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Episode 279 – What The Elections Mean for Cannabis

Adam Smith and Taylor West join host Dan Goldman to talk about the results of the recent U.S elections and what they mean for legal cannabis, the developing legal marijuana industry in the African nation of Lesotho, and the recent Drug Policy Alliance conference that just took place in St. Louis, Missouri. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Over 400 California marijuana business licenses suspended, injecting fresh uncertainty into state’s cannabis industry | Marijuana Business Daily

Lift on Massachusetts medical marijuana vape ban a ‘big victory’ for patients | Boston Herald

Vermont organic hemp shipment leads to arrest of recipient in New York City | VT Digger

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Episode 264 – A Legalization Loophole for Ohio?

Dan Goldman and Kris Krane join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the possibility of a legal loophole legalizing marijuana in Ohio as well as a recent Bernie Sanders podcast in which he talked cannabis and drug reform policy. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Colorado Tourism Now Has a Pro-Marijuana Influence | Denver Westword

Study Finds Cannabis Dispensaries Reduce Opioid Deaths by 21% | Leafly

Marijuana-infused product brand Dixie inks licensing deal with Arizona Iced Tea maker | Marijuana Business Daily

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Episode 255 – Making Marijuana Banking SAFE

Taylor West joins host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest developments for proposed marijuana banking bill the SAFE Act, a vote in Oakland to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms, and a study questioning the real impacts of driving after consuming cannabis. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Kroger joins growing number of CBD retailers in Michigan | Detroit News

Presidential Candidate Gillibrand Unveils Wide-Ranging Marijuana Legalization Plan | Marijuana Moment

New Jersey to greatly expand medical marijuana program with up to 108 new licenses | 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 243 – A VERY Big Deal at the UN

Betty Aldworth and Andrew Livingston join host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest groundbreaking positive development for marijuana policy in the United Nations as well as how things are going for adult use legalization in New York and New Jersey. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs smokable medical marijuana bill into law | Orlando Sentinel

Cowboys’ David Irving Weed Offers Rolling In … After NFL Retirement | TMZ

Medical marijuana ‘Unity Bill’ signed into law by Gov. Kevin Stitt | Tulsa World

Episode 240 – Obama’s Late To The Game

Dan Goldman and Adam Smith join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about newly released stats on legal cannabis from Canada as well as recent comments made by President Obama about the need for young people to get active in fighting the war on drugs. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Tilray to Acquire Hemp Food Company Manitoba Harvest for up to C$419 Million | New Cannabis Ventures

Report: Largest marijuana firms already control most of Canada’s regulated adult-use market | Marijuana Business Daily

Legislative committee endorses bill to allow sale of CBD edibles in Maine | Portland Press Herald

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 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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