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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.

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

Photo: Brian Shamblen/Flickr

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

Photo: Yoann JEZEQUEL /Flickr

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

Photo: Roo Reynolds/Flickr

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

Photo: Louelke- on and off/Flickr

Episode 247 – A Smashing Hash Bash

Mike Liszewski and Jahan Marcu join host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest developments on Capitol Hill for legal marijuana at the federal level, the current situation in New York State, and how things went for last week’s Hash Bash in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Teagan Appleby to have confiscated medical cannabis returned | Guardian

Maryland cannabis regulators tell dispensaries they need to open by Sept. 30 or else | Baltimore Sun

Cannabis Futures Contracts May Be Headed to an Exchange Near You | Bloomberg

Photo: Joiseyshowaa/Flickr

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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