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Episode 274 – Is Moscow Mitch Learning to Love Cannabis?

Andrew Livingston joins host Dan Goldman to talk about Senator Moscow Mitch McConnell’s new love for industrial hemp; the raft of new studies showing that legal marijuana is good, mmmmkay; as well as the latest news in the ongoing vape health scare. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine fixers indicted in US cannabis corruption scheme | Leafly

California’s Massive Power Shut-Off Is Jeopardizing the State’s Weed Industry | Merry Jane

Mexican Senate Leader Says Marijuana Will Be Legalized This Month | Marijuana Moment

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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 235 – The State Embrace of Legal Marijuana

Taylor West and Alex Kreit join host Dan Goldman to talk about the flurry of state governor’s coming out in favor of legalization, the new world of legal industrial hemp, and more. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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Episode 230 – Victory for Hemp!

Adam Smith joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the newly passed legalization of industrial hemp, the criminal justice reform bill, and Trump’s new pick as Chief-of-Staff. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Trudeau says cannabis shortage likely to be resolved within a year | Global News

New Zealand passes laws to make medical marijuana widely available | The Guardian

‘Orderly crowd’ witnesses start of retail pot sales in Salem | Salem News

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Episode 204 – Oklahoma? Oklahoma!

Dan Goldman and Scott Cecil join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the recent big win in Oklahoma for medical marijuana and the advancing prospects of legal hemp. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

U.S. Senate Votes To Legalize Hemp After Decades-Long Ban Under Marijuana Prohibition | Forbes

Medical cannabis prescriptions could be made in UK within weeks following Billy Caldwell controversy | Independent

FDA Approves Epidiolex, a Marijuana-Based CBD Drug for Seizures | Leafly

 

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Episode 196 – Breaking the Marijuana Legislative Ice

Andrew Livingston and Aaron Houston join host Dan Goldman to talk about some recent progress made by a stand-alone medical cannabis bill in Congress- the first in a number of years- as well about New Jersey Senator Cory Booker’s new legalization bill, which just picked up the support of California Senator Kamala Harris. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Exclusive: US marijuana sales may reach $10 billion this year $22 billion by 2022 | Marijuana Business Daily

California’s low marijuana tax stream complicating MJ business climate | Marijuana Business Daily

Loblaws Announces Plans to Sell Cannabis in Newfoundland & Labrador | Leafly

 

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Episode 195 – Old Opponents Continue to Flip

Dan Goldman and Andrew Livingston join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the legality of hemp and CBD products as well as the newly found activist spirit shown by California Senator Dianne Feinstein, who recently reversed her long-standing position against marijuana legalization. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Missouri Groups Deliver Signatures For Medical Marijuana Ballot Measures | Marijuana Moment

Colorado lawmakers approve bill for cannabis tasting rooms | Marijuana Business Daily

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Maine – sort of. Now the state has to write the rules. | Central Maine

 

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Episode 190 – New Jersey’s New Medicine

Aaron Houston and Scott Cecil join host Kris Krane to talk about the latest changes to New Jersey’s medical marijuana program, a new hemp legalization bill in the U.S. Senate, and the launch of the Massachusetts legal adult use market. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Trump ousts Veterans Affairs chief David Shulkin in administration’s latest shake-up | Cannabist

California’s marijuana edibles makers are going extinct | Green State

With Growers in the Shadows, California Faces Cannabis Shortage | Leafly

 

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