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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 340 – The Drive for Equity in Legal Marijuana

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Steve Hawkins, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project and Raheem Uqdah, Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility at Curaleaf, join host Heather Sullivan to talk about racial and social equity efforts within the legal marijuana industry, what we’re doing right, what we’re doing wrong, and what’s left to do. Produced by Shea Gunther.




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Episode 310 – A Nation Embroiled in Racism

A young black man protesting stands across from a line of faceless police officers hiding behind helmets and face shields on a clear city sidewalk.

Kris Krane and Heather Sullivan join host Shanita Penny to talk about the ongoing protests over racial injustice, the response to those protests and to racism in general by legal marijuana, and the language behind the idea of ‘defunding the police’. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Chart: Medical marijuana sales in Oklahoma near $300 million in first five months of 2020 | Marijuana Business Daily

If cannabis is legal, why is Michael Thompson serving 40 years in prison?| Leafly

| Colorado Cops Are Still Overwhelming Persecuting Black Cannabis Users

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Episode 309 – The Cannabis Industry Cannot Be Silent

A hand-hand sign is held aloft during a protest reading the names of black people recently killed by police. 20 names are listed with each followed by the word 'couldn't'.

First time guests Amber Littlejohn and Gail Rand join host Shanita Penny to talk about the relaxation of rules in Washington State around cannabis industry workers bringing their children to work during pandemic shutdowns, the historic and ongoing silence by the cannabis industry on the issue of race and racism, and the new initiative ‘Inside Insight‘, which helps connect women entrepreneurs with more experienced women working within the industry who offer help and coaching. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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Episode 208 – Crashing the Illicit Market

A whole gaggle of regulars join host Kris Lotlikar this week, as Dan Goldman, Kris Krane, Scott Cecil, Betty Aldworth, Shanita Penny, and Taylor West pile on in as part of a surprise show-crashing. The cannabis crew also talks about the effects of marijuana legalization on the illicit market. Produced by Shea Gunther.

 

News & Links:
Oklahoma regulators move to drop controversial medical cannabis rules | Marijuana Business Daily

Cannabis-based medicines get green light as UK eases rules | The Guardian

‘Wet marijuana’ illegal in Michigan, appeals court rules | Michigan Live

 

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Episode 104 – The Trump Disaster

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Host Kris Lotlikar carries a short show this week and talks about severe damages a Trump presidency would cause the nascent legal marijuana industry. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: July 25, 2016

Length: 0:20:19

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Episode 88 – Clommerce Clause

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Adam Smith and Taylor West join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about the latest Supreme Court ruling on Colorado’s legalization laws, Richard Nixon’s motivations for pushing the drug war, and Kris’s inability to pronounce words correctly. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Published: March 27, 2016

Length: 0:48:29

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