Author Archive | Shea Gunther

Episode 341 – Marijuana’s Big Moment

The U.S. Capitol Building is seen in the middle of the frame- small- with the Washington Monument rising up above it and setting the proper scale. The Lincoln Memorial building is seen in front of the base of the Monument and shows the compression in-frame created by the use of a long camera lens. The overall tone of the photo is rather muted, but the Capitol building is brightly lit up with a partially-cloud golden sky behind it. The image feels like there is hope in the darkness.




Anne Donohoe and first-time-guest Tauhid Chappell join host Ben Larson to talk about the latest developments at the federal level for progressive cannabis policy reform, the expanding need for proper social equity programs, and the ever-marching normalization of cannabis in contemporary media. Produced by Shea Gunther.


Photo: Geoff Livingston/Flickr

Episode 340 – The Drive for Equity in Legal Marijuana

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Steve Hawkins, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project and Raheem Uqdah, Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility at Curaleaf, join host Heather Sullivan to talk about racial and social equity efforts within the legal marijuana industry, what we’re doing right, what we’re doing wrong, and what’s left to do. Produced by Shea Gunther.




Photo: Levon Avdoyan/Flickr

Episode 339 – Georgia On Our Minds

National hero Stacey Abrams speaks on stage during the 2018 TEDWomen conference. She is wearing a red dress and jacket and gesturing with both hands held wide while speaking under a bright light seen in the upper right of frame.

Kris Krane and Heather Sullivan join host Ben Larson to talk about the incredible and historic wins in Georgia’s special Senate runoff elections, as well as some of the big changes- both good and bad- that we’re likely to see in the weeks and months ahead. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Photo: TED Conference/Flickr

Episode 337 – Help Support MJToday Media

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Producer Shea Gunther rounds out the year talking about the ways you can help support MJToday Media’s work and how you can use our platform to market your own products, brands, and services. Back with a full show next week! Produced by Shea Gunther.

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Episode 336 – Ben and Shea Wrap Up the Year

A close-up rendering of the Mandelbrot Set reveals a dancing outburst of yellow structures- not unlike spiraled seahorses- set against a misty blue-green background. There is a black Mandelbrot bubble in the middle with a smaller one farther up the picture- both hugged by an infection of red.

Producer Shea Gunther joins host Ben Larson to discuss the work that goes into producing Marijuana Today; his history in media, technology, and the industry; and that one twirly frisbee video he once filmed out on a lake in Maine. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Photo: Master Phillip/Flickr

Episode 335 – 2020 Holiday Special

A piece of graphic art has green stamped cannabis leaves alongside and on top of a bright evergreen wreath in the middle of the frame. There are very small white and red berries adorning the wreath.

Guest Maha Haq joins host Heather Sullivan to talk about all the legal marijuana products they’ve enjoyed giving as gifts for the holidays. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Bloom Farms CBD – www.bloomfarmscbd.com

Dream 5:1 CBD/CBN Tincture Canbiance – www.instagram.com/canbiance

Mood Study GummiesFenix CBD – www.tryfenix.com

  • “FRESH Crushed Buds” Premium Pre-Roll
  • Sour Space Candy CBD CBG Hemp Flower Hala Hemp – www.halahemp.com

CBD Soap
CBD Body Butter CBD infused coffee

Healer CBD – www.healercbd.com

Whole Plant Hemp CBDA Drops
Silverchild Confectionaries – www.silverchild.com/cbdreamy

CBDreamy Pâte De Fruit (jelly candy) The Healing Rose – www.thehealingroseco.com

CBD Bath Soak
USA Hemp Co. – www.usahemp.com

Roll On Pain Gel

Virgo Moon Alchemy – www.virgomoonalchemy.com

  • “Its Just a Phase” MOFGA Full Spectrum CBD Suppositories
  • Condom Safe CBD Personal Lube
  • Jordy’s CBD Suckers

CALIFORNIA

THC PRODUCTS

Pop Up Potcorn – www.popuppotcorn.com

  • Microwaveable infused popcorn
  • Ready-to-Eat infused popcorn Rebel Coast – www.rebelcoast.com

Infused sparkling, still and seltzer waters State Flower – www.stateflowercannabis.com

Cannabis flower
Viv & Oak – www.vivandoak.com

Infused wine MAINE

Atlantic Farms – www.theatlanticfarms.com Cannabis badder

Canuvo – www.canuvo.org

MJ Cream

Green Soup – www.greensoupmaine.com

All Kind MAC’s Treehouse Bar

Silverchild Confectionaries – www.silverchild.com Coconut Truffles

MULTI-STATE

Curaleaf – www.curaleaf.com
Veteran’s Cannabis Project Pre-Roll Pack

Select – www.selectcannabis.com

Cannabis flower

ACCESSORIES

Ardent Cannabis – www.ardentcannabis.com
Ardent FX All-In-One portable cannabis kitchen

Blazy Susan – www.blazysusan.com Spinning rolling tray

Canna Club – www.cannaclubatucla.org Clothing

Good Kush Co. – www.goodkushco.com • Clothing

Hempwick – www.hempwick.com Hempwick ball

Level 1620 – www.level1620.com Smell proof locking bags

Stashlogix – http://www.stashlogix.co

  • Elephant mug
  • Secret Stash bag

Episode 334 – Biden Our Time

The White House in Washington, DC is seen close up- with the front of the building- lit during either early dawn or late dusk- filling the frame. The water fountain in front has a plume of conical water shooting up and a rippling American flag waves from a pole in the center of the building. the sky behind is a light purple blue.

News & Links:
Colorado retail cannabis sales already eclipsing record-setting 2019 | Marijuana Business Daily

Exclusive: Cannabis Review Site Weedmaps Nears $1.5 Billion Deal to Go Public – Sources | U.S. News & World Report

Canopy Growth shuttering facilities across Canada, abandons outdoor marijuana cultivation | Marijuana Business Daily

Photo: Tom Lohdan/Flickr

Episode 333 – The MORE Act Takes The House!

A man's arm is seen in dark silhouette holding up an unlit marijuana joint. The sky behind is either early morning or late dusk with the sun unseen below the horizon even as it casts warm red tons on the few clouds hugging the interface between sky and black earth.

Jermey Berke and Kieran Ringgenberg join host Ben Larson to talk about the rescheduling of marijuana by the United Nations and the passage of the MORE Act by the U.S. House of Representatives. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Murphy, NJ Lawmakers Say They Reached Deal on Marijuana Bill | NBC Philadelphia

Green Wednesday Cannabis Sales Blow Away Black Friday | Green Market Report

California cannabis companies will have to pivot, again, under new stay-at-home order | Marijuana Business Daily

Photo: Marketeering Group/Flickr

Episode 332 – Thanksgiving Crossover with Green Rush- Investing in Psychedelics

A dark-toned photograph shows a mature cannabis plant just starting to show a flowered-top. The photo appears to be taken at night with the plant lit by overhead illumination- the background of the photo is cast in darkness.

We’re taking this week off because of the holiday, so we’re running an episode of the Green Rush featuring a discussion about the business of therapeutic psychedelics with Lindsay Hoover and Simeon Schnapper, Managing Partners of JLS Fund. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Photo: Talakay Pakay/Flickr