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Episode 282 – Our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Two hands of what appears to be a white man holds a small cube-shaped gift box wrapped in plain white wrapping paper and a red ribbon with a bow on top. The hands and gift sit against a black background.

Jane West and first time guest Jimi Devine join host Dan Goldman to talk about all the latest and greatest holiday gifts for the cannabis fans in your life. We’ll be back with a regular episode of Marijuana Today next week! Produced by Shea Gunther.

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No news this week on account of the holiday.

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Episode 281 – Marijuana’s Big Day in DC

The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC is seen in a closely cropped shot in early dusk as yellow lights start to glow within. It looks to be summer, with green grass and people walking around on the lawn outside.

Adam Smith joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the recent passage of the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or MORE Act, just voted out of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, marking the first time Congress has passed legalization at the committee level; as well as recent comments made by former Vice President Joe Biden on marijuana’s status as a gateway drug.Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Michigan pauses sales on marijuana vaping products for increased testing | Michigan Advance

Chart: Oklahoma medical marijuana sales far exceed expectations | Marijuana Business Daily

New Jersey Voters Will Decide On Marijuana Legalization Next Year, Senate Leaders Say | Marijuana Moment

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Episode 280 – Cleaning Up Bad Grows

Betty Aldworth joins host Dan Goldman to talk about efforts in California to clean up illicit marijuana grows on public lands as well as where the newest entrants to the 2020 Democratic presidential primary stand in terms of cannabis policy reform. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
4 major cannabis companies reported disappointing earnings this week. Here’s how each one did. | Business Insider

Surprise! Michigan adult-use cannabis sales begin Dec. 1 | Leafly

Oregon bans on both flavored nicotine and cannabis vaping products now on hold | Oregon Live

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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.

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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 263 – The Women of Marijuana, Today

Betty Aldworth and Taylor West join host Shanita Penny to talk about the current and future role of women in the legal cannabis industry, the most recent round of Democratic Presidential debates, as well as the shift in the moods of legal marijuana investors away from debt and towards equity. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
CannTrust Prepares To Sell The Company Following Illegal Growing Scandal | Green Market Report

After Legalizing Marijuana, Colorado Saw ‘Significant Decrease’ In Opioid Prescriptions, Study Finds | Marijuana Moment

New York reduces penalties for marijuana possession | Washington Post

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Episode 262 – You Want Some Tegridy?

Kris Krane, Mike Liszewski, and Jahan Marcu join host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest marijuana bills and hearings introduced and held in Washington, DC this past week, the just-held NCIA conference in California, as well as how South Park might just be getting into the legal cannabis industry with their in-show brand Tegridy Farms. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
CannTrust chaos continues with ousting of CEO, chairman resignation |

Auxly Cannabis stock soars as British tobacco giant Imperial takes 20% stake |

Quebec Bans Weed Edibles And Products ‘Attractive To Minors’ |

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Episode 257 – The House Protects Adult Use

Alex Kreit and Jahan Marcu join host Dan Goldman to talk about the failure in New York to legalize adult use marijuana, the passage of protections for state legal cannabis in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the latest developments up in Canada . Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Oregon Is Now the First State That Can Export Weed | Merry Jane

Minnesota hemp farmer faces felony charges over products’ THC content | Star Tribune

Mills expected to sign pot rules into law, put Maine on track for retail sales next year | Portland Press Herald

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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 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 241 – Acting on the Marijuana Justice Act

Kris Krane and Mike Liszewski join host Scott Cecil to talk about the newly-filed Marijuana Justice Act as well as some of the recently-proposed bills coming out of various state houses of legislature. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
7 questions raised by the governor’s decision to eliminate the marijuana licensing board |

New Hampshire gives initial approval to recreational pot |

Denver just made a big change on social-use cannabis: It will be permanent |

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