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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.

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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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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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