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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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Episode 157 – Sessions Backed Against the Wall

Adam Smith and Aaron Houston join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the recent protections afforded medical marijuana by Congressional committee, the criticism heaped on US Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Trump, decriminalization in New Hampshire, and the kerfuffle over the NCIA’s donation of $25k vis Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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      you can download episode 141 of Marijuana Today here.

Published: August 1, 2017

Length: 00:49:15

http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/07/28/massachusetts-marijuana-law-baker/84780/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/debraborchardt/2017/07/27/high-times-goes-from-70-million-to-250-million-in-three-months/#728ef9483668

https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/pot-news/judge-denies-injunction-against-nevada-pot-distribution/

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Episode 152 – Jeff Sessions, Massachusetts, and the RICO Act Walk Into a Bar

Kris Krane, Alex Kreit, and Aaron Houston join host Dan Goldman to talk about Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the latest developments in Massachusetts, and the potential dangers of the RICO Act to the industry. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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      you can download episode 141 of Marijuana Today here.

Published: June 19, 2017

Length: 01:13:11

http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/wolf-responds-to-sessions-request-to-remove-legal-protections-for/article_feba1532-51e2-11e7-b82e-5795a69b717d.html

https://mjbizdaily.com/lawyer-expects-court-decision-cannabis-tax-law-280e-end-year/

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/science-calls-out-jeff-sessions-on-medical-marijuana-and-the-historic-drug-epidemic/

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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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you can download episode 143 of Marijuana Today here.

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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you can download episode 143 of Marijuana Today here.

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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you can download episode 143 of Marijuana Today here.

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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