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.

An old-style stone building is seen close up with ornate stone-works around the top of an arching window. The word "DISPENSARY" is carved into the top stone stretching over the window.
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.

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.

Betty Aldworth stands to the right of Heather Sullivan as they both pose in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.
Mar 2022
Episode 400

The Heather and Betty Show

Betty Aldworth joins host Heather Sullivan to talk about how they got into drug reform activism, what drives their work these days, and the unique challenges of being a woman in legal marijuana. Produced by Shea Gunther.

A cluster of three marijuana buds sits on a black jar top against a blurred orange background.
Mar 2022
Episode 399

Marijuana Testing Standards

Jahan Marcu and first-time guest Tom Haren joins host Brian Adams to talk about the latest in cannabis and hemp testing lab standards, New York state’s adult use social equity program, and the international conflict involving Russia, marijuana, and American athlete Brittney Griner. Produced by Shea Gunther.