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Episode 353 – As Prohibition Just Crumbles Away

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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

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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 350 – Marijuana Women

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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 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 334 – Biden Our Time

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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

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Episode 333 – The MORE Act Takes The House!

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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

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Episode 331 – The Momentum Builds

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Taylor West and first-time guest Anne Donohoe joins host Ben Larson to talk about the growing momentum behind progressive cannabis reform, as marijuana-related ballot measures swept the recent elections; the recent robust earners reports from various legal marijuana MSOs; and a check-in on the year 2020 with an eye on 2021. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:

New Jersey Senate And Assembly Committee Pass Marijuana Sales Bills Despite Pushback From Equity Advocates | (Marijuana Moment)

Longtime California cannabis czar Lori Ajax is stepping down | (Marijuana Business Daily)

Cannabis taxes save 350 jobs in Chicago | (Leafly)

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Episode 330 – Thorns and Roses

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Kris Krane joins host Heather Sullivan to parse the good and bad, or the thorn and rose, of the recent 2020 U.S. elections, where marijuana legalization ballot measures won in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, Mississippi, and South Dakota. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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