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Episode 352 – How Goes Maine and Nevada

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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!

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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 349 – Serious About Social Equity

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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

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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.

Back with news next week!




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Episode 347 – Women in Cannabis

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First-time guests Rosie Mattio and Andrea Brooks join host Ben Larson to talk about the recent comments made by the IRS on cannabis banking and how marijuana businesses pay their taxes, the growth of women in cannabis, and what it takes to build a great brand in legal marijuana. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Virginia Lawmakers Send Marijuana Legalization Bill To Governor’s Desk Just Hours Before Deadline | Marijuana Moment

New Mexico Lawmakers Will Work To Unify Conflicting Marijuana Proposals This Week Following House Passage | Marijuana Moment

Washington Supreme Court Strikes Down Criminalization Of Drug Possession | Marijuana Moment




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Episode 344 – As Goes the Senate

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Andrew Livingston, Ben Adlin, and first-time guest Paul Rosen join host Ben Larson to talk about the the latest develops on the state level for marijuana policy reform and the embrace of legalization by the Democratic party and its leader in the House and Senate. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman enters Pennsylvania’s 2022 Senate race | CNN

Virginia Legislature Approves Marijuana Legalization Bills On Key Mid-Session Deadline | Marijuana Moment

New Jersey Governor Signs Psilocybin Bill To Immediately Reduce Penalties For Possession | Marijuana Moment


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Episode 342 – Federal Moves Towards Legal Marijuana

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Mike Liszewski and Jahan Marcu join host Heather Sullivan to talk about the most recent advances at the federal level for the legalization of marijuana, the science and business of Delta 8 THC, and the fight to legalize homegrow in Washington State. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Massachusetts city drops onerous ‘impact fee’ on cannabis businesses |

Chuck Schumer Lists Marijuana As A Priority In First Post-Election Cannabis Comments |

Arizona medical cannabis firms qualify for second grow permit, regulators say |




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Episode 268 – Rethinking Restrictions on Marijuana Science

Adam Smith and Jahan Marcu join host Dan Goldman to talk about current federal restriction on the academic study of marijuana, the recent meeting held in Oregon by police and prohibitionists, and the continuing vape-related health crisis. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Hemp Farming Quadrupled In The U.S. This Year, New Report Shows | Forbes

Mississippi medical marijuana: Group turns in signatures to get it on 2020 ballot| Clarion Ledger

New BDS Analytics Report Forecasts CBD Sales To Reach $20 Billion By 2024 | Green Market Report

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Episode 247 – A Smashing Hash Bash

Mike Liszewski and Jahan Marcu join host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest developments on Capitol Hill for legal marijuana at the federal level, the current situation in New York State, and how things went for last week’s Hash Bash in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Teagan Appleby to have confiscated medical cannabis returned | Guardian

Maryland cannabis regulators tell dispensaries they need to open by Sept. 30 or else | Baltimore Sun

Cannabis Futures Contracts May Be Headed to an Exchange Near You | Bloomberg

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