Tag Archives | medical marijuana

Episode 299 – The Green Rush Speaks with Kris Krane

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We check in with an episode of the Green Rush in which our very own Kris Krane speaks with hosts Anne Donahoe and Lewis Goldberg, also a regular here on Marijuana Today. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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No news this week. Stay the fuck home.

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Episode 298 – Down With Disease

A computer graphic shows a Covid-19 virus up close as it floats in a space with other viruses behind it. The virus's many prongs stick out from its round body like so many alien antenna.

Andrew Livingston, Dr. Jahan Marcu, and Lewis Goldberg join host Kris Krane to talk about how the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is affecting the world and the legal marijuana industry. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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No news this week. Stay the fuck home if you can.

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Episode 297 – Stay The F@*$ Home

A round empty retail display case fills the frame centered in a grocery store as a shopper is seen on both sides during the coronavirus pandemic. Bright fluorescent lights illuminate the scene of panicked scarcity.

Adam Smith, Taylor West, and Jimi Devine join host Dan Goldman to talk about the Democratic presidential primary, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and the latest developments in marijuana policy for NFL players. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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No news this week. #StayTheFuckHome.

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Episode 296 – An Interview with Jeff the 420 Chef

Jeff the 420 Chef holds a marijuana bud up to the camera in sharp focus while his face and black jacket are blurred in the back. He stands, smiling slightly, against a dark blue background.

Instead of a regular episode of ‘Marijuana Today’, this week we have a show with the ‘Green Rush‘ and ‘Eat Well, Travel Often‘ podcasts, both which we produce here at MJToday Media. Hosts Lewis and Melissa Goldberg speak with Jeff the 420 Chef, a top provider of marijuana edibles expertise and author of the cookbook “The 420 Gourmet”. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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No news this week- back with headlines next week!




Photo: Jeff the 420 Chef

Episode 295 – Return of the SAFE Banking Act?

The U.S. Capitol Building is seen lit up during early evening as grew clouds swirl above. The frame is set back to show the reflecting pool at the bottom half of the image with bright and dark green trees blending the transition into the sky. The Capitol dome is bathed in golden yellow.

Adam Smith and Mike Liszewski join host Kris Krane to talk about the possible resurrection of the SAFE Banking Act while also checking in on the latest Marijuana Primary with an update on the latest Democratic Presidential Candidate Debates. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Vermont House Approves Selling Weed — But Not Advertising It | Seven Days VT

USDA Announces Two Temporary Changes To Restrictive Hemp Rules | Marijuana Moment

MedMen Reports Revenue Of $44 Million, But A Net Loss Of $96 Million | Green Market Report

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Episode 293 – The Green Rush speaks with Shea Gunther

A black and white photo shows activist Shea Gunther from the back standing on a trash cash giving a speech to a rowdy crowd of college students on a campus. A sign language interpreter holds his hands up mid-sign as a fellow college student is seen to the left holding a large speaker on his head pointed toward the crowd.

We make a visit to our sister podcast the Green Rush for an interview with Marijuana Today producer Shea Gunther, who also produced this episode.

In the photo above, Shea Gunther, then a 19-year-old drug reform activist, is seen speaking to a boisterous crowd of students at the Rochester Institute of Technology in protest over how the school was treating the Rochester Cannabis Coalition, a marijuana legalization group which Shea started and that later became the first chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy.

Episode 292 – The Governors’ Push for Marijuana Reform

Adam Smith and Mike Liszewski join host Dan Goldman to talk about how marijuana legalization reform is going at the state level as a number of U.S. governors have used their State of the State addresses to talk about cannabis policy. Produced by Shea Gunther..

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Department Of Transportation Says Safety-Sensitive Workers Won’t Be Tested For CBD | Marijuana Moment

Los Angeles County expunges 66,000 marijuana convictions in a day | Leafly

Aurora Cannabis reports steep loss, production drop and higher costs | Marijuana Business Daily

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Episode 291 – The Struggles of Raising Marijuana Capital

An old and weathered ornate stone building is seen focused close up on the wording 'Dispensary' set inline with the stone above a half-round white trimmed wooden window.

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.

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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 290 – California and Missouri Face Off

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Mike Liszewski and Jahan Marcu join host Shanita Penny to talk about the latest cannabis developments in California, Missouri, and the northeast as well as about a new discovery of a more potent form of THC. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
MedMen CEO Adam Bierman Is Out | Green Market Report

Vermont Committee Unanimously Approves Bill To Legalize Marijuana Sales | Marijuana Moment

After hearing, THC concentrates bill stalls in Washington legislature | Leafly

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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.

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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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