Tag Archives | social justice

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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Episode 248 – 4/20’s Biggest Year

Kris Krane joins host Dan Goldman to talk about the significance of the 4/20 holiday, the recently announced acquisition deal between Canopy Growth and Acreage Holdings, what’s going on in states like Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Top execs at American weed retailer MedMen quit amid ex-CFO’s claims of financial duress | CNBC

Congressional Democrats Hold First-Ever Marijuana Reform Panel At Policy Retreat | Marijuana Moment

Carl’s Jr. CBD Burgers Go Over Big in Denver | Leafly

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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

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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 |

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Episode 221 – Canada’s Big Buzz

Betty Aldworth, Scott Cecil, and Mike Liszewski joins host Dan Goldman to talk about Canada’s first few days of adult use legalization and how it affects the U.S. market. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Days Into Legalization, Canada Is Already Running out of Cannabis | Leafly

iAnthus Acquires MPX Bioceutical In $835 Million Deal | Green Market Report

Canopy Growth Acquires Hemp IP of Ebbu | Green Market Report

 

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Episode 213 – Catching Up with Shaleen Title

On-hiatus regular and current member of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Shaleen Title joins host Kris Krane to talk about how things are going in Massachusetts as the state rolls out legal adult use cannabis for the first time. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Lawmakers In US Territory Send Marijuana Legalization Bill To Governor | Marijuana Moment

Nevada marijuana sales blow away projections in first year | Las Vegas Review Journal

Backlog of Oregon Marijuana License Applications Could Take a Year to Process | KDVR 12 ABC

 

Photo: Shaleen Title

Episode 212 – Golden State Growing Pains

Scott Cecil and first-timer Mike Liszewski join host Dan Goldman to talk about how things are going in California and Massachusetts as well as the expansion of social use cannabis in Colorado and (possibly) Alaska. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Recreational marijuana initiative fails to garner enough signatures for ballot | Fox 25 News

Wells Fargo Closes Florida Politician’s Account Due To Marijuana Donations | Forbes

Medical marijuana sales in Pa. halted, again, by software crash | Philadelphia Inquirer

 

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Episode 208 – Crashing the Illicit Market

A whole gaggle of regulars join host Kris Lotlikar this week, as Dan Goldman, Kris Krane, Scott Cecil, Betty Aldworth, Shanita Penny, and Taylor West pile on in as part of a surprise show-crashing. The cannabis crew also talks about the effects of marijuana legalization on the illicit market. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Oklahoma regulators move to drop controversial medical cannabis rules | Marijuana Business Daily

Cannabis-based medicines get green light as UK eases rules | The Guardian

‘Wet marijuana’ illegal in Michigan, appeals court rules | Michigan Live

 

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Episode 201 – The Morality of Marijuana

Kris Krane and Betty Aldworth join host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest federal cannabis news out of Canada and the United States, the move to expunge past marijuana criminal charges, and the question of how moral it is to consume cannabis. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Texas Republican Party Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization | Forbes

Senate Committee Keeps Medical Marijuana Protections In Place | Marijuana Moment

California cannabis market transition period about to end; price spikes, shortages may occur | Marijuana Business Daily

 

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Episode 174 – I Dream of California Cannabis

Alex Kreit and Andrew Livingston joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about how legal marijuana will be rolling out in California starting next month as well as a program to help state residents expunge cannabis crimes from their record. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:

Medical marijuana has arrived in Maryland, and sales have begun | Washington Post

House passes marijuana legislation, bill moves to Senate | CTV News

MJ Freeway discloses another cyberattack on the firm, affecting cannabis businesses | Cannabist


 

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