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Episode 330 – Thorns and Roses

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Kris Krane joins host Heather Sullivan to parse the good and bad, or the thorn and rose, of the recent 2020 U.S. elections, where marijuana legalization ballot measures won in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, Mississippi, and South Dakota. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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Episode 329 – Drugs Just Won the War on Drugs

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Taylor West, Betty Aldworth, Andrew Livingston, and Mike Liszewski join host Kris Krane to talk about the recent election results, including how marijuana and drug policy reform rippled out across the nation, with a look at legalization ballot measures in South Dakota, Oregon, New Jersey, Montana, Arizona, and Mississippi. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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Episode 257 – The House Protects Adult Use

Alex Kreit and Jahan Marcu join host Dan Goldman to talk about the failure in New York to legalize adult use marijuana, the passage of protections for state legal cannabis in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the latest developments up in Canada . Produced by Shea Gunther.

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Oregon Is Now the First State That Can Export Weed | Merry Jane

Minnesota hemp farmer faces felony charges over products’ THC content | Star Tribune

Mills expected to sign pot rules into law, put Maine on track for retail sales next year | Portland Press Herald

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Episode 252 – The Future of Interstate Cannabis Commerce

Adam Smith and Kris Krane join host Dan Goldman to talk about the recent vote in Oregon allowing for (eventual) interstate cannabis commerce as well as this week’s National Cannabis Industry Association’s Lobby Days in Washington, DC. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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NJ Lawmakers Advance Medical Cannabis, Expungement Bills | NBC New York

Massachusetts is moving forward with marijuana cafes. Here’s what they would look like. | Boston.com

Jared Polis Picks Ean Seeb to Lead Colorado’s Pot Policy | Denver Westword

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Episode 249 – Biden’s Dismal Record on Cannabis

Adam Smith joins host Dan Goldman to talk about Joe Biden’s dismal record on marijuana policy as well as the latest develops in drug testing and marijuana policy lobbying in Washington, DC. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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Home delivery of marijuana could start in Massachusetts this year | Boston Globe

Maine releases draft rules for its recreational marijuana market. Read them here. | Portland Press Herald

Cannabis vaporizer company Pax Labs raises benchmark $420 million in funding | Marijuana Business Daily

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Episode 210 – High on Workplace Safety

Dan Goldman and Taylor West join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about a new reporting showing a rise in workplace safety in states legalizing medical marijuana, as well the oversupply issues faced by the Oregon industry. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

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Denver ‘Having Success’ Regulating Legal Marijuana, Mayor Says | Forbes

US territory makes adult-use cannabis legalization breakthrough | Marijuana Business Daily

Green the Vote board members admit recreational marijuana petition numbers were inflated | KJRH

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 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 140 – As The Philippines Executes Their Drug War

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Adam Smith, Andrew Livingston, and David Borden from StopTheDrugWar.org join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about possible legalization in Vermont, the merits of a non-commercial legalization system, and what is happening with the murderous drug war being carried out in the Philippines. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: March 28, 2017

Length: 01:15:34

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Episode 138 – Hickenlooper Fears Trump

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Adam Smith, Andrew Livingston, and Aaron Houston join host Dan Goldman to talk about Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s recent comments about further marijuana reform, a push in Oregon to protect cannabis consumers’ personal information, and how marijuana use actually affects the rate of automobile accidents. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: March 13, 2017

Length: 01:07:11

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Denver FBI honors youth program partly funded by pot taxes
Here is the plan to make legal weed lucrative for more than just white people
Marijuana Regulation: Measure M Overwhelmingly Approved by Los Angeles Voters
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