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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.

 

News & Links:
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.

 

News & Links:
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.

 

News & Links:
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 181 – Garden State of Mind

Adam Smith and Scott Cecil joins host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest developments in New Jersey marijuana policy, the new report from the Drug Policy Alliance, and updated standards in cannabis packaging. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
‘Nobody got any sleep’: Aurora Cannabis lands CanniMed after marathon talks | Financial Post

Privateer Raises Over $100 Million | New Cannabis Ventures

Opioid commission member: Our work is a ‘sham’ | CNN

• Drug Policy Alliance- “From Prohibition to Progress: A Status Report on Marijuana Legalization


 

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Episode 180 – Vermont Goes First!

Andrew Livingston joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the latest big move by Vermont to legalize adult use through the legislative process as well as catching up on the latest moves by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Scott signs pot legalization bill | WCAX 3 CBS

BMO marks first foray by a major Canadian bank in marijuana sector with $175M deal | Financial Post

Legalization panel makes concession, votes to delay social cannabis clubs until 2023 | Portland Press Herald

• Check out this handy guide put together by regular Andrew Livingston showing all known statements on cannabis policy put out by US Attorneys.


 

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Episode 179 – Yawning in the Face of Sessions

Betty Aldworth and Aaron Houston join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the latest fallout of Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinding the Cole Memo. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Vermont Gov. Scott confirms he will sign marijuana legalization bill | Cannabist

On Marijuana, Voters Want Feds To Butt Out Of State Laws, Polls Find | Marijuana Moment

Colorado’s Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner to U.S. Treasury: Leave marijuana banking rules alone | Denver Post


 

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Episode 178 – Sessions Kills The Cole Memo

Dan Goldman, Adam Smith, and Alex Kreit join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his rescinding of the Cole Memo, a DoJ guidance document protective of legal marijuana. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Vermont House votes to legalize marijuana | The Hill

Pennsylvania Gives Approval to First Medical Pot Dispensary | U.S. News & World Report

Recreational Pot Is Officially Legal in California | New York Times


 

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Episode 177 – A Look Back at 2017

Hosts Kris Lotlikar, Kris Krane, and Dan Goldman talk about the biggest legal marijuana industry stories of 2017 and look ahead to what the New Year holds. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Jeff Sessions Leaves the Cole Memo Intact, For Now | Leafly

Rob Kampia Leaves Marijuana Policy Project | Marijuana Moment

CDC releases grim new opioid overdose figures: ‘We’re talking about more than an exponential increase’ | Washington Post


 

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Episode 176 – Coffeeshops in America

Andrew Livingston, Betty Aldworth, Shea Gunther, and Jane West join hosts Kris Lotlikar and Dan Goldman to talk about the latest developments in the legalization of public social use, as well as some last-minute holiday gift ideas for the cannabis consumers in your life. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

With New Cannabis Cafes, You Can Smoke ‘Em Where You Bought ‘Em | WBUR News

The Kid Won’t Quit the Company: Inside the Epic Battle for MassRoots | Leafly

Marijuana retail chain operator Sweet Leaf forced to shut down in Denver area | Marijuana Business Daily


 

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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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Subscribe to the DRCNet Drug War Chronicle

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