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Episode 228 – The Garden State Goes Gardening

Dan Goldman and Alex Kreit join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the latest developments for legal adult use in New Jersey, the defeat and legacy of California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, and Michael Moore’s comments about marijuana as a political issue. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Hemp Legalization Is Officially In The Final Farm Bill | Marijuana Moment

State recommendation would bridge medical marijuana shortage | Detroit News

Customers spent more than $2 million in first week of Mass. recreation marijuana sales | Boston Globe

 

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Episode 207 – Shenanigans in Oklahoma

Scott Cecil talks with host Dan Goldman about the latest develops in New Jersey legal marijuana as well as a series of cannabis-related shenanigans out of Oklahoma. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

California CBD industry scrambles to adjust to food rule ‘roller coaster’ | Hemp Industry Daily

Legalization Inundates California’s Cannabis Labs | Leafly

California publishes first draft of permanent marijuana industry rules | Marijuana Business Daily

 

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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 203 – North of Border Goes Legal!

Aaron Houston and first timer Shanita Penny join host Kris Krane to talk about the recent vote to legalize nationwide adult use marijuana in Canada, as well as the newest developments in New York state an an update on the good work being done by the Minority Cannabis Business Association. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

#PermitPatty Episode Blows Up on California Cannabis Company | Leafly

AG Maura Healey’s ruling could slow Mass. marijuana industry | Boston Globe

Republicans In Congress Aren’t Planning To Hold Hearings On The Pot Bill Trump Supports | BuzzFeed

 

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Episode 197 – A Supremely Kind Court Decision

Alex Kreit and Betty Aldworth join host Kris Krane to talk about a recent Supreme Court case on sports gambling that had unintended positive implications on state legal marijuana, as well as about efforts by lawmakers to better protect state legal marijuana businesses. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

‘When opportunity comes, it’s usually too late’: Minority-owned marijuana businesses confronted by municipal indifference, ‘chaos’ | Mass Live

EXCLUSIVE: De Blasio to tell NYPD to stop arresting New Yorkers for smoking pot in public | New York Daily

Why can’t patients smoke marijuana in Florida? John Morgan pushes for answers today in court. | Tampa Bay

 

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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 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 173 – California’s New Cannabis Rules

Dan Goldman joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the new regulations proposed for California’s new legal marijuana markets as well as the influence and impact made on legal cannabis by former Congressman Maurice Hinchey, who passed away last week. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Did Past Harassment Allegations Finally Catch Up To MPP’s Rob Kampia? | Leafly

Judge Grants Convicted Murderer Permission To Use Medical Marijuana | High Times

Wiping Out Illegal Weed Industry Could Harm Canada’s Economy: Report | Huffington Post


 

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Episode 149 – Vermont (Almost) Makes History

Dan Goldman and Taylor West join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about Vermont Governor Phil Scott’s veto of adult use legislation and the recently imposed hold-up of the Maryland medical marijuana market. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: May 30, 2017

Length: 00:59:53

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News links:

https://www.leafly.com/news/industry/santee-sioux-trial-verdict-cannabis-consultant-not-guilty-charges

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-duterte-drug-war-call_us_5924a046e4b0650cc01fd23c?k2a&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

https://www.massroots.com/news/in-reversal-trump-funds-drug-czars-office

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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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