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Episode 289 – The Emergence of Psychedelic Medicines

A handful of psychadelic mushrooms grows up at a right-leaning angle cast in a subdued red-orange light coming from off screen to the right.

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

Photo: Katie Wheeler/Flickr

Episode 270 – Special: Introducing the Weed Wonks podcast!

As part of our irregular series sharing great new marijuana-related podcasts, we’re publishing an episode of the Weed Wonks podcast, a new show we’re developing here at MJToday Media that is hosted by our friends Jordan Wellington and Andrew Livingston. We’ll have a regular episode of Marijuana Today up, as usual, on Monday. You can listen to more episode of the Weed Wonks over at WeedWonks.com.

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’ |

Photo: Taki Lau/Flickr

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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