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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.

 

News & Links:

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

• Jon Perri’s project- Nation of Second Chances


 

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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.

 

News & Links:

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.

 

News & Links:

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.

 

News & Links:

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.

 

News & Links:

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.

 


News:

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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Episode 165 – Lesser of Two Evils?

Betty Aldworth and Scott Cecil join host Dan Goldman to talk about the resignation of DEA acting administrator Chuck Rosenberg as well as all the latest developments in Canada. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 


News:

Recreational marijuana sales won’t start in January in SF after all

Medical Marijuana dispensaries could stay open while applying for licenses under bills

Legal age to buy pot in Quebec will be 18, and it won’t be sold at deps

 

Photo: Laurel L. Russwurm/Flickr

Episode 164 – One Hitters Hit the Mic

First timers and drug reform activists Stacia Cosner, Lauren Padgett, Darrell Rogers, and Jake Berg join host Kris Krane to talk about the challenges of implementing adult use marijuana at the local level and to take a deep dive into the history of the One Hitters, the drug reform softball team that’s been competing in Washington, DC’s Congressional Softball League for well over a decade now. This story is deeper than just a tale about a recreational softball team. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 


News:

California Unveils Temporary Licenses to Allow Early 2018 Retail Sales

Court: Roadside drunken driving tests not valid for pot

• Chart: Medical marijuana patient counts keep rising in Canada

• Historic (2007): Pro-pot sluggers dominating congressional softball league

• Historic (2007): They can take the heat

Historic (2011): Narcs Decline Opportunity To Play Softball Against Druggies In Congressional Softball League

• Historic (2014): DEA Leader Fumes About White House Playing Softball With Marijuana Legalizers 

 

Episode 163 – Dragged Back to DC

Dan Goldman and Adam Smith join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the latest happenings in DC as well as how things are going for public consumption in the state of Nevada. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 


News:

Nevada Supreme Court issues injunction barring state from issuing marijuana distribution licenses to anyone other than liquor wholesalers

Eaze is moving into recreational marijuana delivery with $27 million in new funding

A Canadian Province Just Announced a 5 Million Gram Marijuana Deal With A Licensed Producer