, as well as the new packaging guidelines just released by Health Canada. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Liberals’ plan to legalize marijuana by midsummer passes first hurdle in the Senate | Toronto Star

‘This is an industry in crisis.’ High taxes, black market threaten pot businesses | Sacramento Bee

MedMen, Cronos Group Create Powerhouse In Joint Venture | Green Market Report

 

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Episode 184 – The New Drug Czar Inherits an Empty Suit

Betty Aldworth and Aaron Houston join host Kris Krane to talk about Trump’s proposed budget cuts for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the appointment of a drug czar to lead the new reduced agency as well as the brief hold on Department of Justice nominees placed by Republican Senator Cory Gardner over the rescinding of the Cole Memo. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Senate deal to vote on pot bill on June 7 means no actual sales before August | CTV News

Canadian Health Insurer Announces Groundbreaking Medical Cannabis Plan | Leafly

LA’s Cannabis Office Is Woefully Understaffed, Chief Says | Leafly


 

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Episode 183 – Protecting Oregon’s Industry

Adam Smith and Andrew Livingston join host Dan Goldman to talk about Oregon’s legal marijuana industry and its relationship with US Attorney Billy Williams as well as the power flexed by the US in international cannabis policy circles. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Washington pot industry faces major setback after delivery routes, vehicle data hacked | Spokesman Review

Jim Carroll Tapped as Trump’s Drug Czar | Leafly

Aurora Cannabis Invests $103.5 Million for 19% Stake in Liquor Stores N.A. | New Cannabis Ventures


 

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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 180 – Vermont Goes First!

Andrew Livingston joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the latest big move by Vermont to legalize adult use through the legislative process as well as catching up on the latest moves by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Scott signs pot legalization bill | WCAX 3 CBS

BMO marks first foray by a major Canadian bank in marijuana sector with $175M deal | Financial Post

Legalization panel makes concession, votes to delay social cannabis clubs until 2023 | Portland Press Herald

• Check out this handy guide put together by regular Andrew Livingston showing all known statements on cannabis policy put out by US Attorneys.


 

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Episode 178 – Sessions Kills The Cole Memo

Dan Goldman, Adam Smith, and Alex Kreit join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his rescinding of the Cole Memo, a DoJ guidance document protective of legal marijuana. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Vermont House votes to legalize marijuana | The Hill

Pennsylvania Gives Approval to First Medical Pot Dispensary | U.S. News & World Report

Recreational Pot Is Officially Legal in California | New York Times


 

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Episode 177 – A Look Back at 2017

Hosts Kris Lotlikar, Kris Krane, and Dan Goldman talk about the biggest legal marijuana industry stories of 2017 and look ahead to what the New Year holds. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Jeff Sessions Leaves the Cole Memo Intact, For Now | Leafly

Rob Kampia Leaves Marijuana Policy Project | Marijuana Moment

CDC releases grim new opioid overdose figures: ‘We’re talking about more than an exponential increase’ | Washington Post


 

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