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Episode 310 – A Nation Embroiled in Racism

A young black man protesting stands across from a line of faceless police officers hiding behind helmets and face shields on a clear city sidewalk.

Kris Krane and Heather Sullivan join host Shanita Penny to talk about the ongoing protests over racial injustice, the response to those protests and to racism in general by legal marijuana, and the language behind the idea of ‘defunding the police’. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Chart: Medical marijuana sales in Oklahoma near $300 million in first five months of 2020 | Marijuana Business Daily

If cannabis is legal, why is Michael Thompson serving 40 years in prison?| Leafly

| Colorado Cops Are Still Overwhelming Persecuting Black Cannabis Users

Photo: Quinn Norton/Flickr

Episode 309 – The Cannabis Industry Cannot Be Silent

A hand-hand sign is held aloft during a protest reading the names of black people recently killed by police. 20 names are listed with each followed by the word 'couldn't'.

First time guests Amber Littlejohn and Gail Rand join host Shanita Penny to talk about the relaxation of rules in Washington State around cannabis industry workers bringing their children to work during pandemic shutdowns, the historic and ongoing silence by the cannabis industry on the issue of race and racism, and the new initiative ‘Inside Insight‘, which helps connect women entrepreneurs with more experienced women working within the industry who offer help and coaching. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Photo: Aaron Fulkerson/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

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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 302 – No Relief for Legal Cannabis

A rough concrete wall is seen close up with a metal address circle sign plate set in with an engraved '42'. The number has been crudely drawn over with black marker and a '0' has been added to create '420'.

Andrew Livingston and first-time guest Sarah Gersten of the Last Prisoner Project join host Kris Krane to talk about the exclusion of legal marijuana businesses- even ancillary companies- from receiving federal relief from the coronavirus pandemic, as well a check-in on the Marijuana Primary, with Democratic candidate Joe Biden now lined up to battle Trump in November. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Judge upholds Massachusetts ban on recreational cannabis sales | Leafly

FDA Shifts Its Covid-19 Stance on Vaping, Smoking Impact | BNN Bloomberg

Canopy Growth exits cannabis cultivation on three continents in major international pullback | Marijuana Business Daily

Photo: Daniel Canfield/Flickr

Episode 265 – Setting The (American) Bar on State Legal Marijuana

Taylor West joins host Dan Goldman to talk about the recent call by the American Bar Association for states to be free to experiment with legal cannabis, a recent study suggesting a link for teens between vaping nicotine and cannabis, as well as the possibility of Anthony Scaramucci getting involved in the industry. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
‘I feel lucky, for real’: How legalizing hemp accidentally helped marijuana suspects | NBC News

Illegal pot still a source for 4 in 10 cannabis users, Stats Can survey shows | CTV News

Your marijuana delivery is here – now smile for the body cam | Boston Globe

Photo: Don Goofy/Flickr

Episode 237 – The Very Long History of Medical Marijuana

Dan Goldman and Kris Krane join host Kris Lotikar to talk about the history of medical marijuana and the latest testimony given on legal cannabis by Attorney General nominee William Barr. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Photo: Pacific Southwest Region 5/Flickr

Episode 236 – Trump Ends His Shutdown

Kris Krane and Andrew Livingston join first-time host Scott Cecil to talk about how the end of the Trump Shutdown will affect legal cannabis, the current status if state-level legalization efforts, and the arrest of bigot and alleged traitor Roger Stone, who also happens to be pro-cannabis. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Photo: Diego Cambiaso/Flickr

Episode 230 – Victory for Hemp!

Adam Smith joins host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the newly passed legalization of industrial hemp, the criminal justice reform bill, and Trump’s new pick as Chief-of-Staff. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Trudeau says cannabis shortage likely to be resolved within a year | Global News

New Zealand passes laws to make medical marijuana widely available | The Guardian

‘Orderly crowd’ witnesses start of retail pot sales in Salem | Salem News

Photo:US Government