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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 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

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Episode 314 – All Things Betty Aldworth!

A well-lit portrait of Betty Aldworth shows her set against a blue background while smiling and and waving hello to the camera.

Betty Aldworth and Mike Liszewski join host Kris Krane to talk about the latest evolution of Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s drug reform policy and to then dive into the seven years Betty spent as executive director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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SSDP Events
SSDP Hiring & Compensation Policy

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Episode 312 – The Weed Wonks speaks with Rep. James Coleman of Colorado

The golden-domed capitol building of Colorado is seen from ground-level looking up with the building- fronted by a flagpole with both the U.S. and state flags - set against a cloud-less blue sky.

Enjoy this episode of the ‘Weed Wonks’ with Colorado Rep. James Coleman, as he speaks with host Jordan Wellington from the floor of the Colorado legislature in the final stage of passing his groundbreaking social equity legislation. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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Episode 305 – A Market Disrupted

A young bright green marijuana plant with white and purple buds grows towards the camera against a blurred background of its pot.

First time guests Jeannette Horton and Amber Senter join host Shanita Penny to talk about the access to home grow by patients and consumers during the coronavirus pandemic, the disruptions seen in the domestic and international illicit drug trade by the global shutdown, and some of the licensing delays we’re seeing in states like Illinois. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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

MedMen temporarily closes most Florida stores | Florida Politics

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

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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

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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

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Episode 270 – Special: Introducing the Weed Wonks podcast!

As part of our irregular series sharing great new marijuana-related podcasts, we’re publishing an episode of the Weed Wonks podcast, a new show we’re developing here at MJToday Media that is hosted by our friends Jordan Wellington and Andrew Livingston. We’ll have a regular episode of Marijuana Today up, as usual, on Monday. You can listen to more episode of the Weed Wonks over at WeedWonks.com.

Episode 217 – The Green Rush speaks with Adam Orens

Apologies, but no show this week due to massive scheduling conflicts with our hosts and regulars. It sucks, but such is life sometime. In its stead, we are running an episode of the Green Rush podcast featuring Adam Orens of the Marijuana Policy Group. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

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