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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 324 – Surveying the National Scene

The Washington Monument is seen in dark silhouette against a muted sunset sky. The clouds frame the sunrise colors and perfectly fringe the treeline with both mirrored- along with the Monument- by the reflection pool at the base.

Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Schwazze backs out of deal to acquire marijuana R&D firm MedPharm | Marijuana Business Daily

Maryland picks more companies to grow, process medical cannabis | Baltimore Sun

Virginia Lawmakers Send New Marijuana Bills To Governor’s Desk | Marijuana Moment

Photo: Thomas Hawk/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 304 – Marijuana’s Evolution in the World of Sport

A close up photo shows a well-used leather football emblazoned with the NFL logo on it sitting laces up on an equally used green grassy field- sitting just shy of a white painted line marker.

First time guests Alan Brochstein and Josh Altman join host Lewis Goldberg to talk about the ever-evolving relationship between professional sports and cannabis as well as calls from federal lawmakers to legalize marijuana during the coronavirus pandemic as a way to generate tax revenue. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
MedMen temporarily closes most Florida stores | Florida Politics

Constellation Brands Injects C$245 Million Into Canopy Growth by Exercising Expiring Warrants | New Cannabis Ventures

Nebraska Medical Marijuana Campaign’s New Signature Strategy Involves Masks And Disposable Pens | Marijuana Moment

Photo: Parker Anderson/Flickr

Episode 303 – Looking for Silver Linings for Legal Marijuana

The Washington Monument fills the frame's center flanked on either side by a green lawn bordered by twin stretches of trees thick and green. Crowds of tourists surround the reflecting pool.

Troy Dayton joins host Shanita Penny to talk about the possibility that Congress includes legal marijuana businesses in coronavirus pandemic financial support, as well as how the industry’s annual 4/20 holiday just went and the latest developments for legalization in Lebanon. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Point-of-Sale Data Indicates Plummeting North American Marijuana Sales on 4/20 ‘Holiday’ | Marijuana Business Daily

California offers marijuana firms tax-related help to cope with COVID-19 fallout | Marijuana Business Daily

Top New York Lawmaker Wants To Pass Marijuana Legalization This Year Despite Coronavirus | Marijuana Moment

Photo: Pedro Szekely/Flickr

Episode 290 – California and Missouri Face Off

A close-up shot shows a rather superb owl looking to the right of the screen- it's large orange eyes are seen with complex swirls of color.

Mike Liszewski and Jahan Marcu join host Shanita Penny to talk about the latest cannabis developments in California, Missouri, and the northeast as well as about a new discovery of a more potent form of THC. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
MedMen CEO Adam Bierman Is Out | Green Market Report

Vermont Committee Unanimously Approves Bill To Legalize Marijuana Sales | Marijuana Moment

After hearing, THC concentrates bill stalls in Washington legislature | Leafly

Photo: Ian Lloyd/Flickr

Episode 249 – Biden’s Dismal Record on Cannabis

Adam Smith joins host Dan Goldman to talk about Joe Biden’s dismal record on marijuana policy as well as the latest develops in drug testing and marijuana policy lobbying in Washington, DC. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Home delivery of marijuana could start in Massachusetts this year | Boston Globe

Maine releases draft rules for its recreational marijuana market. Read them here. | Portland Press Herald

Cannabis vaporizer company Pax Labs raises benchmark $420 million in funding | Marijuana Business Daily

Photo: Kelly Kline/Flickr

Episode 212 – Golden State Growing Pains

Scott Cecil and first-timer Mike Liszewski join host Dan Goldman to talk about how things are going in California and Massachusetts as well as the expansion of social use cannabis in Colorado and (possibly) Alaska. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Recreational marijuana initiative fails to garner enough signatures for ballot | Fox 25 News

Wells Fargo Closes Florida Politician’s Account Due To Marijuana Donations | Forbes

Medical marijuana sales in Pa. halted, again, by software crash | Philadelphia Inquirer

 

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Episode 210 – High on Workplace Safety

Dan Goldman and Taylor West join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about a new reporting showing a rise in workplace safety in states legalizing medical marijuana, as well the oversupply issues faced by the Oregon industry. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Denver ‘Having Success’ Regulating Legal Marijuana, Mayor Says | Forbes

US territory makes adult-use cannabis legalization breakthrough | Marijuana Business Daily

Green the Vote board members admit recreational marijuana petition numbers were inflated | KJRH