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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

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Episode 316 – The DNC Rejects the Legal Marijuana Plank

A series of wooden boards- each painted a different bright color- is stacked up side by side running vertically across the frame. Some boards are shorter than others, so some columns feature boards of two colors. Eight colors in all are used- with repeats.

Kris Krane and first time guest Ben Larson joins first-time host Heather Sullivan to talk about the recent rejection by the Democratic National Committee of the addition of marijuana legalization to the party platform, the latest take on how cannabis business is being affected by the coronavirus, and the challenges of rebranding a legal marijuana business. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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Episode 308 – Seriously, Fuck This Timeline

A large group of protestors faces off against a line of black suited riot police during a sunny day during a protest against the police murder of George Floyd and general systemic racism and oppression.

Betty Aldworth and first time guests Heather Sullivan and Ian Larson joins host Shea Gunther to talk about how the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is affecting legal marijuana business and activism as well as the protests surrounding the recent police murder of George Floyd. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Nevada reviewing alleged campaign illegalities by marijuana MSO MedMen | Marijuana Business Daily

States With Medical Marijuana Laws Saw 20% Drop In Some Opioid Prescriptions | Marijuana Moment

Montana medical marijuana patients will soon be “untethered” from providers | KRTV News

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Episode 307 – This Year’s Chances for Cannabis Legislative Reform

A bright green cluster of marijuana plants fills the frame- no buds are seen yet on the plants.

Kris Krane joins host Lewis Goldberg to talk about the possibilities of passing cannabis legislation this year, the growing competition between Canadian cannabis companies and U.S. firms, and the very slow evolution of Joe Biden’s cannabis policy. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Virginia Governor Officially Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bills Into Law | Portland Press Herald

Trulieve Beats on Revenue, Earnings Estimates For First Quarter | Green Market Report

Maine’s largest city OKs adult-use cannabis, caps store licenses at 20 | Marijuana Business Daily

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Episode 256 – Joe Biden’s Drug War

Dan Goldman and Adam Smith join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about recent polling data on marijuana legalization as well as President candidate Joe Biden’s less-than-stellar history on marijuana and drug policy. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Canada to allow the sale of cannabis edibles late this year | Washington Post

Adjusted pot rule would relax residency requirements for marijuana companies | Portland Press Herald

Nevada creates marijuana board & bans social use licensing for two years | Marijuana Business Daily

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Episode 249 – Biden’s Dismal Record on Cannabis

Adam Smith joins host Dan Goldman to talk about Joe Biden’s dismal record on marijuana policy as well as the latest develops in drug testing and marijuana policy lobbying in Washington, DC. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Home delivery of marijuana could start in Massachusetts this year | Boston Globe

Maine releases draft rules for its recreational marijuana market. Read them here. | Portland Press Herald

Cannabis vaporizer company Pax Labs raises benchmark $420 million in funding | Marijuana Business Daily

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Episode 225 – Marijuana’s 2018 Post-Election Analysis

Dan Goldman and Adam Smith join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about last week’s elections results. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Key Mexican Senator Introduces Bill To Legalize Marijuana Sales | Marijuana Moment

Marijuana Ballot Initiative Campaigns Raised $12.9 Million, Final Pre-Election Numbers Show | Marijuana Moment

Judge rules New Mexico’s medical marijuana plant limit is arbitrary | Marijuana Business Daily

 

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Episode 223 – Legalization Across the Borders

Andrew Livingston joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about legalization of marijuana in Mexico, an important recent win for cannabis in a Colorado court case, and the lack, yet again, of any kind of marijuana-related Halloween candy troubles. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Judge stops MI regulators from enforcing medical cannabis licensing deadline | Marijuana Business Daily

First Massachusetts retail marijuana shop could open in ‘next week or two,’ Cannabis Commission chairman says | Mass Live

Judge rules New Mexico’s medical marijuana plant limit is arbitrary | Marijuana Business Daily

 

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Episode 222 – Cannabis-Induced Election Fever

Taylor West joins host Dan Goldman to talk about the upcoming elections as well as how things are going for cannabis reform in countries that are not Canada or the United States. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Two in Three Americans Now Support Legalizing Marijuana |

Michigan marijuana arrests disproportionately hit blacks, men, young adults |

Quebec cannabis stores to close 3 days a week due to chronic shortages |

 

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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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