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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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Episode 173 – California’s New Cannabis Rules

Dan Goldman joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the new regulations proposed for California’s new legal marijuana markets as well as the influence and impact made on legal cannabis by former Congressman Maurice Hinchey, who passed away last week. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

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Did Past Harassment Allegations Finally Catch Up To MPP’s Rob Kampia? | Leafly

Judge Grants Convicted Murderer Permission To Use Medical Marijuana | High Times

Wiping Out Illegal Weed Industry Could Harm Canada’s Economy: Report | Huffington Post


 

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Episode 172 – Nation of Second Chances

Aaron Houston and Jon Perri join host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest comments made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions about the federal role in marijuana policy as well as Jon’s project, a Nation of Second Chances- Stories of Clemency. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

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MassRoots sues former CEO, alleges theft of over $250K, drug use and other ‘serious misconduct’ | Marijuana Business Daily

Here are the rules for legal marijuana in California once law goes into effect Jan. 1 | Orange County Register

National Cannabis Industry Association Joins Michigan’s Marijuana Legalization Campaign | Weed 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.

 

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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 170 – Cannabis Consumers Get Lucky (More Often)

Andrew Livingston and Scott Cecil join host Dan Goldman to talk about a recent study finding that regular cannabis consumers have sex more often than those who abstain, the huge acquisition of marijuana company Canopy Growth by alcohol giant Constellation Brands, as well as the recent crackdown by the U.S. FDA over health claims made by companies selling CBD products. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

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LePage just says no to bill that would launch Maine’s marijuana market | Portland Press Herald

Washington state cannabis businesses enter unknown territory with no official seed-to-sale system | Marijuana Business Daily

Michigan reverses stance, will let certain marijuana shops stay open | Michigan Public Radio


 

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Episode 169 – That ’80s Show

Dan Goldman and Aaron Houston join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his recent remarks about a potential federal crackdown on state legal marijuana as well as what a top former US drug enforcement official REALLY thinks about cannabis scheduling. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

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Fortune 500 Constellation Brands Takes $191 Million Stake in Cannabis Industry | New Cannabis Ventures

BioTrack THC Shares Plan to Minimize Disruption to Washington Cannabis Industry Caused by MJ Freeway Delay | New Cannabis Ventures

State to move forward with new medical marijuana rules | Boston Globe


 

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Episode 168 – Tom Marino’s Folly

Betty Aldworth and Tom Angell join host Kris Krane to talk about Pennsylvania Congressman Tom Marino and his retracted nomination to be the US Drug Czar as well as how the recent Drug Policy Alliance conference went. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

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MJ Freeway Cannabis Traceability System Delay to Disrupt Washington Industry | New Cannabis Ventures

Maine House and Senate pass bill to regulate pot sales, but it’s not veto-proof | Portland Press Herald

MassRoots in turmoil after CEO ouster; CannaRegs scuttles planned $12M merger | Marijuana Business Daily

I used to support legalizing all drugs. Then the opioid epidemic happened. | Vox


 

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Episode 167 – A Crashed Show

Doh! We lost a show this week to a crashed hard drive. Instead of our normal show, we’re re-running Kris Lotlikar’s episode of our pilot series ‘Marijuana Today Story Hour‘ Back with a full show next week! Produced by Shea Gunther.

 


 

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Episode 166 – FDA On the Horizon

Andrew Livingston of Vicente Sederberg and Taylor West of COHNNABIS join join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the possibility of the FDA regulating medical marijuana as well as how the wholesale price of cannabis is changing. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 


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Marijuana bill would let communities decide on allowing recreational pot businesses

First billboard ads for a marijuana dispensary debut

New acting Drug Enforcement Administration chief appointed

 

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