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May 2021
Episode 359

No Marijuana for Mississippi

Dr. Jahan Marcu, Heather Sullivan, and Paul Rosen join host Ben Larson to talk about the rejection of medical marijuana legalization by the Mississippi Supreme Court, the merger of Tilray and Aphria as well as other large cannabis acquisitions, as well as the current state of legal hemp and delta-8 THC. Produced by Shea Gunther….

May 2021
Episode 60

Safe Access to Medical Marijuana with Michelle Walker

Michelle Walker, patient advocate and director at Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism, speaks with host Jordan Wellington about her journey as a cannabis activist and the work she’s done to change medical cannabis policy for the better in Colorado, Texas, and on the national level. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Two images of people sit side-by-side. Shea Gunther is on the left and Lewis Goldberg is on the right. Shea is wearing a fur winter hat and appears to be backpacking outside in a snowy woods while Lewis is sitting somewhere more tropical and is looking at the lens with mirrored sunglasses on a beach chair.
May 2022
Episode 407

The Shea and Lewis Show

Host Lewis Goldberg and producer Shea Gunther carve out an hour to talk about their origins in the industry, their thoughts on the development of legal psychedelics, and what it means to be happy with your work. Produced by Shea Gunther.

A printed white protest sign reading "ON STRIKE FOR LIVING WAGES" is held by someone positioned high above a city street full of protestors below. The person is wearing a blue hat and is facing away from the camera while the protestors below all carry the same white sign- hundreds of them.
May 2022
Episode 406

The Union of Cannabis and Labor

Betty Aldworth and Jeremy Berke join host Heather Sullivan to talk about the state of unionization within the legal cannabis industry as well as the intersection of medical marijuana and cancer treatments. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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Apr 2022
Episode 405

The International Episode

First-time-guests Sysamone Phaphon, John Farrell, and Niklas Kouparanis join host Ben Larson to talk about what the world of legal cannabis looks like in the rest of the world. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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Apr 2022
Episode 404

Episode Not Found

Producer Shea Gunther takes the unique opportunity to make a bad joke while talking about our lack of a show this week. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Four identical tall green metallic cans sit closely to one another. The cans have a label reading "Cannabis energy drink" in white, with a mirrored black version underneath and the words "Hemp energy beverage" at the very bottom.
Apr 2022
Episode 403

The Ups and Downs of Infused Beverages

Andrea Brooks and Sirita Wright join host Ben Larson to talk about the rise and impacts of hemp-derived psychoactives, the growth and unique challenges of infused beverages, and the current tax landscape for legal marijuana. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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Apr 2022
Episode 402

Consolidation Nation

Taylor West and Heather Sullivan joins first-time host Jeremy Berke to talk about the MORE Act, which just passed out of the House, as well as the merits and downsides of industry consolidation. Produced by Shea Gunther.