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Episode 320 – A Return to Fire Season

A firefighting airplane releases its rusty-red load of fire retardant chemicals on an unseen fire below. The smoke is reaching up towards the plane which is set against a backdrop of tall green pine trees fringing a light blue-sky with just the barest hint of a cloud.

Troy Dayton and first-time guest Kieran Ringgenberg joins host Ben Larson to talk about the wildfires ravaging California, the current unrest around civil rights issues, and the recent Republican National Convention. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
House To Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month, Leadership Announces | Marijuana Moment

Nebraska Medical Marijuana Initiative Heads To Ballot After Secretary Of State Rejects Challenge | Marijuana Moment

Pennsylvania governor calls for marijuana legalization to boost economic recovery | Leafly

Photo: Dirk Davidson/Flickr

Episode 308 – Seriously, Fuck This Timeline

A large group of protestors faces off against a line of black suited riot police during a sunny day during a protest against the police murder of George Floyd and general systemic racism and oppression.

Betty Aldworth and first time guests Heather Sullivan and Ian Larson joins host Shea Gunther to talk about how the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is affecting legal marijuana business and activism as well as the protests surrounding the recent police murder of George Floyd. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Nevada reviewing alleged campaign illegalities by marijuana MSO MedMen | Marijuana Business Daily

States With Medical Marijuana Laws Saw 20% Drop In Some Opioid Prescriptions | Marijuana Moment

Montana medical marijuana patients will soon be “untethered” from providers | KRTV News

Photo: Geoff Livingston/Flickr

Episode 307 – This Year’s Chances for Cannabis Legislative Reform

A bright green cluster of marijuana plants fills the frame- no buds are seen yet on the plants.

Kris Krane joins host Lewis Goldberg to talk about the possibilities of passing cannabis legislation this year, the growing competition between Canadian cannabis companies and U.S. firms, and the very slow evolution of Joe Biden’s cannabis policy. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Virginia Governor Officially Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bills Into Law | Portland Press Herald

Trulieve Beats on Revenue, Earnings Estimates For First Quarter | Green Market Report

Maine’s largest city OKs adult-use cannabis, caps store licenses at 20 | Marijuana Business Daily

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Episode 274 – Is Moscow Mitch Learning to Love Cannabis?

Andrew Livingston joins host Dan Goldman to talk about Senator Moscow Mitch McConnell’s new love for industrial hemp; the raft of new studies showing that legal marijuana is good, mmmmkay; as well as the latest news in the ongoing vape health scare. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine fixers indicted in US cannabis corruption scheme | Leafly

California’s Massive Power Shut-Off Is Jeopardizing the State’s Weed Industry | Merry Jane

Mexican Senate Leader Says Marijuana Will Be Legalized This Month | Marijuana Moment

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Episode 238 – A (Senator) Burr in Marijuana’s Saddle

Alex Kreit and Mike Liszewski join host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest legal marijuana developments in Congress and the new, and kind of confusing, world of legal industrial hemp. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Senator Ron Wyden introduces S. 420, a bill to legalize marijuana | CBS News

iAnthus and MPX Bioceutical Announce Closing of Transformational $1.6 Billion Business Combination | New Cannabis Ventures

Recreational pot bill proposing 9% tax clears first hurdle in New Mexico | Santa Fe New Mexican

Photo: Juan Manuel Fluxà/Flickr

Episode 225 – Marijuana’s 2018 Post-Election Analysis

Dan Goldman and Adam Smith join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about last week’s elections results. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Key Mexican Senator Introduces Bill To Legalize Marijuana Sales | Marijuana Moment

Marijuana Ballot Initiative Campaigns Raised $12.9 Million, Final Pre-Election Numbers Show | Marijuana Moment

Judge rules New Mexico’s medical marijuana plant limit is arbitrary | Marijuana Business Daily

 

Photo: Mrs. Gemstone/Flickr

Episode 223 – Legalization Across the Borders

Andrew Livingston joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about legalization of marijuana in Mexico, an important recent win for cannabis in a Colorado court case, and the lack, yet again, of any kind of marijuana-related Halloween candy troubles. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Judge stops MI regulators from enforcing medical cannabis licensing deadline | Marijuana Business Daily

First Massachusetts retail marijuana shop could open in ‘next week or two,’ Cannabis Commission chairman says | Mass Live

Judge rules New Mexico’s medical marijuana plant limit is arbitrary | Marijuana Business Daily

 

Photo: Jason Rosenberg/Flickr

Episode 222 – Cannabis-Induced Election Fever

Taylor West joins host Dan Goldman to talk about the upcoming elections as well as how things are going for cannabis reform in countries that are not Canada or the United States. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Two in Three Americans Now Support Legalizing Marijuana |

Michigan marijuana arrests disproportionately hit blacks, men, young adults |

Quebec cannabis stores to close 3 days a week due to chronic shortages |

 

Photo: Mrs. Gemstone/Flickr

Episode 220 – Canada’s Big Week

Dan Goldman joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the coming legalization of adult use marijuana in Canada as well as how things are looking in DC for political compromise over cannabis law reform. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Support for Cannabis Legalization Grows to 62% | Marijuana Business Daily

MedMen to Acquire PharmaCann for $682 Million in Stock | New Cannabis Ventures

It will likely be a ‘matter of years’ until cannabis cafes open in Massachusetts | Boston.com

 

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Episode 218 – Marijuana Arrests Go Up!?!

Adam Smith joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the rise in the number of marijuana- and drug-related arrests by the FBI and recent comments about cannabis from Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Ontario government to allow pot smoking wherever tobacco smoking allowed | CTV News

High Times Buys Dope, Leafly CEO Ousted | Green Market Report

Oklahoma has OK’d more than 1,000 medical marijuana businesses | Marijuana Business Daily

 

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