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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 239 – Banking on Cannabis Export

Adam Smith and Mike Liszewski join host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest hearings on marijuana banking held by the U.S. House of Representatives as well as the future of legal commercial cannabis export out of Oregon. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Pennsylvanians shelled out $132 million for medical marijuana in first year | McCall

Marijuana delivery: How Mass. may try to help those hurt by war on drugs | Boston Globe

Study: Marijuana Policies Not Increasing Teen Use | U.S. News & World Report

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Episode 224 – A Green Rush Interview with Joe Lusardi, CEO of Curaleaf

In this special episode, we lend our show over to our friends at the Green Rush Podcast, who interviewed Joe Lusardi, CEO of multi-state operator Curaleaf. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

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Episode 221 – Canada’s Big Buzz

Betty Aldworth, Scott Cecil, and Mike Liszewski joins host Dan Goldman to talk about Canada’s first few days of adult use legalization and how it affects the U.S. market. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Days Into Legalization, Canada Is Already Running out of Cannabis | Leafly

iAnthus Acquires MPX Bioceutical In $835 Million Deal | Green Market Report

Canopy Growth Acquires Hemp IP of Ebbu | Green Market Report

 

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Episode 220 – Canada’s Big Week

Dan Goldman joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the coming legalization of adult use marijuana in Canada as well as how things are looking in DC for political compromise over cannabis law reform. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Support for Cannabis Legalization Grows to 62% | Marijuana Business Daily

MedMen to Acquire PharmaCann for $682 Million in Stock | New Cannabis Ventures

It will likely be a ‘matter of years’ until cannabis cafes open in Massachusetts | Boston.com

 

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Episode 216 – Elon’s Musk

Alex Kreit and Mike Lisewski joins host Dan Goldman to talk about cannabis-related troubles at the U.S.-Canadian border as well as new progressive moves in New York City to cut down on marijuana arrests and prosecutions as well as all the hubbub over Tesla CEO Elon Musk smoking pot with Joe Rogan. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Lawmaker Presses Trump Official On Banning Canadians From US For Marijuana | Marijuana Moment

Anheuser-Busch scion launches Colorado marijuana company | Marijuana Business Daily

Canadian Police Could Be Allowed To Consume Cannabis During Off-Hours | Civilized

 

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Episode 211 – Billion Dollar Cool

Dan Goldman and Betty Aldworth join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the latest huge billion dollar+ investment made by Constellation Brands into Canopy Growth as well as moves by the UN to reconsider the drug classification of cannabis. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
California cannabis icon Harborside to go public in Canada via CA$200M deal | Marijuana Business Daily

Cory Booker Bill Would Let Students With Drug Convictions Keep Financial Aid | Marijuana Moment

One In Four Young Americans Consume Marijuana, Survey Finds | Marijuana Moment

 

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Episode 203 – North of Border Goes Legal!

Aaron Houston and first timer Shanita Penny join host Kris Krane to talk about the recent vote to legalize nationwide adult use marijuana in Canada, as well as the newest developments in New York state an an update on the good work being done by the Minority Cannabis Business Association. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

#PermitPatty Episode Blows Up on California Cannabis Company | Leafly

AG Maura Healey’s ruling could slow Mass. marijuana industry | Boston Globe

Republicans In Congress Aren’t Planning To Hold Hearings On The Pot Bill Trump Supports | BuzzFeed

 

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Episode 201 – The Morality of Marijuana

Kris Krane and Betty Aldworth join host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest federal cannabis news out of Canada and the United States, the move to expunge past marijuana criminal charges, and the question of how moral it is to consume cannabis. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Texas Republican Party Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization | Forbes

Senate Committee Keeps Medical Marijuana Protections In Place | Marijuana Moment

California cannabis market transition period about to end; price spikes, shortages may occur | Marijuana Business Daily

 

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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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