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Episode 148- Importing Disaster

Alex Kreit and Betty Alworth join host Dan Goldman to talk about a proposed plan in Iowa to import medical marijuana from Minnesota, possible progress in Rhode Island in passing legalization legislation, and the latest developments out of Maryland. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: May 22, 2017

Length: 00:58:09

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you can download episode 143 of Marijuana Today here.

News links:

http://www.reuters.com/article/usa-banks-marijuana-idUSL2N1IK01U

https://www.newcannabisventures.com/australian-cannabis-producer-auscann-raises-12mm/

http://www.westword.com/news/denver-420-rally-organizer-fined-banned-from-parks-permits-for-three-years-9080365

Episode 147- Sessions Redeclares War

Producer Shea Gunther settles into the hosting chair for the first time and talks to Dan Goldman and Adam Smith about Attorney General Sessions’ newly ramped-up war on drugs, Vermont’s passage of legislative legalization, and the big money being raised (and deployed from) Canada. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: May 16, 2017

Length: 01:06:06

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you can download episode 143 of Marijuana Today here.

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Jeff Sessions Rolls Back Obama-Era Drug Sentencing Reforms

Marijuana Legalization Heads To Vermont Governor

Aphria Closes Upsized $86mm Equity Sale, the Largest Capital Raise in Canada to Date

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Episode 146 Special: ‘This Week in Drugs’ Takes Over

No regular show this week as our three hosts were all away traveling. Instead, we present episode 59 of the excellent podcast “This Week in Drugs” found over at www.thisweekindrugs.org. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: May 8, 2017

Length: 01:06:10

Episode 145 – Hickenlooper’s World

Adam Smith and Andrew Livingston join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the arrests of activists in Washington, DC participating in a smoke-out protest as well Colorado governor John Hickenlooper and how he plays into the push to legalize marijuana. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: May 2, 2017

Length: 01:27:51

If the audio player does not show up above,

you can download episode 143 of Marijuana Today here.

News links:

https://www.massroots.com/news/medical-marijuana-protected-in-congressional-budget-deal

https://mjbizdaily.com/california-issues-draft-regulations-medical-marijuana-industry/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canopy-growth-corp-to-implement-new-cannabis-pesticide-testing-regime/article34815978/

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Episode 144 – A Trip onto the International Scene

First time guests Marguerite Arnold, Graham deBarra, and Benjamin Jeanroy join host Kris Krane to talk about the state of marijuana on the international scene, specifically looking at how things look for cannabis in Germany, France, Ireland, and Spain. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: April 25, 2017

Length: 01:32:31

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you can download episode 143 of Marijuana Today here.

News links:

https://mjbizdaily.com/canadian-medical-marijuana-producer-aphria-gets-ca100m-funding/

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/04/21/lawmakers-mull-delaying-marijuana-social-clubs-in-maine/

http://globalnews.ca/news/3390885/marijuana-producers-trust-canada/

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Episode 143 – Canada Legalizes

Taylor West and Aaron Houston join host Dan Goldman to talk about the announcement made by the Canadian federal government of their plans to legalize adult use marijuana nationwide by next summer and the appointment of a new drug czar by President Trump. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: April 17, 2017

Length: 00:53:43

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you can download episode 143 of Marijuana Today here.

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44 in Congress support effort to keep DOJ handcuffed in medical cannabis states

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/bill-to-diversify-md-medical-marijuana-industry-fails-in-final-seconds-of-session/2017/04/11/467e5cda-1e39-11e7-a0a7-8b2a45e3dc84_story.html?utm_term=.57559e8ac42e

Colorado cannabis sales top $126M in February 2017 amid federal uncertainty

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Episode 142 – Protecting the Industry

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Dan Goldman, Adam Smith, Alex Kreit, and Aaron Houston join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about states protecting their legal marijuana industries from the federal government and the moves by California to merge their adult use and medical marijuana markets. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: April 11, 2017

Length: 01:08:43

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Episode 141 – The Legislative Race to Legalize

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Betty Aldworth, Andrew Livingston, and Sam Tracy join host Kris Krane to talk about the race to legislatively legalize marijuana, the appointment of a new head of the ONDCP, and how the recent Students for Sensible Drug Policy National Conference went. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: April 3, 2017

Length: 01:40:36

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      you can download episode 141 of Marijuana Today here.

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Headlines Sponsor: New Frontier, the leading Big Data provider in the cannabis industry.You can find them on Facebook and Twitter.

News Sponsor: Om of Medicine, the most unique marijuana dispensary this side of Ann, Arbor, Michigan.

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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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      you can download episode 140 of Marijuana Today here.

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Headlines Sponsor: New Frontier, the leading Big Data provider in the cannabis industry.You can find them on Facebook and Twitter.

News Sponsor: Om of Medicine, the most unique marijuana dispensary this side of Ann, Arbor, Michigan.

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Episode 139 – Another Session on Sessions

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Dan Goldman and Alex Kreit join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the latest comments from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and how Big Alcohol might be affected by legal marijuana. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: March 21, 2017

Length: 57:36

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      you can download episode 139 of Marijuana Today here.

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Sponsors:

Headlines Sponsor: New Frontier, the leading Big Data provider in the cannabis industry.You can find them on Facebook and Twitter.

News Sponsor: Om of Medicine, the most unique marijuana dispensary this side of Ann, Arbor, Michigan.

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