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Episode 214 – Trump’s Secret Affair

Dan Goldman and Andrew Livingston joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about secret work conducted by the White House Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee as well as the latest developments out of New Jersey. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
146 Apply for 6 New Jersey Marijuana Dispensary Licenses | Marijuana.com

Massachusetts marijuana retailers could get final go-ahead this month | Mass Live

Weed stocks are going nuts after one of the largest marijuana companies strikes a deal for lab-made THC (CRON) | Business Insider

 

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Episode 186 – Trump’s Murder Fantasies

Hosts Kris Lotlikar, Kris Krane, and Dan Goldman combine for an all-host episode diving into the impact made by 20 years of activism by Students for Sensible Drug Policy as well as the recent support expressed by President Donald Trump for the idea of executing drug dealers. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Recreational Marijuana: City Taking in More Revenue Than Expected, Triples Pot Regulation Staff | Los Feliz Ledger

Denver approves first social marijuana license, allowing vaping and edibles in Lincoln Park coffee shop | Denver Post

Growing pains for Pa. marijuana program: Dispensaries run out of meds | Philadelphia Inquirer


 

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Episode 184 – The New Drug Czar Inherits an Empty Suit

Betty Aldworth and Aaron Houston join host Kris Krane to talk about Trump’s proposed budget cuts for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the appointment of a drug czar to lead the new reduced agency as well as the brief hold on Department of Justice nominees placed by Republican Senator Cory Gardner over the rescinding of the Cole Memo. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Senate deal to vote on pot bill on June 7 means no actual sales before August | CTV News

Canadian Health Insurer Announces Groundbreaking Medical Cannabis Plan | Leafly

LA’s Cannabis Office Is Woefully Understaffed, Chief Says | Leafly


 

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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 175 – As Marijuana Rises, Alcohol Falls

Adam Smith and Scott Cecil join hosts Dan Goldman and Kris Lotlikar to talk about the efforts in Oregon to bring people into the legal cannabis market, the affects of legalization on alcohol sales, and the history of the Drug Reform Coordination Network’s “Drug War Chronicle”, which just published its 1,000th edition. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Subscribe to the DRCNet Drug War Chronicle

Shutdown Averted, but Medical Marijuana Protections Still at Risk | Leafly

California begins accepting permit applications for the sale of recreational marijuana | Los Angeles Times

Legal Marijuana Sales Are Expected to Hit $10 Billion This Year | Fortune

Episode 172 – Nation of Second Chances

Aaron Houston and Jon Perri join host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest comments made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions about the federal role in marijuana policy as well as Jon’s project, a Nation of Second Chances- Stories of Clemency. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

MassRoots sues former CEO, alleges theft of over $250K, drug use and other ‘serious misconduct’ | Marijuana Business Daily

Here are the rules for legal marijuana in California once law goes into effect Jan. 1 | Orange County Register

National Cannabis Industry Association Joins Michigan’s Marijuana Legalization Campaign | Weed News

• Jon Perri’s project- Nation of Second Chances


 

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Episode 169 – That ’80s Show

Dan Goldman and Aaron Houston join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his recent remarks about a potential federal crackdown on state legal marijuana as well as what a top former US drug enforcement official REALLY thinks about cannabis scheduling. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Fortune 500 Constellation Brands Takes $191 Million Stake in Cannabis Industry | New Cannabis Ventures

BioTrack THC Shares Plan to Minimize Disruption to Washington Cannabis Industry Caused by MJ Freeway Delay | New Cannabis Ventures

State to move forward with new medical marijuana rules | Boston Globe


 

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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 164 – One Hitters Hit the Mic

First timers and drug reform activists Stacia Cosner, Lauren Padgett, Darrell Rogers, and Jake Berg join host Kris Krane to talk about the challenges of implementing adult use marijuana at the local level and to take a deep dive into the history of the One Hitters, the drug reform softball team that’s been competing in Washington, DC’s Congressional Softball League for well over a decade now. This story is deeper than just a tale about a recreational softball team. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 


News:

California Unveils Temporary Licenses to Allow Early 2018 Retail Sales

Court: Roadside drunken driving tests not valid for pot

• Chart: Medical marijuana patient counts keep rising in Canada

• Historic (2007): Pro-pot sluggers dominating congressional softball league

• Historic (2007): They can take the heat

Historic (2011): Narcs Decline Opportunity To Play Softball Against Druggies In Congressional Softball League

• Historic (2014): DEA Leader Fumes About White House Playing Softball With Marijuana Legalizers 

 

Episode 158- Cory Booker’s Big Bold Bill

Dan Goldman and Aaron Houston join host Kris Krane to talk about a possible crackdown by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker’s historic piece of proposed federal legislation, and the absence of any mention of medical marijuana in a recently released government report on the opioid epidemic. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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