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Episode 327 – Maine’s Overdue Flip to Adult Use

A busy shot shows a compressed view of Portland, Maine at night- with a trail of car lights below the city's lights. The car lights are blurred and appear as if they are a river.

Mike Liszewski and Ben Larson join host Heather Sullivan to talk about the newly launched adult use program in Maine, the evolution of legal cannabis brands and products, and a shift in how a historically-conservative medical association views medical cannabis. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Montana high court tosses challenge to adult-use marijuana measure | Marijuana Business Daily

Canadian cannabis sales grow to nearly CA$245 million in August | Marijuana Business Daily

New York Will Legalize Marijuana ‘Soon’ To Aid Economic Recovery From COVID, Governor Cuomo Says | Marijuana Moment

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Episode 325 – The Science of Legal Marijuana

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Jahan Marcu and first-time guest Maha Haq join host Heather Sullivan to talk about the Science of Legal Marijuana, including details on peer review, testing protocols, and cannabis as a possible treatment for the coronavirus. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Michigan Governor Signs Marijuana Expungements Bill As Part Of Criminal Justice Package | Marijuana Moment

Retail marijuana sales begin in Maine | Leafly

Illinois and Massachusetts Cannabis Markets Hit New Highs in August | New Cannabis Ventures

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Episode 319 – One Last Marijuana Primary for 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden stands on stage holding a microphone speaking in front of muted-toned American flag. Biden is wearing a blue suit and is squinting with both the bright light and an earnest fire.

Heather Sullivan joins host Kris Krane to talk about the 2020 Democratic Party Marijuana Primary, the recent interest shown by traditional investors in the legal cannabis industry, as well as the soon-to-launch adult use sales program in Maine. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Chart: Adult-use cannabis sales remain steady even as unemployment bonus ends | Marijuana Business Daily

Inventory growth of Canadian cannabis edibles/beverages far outpaces sales | Marijuana Business Daily

California wildfires claim several marijuana farms, threatening growers with financial losses | Marijuana Business Daily

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Episode 318 – Kamala!

Presumed Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris waves off camera as she appears to walk on stage to speak in front of a screen. She is smiling broadly.

Kris Krane and Shanita Penny join first-time host Ben Larson to talk about the pick of Kamala Harris as presumed Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, the qualification of Arizona’s adult use ballot measure, and the (huge) losses seen by licensed Canadian marijuana companies. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
iAnthus Reports Staggering Net Loss of $237 Million | Green Market Report

Maine Marijuana Sales Can Finally Begin, Officials Announce Four Years After Voters Legalized It | Marijuana Business Daily

Montana Will Vote On Two Marijuana Legalization Measures In November, State Confirms | Marijuana Moment

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Hundreds wait in line for first day of legalized recreational marijuana sales (Detroit Free Press)

// Federal Agency Adopts Policy Letting People With Drug Convictions Work At Credit Unions (Marijuana Moment)

// Charges stand in case of shipment from Vermont hemp farm seized by NYPD (Burlington Free Press)


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// Top Drug Treatment Providers Push UK Government To Consider Decriminalization (Marijuana Moment)

// Arkansas may revoke retailers’ inactive medical pot licenses (CT Post (AP))

// Shoppers Drug Mart medical cannabis portal goes national (Winnipeg Free Press)

// SOL Global Reports $51 Million Loss (Green Market Report)

// Could Life Insurance Go Up in Smoke for Some Vapers? (New York Times (Reuters))

// Is the vape scare affecting the cannabis market? (Leafly)

// Canadian islanders angry over US mail searches (BBC News)


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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

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Episode 171 – Marijuana’s Election Night Run

Taylor West, Andrew Livingston, and Shea Gunther join host Kris Krane to talk about how marijuana did in last week’s elections as well as the dimming prospects for Maine’s adult use commercial system. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Failed deal, red ink, dwindling sales put MassRoots on the ropes | Marijuana Business Daily

Colorado marijuana shops maintain $136M pace for third straight month | Cannabist

Leading US marijuana retailer LivWell takes ‘significant’ ownership stake in Canadian producer | Marijuana Business Daily


 

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Episode 160 – Delaying the Inevitable

Betty Aldworth and Aaron Houston joins host Dan Goldman to talk about the delays in implementing progressive marijuana policy reforms in states like Maine, Hawaii, and Nevada as well as how cannabis is playing out in various gubernatorial races around the country. Produced by Shea Gunther.


News:

Judge denies Nevada marijuana distribution injunction request

Tilray to invest CA$30 million to create one of Canada’s largest cannabis facilities

Mainers won’t be selling recreational pot by February deadline

 

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Episode 132 – A Tribute to Ethan Nadelmann

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Adam Smith and Taylor West joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the impact and legacy of drug policy reform activist Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance, who recently announced his retirement, and the current state of legal marijuana public use law. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: February 6, 2017

Length: 52:40

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Episode 131 – An Update on the States

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Andrew Livingston joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about how marijuana law is being implemented in states like Florida, Maine, and California. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: January 30, 2017

Length: 1:10:02

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Headlines Sponsor: New Frontierthe leading Big Data provider in the cannabis industry.You can find them on Facebook and Twitter.

News Sponsor: Om of Medicine, the most unique marijuana dispensary this side of Ann, Arbor, Michigan.

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