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Episode 325 – The Science of Legal Marijuana

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Jahan Marcu and first-time guest Maha Haq join host Heather Sullivan to talk about the Science of Legal Marijuana, including details on peer review, testing protocols, and cannabis as a possible treatment for the coronavirus. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Michigan Governor Signs Marijuana Expungements Bill As Part Of Criminal Justice Package | Marijuana Moment

Retail marijuana sales begin in Maine | Leafly

Illinois and Massachusetts Cannabis Markets Hit New Highs in August | New Cannabis Ventures

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Episode 322 – No More MORE Act

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Kris Krane and first-time guests AJ Herrington and Jimmy Levy join host Ben Larson to talk about the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the just-announced delay of a vote on the MORE Act in the U.S. House, and the impacts of the ongoing wildfires burning up the west. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Vermont Bill To Legalize Marijuana Sales One Step Away From Governor’s Desk After House Vote | Marijuana Moment

Marijuana vape firms say one year after vaping crisis, customers turning to legal suppliers over illicit market | Marijuana Business Daily

Illinois recreational marijuana sales hit nearly $64 million in August, marking a new record | Chicago Tribune

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Episode 321 – Taking Up The MORE Act

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Betty Aldworth and Ben Larson joins host Heather Sullivan to talk about the historic announcement of an upcoming House vote on the MORE Act, the vote this November out west on a number of cannabis issues, and the dip in the number of marijuana arrests in Texas following the federal legalization of industrial hemp. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Medical Marijuana Measure Removed From Nebraska’s November Ballot By State Supreme Court | Marijuana Moment

Early freeze in Colorado could cost marijuana, hemp growers millions in losses | Marijuana Business Daily

Lawmakers call on Pritzker to clarify IL marijuana dispensary lottery process after 21 companies chosen to compete for 75 licenses | ABC 7 Chicago

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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

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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

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 281 – Marijuana’s Big Day in DC

The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC is seen in a closely cropped shot in early dusk as yellow lights start to glow within. It looks to be summer, with green grass and people walking around on the lawn outside.

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

Photo: Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar/Flickr

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

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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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