Tag Archives | social equity

Episode 272 – As Vape Bans Spread

Taylor West and Jahan Marcu join host Dan Goldman to talk about the ongoing health scare over the use of vaporizers, the recent passage of the SAFE Banking Act, as well as a plan to coordinate marijuana policy between New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
CDC reports majority of patients sickened in vape epidemic used marijuana vaporizer devices – many from illicit market | Marijuana Business Daily

Inslee directs Washington state health board to ban flavored vape products | Seattle Times

Journey of a Tainted Vape Cartridge: From China’s Labs to Your Lungs | Leafly

Photo: Katie Wheeler/Flickr

Episode 271 – The SAFE Banking Act Goes to Washington

Betty Aldworth, Shanita Penny, and Mike Liszewski join host Kris Krane to talk about the progressive pushback on the SAFE Banking Act over its lack of social justice provisions, the prospects for legal marijuana dispensaries in downtown Chicago, as well as the fight by the city of Washington, DC to enact local cannabis legalization. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
200 cannabis stores approved by Calgary, more than BC, Ontario & Quebec combined | Marijuana Business Daily

Medical marijuana ‘POS’ software crashes, preventing sales to sick patients in Pennsylvania | Philadelphia Inquirer

Beto O’Rourke proposes ‘drug war justice grants’ for marijuana offenders | Politico

Photo: Katie Wheeler/Flickr

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

Photo: Louelke- on and off/Flickr

Episode 246 – No Second Chances in New York?

Adam Smith and Andrew Livingston join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about what just happened for legal marijuana’s chances in New York state as well as the recent efforts in California to expungement marijuana crimes using computer code and smart algorithms . Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Chicago’s Cresco Labs to buy marijuana distributor for $850 million as pot industry dealmaking heats up | Chicago Tribune

California Senate approves bill to extend temporary cannabis licenses | CNBC

Gov. Lujan Grisham signs medical cannabis omnibus bill | New Mexico Political Report

Photo: Joiseyshowaa/Flickr

Episode 241 – Acting on the Marijuana Justice Act

Kris Krane and Mike Liszewski join host Scott Cecil to talk about the newly-filed Marijuana Justice Act as well as some of the recently-proposed bills coming out of various state houses of legislature. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
7 questions raised by the governor’s decision to eliminate the marijuana licensing board |

New Hampshire gives initial approval to recreational pot |

Denver just made a big change on social-use cannabis: It will be permanent |

Photo: Stacie DaPonte/Flickr