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Episode 322 – No More MORE Act

The sun peaks out from behind the skyline as it sets. It casts a warm yellow light over the landscape below- which looks to be a dry mountainous desert. The center of the image has a bush breaking up the light of the sun into distinct rays.

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

Photo: Christian Rufli/Flickr

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 318 – Kamala!

Presumed Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris waves off camera as she appears to walk on stage to speak in front of a screen. She is smiling broadly.

Kris Krane and Shanita Penny join first-time host Ben Larson to talk about the pick of Kamala Harris as presumed Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, the qualification of Arizona’s adult use ballot measure, and the (huge) losses seen by licensed Canadian marijuana companies. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
iAnthus Reports Staggering Net Loss of $237 Million | Green Market Report

Maine Marijuana Sales Can Finally Begin, Officials Announce Four Years After Voters Legalized It | Marijuana Business Daily

Montana Will Vote On Two Marijuana Legalization Measures In November, State Confirms | Marijuana Moment

Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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

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

Photo: deviate_ed/Flickr

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