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Episode 305 – A Market Disrupted

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First time guests Jeannette Horton and Amber Senter join host Shanita Penny to talk about the access to home grow by patients and consumers during the coronavirus pandemic, the disruptions seen in the domestic and international illicit drug trade by the global shutdown, and some of the licensing delays we’re seeing in states like Illinois. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Nebraska Medical Marijuana Campaign’s New Signature Strategy Involves Masks And Disposable Pens | Marijuana Moment

MedMen temporarily closes most Florida stores | Florida Politics

Constellation Brands Injects C$245 Million Into Canopy Growth by Exercising Expiring Warrants | New Cannabis Ventures

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Episode 291 – The Struggles of Raising Marijuana Capital

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Jane West and first time guest Hope Wiseman join host Shanita Penny to talk about how things are going for newly legal adult use sales in Illinois, the struggles of raising capital in the legal marijuana industry, and the proposed bill in Massachusetts to regulate agreements between marijuana companies and the towns they hope to locate within. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Aurora announces CEO Booth’s departure, layoffs and up to CA$1 billion in writedowns | Marijuana Business Daily

Another Vermont House Committee OKs Bill To Legalize Marijuana Sales | Marijuana Moment

Nearly $40 Million Of Marijuana Sold During Illinois’s First Month Of Legal Sales | Marijuana Moment

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Episode 289 – The Emergence of Psychedelic Medicines

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Dan Goldman, Adam Smith, and Taylor West joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the new push for legalizing the medical use of psychedelics and what that could mean for consumers, as well as a peak at the Marijuana Primary just a week ahead of the first votes in Iowa. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
MedMen Responds To Vendor Payment Crisis | Green Market Report

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Arizona climate blamed for ‘off the charts’ THC failure in first hemp crops | Hemp Industry Daily

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Episode 288 – The End of MedMen?


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Troy Dayton joins host Kris Krane to talk about the possibility that cannabis giant MedMen could be on the verge of going under, as well as the most recent Congressional hearings on marijuana research and a check in with the latest policy developments in the states. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
40% of Arizona’s Hemp Crops Must Be Destroyed Due to Too Much THC | AZ Marijuana

Joe Biden Again Says No To Marijuana Legalization Without More Studies | Marijuana Moment

Marijuana Sales in 2019 Break a Record… With a Month to Go | Denver Westword

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Episode 286 – Adult Use Goes Legal in Illinois!

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Kris Krane joins host Dan Goldman to talk about how the rollout of legal adult use marijuana sales in Illinois has been going since the January 1st ending of marijuana prohibition in that state. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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Episode 271 – The SAFE Banking Act Goes to Washington

Betty Aldworth, Shanita Penny, and Mike Liszewski join host Kris Krane to talk about the progressive pushback on the SAFE Banking Act over its lack of social justice provisions, the prospects for legal marijuana dispensaries in downtown Chicago, as well as the fight by the city of Washington, DC to enact local cannabis legalization. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
200 cannabis stores approved by Calgary, more than BC, Ontario & Quebec combined | Marijuana Business Daily

Medical marijuana ‘POS’ software crashes, preventing sales to sick patients in Pennsylvania | Philadelphia Inquirer

Beto O’Rourke proposes ‘drug war justice grants’ for marijuana offenders | Politico

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Episode 254 – Illinois Goes Legal!

Kris Krane joins first time host Shanita Penny to talk about the legalization of adult use marijuana in Illinois as well as social equity programs and how they are funded. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Polis signs into law bills on marijuana delivery, social use and investment that will change the pot industry | Colorado Sun

Cannabis Extracts Are Legal, Arizona High Court Rules | Leafly

Key Takeaways From FDA’s Historic CBD Regulations Meeting | Marijuana Moment

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Episode 105 – There’s Something In The Water

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Dan Goldman joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about how medical marijuana is affecting health care spending and how one little Colorado town flipped its collective lid over a false positive test for THC in their drinking water. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: August 1, 2016

Length: 0:53:35

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Episode 45 – A Thematic Debate

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Andrew Livingston, Betty Aldworth, and first timer Mark Passerini join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about United Nations drug policy, the marijuana political scene in the Midwest, and the latest sales numbers out of Colorado. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: May 15, 2015

Length: 1:06:06

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News links:

• “New federal bill would allow medical pot use for epilepsy

• “License Problems Lead to Layoffs at Cannabis Chain

• “Cannabis Journalism: It’s a class you can now take at University of Denver

 

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News Sponsor: Om of Medicine, the most unique marijuana dispensary this side of Ann, Arbor, Michigan.

Finishing Moves: The Happy Crate, the monthly subscription box for the classy cannabis connoisseur.

 

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Episode 28 – What’s The Matter With Illinois

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Kris Krane joins host Kris Lotlikar to lament Illinois’s dropping the ball on medical marijuana and to analyze the rise in investment in the marijuana industry. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: January 16, 2015

Length: 48:39

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