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Episode 319 – One Last Marijuana Primary for 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden stands on stage holding a microphone speaking in front of muted-toned American flag. Biden is wearing a blue suit and is squinting with both the bright light and an earnest fire.

Heather Sullivan joins host Kris Krane to talk about the 2020 Democratic Party Marijuana Primary, the recent interest shown by traditional investors in the legal cannabis industry, as well as the soon-to-launch adult use sales program in Maine. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Chart: Adult-use cannabis sales remain steady even as unemployment bonus ends | Marijuana Business Daily

Inventory growth of Canadian cannabis edibles/beverages far outpaces sales | Marijuana Business Daily

California wildfires claim several marijuana farms, threatening growers with financial losses | Marijuana Business Daily

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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

Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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 303 – Looking for Silver Linings for Legal Marijuana

The Washington Monument fills the frame's center flanked on either side by a green lawn bordered by twin stretches of trees thick and green. Crowds of tourists surround the reflecting pool.

Troy Dayton joins host Shanita Penny to talk about the possibility that Congress includes legal marijuana businesses in coronavirus pandemic financial support, as well as how the industry’s annual 4/20 holiday just went and the latest developments for legalization in Lebanon. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Point-of-Sale Data Indicates Plummeting North American Marijuana Sales on 4/20 ‘Holiday’ | Marijuana Business Daily

California offers marijuana firms tax-related help to cope with COVID-19 fallout | Marijuana Business Daily

Top New York Lawmaker Wants To Pass Marijuana Legalization This Year Despite Coronavirus | Marijuana Moment

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Episode 291 – The Struggles of Raising Marijuana Capital

An old and weathered ornate stone building is seen focused close up on the wording 'Dispensary' set inline with the stone above a half-round white trimmed wooden window.

Jane West and first time guest Hope Wiseman join host Shanita Penny to talk about how things are going for newly legal adult use sales in Illinois, the struggles of raising capital in the legal marijuana industry, and the proposed bill in Massachusetts to regulate agreements between marijuana companies and the towns they hope to locate within. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Aurora announces CEO Booth’s departure, layoffs and up to CA$1 billion in writedowns | Marijuana Business Daily

Another Vermont House Committee OKs Bill To Legalize Marijuana Sales | Marijuana Moment

Nearly $40 Million Of Marijuana Sold During Illinois’s First Month Of Legal Sales | Marijuana Moment

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Episode 289 – The Emergence of Psychedelic Medicines

A handful of psychadelic mushrooms grows up at a right-leaning angle cast in a subdued red-orange light coming from off screen to the right.

Dan Goldman, Adam Smith, and Taylor West joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the new push for legalizing the medical use of psychedelics and what that could mean for consumers, as well as a peak at the Marijuana Primary just a week ahead of the first votes in Iowa. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
MedMen Responds To Vendor Payment Crisis | Green Market Report

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Arizona climate blamed for ‘off the charts’ THC failure in first hemp crops | Hemp Industry Daily

Photo: Johanna/Flickr

Episode 288 – The End of MedMen?


A large red MedMen billboard is seen from street level showing a grandmother wearing cool red glasses along with the word 'stoner' crossed out and replaced with the word 'grandmother'.

Troy Dayton joins host Kris Krane to talk about the possibility that cannabis giant MedMen could be on the verge of going under, as well as the most recent Congressional hearings on marijuana research and a check in with the latest policy developments in the states. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
40% of Arizona’s Hemp Crops Must Be Destroyed Due to Too Much THC | AZ Marijuana

Joe Biden Again Says No To Marijuana Legalization Without More Studies | Marijuana Moment

Marijuana Sales in 2019 Break a Record… With a Month to Go | Denver Westword

Photo: Johanna/Flickr

Episode 286 – Adult Use Goes Legal in Illinois!

A conical mature marijuana bud sits against a blurry background of other marijuana plants ready for harvest. The buds are brightly lit and have thick yellow hairs tinged with resin crystals.

Kris Krane joins host Dan Goldman to talk about how the rollout of legal adult use marijuana sales in Illinois has been going since the January 1st ending of marijuana prohibition in that state. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Photo: Don Goofy/Flickr

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A disembodied white hand set against a black background holds up a single small marijuana bud to the camera's lens.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Hundreds wait in line for first day of legalized recreational marijuana sales (Detroit Free Press)

// Federal Agency Adopts Policy Letting People With Drug Convictions Work At Credit Unions (Marijuana Moment)

// Charges stand in case of shipment from Vermont hemp farm seized by NYPD (Burlington Free Press)


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// Top Drug Treatment Providers Push UK Government To Consider Decriminalization (Marijuana Moment)

// Arkansas may revoke retailers’ inactive medical pot licenses (CT Post (AP))

// Shoppers Drug Mart medical cannabis portal goes national (Winnipeg Free Press)

// SOL Global Reports $51 Million Loss (Green Market Report)

// Could Life Insurance Go Up in Smoke for Some Vapers? (New York Times (Reuters))

// Is the vape scare affecting the cannabis market? (Leafly)

// Canadian islanders angry over US mail searches (BBC News)


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Episode 271 – The SAFE Banking Act Goes to Washington

Betty Aldworth, Shanita Penny, and Mike Liszewski join host Kris Krane to talk about the progressive pushback on the SAFE Banking Act over its lack of social justice provisions, the prospects for legal marijuana dispensaries in downtown Chicago, as well as the fight by the city of Washington, DC to enact local cannabis legalization. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
200 cannabis stores approved by Calgary, more than BC, Ontario & Quebec combined | Marijuana Business Daily

Medical marijuana ‘POS’ software crashes, preventing sales to sick patients in Pennsylvania | Philadelphia Inquirer

Beto O’Rourke proposes ‘drug war justice grants’ for marijuana offenders | Politico

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