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Episode 264 – A Legalization Loophole for Ohio?

Dan Goldman and Kris Krane join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the possibility of a legal loophole legalizing marijuana in Ohio as well as a recent Bernie Sanders podcast in which he talked cannabis and drug reform policy. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Colorado Tourism Now Has a Pro-Marijuana Influence | Denver Westword

Study Finds Cannabis Dispensaries Reduce Opioid Deaths by 21% | Leafly

Marijuana-infused product brand Dixie inks licensing deal with Arizona Iced Tea maker | Marijuana Business Daily

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Episode 263 – The Women of Marijuana, Today

Betty Aldworth and Taylor West join host Shanita Penny to talk about the current and future role of women in the legal cannabis industry, the most recent round of Democratic Presidential debates, as well as the shift in the moods of legal marijuana investors away from debt and towards equity. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
CannTrust Prepares To Sell The Company Following Illegal Growing Scandal | Green Market Report

After Legalizing Marijuana, Colorado Saw ‘Significant Decrease’ In Opioid Prescriptions, Study Finds | Marijuana Moment

New York reduces penalties for marijuana possession | Washington Post

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Episode 262 – You Want Some Tegridy?

Kris Krane, Mike Liszewski, and Jahan Marcu join host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest marijuana bills and hearings introduced and held in Washington, DC this past week, the just-held NCIA conference in California, as well as how South Park might just be getting into the legal cannabis industry with their in-show brand Tegridy Farms. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
CannTrust chaos continues with ousting of CEO, chairman resignation |

Auxly Cannabis stock soars as British tobacco giant Imperial takes 20% stake |

Quebec Bans Weed Edibles And Products ‘Attractive To Minors’ |

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Episode 261 – All The Consequences of Legal Marijuana

Alex Kreit and Betty Aldworth join host Dan Goldman to talk about some of the studied outcomes of legal cannabis that we’re starting to see in states with progressive marijuana policies, as well as the United Nation’s latest World Drug Report. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
U.S. Weed Leader Curaleaf Surges on $875 Million Deal | Bloomberg

Michigan cuts marijuana licensing fees in 19 cities impacted by drug war | Crain’s Detroit Business

Utah Licenses 8 Companies to Grow Medical Marijuana | Leafly

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Episode 259 -Green Rush Speaks with Taylor West (Last Week of Summer Vacation)

We’re taking our annual two week summer break and running an episode of the Green Rush podcast instead of our normal show. This episode features our very own Taylor West, who talked about the marketing of marijuana. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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No news this week!

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Episode 258 -Green Rush Speaks with Willy Wonka (Summer Vacation)

We’re taking our annual two week summer break and running an episode of the Green Rush podcast instead of our normal show. This episode features New York-based edibles maker “Willy Wonka”, who talks about the business of bespoke cannabis edibles. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:

No news this week!

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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.

News & Links:
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 256 – Joe Biden’s Drug War

Dan Goldman and Adam Smith join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about recent polling data on marijuana legalization as well as President candidate Joe Biden’s less-than-stellar history on marijuana and drug policy. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Canada to allow the sale of cannabis edibles late this year | Washington Post

Adjusted pot rule would relax residency requirements for marijuana companies | Portland Press Herald

Nevada creates marijuana board & bans social use licensing for two years | Marijuana Business Daily

Photo: Marc Nozell/Flickr

Episode 255 – Making Marijuana Banking SAFE

Taylor West joins host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest developments for proposed marijuana banking bill the SAFE Act, a vote in Oakland to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms, and a study questioning the real impacts of driving after consuming cannabis. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Kroger joins growing number of CBD retailers in Michigan | Detroit News

Presidential Candidate Gillibrand Unveils Wide-Ranging Marijuana Legalization Plan | Marijuana Moment

New Jersey to greatly expand medical marijuana program with up to 108 new licenses | Marijuana Business Daily

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Episode 254 – Illinois Goes Legal!

Kris Krane joins first time host Shanita Penny to talk about the legalization of adult use marijuana in Illinois as well as social equity programs and how they are funded. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Polis signs into law bills on marijuana delivery, social use and investment that will change the pot industry | Colorado Sun

Cannabis Extracts Are Legal, Arizona High Court Rules | Leafly

Key Takeaways From FDA’s Historic CBD Regulations Meeting | Marijuana Moment

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