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Episode 179 – Yawning in the Face of Sessions

Betty Aldworth and Aaron Houston join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the latest fallout of Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinding the Cole Memo. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Vermont Gov. Scott confirms he will sign marijuana legalization bill | Cannabist

On Marijuana, Voters Want Feds To Butt Out Of State Laws, Polls Find | Marijuana Moment

Colorado’s Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner to U.S. Treasury: Leave marijuana banking rules alone | Denver Post


 

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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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Episode 176 – Coffeeshops in America

Andrew Livingston, Betty Aldworth, Shea Gunther, and Jane West join hosts Kris Lotlikar and Dan Goldman to talk about the latest developments in the legalization of public social use, as well as some last-minute holiday gift ideas for the cannabis consumers in your life. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

With New Cannabis Cafes, You Can Smoke ‘Em Where You Bought ‘Em | WBUR News

The Kid Won’t Quit the Company: Inside the Epic Battle for MassRoots | Leafly

Marijuana retail chain operator Sweet Leaf forced to shut down in Denver area | Marijuana Business Daily


 

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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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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 174 – I Dream of California Cannabis

Alex Kreit and Andrew Livingston joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about how legal marijuana will be rolling out in California starting next month as well as a program to help state residents expunge cannabis crimes from their record. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Medical marijuana has arrived in Maryland, and sales have begun | Washington Post

House passes marijuana legislation, bill moves to Senate | CTV News

MJ Freeway discloses another cyberattack on the firm, affecting cannabis businesses | Cannabist


 

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Episode 173 – California’s New Cannabis Rules

Dan Goldman joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the new regulations proposed for California’s new legal marijuana markets as well as the influence and impact made on legal cannabis by former Congressman Maurice Hinchey, who passed away last week. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Did Past Harassment Allegations Finally Catch Up To MPP’s Rob Kampia? | Leafly

Judge Grants Convicted Murderer Permission To Use Medical Marijuana | High Times

Wiping Out Illegal Weed Industry Could Harm Canada’s Economy: Report | Huffington Post


 

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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

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Episode 171 – Marijuana’s Election Night Run

Taylor West, Andrew Livingston, and Shea Gunther join host Kris Krane to talk about how marijuana did in last week’s elections as well as the dimming prospects for Maine’s adult use commercial system. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

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Failed deal, red ink, dwindling sales put MassRoots on the ropes | Marijuana Business Daily

Colorado marijuana shops maintain $136M pace for third straight month | Cannabist

Leading US marijuana retailer LivWell takes ‘significant’ ownership stake in Canadian producer | Marijuana Business Daily


 

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Episode 170 – Cannabis Consumers Get Lucky (More Often)

Andrew Livingston and Scott Cecil join host Dan Goldman to talk about a recent study finding that regular cannabis consumers have sex more often than those who abstain, the huge acquisition of marijuana company Canopy Growth by alcohol giant Constellation Brands, as well as the recent crackdown by the U.S. FDA over health claims made by companies selling CBD products. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

LePage just says no to bill that would launch Maine’s marijuana market | Portland Press Herald

Washington state cannabis businesses enter unknown territory with no official seed-to-sale system | Marijuana Business Daily

Michigan reverses stance, will let certain marijuana shops stay open | Michigan Public Radio


 

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