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Episode 300 – Cannabis and the Coronavirus

A large bright piece of graffiti covers a gritty concrete wall with the word 'CORONAVIRUS'.

First-time guests Debra Borchardt and Kim Kovacs join first-time host Lewis Goldberg to talk about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its effects on legal marijuana sales, as well as the move by Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker to close adult use shops in his state and the recent proclamations by former NFL player Kyler Turley that CBD can cure coronavirus (it definitely can’t). Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Ontario cannabis stores to close after removal from ‘essential’ list | Marijuana Business Daily

Weed Prices in France Nearly Double as Supplies Dry Up Due to COVID-19 | Merry Jane

Illinois Stores Sold Nearly $36 Million Worth Of Recreational Marijuana In March, Despite Coronavirus | Marijuana Moment

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Episode 278 – The Universal Symbol(s) of Legal Marijuana

Mike Liszewski and Jahan Marcu joins host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest cannabis news from Capitol Hill, a new study looking at marijuana’s use to treat anxiety, and the development and adoption of universal symbols for legal marijuana products. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Mexican Supreme Court Grants Marijuana Legalization Deadline Extension | Marijuana Moment

California authorities found and destroyed $1 billion worth of marijuana plants | CNN

Quebec passes cannabis law that will raise legal age to 21 | CBC News

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Episode 248 – 4/20’s Biggest Year

Kris Krane joins host Dan Goldman to talk about the significance of the 4/20 holiday, the recently announced acquisition deal between Canopy Growth and Acreage Holdings, what’s going on in states like Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Top execs at American weed retailer MedMen quit amid ex-CFO’s claims of financial duress | CNBC

Congressional Democrats Hold First-Ever Marijuana Reform Panel At Policy Retreat | Marijuana Moment

Carl’s Jr. CBD Burgers Go Over Big in Denver | Leafly

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Episode 238 – A (Senator) Burr in Marijuana’s Saddle

Alex Kreit and Mike Liszewski join host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest legal marijuana developments in Congress and the new, and kind of confusing, world of legal industrial hemp. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Senator Ron Wyden introduces S. 420, a bill to legalize marijuana | CBS News

iAnthus and MPX Bioceutical Announce Closing of Transformational $1.6 Billion Business Combination | New Cannabis Ventures

Recreational pot bill proposing 9% tax clears first hurdle in New Mexico | Santa Fe New Mexican

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Episode 229 – Big Tobacco Buys In

Scott Cecil and first-time guest Jahan Marcu join host Dan Goldman to talk about the recent acquisition of Canadian marijuana company Cronos Group by the Altria Group, owners of Marlboro cigarettes, as well as the state of CBD science. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
California releases drafts of final marijuana business regulations | Marijuana Business Daily

Canopy Buys German Vaporizer Pioneer Storz & Bickel | Leafly

Recreational marijuana is legal today in Michigan. Here are 5 things to know before lighting up. | Michigan Radio

 

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Episode 195 – Old Opponents Continue to Flip

Dan Goldman and Andrew Livingston join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the legality of hemp and CBD products as well as the newly found activist spirit shown by California Senator Dianne Feinstein, who recently reversed her long-standing position against marijuana legalization. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Missouri Groups Deliver Signatures For Medical Marijuana Ballot Measures | Marijuana Moment

Colorado lawmakers approve bill for cannabis tasting rooms | Marijuana Business Daily

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Maine – sort of. Now the state has to write the rules. | Central Maine

 

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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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