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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.

Back with news next week!




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Episode 347 – Women in Cannabis

A bright dark-green mature marijuana leaf fills the frame against a blurred background that appears to be outdoors. The single fan leaf sits backed by a few fellow leaves and is white with centered veins.

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 346 – Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!

Two women are seen in a marijuana dispensary- one of them working there while another is a shopper. The shopper is looking up at a wall full of packaged products while the store worker is looking back at the rack.

Andrew Livingston and first-time guest Ngiste Abebe join host Heather Sullivan to talk about the growth in legal marijuana jobs and the pressing need to address social equity disparities within the entrepreneurial community. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
New York Governor Reveals Amendments To Marijuana Legalization Plan Weeks Before Budget Deadline | Marijuana Moment

New Jersey Lawmakers Send Marijuana Compromise Bill To Governor’s Desk, Setting Stage For Legal Sales | Marijuana Moment

Oregon marijuana firms enjoy booming market fueled by pandemic, consumers shunning illicit suppliers | Marijuana Business Daily




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Episode 344 – As Goes the Senate

A dark green marijuana plant grows under white lights against a dark blurred backdrop. The plant is just beginning to bud and has golden yellow hairs clustered tightly.

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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