Feb 2021
Episode 346

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!

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…

Jan 2021
Episode 340

The Drive for Equity in Legal Marijuana

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. Photo: Levon…

Oct 2020
Episode 325

The Science of Legal Marijuana

Jahan Marcu and first-time guest Maha Haq join host Heather Sullivan to talk about the Science of Legal Marijuana, including details on peer review, testing protocols, and cannabis as a possible treatment for the coronavirus. Produced by Shea Gunther. News & Links:• Michigan Governor Signs Marijuana Expungements Bill As Part Of Criminal Justice Package |…

Sep 2020
Episode 323

The Passage of Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Betty Aldworth and first-time guest Diane Russell join host Heather Sullivan to talk about the recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the ongoing wildfires out west and their impacts on this year’s cannabis harvest, as well as National Expungement Week. Produced by Shea Gunther. News & Links:• Vermont finally OKs retail cannabis…

Apr 2019
Episode 248

4/20’s Biggest Year

Kris Krane joins host Dan Goldman to talk about the significance of the 4/20 holiday, the recently announced acquisition deal between Canopy Growth and Acreage Holdings, what’s going on in states like Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma. Produced by Shea Gunther. News & Links: • Top execs at American weed retailer MedMen quit amid ex-CFO’s claims…

Apr 2019
Episode 246

No Second Chances in New York?

Adam Smith and Andrew Livingston join host Kris Lotlikar to talk about what just happened for legal marijuana’s chances in New York state as well as the recent efforts in California to expungement marijuana crimes using computer code and smart algorithms . Produced by Shea Gunther. News & Links: • Chicago’s Cresco Labs to buy…