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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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Episode 329 – Drugs Just Won the War on Drugs

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Taylor West, Betty Aldworth, Andrew Livingston, and Mike Liszewski join host Kris Krane to talk about the recent election results, including how marijuana and drug policy reform rippled out across the nation, with a look at legalization ballot measures in South Dakota, Oregon, New Jersey, Montana, Arizona, and Mississippi. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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Episode 328 – On Elections’ Eve

A small circular sticker is seen on a grey shirt reading 'I voted today'. The text is blue set on top of a red, white, and blue flag graphic.

First time guests Alex Halperin and Donnell Alexander of WeedWeek join host Ben Larson to talk about this week’s elections, including a dive into national races as well as state-by-state coverage and predictions for New Jersey, Montana, Arizona, and South Dakota. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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Episode 324 – Surveying the National Scene

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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 272 – As Vape Bans Spread

Taylor West and Jahan Marcu join host Dan Goldman to talk about the ongoing health scare over the use of vaporizers, the recent passage of the SAFE Banking Act, as well as a plan to coordinate marijuana policy between New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
CDC reports majority of patients sickened in vape epidemic used marijuana vaporizer devices – many from illicit market | Marijuana Business Daily

Inslee directs Washington state health board to ban flavored vape products | Seattle Times

Journey of a Tainted Vape Cartridge: From China’s Labs to Your Lungs | Leafly

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Episode 245 – Is Legalization Still Alive in New Jersey?

Kris Krane, Betty Aldworth, Mike Liszewski, and first-timer Brett Phelps join host Dan Goldman for a live in-person taping during the recent 2019 Students for Sensible Drug Policy conference in Chicago, Illinois, where they talk about how things are going in New Jersey and New York for the prospects of legalized adult use. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Walgreens to sell CBD products in 1,500 stores | CNBC

Guam Becomes First U.S. Territory To Send Marijuana Legalization To Governor In 2019 | Marijuana Moment

Michigan judge thwarts crackdown at 50 unlicensed medical marijuana shops | Michigan Live

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Episode 243 – A VERY Big Deal at the UN

Betty Aldworth and Andrew Livingston join host Dan Goldman to talk about the latest groundbreaking positive development for marijuana policy in the United Nations as well as how things are going for adult use legalization in New York and New Jersey. Produced by Shea Gunther.

News & Links:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs smokable medical marijuana bill into law | Orlando Sentinel

Cowboys’ David Irving Weed Offers Rolling In … After NFL Retirement | TMZ

Medical marijuana ‘Unity Bill’ signed into law by Gov. Kevin Stitt | Tulsa World

Episode 235 – The State Embrace of Legal Marijuana

Taylor West and Alex Kreit join host Dan Goldman to talk about the flurry of state governor’s coming out in favor of legalization, the new world of legal industrial hemp, and more. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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Episode 228 – The Garden State Goes Gardening

Dan Goldman and Alex Kreit join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the latest developments for legal adult use in New Jersey, the defeat and legacy of California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, and Michael Moore’s comments about marijuana as a political issue. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Hemp Legalization Is Officially In The Final Farm Bill | Marijuana Moment

State recommendation would bridge medical marijuana shortage | Detroit News

Customers spent more than $2 million in first week of Mass. recreation marijuana sales | Boston Globe

 

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