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Episode 295 – Return of the SAFE Banking Act?

The U.S. Capitol Building is seen lit up during early evening as grew clouds swirl above. The frame is set back to show the reflecting pool at the bottom half of the image with bright and dark green trees blending the transition into the sky. The Capitol dome is bathed in golden yellow.

Adam Smith and Mike Liszewski join host Kris Krane to talk about the possible resurrection of the SAFE Banking Act while also checking in on the latest Marijuana Primary with an update on the latest Democratic Presidential Candidate Debates. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Vermont House Approves Selling Weed — But Not Advertising It | Seven Days VT

USDA Announces Two Temporary Changes To Restrictive Hemp Rules | Marijuana Moment

MedMen Reports Revenue Of $44 Million, But A Net Loss Of $96 Million | Green Market Report

Photo: Brook Ward/Flickr

Episode 292 – The Governors’ Push for Marijuana Reform

Adam Smith and Mike Liszewski join host Dan Goldman to talk about how marijuana legalization reform is going at the state level as a number of U.S. governors have used their State of the State addresses to talk about cannabis policy. Produced by Shea Gunther..

News & Links:
Department Of Transportation Says Safety-Sensitive Workers Won’t Be Tested For CBD | Marijuana Moment

Los Angeles County expunges 66,000 marijuana convictions in a day | Leafly

Aurora Cannabis reports steep loss, production drop and higher costs | Marijuana Business Daily

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Episode 291 – The Struggles of Raising Marijuana Capital

An old and weathered ornate stone building is seen focused close up on the wording 'Dispensary' set inline with the stone above a half-round white trimmed wooden window.

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 290 – California and Missouri Face Off

A close-up shot shows a rather superb owl looking to the right of the screen- it's large orange eyes are seen with complex swirls of color.

Mike Liszewski and Jahan Marcu join host Shanita Penny to talk about the latest cannabis developments in California, Missouri, and the northeast as well as about a new discovery of a more potent form of THC. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
MedMen CEO Adam Bierman Is Out | Green Market Report

Vermont Committee Unanimously Approves Bill To Legalize Marijuana Sales | Marijuana Moment

After hearing, THC concentrates bill stalls in Washington legislature | Leafly

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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?


A large red MedMen billboard is seen from street level showing a grandmother wearing cool red glasses along with the word 'stoner' crossed out and replaced with the word 'grandmother'.

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

Photo: Johanna/Flickr

Episode 287 – Cleveland Browns Fandom as a Qualifying Condition?

The back of a Cincinnati Bengals football player is seen close up as the player looks away from the camera with a blurry green grassy background.

Taylor West and Alex Kreit join host Dan Goldman to talk about the progress in Washington, DC of the MORE Act, which would legalize marijuana, as well as the trouble legal hemp is introducing in some states and a tongue-in-cheek request in Ohio to make being a fan of certain NFL teams a medical marijuana qualifying condition. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
California Governor Proposes Changes To Marijuana Regulations And Taxes | Marijuana Moment • New York Governor Renews Call For Marijuana Legalization In State Of The State Address | Marijuana Moment • Cannabis captures beer market share in first year of Canadian legalization | Marijuana Business Daily

Photo: Nathan Rupert/Flickr

Photo: Nathan Rupert/Flickr

Episode 279 – What The Elections Mean for Cannabis

Adam Smith and Taylor West join host Dan Goldman to talk about the results of the recent U.S elections and what they mean for legal cannabis, the developing legal marijuana industry in the African nation of Lesotho, and the recent Drug Policy Alliance conference that just took place in St. Louis, Missouri. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Over 400 California marijuana business licenses suspended, injecting fresh uncertainty into state’s cannabis industry | Marijuana Business Daily

Lift on Massachusetts medical marijuana vape ban a ‘big victory’ for patients | Boston Herald

Vermont organic hemp shipment leads to arrest of recipient in New York City | VT Digger

Photo: Heather Katsoulis/Flickr

Episode 278 – The Universal Symbol(s) of Legal Marijuana

Mike Liszewski and Jahan Marcu joins host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest cannabis news from Capitol Hill, a new study looking at marijuana’s use to treat anxiety, and the development and adoption of universal symbols for legal marijuana products. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Mexican Supreme Court Grants Marijuana Legalization Deadline Extension | Marijuana Moment

California authorities found and destroyed $1 billion worth of marijuana plants | CNN

Quebec passes cannabis law that will raise legal age to 21 | CBC News

Photo: Massachusetts

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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