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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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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 165 – Lesser of Two Evils?

Betty Aldworth and Scott Cecil join host Dan Goldman to talk about the resignation of DEA acting administrator Chuck Rosenberg as well as all the latest developments in Canada. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 


News:

Recreational marijuana sales won’t start in January in SF after all

Medical Marijuana dispensaries could stay open while applying for licenses under bills

Legal age to buy pot in Quebec will be 18, and it won’t be sold at deps

 

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Episode 154 – Smarter Approaches to Marijuana Plays Dumb

Taylor West, Aaron Houston, and first time guest Scott Cecil of SSDP join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the latest dumb move by Project SAM and the surprisingly good advice being given out by the Canadian government on how to best consume marijuana. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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Published: July 12, 2017

Length: 01:12:27

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/group-hits-100k-signatures-for-michigan-ballot-measure-to-legalize-marijuana

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/group-hits-100k-signatures-for-michigan-ballot-measure-to-legalize-marijuana

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Episode 151 – As Canada Turns

 

Adam Smith and Betty Aldworth join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the latest developments in the Canadian legal marijuana market as well as new plans for marijuana tax money in Colorado. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: June 14, 2017

Length: 01:08:41

https://www.massroots.com/news/exclusive-sessions-asks-congress-to-undo-medical-marijuana-protections

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/06/09/stashlogix-cases-seized/

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/article/2017/06/11/marijuana-ganjachusetts/

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Episode 147- Sessions Redeclares War

Producer Shea Gunther settles into the hosting chair for the first time and talks to Dan Goldman and Adam Smith about Attorney General Sessions’ newly ramped-up war on drugs, Vermont’s passage of legislative legalization, and the big money being raised (and deployed from) Canada. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: May 16, 2017

Length: 01:06:06

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News links:

Jeff Sessions Rolls Back Obama-Era Drug Sentencing Reforms

Marijuana Legalization Heads To Vermont Governor

Aphria Closes Upsized $86mm Equity Sale, the Largest Capital Raise in Canada to Date

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Episode 144 – A Trip onto the International Scene

First time guests Marguerite Arnold, Graham deBarra, and Benjamin Jeanroy join host Kris Krane to talk about the state of marijuana on the international scene, specifically looking at how things look for cannabis in Germany, France, Ireland, and Spain. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: April 25, 2017

Length: 01:32:31

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News links:

https://mjbizdaily.com/canadian-medical-marijuana-producer-aphria-gets-ca100m-funding/

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/04/21/lawmakers-mull-delaying-marijuana-social-clubs-in-maine/

http://globalnews.ca/news/3390885/marijuana-producers-trust-canada/

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Episode 143 – Canada Legalizes

Taylor West and Aaron Houston join host Dan Goldman to talk about the announcement made by the Canadian federal government of their plans to legalize adult use marijuana nationwide by next summer and the appointment of a new drug czar by President Trump. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: April 17, 2017

Length: 00:53:43

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News links:

44 in Congress support effort to keep DOJ handcuffed in medical cannabis states

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/bill-to-diversify-md-medical-marijuana-industry-fails-in-final-seconds-of-session/2017/04/11/467e5cda-1e39-11e7-a0a7-8b2a45e3dc84_story.html?utm_term=.57559e8ac42e

Colorado cannabis sales top $126M in February 2017 amid federal uncertainty

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