Tag Archives | medical marijuana

Episode 193 – Trump’s Cannabis Flip

Adam Smith, Scott Cecil, and Jane West join host Dan Goldman to talk about the history and significance of 420 and 4/20 rallies and events, as well as the assurances President Trump gave protecting state legal marijuana. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

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Schumer introduces measure to decriminalize marijuana

House GOP Blocks Another Marijuana Amendment

Happy 4/20? How marijuana legalization is ruining the unofficial stoner holiday.

 

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Episode 192 – The Industry Gets Boehned

Alex Kreit and Aaron Houston joins host Dan Goldman to talk about the recent support announced for legalizing medical marijuana by former Republican Speaker of The House John Boehner, as well as the Trump administration’s call for input on international drug control treaties. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

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Mitch McConnell Introduces Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp

Maine Senate joins House in passing recreational marijuana bill by veto-proof majority

While Weedmaps battles state, its executives seek cannabis distribution license in California

 

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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.
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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 190 – New Jersey’s New Medicine

Aaron Houston and Scott Cecil join host Kris Krane to talk about the latest changes to New Jersey’s medical marijuana program, a new hemp legalization bill in the U.S. Senate, and the launch of the Massachusetts legal adult use market. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

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Trump ousts Veterans Affairs chief David Shulkin in administration’s latest shake-up | Cannabist

California’s marijuana edibles makers are going extinct | Green State

With Growers in the Shadows, California Faces Cannabis Shortage | Leafly

 

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Episode 189 – Medical Marijuana Gets Another Six Months

Dan Goldman, Andrew Livingston, and Aaron Houston join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the passage of the federal Omnibus spending bill, which extends by six months protections for state legal medical marijuana, as well as the new packaging guidelines just released by Health Canada. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

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Liberals’ plan to legalize marijuana by midsummer passes first hurdle in the Senate | Toronto Star

‘This is an industry in crisis.’ High taxes, black market threaten pot businesses | Sacramento Bee

MedMen, Cronos Group Create Powerhouse In Joint Venture | Green Market Report

 

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Episode 184 – The New Drug Czar Inherits an Empty Suit

Betty Aldworth and Aaron Houston join host Kris Krane to talk about Trump’s proposed budget cuts for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the appointment of a drug czar to lead the new reduced agency as well as the brief hold on Department of Justice nominees placed by Republican Senator Cory Gardner over the rescinding of the Cole Memo. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

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Senate deal to vote on pot bill on June 7 means no actual sales before August | CTV News

Canadian Health Insurer Announces Groundbreaking Medical Cannabis Plan | Leafly

LA’s Cannabis Office Is Woefully Understaffed, Chief Says | Leafly


 

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Episode 183 – Protecting Oregon’s Industry

Adam Smith and Andrew Livingston join host Dan Goldman to talk about Oregon’s legal marijuana industry and its relationship with US Attorney Billy Williams as well as the power flexed by the US in international cannabis policy circles. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

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Washington pot industry faces major setback after delivery routes, vehicle data hacked | Spokesman Review

Jim Carroll Tapped as Trump’s Drug Czar | Leafly

Aurora Cannabis Invests $103.5 Million for 19% Stake in Liquor Stores N.A. | New Cannabis Ventures


 

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Episode 182 – Restoring A Little Justice In A Big Way

Dan Goldman, Alex Kreit, and Aaron Houston joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about recent moves in California to clear marijuana crimes from people’s records, the legacy of activist Dennis Peron, and President Trump’s State of the Union address. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

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Canadian Cannabis Companies Correct After Capital Raising Crescendo | Forbes

House Fails To Pass Short-Term Moratorium On Retail Marijuana Sales | Maine Public

Maine Employers Must Ignore Off-Work Marijuana Use, Cease Testing Applicants | Lexology


 

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Episode 175 – As Marijuana Rises, Alcohol Falls

Adam Smith and Scott Cecil join hosts Dan Goldman and Kris Lotlikar to talk about the efforts in Oregon to bring people into the legal cannabis market, the affects of legalization on alcohol sales, and the history of the Drug Reform Coordination Network’s “Drug War Chronicle”, which just published its 1,000th edition. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

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Shutdown Averted, but Medical Marijuana Protections Still at Risk | Leafly

California begins accepting permit applications for the sale of recreational marijuana | Los Angeles Times

Legal Marijuana Sales Are Expected to Hit $10 Billion This Year | Fortune

Episode 174 – I Dream of California Cannabis

Alex Kreit and Andrew Livingston joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about how legal marijuana will be rolling out in California starting next month as well as a program to help state residents expunge cannabis crimes from their record. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

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Medical marijuana has arrived in Maryland, and sales have begun | Washington Post

House passes marijuana legislation, bill moves to Senate | CTV News

MJ Freeway discloses another cyberattack on the firm, affecting cannabis businesses | Cannabist


 

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