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Episode 357 – Canna Bumps? Canna No.

A box and glass vial of white powder sits on an equally-white seamless background. The product is called 'Canna Bumps' and is designed to make the concentrates within look like cocaine.




Dr. Jahan Marcu and Andrea Brooks join host Heather Sullivan to talk about the science of cannabis, the troubling development of the Canna Bumps brand, and what it takes to succeed as a legal marijuana delivery company in California. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Episode 356 – Weed Wonks speaks with Congressman Earl Blumenauer

Oregon congressman Earl Blumenauer walks in a parade in front of supporters carrying a green sign with his name on it. His supporters wear a red t-shirt with his last name printed with white while the congressman is wearing khaki shorts and a red and orange Hawaiian shirt.




In this special episode of our sister-podcast Weed Wonks, hosts Jordan Wellington and Andrew Livingston speak with Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer, who is scheduled to appear on ‘Marijuana Today’ later this month as a guest. Produced by Shea Gunther.




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Episode 355 – The Bigification of 4/20

A dark green marijuana bud grows up to the right corner of frame. Though not ready to harvest yet, it does show the start of thick white hairs and is set against a blurred background of other cannabis plants.




Anne Donahoe and Paul Rosen join host Ben Larson to talk about the ever-growing size and scope of the 4/20 holiday, the progress in Congress on the SAFE Banking Act, and what the tipping point for federal legalization could be. Produced by Shea Gunther.




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Episode 354 – America Approves! (of Legal Marijuana)

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Jeremy Berke and Natalie Fertig join host Kris Krane to talk about the growing acceptance of adult use marijuana in America, the advancement of cannabis legalization in the states, and the historic and cultural importance of this week’s 4/20 holiday. Produced by Shea Gunther.

This episode was brought to you by the generous support of our sponsors Agilent, Cova Software, MJToday Media, and Dip Devices. Thank you!

News:
Alabama Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill That Already Passed The Senate Heads To House Floor | Marijuana Moment

Minnesota Marijuana Legalization Bill Approved By Seventh House Committee | Marijuana Moment

Nine In Ten Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana For Recreational Or Medical Use, New Pew Poll Finds | Marijuana Moment



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Episode 353 – As Prohibition Just Crumbles Away

New York City is seen from a high vantage point in a building. The Empire State Building is off to the left and lit up brightly with green light. The sky is giving over to dusk and the slivered moon is small above the horizon. The one visible city street is streaked with white and red time-lapsed car lights.




Kris Krane, Mike Liszewski, and Jahan Marcu join host Ben Larson to talk about the legalization of adult use marijuana in New York, the new cannabis coalition formed by Snoop Dogg and billionaire Charles Koch, as well as the rise of Delta-8 THC products. Produced by Shea Gunther.

This episode was brought to you by the generous support of our sponsors Curaleaf, Agilent, Cova, Atlantics Farms, and Dip Devices. Thank you!

News:
Mexico Cannabis Legalization Hits Unexpected Snag in Senate | Bloomberg

Virginia moves cannabis legalization to July 1, 2021 | Leafly

New Mexico Governor Signs Marijuana Legalization Bill, Making State Third To Enact Reform Within Days | Marijuana Moment


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Episode 352 – How Goes Maine and Nevada

Seven pre-rolled marijuana joints in natural-tan papers sit on a mottled white table- three of the joints are elevated above the other four on a stylish black paper box- all are set against a blurred background of an orange-red box with the bottom of un-readable black text centered upon.




First-time guests Amanda Connor and Hannah E. King join host Heather Sullivan to talk about the current state of affairs in Maine and Nevada’s legal cannabis markets as well as the journey they both took to becoming lawyers active in the legal marijuana industry. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Check out Connor & Connor of Las Vegas, Nevada and Hannah King over at DrummondWoodsum of Portland, Maine.

This episode was brought to you by the generous support of our sponsors Curaleaf, Agilent, Cova, Atlantics Farms, and All Kind. Thank you!

News:
New Mexico Takes First Step On Marijuana Implementation Before Governor Even Signs Legalization Bill | Marijuana Moment

Illinois breaks monthly recreational cannabis sales mark at $109 million | Marijuana Business Daily

NYPD officers can no longer search a vehicle due to the smell of marijuana alone, new memo says | CNN

Episode 351 – New York, New York!

The Statue Liberty is seen with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background in a black-and-white photo. The Statue fills the center of the image and is looking off to the left of frame facing the camera.

Mike Liszewski and Andrea Brooks join host Kris Krane to talk about the legalization of adult use marijuana in New York state and the recent firing of five staffers for marijuana use by the Biden Administration. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News:
New Mexico GOP Senator Circulates Draft Marijuana Bill Ahead Of This Week’s Special Session | Marijuana Moment

North Dakota lawmakers sink recreational marijuana legalization bill | MSN (Politico)

New York’s Comprehensive Cannabis Legislation Released | Marijuana Moment




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Episode 350 – Marijuana Women

A single marijuana leaf fan sits all alone on a white featureless surface. The leaf's stem is pointed toward the camera and multiple shadows underneath speak of multiple points of light.

Betty Aldworth and Anne Donohoe join host Heather Sullivan to talk about the recent re-introduction of the SAFE Banking Act, the firing of five White House staffers for marijuana use, and some of the issues women face in the legal marijuana industry. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News:
New Mexico Governor Plans Special Session On Marijuana As Legalization Bill Stalls On Final Stretch | Marijuana Moment

Same old Joe: Rebuffing staff who smoked pot fits Biden’s MO | MSN (Politico)

Marijuana Banking Reform Will Advance In The House Before Legalization, Congressman Says | Marijuana Moment




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Episode 349 – Serious About Social Equity

A maturing marijuana plant grows and reaches up to the upper right corner of frame. The green buds are a lighter yellow and shade of green than the darker leaves and there is a blurry background of other plants seen behind.

Kieran Ringgenberg, Amber Senter, and first-timer Emily Paxhia join host Ben Larson to talk about how various marijuana social equity programs are working, the general lack of investment for Black entrepreneurs, and what is being done (and not done) by celebrities and political leaders to change things for the better. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News:
Mexico’s Chamber Of Deputies Approves Revised Marijuana Legalization Bill, Sending It Back To Senate | Marijuana Moment

Virginia Governor Considers Speeding Up Legal Marijuana Timeline | Marijuana Moment

Noem’s medical marijuana plan scuttled by Senate | Sioux City Journal




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Episode 348 – The Fear of Homegrow

A mature- but unbudding- marijuana plant is seen against a soft blurred background of similar plants. The very inside of the plants is a brighter green than the darker older growth.

Jeremy Berke and first-time-guest Natalie Fertig join host Ben Larson to talk about the Biden Administration’s approach to marijuana policy reform, the difficulties in building quality social equity programs, and the apparent aversion by state lawmakers to allowing for homegrow. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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