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Episode 326 – The Supreme Court Says Nah

A cluster of 12 test tubes is seen against a blurred softly-lit background. The tubes appear almost as if they are baby birds- with a glass pipette poised above as if to offer food. The pipette has the barest hint of a clear liquid in its tip.

Returning guest Sam Chapman and first-timer Jeremy Berke join host Ben Larson to talk about the recent Supreme Court decision to not hear a medical marijuana rescheduling case; the latest developments for Measure 109, a psilocybin mushroom ballot measure in Oregon; and the current state of marijuana industry investing and some of the mechanisms used to start and fund cannabis companies. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Long lines as Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries open | CT Post (AP)

Schwazze scraps deal to purchase Colorado marijuana edibles maker | Marijuana Business Daily

Another New Jersey Poll Shows Marijuana Legalization Passing By A Huge Margin | Marijuana Moment

Photo: Geoff Livingston/Flickr

Episode 325 – The Science of Legal Marijuana

A cluster of 12 test tubes is seen against a blurred softly-lit background. The tubes appear almost as if they are baby birds- with a glass pipette poised above as if to offer food. The pipette has the barest hint of a clear liquid in its tip.

Jahan Marcu and first-time guest Maha Haq join host Heather Sullivan to talk about the Science of Legal Marijuana, including details on peer review, testing protocols, and cannabis as a possible treatment for the coronavirus. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Michigan Governor Signs Marijuana Expungements Bill As Part Of Criminal Justice Package | Marijuana Moment

Retail marijuana sales begin in Maine | Leafly

Illinois and Massachusetts Cannabis Markets Hit New Highs in August | New Cannabis Ventures

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Episode 324 – Surveying the National Scene

The Washington Monument is seen in dark silhouette against a muted sunset sky. The clouds frame the sunrise colors and perfectly fringe the treeline with both mirrored- along with the Monument- by the reflection pool at the base.

Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Schwazze backs out of deal to acquire marijuana R&D firm MedPharm | Marijuana Business Daily

Maryland picks more companies to grow, process medical cannabis | Baltimore Sun

Virginia Lawmakers Send New Marijuana Bills To Governor’s Desk | Marijuana Moment

Photo: Thomas Hawk/Flickr

Episode 322 – No More MORE Act

The sun peaks out from behind the skyline as it sets. It casts a warm yellow light over the landscape below- which looks to be a dry mountainous desert. The center of the image has a bush breaking up the light of the sun into distinct rays.

Kris Krane and first-time guests AJ Herrington and Jimmy Levy join host Ben Larson to talk about the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the just-announced delay of a vote on the MORE Act in the U.S. House, and the impacts of the ongoing wildfires burning up the west. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Vermont Bill To Legalize Marijuana Sales One Step Away From Governor’s Desk After House Vote | Marijuana Moment

Marijuana vape firms say one year after vaping crisis, customers turning to legal suppliers over illicit market | Marijuana Business Daily

Illinois recreational marijuana sales hit nearly $64 million in August, marking a new record | Chicago Tribune

Photo: Christian Rufli/Flickr

Episode 321 – Taking Up The MORE Act

The U.S. Capitol building is seen just after sunset when the sky is all blue with not a touch of warm light to be seen. The view is from the side of the Capitol with a statue and reflection pool which shows a soft blurred image of the world above it. A handfull of people can be seen in small detail showing the scale of the full image.

Betty Aldworth and Ben Larson joins host Heather Sullivan to talk about the historic announcement of an upcoming House vote on the MORE Act, the vote this November out west on a number of cannabis issues, and the dip in the number of marijuana arrests in Texas following the federal legalization of industrial hemp. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Medical Marijuana Measure Removed From Nebraska’s November Ballot By State Supreme Court | Marijuana Moment

Early freeze in Colorado could cost marijuana, hemp growers millions in losses | Marijuana Business Daily

Lawmakers call on Pritzker to clarify IL marijuana dispensary lottery process after 21 companies chosen to compete for 75 licenses | ABC 7 Chicago

Photo: Thomas Hawk/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 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.

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Episode 297 – Stay The F@*$ Home

A round empty retail display case fills the frame centered in a grocery store as a shopper is seen on both sides during the coronavirus pandemic. Bright fluorescent lights illuminate the scene of panicked scarcity.

Adam Smith, Taylor West, and Jimi Devine join host Dan Goldman to talk about the Democratic presidential primary, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and the latest developments in marijuana policy for NFL players. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:

No news this week. #StayTheFuckHome.

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