Tag Archives | legalization

Episode 194 – The Beginning of the End?

Dan Goldman and Taylor West join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about President Trump’s support of marijuana descheduling as well as the larger phenomenon of mainstream politicians evolving to favor legalization. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Michigan voters will decide on marijuana legalization | The Hill

Mitch McConnell Aims To Attach Hemp Legalization To Farm Bill | Forbes

LePage vetoes bill to launch recreational marijuana marketplace | Portland Press Herald

 

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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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Episode 188 – Worse Than Sessions!?!

Taylor West and Scott Cecil join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the rumors around the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions as well as President Trump’s renewed call for executing drug dealers. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Arkansas judge blocks state from licensing medical marijuana growers | Cannabist

Any Condition Is Now a Qualifying Condition in Virginia | Leafly

Snoop Dogg’s venture firm just closed its debut fund with $45 million | TechCrunch

 

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Episode 187 – Strongly Worded Letters

Adam Smith and Aaron Houston join host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest comments made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions about federal marijuana law as well as criticism from the United Nations over international marijuana legalization. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
In another step towards opening retail marijuana shops, Massachusetts regulators sign off on rules for pot industry | Mass Live

Lawmakers support sweeping changes to Maine’s medical marijuana rules | Portland Press Herald

Legislature slashing Health Dep’t pay because of medical marijuana delays | Florida Politics


 

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Episode 180 – Vermont Goes First!

Andrew Livingston joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the latest big move by Vermont to legalize adult use through the legislative process as well as catching up on the latest moves by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Scott signs pot legalization bill | WCAX 3 CBS

BMO marks first foray by a major Canadian bank in marijuana sector with $175M deal | Financial Post

Legalization panel makes concession, votes to delay social cannabis clubs until 2023 | Portland Press Herald

• Check out this handy guide put together by regular Andrew Livingston showing all known statements on cannabis policy put out by US Attorneys.


 

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Episode 178 – Sessions Kills The Cole Memo

Dan Goldman, Adam Smith, and Alex Kreit join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his rescinding of the Cole Memo, a DoJ guidance document protective of legal marijuana. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Vermont House votes to legalize marijuana | The Hill

Pennsylvania Gives Approval to First Medical Pot Dispensary | U.S. News & World Report

Recreational Pot Is Officially Legal in California | New York Times


 

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Episode 171 – Marijuana’s Election Night Run

Taylor West, Andrew Livingston, and Shea Gunther join host Kris Krane to talk about how marijuana did in last week’s elections as well as the dimming prospects for Maine’s adult use commercial system. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Failed deal, red ink, dwindling sales put MassRoots on the ropes | Marijuana Business Daily

Colorado marijuana shops maintain $136M pace for third straight month | Cannabist

Leading US marijuana retailer LivWell takes ‘significant’ ownership stake in Canadian producer | Marijuana Business Daily


 

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Episode 156 – DARE to Just Say Know

Alex Kreit and Betty Aldworth join host Dan Goldman to talk about US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his desire to return to the good ol’ Drug War days of the 80s as well as the recent decision in Massachusetts regarding medical marijuana use and employment policy. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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      you can download episode 141 of Marijuana Today here.

Published: July 25, 2017

Length: 01:10:51

http://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/12526345-74/the-number-of-people-who-say-they-have-tried-marijuana-has-increased

https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/long-lines-1-30-grams-mark-uruguays-legal-cannabis-debut

http://thehill.com/regulation/administration/343218-trumps-doj-gears-up-for-crackdown-on-marijuana

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Episode 151 – As Canada Turns

 

Adam Smith and Betty Aldworth join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the latest developments in the Canadian legal marijuana market as well as new plans for marijuana tax money in Colorado. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: June 14, 2017

Length: 01:08:41

https://www.massroots.com/news/exclusive-sessions-asks-congress-to-undo-medical-marijuana-protections

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/06/09/stashlogix-cases-seized/

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/article/2017/06/11/marijuana-ganjachusetts/

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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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