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Episode 275 – Weed Wonks and Adam Smith on Interstate Cannabis Commerce

In special Friday edition, we bring you an episode of our new show Weed Wonks, which features an interview with Marijuana Today regular Adam Smith who dives into the exciting topic of interstate cannabis commerce. Produce by Shea Gunther.

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Episode 274 – Is Moscow Mitch Learning to Love Cannabis?

Andrew Livingston joins host Dan Goldman to talk about Senator Moscow Mitch McConnell’s new love for industrial hemp; the raft of new studies showing that legal marijuana is good, mmmmkay; as well as the latest news in the ongoing vape health scare. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine fixers indicted in US cannabis corruption scheme | Leafly

California’s Massive Power Shut-Off Is Jeopardizing the State’s Weed Industry | Merry Jane

Mexican Senate Leader Says Marijuana Will Be Legalized This Month | Marijuana Moment

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Episode 273 – A Twenty Year Fight for Student Aid

Adam Smith and Betty Aldworth join host Dan Goldman to talk about the proposed FAFSA Act, which would partially repeal a law stripping students convicted of certain marijuana crimes of federal student financial aid, as well as an uptick in marijuana arrests in the U.S. and some recently announced cannabis sector losses. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
U.S. judge keeps intact Massachusetts’ toughest-in-nation vaping ban | Thomson Reuters

Oregon imposes temporary ban on some vaping products | Boston Globe (AP)

New York’s ban on flavored e-cigs on hold for now | WHAM 13 ABC

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Episode 272 – As Vape Bans Spread

Taylor West and Jahan Marcu join host Dan Goldman to talk about the ongoing health scare over the use of vaporizers, the recent passage of the SAFE Banking Act, as well as a plan to coordinate marijuana policy between New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
CDC reports majority of patients sickened in vape epidemic used marijuana vaporizer devices – many from illicit market | Marijuana Business Daily

Inslee directs Washington state health board to ban flavored vape products | Seattle Times

Journey of a Tainted Vape Cartridge: From China’s Labs to Your Lungs | Leafly

Photo: Katie Wheeler/Flickr

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 268 – Rethinking Restrictions on Marijuana Science

Adam Smith and Jahan Marcu join host Dan Goldman to talk about current federal restriction on the academic study of marijuana, the recent meeting held in Oregon by police and prohibitionists, and the continuing vape-related health crisis. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Hemp Farming Quadrupled In The U.S. This Year, New Report Shows | Forbes

Mississippi medical marijuana: Group turns in signatures to get it on 2020 ballot| Clarion Ledger

New BDS Analytics Report Forecasts CBD Sales To Reach $20 Billion By 2024 | Green Market Report

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Episode 267 – Bad Vape

Alex Kreit and Mike Liszewski join host Dan Goldman to talk about the recent phenomenon of people seeking medical attention for lung injuries sustained from consuming contaminated vaporizers, the view on marijuana reform among older Democratic politicians, as well as the recent move by Weedmaps to stop listing illicit businesses. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Vape Pen Lung Disease Has Insiders Eyeing Misuse of New Additives | Leafly

About 160,000 People in New York to See Their Marijuana Convictions Disappear| New York Times

Chart: California marijuana market experiences license contraction in 2019 | Marijuana Business Daily

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Episode 266 – Pot Stocks Take a Dive

Andrew Livingston and first-time guest Lewis Goldberg join host Kris Krane to talk about the ups and downs of the legal cannabis stock market as well as the new ballot initiative push for legal adult use marijuana in Florida. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Credit Unions Can Bank Hemp Businesses, Federal Agency Announces | Marijuana Moment

Weedmaps will stop advertising unlicensed cannabis retailers ‘later this year’ | Marijuana Business Daily

Nearly every single person arrested for weed in NYC this year was black or Latinx | Queens Eagle

Photo: Marco Verch/Flickr

Episode 265 – Setting The (American) Bar on State Legal Marijuana

Taylor West joins host Dan Goldman to talk about the recent call by the American Bar Association for states to be free to experiment with legal cannabis, a recent study suggesting a link for teens between vaping nicotine and cannabis, as well as the possibility of Anthony Scaramucci getting involved in the industry. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
‘I feel lucky, for real’: How legalizing hemp accidentally helped marijuana suspects | NBC News

Illegal pot still a source for 4 in 10 cannabis users, Stats Can survey shows | CTV News

Your marijuana delivery is here – now smile for the body cam | Boston Globe

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