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.

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.

A top-down view of marijuana growing- the cannabis is mature but not yet fulled budded, with white hairs just starting to show in the center of the plant. Sunlight speckles the vibrantly green marijuana.
Mar 2022
Episode 401

Mega Mergers in Cannabis

Andrea Brooks, Max Simon, and Sirita Wright joins host Kris Krane to talk about the massive merger recently announced between MSO giants Cresco and Columbia Care and the upcoming vote in the U.S. House to deschedule marijuana. Produced by Shea Gunther.

The U.S. Capitol Dome is seen through a framing of unlit tree branches and bushes. The photo is taken either just as dusk or dawn is breaking and the sky is dark blue.
Mar 2022
Episode 398

More of the Same for Legalization

First-time guest Francesca DeMauro joins host Ben Larson to talk about the progress, or lack-thereof, of legalization at the federal level; the latest news out of the states; and a look ahead for what kinds of market movements and contractions we could see in the North American cannabis market in the next two years. Produced…

The U.S. Capitol dome sits under a dark night sky brightly lit up, with the rest of the building a bit darker below.
Feb 2022
Episode 394

Sixth Time’s The Charm For SAFE Banking?

Matthew Walter and Alex Halperin joins host Brian Adams to talk about the latest passage of the SAFE Banking Act- the sixth time that’s happened so far- as well as the latest developments for legalization out of Washington, DC; plans by the NFL to study the impact of cannabis on pain; and a California bill…

Apr 2021
Episode 354

America Approves! (of Legal Marijuana)

Jeremy Berke and Natalie Fertig join host Kris Krane to talk about the growing acceptance of adult use marijuana in America, the advancement of cannabis legalization in the states, and the historic and cultural importance of this week’s 4/20 holiday. Produced by Shea Gunther. This episode was brought to you by the generous support of…