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Episode 287 – Cleveland Browns Fandom as a Qualifying Condition?

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Taylor West and Alex Kreit join host Dan Goldman to talk about the progress in Washington, DC of the MORE Act, which would legalize marijuana, as well as the trouble legal hemp is introducing in some states and a tongue-in-cheek request in Ohio to make being a fan of certain NFL teams a medical marijuana qualifying condition. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
California Governor Proposes Changes To Marijuana Regulations And Taxes | Marijuana Moment • New York Governor Renews Call For Marijuana Legalization In State Of The State Address | Marijuana Moment • Cannabis captures beer market share in first year of Canadian legalization | Marijuana Business Daily

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Photo: Nathan Rupert/Flickr

Episode 286 – Adult Use Goes Legal in Illinois!

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Kris Krane joins host Dan Goldman to talk about how the rollout of legal adult use marijuana sales in Illinois has been going since the January 1st ending of marijuana prohibition in that state. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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Episode 285 – The Patenting of Cannabis

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Jahan Marcu, Jimi Devine, and first time guest David Bienenstock join host Dan Goldman to talk about the patenting of marijuana genes and strains and what it could portend for the legal cannabis industry. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:

No news this week!

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Episode 284 – Back in Vegas! Marijuana Today Goes All In

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Adam Smith, Kris Krane, Betty Aldworth, Andrew Livingston, Troy Dayton, Shanita Penny, Jordan Wellington, Anne Donohoe, and Lewis Goldberg join host Dan Goldman for a very special live episode from the big 2019 marijuana business conference in Las Vegas, where they talk about the year in cannabis and what 2020 could hold for the industry. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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Episode 283 – As Cannabis Deals Fall Through

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Taylor West and Lewis Goldberg join host Kris Krane to talk about recent large marijuana deals and acquisitions that have fallen through, the latest updates with the Marijuana Primary, and cannabis news that we could see breaking in 2020. Produced by Shea Gunther.

No news this week!

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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 282 – Our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

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Jane West and first time guest Jimi Devine join host Dan Goldman to talk about all the latest and greatest holiday gifts for the cannabis fans in your life. We’ll be back with a regular episode of Marijuana Today next week! Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:

No news this week on account of the holiday.

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Episode 281 – Marijuana’s Big Day in DC

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Adam Smith joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the recent passage of the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or MORE Act, just voted out of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, marking the first time Congress has passed legalization at the committee level; as well as recent comments made by former Vice President Joe Biden on marijuana’s status as a gateway drug.Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Michigan pauses sales on marijuana vaping products for increased testing | Michigan Advance

Chart: Oklahoma medical marijuana sales far exceed expectations | Marijuana Business Daily

New Jersey Voters Will Decide On Marijuana Legalization Next Year, Senate Leaders Say | Marijuana Moment

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Episode 280 – Cleaning Up Bad Grows

Betty Aldworth joins host Dan Goldman to talk about efforts in California to clean up illicit marijuana grows on public lands as well as where the newest entrants to the 2020 Democratic presidential primary stand in terms of cannabis policy reform. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
4 major cannabis companies reported disappointing earnings this week. Here’s how each one did. | Business Insider

Surprise! Michigan adult-use cannabis sales begin Dec. 1 | Leafly

Oregon bans on both flavored nicotine and cannabis vaping products now on hold | Oregon Live

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Episode 279 – What The Elections Mean for Cannabis

Adam Smith and Taylor West join host Dan Goldman to talk about the results of the recent U.S elections and what they mean for legal cannabis, the developing legal marijuana industry in the African nation of Lesotho, and the recent Drug Policy Alliance conference that just took place in St. Louis, Missouri. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Over 400 California marijuana business licenses suspended, injecting fresh uncertainty into state’s cannabis industry | Marijuana Business Daily

Lift on Massachusetts medical marijuana vape ban a ‘big victory’ for patients | Boston Herald

Vermont organic hemp shipment leads to arrest of recipient in New York City | VT Digger

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