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Episode 291 – The Struggles of Raising Marijuana Capital

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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 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 219 – Utah Strikes a Cannabis Deal

Dan Goldman and Kris Krane joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the latest developments in Utah as that states rushes towards a medical marijuana ballot measure as well as checking in on how things are going for adult use legalization in Massachusetts. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Cresco Labs closes $100 million raise, draws institutional investors to cannabis industry | Marijuana Business Daily

WA tells marijuana edibles makers to end output of gummies, hard candies | Marijuana Business Daily

IHeartMedia to invest up to $10 million in marijuana publisher High Times | Marijuana Business Daily

 

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Episode 212 – Golden State Growing Pains

Scott Cecil and first-timer Mike Liszewski join host Dan Goldman to talk about how things are going in California and Massachusetts as well as the expansion of social use cannabis in Colorado and (possibly) Alaska. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Recreational marijuana initiative fails to garner enough signatures for ballot | Fox 25 News

Wells Fargo Closes Florida Politician’s Account Due To Marijuana Donations | Forbes

Medical marijuana sales in Pa. halted, again, by software crash | Philadelphia Inquirer

 

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Episode 191 – An Obvious Solution to the Opioid Crisis

Betty Aldworth joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the start of Massachusetts’ legal adult use marijuana program as well as the potential for medical marijuana in reducing some of the harms associated with opioid abuse. Produced by Shea Gunther.
News & Links:

California Cannabis Licenses Now Represent 34.5% of All U.S. Licenses Issued | New Cannabis Ventures

Not all Ohio medical marijuana growers, dispensaries will open by September deadline to be ‘fully operational,’ state says | Clevland.com

California testing labs expect marijuana ‘bottleneck’ in July | Marijuana Business Daily

 

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Episode 153 – Diversity For The Win

Andrew Livingston, Shaleen Title, and Tom Angell join host Kris Krane to talk about the latest situations in Massachusetts and Vermont as well as the vital role diversity played in Pennsylvania’s recent license awarding process. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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Published: June 27, 2017

Length: 01:29:42

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Episode 152 – Jeff Sessions, Massachusetts, and the RICO Act Walk Into a Bar

Kris Krane, Alex Kreit, and Aaron Houston join host Dan Goldman to talk about Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the latest developments in Massachusetts, and the potential dangers of the RICO Act to the industry. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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      you can download episode 141 of Marijuana Today here.

Published: June 19, 2017

Length: 01:13:11

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https://mjbizdaily.com/lawyer-expects-court-decision-cannabis-tax-law-280e-end-year/

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/science-calls-out-jeff-sessions-on-medical-marijuana-and-the-historic-drug-epidemic/

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Episode 137 – Implementing Massachusetts

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Dan Goldman, Adam Smith, and Kris Krane join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about how Massachusetts is implementing their adult use market and to catch up on the latest scandals involving Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: March 7, 2017

Length: 01:05:21

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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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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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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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      you can download episode 131 of Marijuana Today here
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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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