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Episode 321 – Taking Up The MORE Act

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Betty Aldworth and Ben Larson joins host Heather Sullivan to talk about the historic announcement of an upcoming House vote on the MORE Act, the vote this November out west on a number of cannabis issues, and the dip in the number of marijuana arrests in Texas following the federal legalization of industrial hemp. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Medical Marijuana Measure Removed From Nebraska’s November Ballot By State Supreme Court | Marijuana Moment

Early freeze in Colorado could cost marijuana, hemp growers millions in losses | Marijuana Business Daily

Lawmakers call on Pritzker to clarify IL marijuana dispensary lottery process after 21 companies chosen to compete for 75 licenses | ABC 7 Chicago

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Episode 310 – A Nation Embroiled in Racism

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Kris Krane and Heather Sullivan join host Shanita Penny to talk about the ongoing protests over racial injustice, the response to those protests and to racism in general by legal marijuana, and the language behind the idea of ‘defunding the police’. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Chart: Medical marijuana sales in Oklahoma near $300 million in first five months of 2020 | Marijuana Business Daily

If cannabis is legal, why is Michael Thompson serving 40 years in prison?| Leafly

| Colorado Cops Are Still Overwhelming Persecuting Black Cannabis Users

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Episode 309 – The Cannabis Industry Cannot Be Silent

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First time guests Amber Littlejohn and Gail Rand join host Shanita Penny to talk about the relaxation of rules in Washington State around cannabis industry workers bringing their children to work during pandemic shutdowns, the historic and ongoing silence by the cannabis industry on the issue of race and racism, and the new initiative ‘Inside Insight‘, which helps connect women entrepreneurs with more experienced women working within the industry who offer help and coaching. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Hundreds wait in line for first day of legalized recreational marijuana sales (Detroit Free Press)

// Federal Agency Adopts Policy Letting People With Drug Convictions Work At Credit Unions (Marijuana Moment)

// Charges stand in case of shipment from Vermont hemp farm seized by NYPD (Burlington Free Press)


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// Top Drug Treatment Providers Push UK Government To Consider Decriminalization (Marijuana Moment)

// Arkansas may revoke retailers’ inactive medical pot licenses (CT Post (AP))

// Shoppers Drug Mart medical cannabis portal goes national (Winnipeg Free Press)

// SOL Global Reports $51 Million Loss (Green Market Report)

// Could Life Insurance Go Up in Smoke for Some Vapers? (New York Times (Reuters))

// Is the vape scare affecting the cannabis market? (Leafly)

// Canadian islanders angry over US mail searches (BBC News)


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Episode 268 – Rethinking Restrictions on Marijuana Science

Adam Smith and Jahan Marcu join host Dan Goldman to talk about current federal restriction on the academic study of marijuana, the recent meeting held in Oregon by police and prohibitionists, and the continuing vape-related health crisis. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Hemp Farming Quadrupled In The U.S. This Year, New Report Shows | Forbes

Mississippi medical marijuana: Group turns in signatures to get it on 2020 ballot| Clarion Ledger

New BDS Analytics Report Forecasts CBD Sales To Reach $20 Billion By 2024 | Green Market Report

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Episode 185 – Philly Cuts Cannabis A Little Slack

Dan Goldman and Adam Smith join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the new world of marijuana harm reduction education as well as about changes to how Philadelphia is handling simple marijuana charges. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Maine’s pot legalization committee reaches agreement on rewrite of voter-approved law | Portland Press Herald

Medical Cannabis Laws Don’t Increase Teen Marijuana Use, Another Study Finds | Marijuana Moment

Report: 99% of California Cannabis Growers Are Still Unlicensed | Leafly


 

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Episode 99 – The Colorado Boom in Bloom

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Dan Goldman and Jane West join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the boom in reported marijuana sales from Colorado as well as the moves by the University of Missouri to stifle the free speech of student activists fighting for marijuana reform. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: June 20, 2016

Length: 0:55:27

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Episode 72 – Food Coma

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Host Kris Lotlikar takes to the microphone by himself this holiday week to read some listener emails about potential voter fraud in Ohio and about encounters with police. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: November 28, 2015

Length: 0:14:16

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