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Cannabis News Podcast. Join us on YouTube for Cannabis Legalization News is live Wednesdays at 2 pm & Sundays at 3 pm CST for LIVE episodes. With over 22k subscribers on YouTube & over 55k downloads on audio episodes - Cannabis Legalization News (CLN) is the Number 1 Cannabis News & Policy podcast on the interwebs. What is our Cannabis podcast? A journalist, Miggy, and a cannabis business lawyer, Tom, rehash the week's news in cannabis legalization. Join us each week for the news round up, and maybe have your cannabis company interviewed regarding its legal issues faced.There are also episode regarding developments on legalization in the cannabis industry.Tom also does YouTubes on various questions his cannabis clients ask him that he rips and turns into episodes.Subscribe, sit back, and stay informed as legalization happens.

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THC Cocktails | Tasting the World’s First THC Spirit

Matt Cohen from the THC spirit company Purejuana stops by to discuss cannabis cocktails, infusion and extraction licenses, and policies that contribute to a prosperous cannabis market.

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Jun 16, 2021
Investing in the Cannabis Industry

Cannabis industry experts David Abernathy and Jeanne Sullivan from the Arcview Group join the show for a rumination on cannabis. We discuss investing in the cannabis industry and the people it serves, the current and future landscapes of US cannabis markets, hedge funds for social equity applicants, and policies that make for a robust cannabis industry.

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Jun 13, 2021
Connecticut Vote to Legalize Marijuana Goes to Special Session
Jun 10, 2021
Federal Report Finds No Increase In Teen Cannabis Use After Legalization
Jun 07, 2021
How to Open a Cannabis Delivery Company in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission announced on Friday that applicants can now begin the application process for marijuana delivery operator licenses! Today, David Leavitt from our Boston office stops by with Grant Smith-Ellis from the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition to discuss the Bay State’s cannabis market and application process.

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Jun 02, 2021
VA Doctors Could Recommend Medical Marijuana Under MORE Act
May 30, 2021
Legal Weed States Made More Money Than the Government Knows What to Do With
May 26, 2021
MORE Act to be Reintroduced
May 23, 2021
11 States Ban Delta-8 | How Long Will Delta-8 Be Legal?

11 states have banned delta-8 THC and the list continues to grow, Mississippi justices overturn voter-approved medical marijuana initiative, and more cannabis news today at 3 PM CST!

Shout out to Daniel C. for sending in today's Name That Strain!
More states banning delta-8 THC as regulators clarify its legality under federal law (Hemp Daily)
Minnesota House votes to legalize marijuana (The Hill)
Mississippi justices toss voter-backed marijuana initiative (The Associated Press)
Nebraska Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill Stalls In Legislature Amid Filibuster (Marijuana Moment)
Robinson Police Department changing marijuana search policy (Fox 44 News)

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May 16, 2021
Minnesota House to Vote on “Best Legalization Bill in the Country”
May 12, 2021
$2.1 Billion Dollar Cannabis Merger - Truileve Acquires Harvest

$2.1 Billion Dollar Cannabis Merger - Truileve Acquires Harvest - Cannabis legalization news. May 10, 2021.


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May 10, 2021
Two Historic Medical Marijuana Bills Head to Governors’ Desks

Medical marijuana bills take huge steps in 3 states, feds announce the new standard THC dose for marijuana research, more corruption is revealed about Gaetz’ connection to the cannabis industry (spoiler alert: it's bad!), and more cannabis news.

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Limited Tennessee Medical Marijuana Compromise Bill Heads To Governor’s Desk (Marijuana Moment)
Alabama medical marijuana bill headed to Gov. Kay Ivey after historic House vote (Montgomery Advertiser)
Medical Marijuana Just Took A Giant Step Toward Legalization In Kansas (KCUR)
Minnesota Marijuana Legalization Bill Clears 11th House Committee On Path To The Floor (Marijuana Moment)
Missouri House Bill gives hope to those sentenced longer than 10 years (KOMU)
Illinois Lawmakers Approve Bill To Legalize Any Amount Of Marijuana And Expunge Past Records (Cannabis Industrial Marketplace)
Oklahoma judge suspends state’s cannabis seed-to-sale requirement (MJ Biz Daily)
Gaetz Probe Expands From Sex Trafficking To Cannabis And Corruption (Huff Post)
Pfizer, Eli Lilly Were The Original Medical Marijuana Sellers (Forbes)
Biden AG Stresses That Marijuana Use In Legal States Is Not A Justice Department Priority (Marijuana Moment)
Feds Announce New Standard THC Dose To Be Used In Marijuana Research, Effective Immediately (Marijuana Moment)
Business interest in $30B cannabis market up 140% (BevIndustry)

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May 09, 2021
NJ Weedman Breaks Down New Jersey Cannabis

On this episode of Cannabis Legalization News, NJ Weedman stops by to discuss overregulation, New Jersey’s adult-use market, why he believes Miami will be a hot spot for stoners, and more!

Check out NJ Weedman’s newest cannabis venture ‘The Joint of Miami’!

About NJ Weedman:
Robert Edward "Ed" Forchion Jr., also known as NJWeedman, is a longtime cannabis rights and free speech activist, Perennial candidate, actor, writer, and restaurateur. He is the founder of the Legalize Marijuana Party. Following the legalization of cannabis in New Jersey in 2021, Forchion began openly selling marijuana from an unlicensed store across from the city hall in Trenton. He said he has no plans of closing his store.

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May 05, 2021
Federal Cannabis Legalization News - April 2021 - Cannabis News Roundup
May 02, 2021
These States Could Still Legalize Cannabis in 2021
Apr 28, 2021
Five States Where Republicans Are Trying to Block Marijuana Legalization
Apr 25, 2021
Senate Democrats Split Over Legalizing Weed and More Cannabis Legalization News
Apr 21, 2021
Marijuana Stocks to Watch This Week and More Cannabis Legalization News

It’s going to be a big week for cannabis! The SAFE Banking Act will get a house floor vote this week. Schumer will probably introduce his federal legalization bill on 4/20 and according to Cory Booker, Biden is ready to federally legalize. Legalization is looming! So what does this mean for cannabis stocks? 

D.C. firefighter facing drug charges in Fairfax County after traffic stop (wjla)
Former DC firefighter expected to be released from prison; arresting officer accused of lying (Fox 5 DC)
10 Best Marijuana Stocks to Buy in 2021 (Kiplinger)
Biden’s Already On Board With Federal Marijuana Legalization Even If He Doesn’t Use That Word, Booker Says (Marijuana Moment)
Marijuana Banking Bill Will Get A House Floor Vote Next Week, Majority Leader Confirms (Marijuana Moment)
Constitutional ban on legal marijuana dies in Idaho House (KTVB)

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Apr 18, 2021
When can you buy weed in New Mexico? If weed is in your system don't go to Dubai
Apr 14, 2021
Medical marijuana would be expanding in Texas; Florida Republicans declare war on medical marijuana
Apr 11, 2021
Southern States Cannabis Legalization News

Legalization bills have been introduced in Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, South Carolina, and other states in the South. Do these bills have a chance or will reefer madness prevail? Chey Garrigan from Alabama Cannabis Industry Association stops by to update us on a bill that’s attempting to ban Delta-8 and Delta-10-THC. Also, pot stocks you should keep an eye on. Live today (and every Wednesday) at 2 PM CST!

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Shout out to @Corbin_Caleb for providing today's Name That Strain!
Legalized marijuana in Louisiana? Northshore lawmaker proposes bill to make it happen (WWLTV)
Senate to consider amendment potentially harmful to Alabama hemp industry (Alabama Political Reporter)
This week, there are three hearings scheduled to address cannabis policy in Texas. (Texas NORML)
Sponsor of South Carolina Medical Cannabis Bill Says Reforms Are Close (Ganjapreneur)
SC medical marijuana bill likely to be defeated without debate (WPDE)
Marine vet condemns marijuana, says he ‘toked up’ in Kentucky & woke up in Kenya (Military Times)
Michigan County Declares It Won't Prosecute People for Psychedelics and Weed Possession (Merry Jane)
NYPD gives cops new orders to let people smoke weed in public (Fox News)
Parallel officially enters Illinois with $155 million Windy City Cannabis acquisition (GrownIn)
Family Of OKC Marijuana Grow Owner Charged In Death Of Alleged Intruder Fights For His Freedom (News9)
He died in jail hours after a minor pot arrest. Now 7 corrections officers have been fired. (Texas Tribune)
Mexico Marijuana Legalization Bill Clears Key Senate Committee, With Floor Vote Expected This Month (Marijuana Moment)

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Apr 07, 2021
Federal Cannabis Legalization News - March 2021 - Cannabis News Roundup

Is Schumer really waiting for 4/20 to release his legalization bill? What difference does it make that the Senate is now controlled by Democrats? Today we discussed the prospect of federal cannabis legalization.

Schumer Says Bill To Legalize Marijuana Federally Will Be Filed ‘Shortly’ (Marijuana Moment)
Schumer: Senate will act on marijuana legalization with or without Biden (Politico)
Three In Four U.S. Voters Support Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition, New Poll Finds (Marijuana Moment)
There are indications of a thaw in glacial federal prohibition of marijuana (Marijuana Biz Daily)

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Apr 04, 2021
States Legalizing Marijuana This Week

Bills, bills, bills. There are currently over 900 cannabis and psilocybin bills in state legislatures and Congress for 2021 sessions. Cuomo just signed New York’s bill which means effectively at around 10 AM this morning weed became legal in New York! Who’s next?

Also, during this recording, the New Mexico House of Representatives voted to approve a marijuana legalization bill!

New York Governor Signs Marijuana Legalization Bill, Hours After Lawmakers Put It On His Desk (Marijuana Moment)
New Mexico Lawmakers Advance Marijuana Legalization And Equity Bills On First Day Of Special Session (Marijuana Moment)
Virginia Governor Officially Asks Lawmakers To Speed Up Marijuana Legalization So It Happens This Year (Marijuana Moment)
Kansas Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill, Clearing It For Floor Vote (Marijuana Moment)
Oklahoma House Passes Bill That Would Limit Number Of Medical Marijuana Businesses (KGOU)
Illinois’s First Lounge For On-Site Marijuana Consumption Will Soon Open (Chicago Eater)

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Mar 31, 2021
New York Votes to Legalize Marijuana

Listen to history unfold as Miggy and Tom watch New York's Senate and Assembly vote on marijuana legalization.

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Mar 31, 2021
Tommy Chong on Legalization, the DEA, and the Evolution of Weed

This week we’re joined by long-time cannabis activist and stoner legend, Tommy Chong! We talk about his experience with the DEA, marijuana legalization, musical influences, and his future cannabis ventures.

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Mar 28, 2021
When Does Delta-8 & CBD Vape Cart Mail Ban Go into Effect? USPS ENDS Regulations for Vape Carts Info

Will delta-8  and other vape carts be banned from the USPS on March 27th when the PACT Act becomes effective against Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) - or on April 26th?

Tune in and find out when the vape cart ban will change the delta-8 and hemp industry.

When Does Delta-8 & CBD Vape Cart Mail Ban Go into Effect? USPS ENDS Regulations for Vape Carts Info


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Mar 26, 2021
Marijuana Legalization Bills Died In Three States This Week As Others Move Forward
Mar 24, 2021
Biden Fires Staffers for Past Pot Use, House Reintroduces SAFE Banking Act
Mar 21, 2021
Marijuana Kills Kids Apparently, and a Tennessee Lawmaker Wants to PERMANENTLY Block Legalization

Limiting THC might become a trend for policymakers, Nebraska’s Governor literally said, “If you legalize marijuana, you’re gonna kill your kids”, and a Tennessee Republican wants to PERMANENTLY block legalization through state constitution. All that and more news, on today's episode of Cannabis Legalization News.
Gov. Ricketts: ‘If you legalize marijuana, you’re gonna kill your kids’ (WOWT)
Tennessee Republican wants to permanently block recreational marijuana through state constitution (Tennessean)
Florida House committee approves THC limits for medical marijuana (wfla)
Should Marijuana Legalization Limit THC? Probably Not, But It’s Happening. (Forbes)
Gov. Northam considers speeding up legalization of marijuana in Virginia (Washington Post)

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Mar 14, 2021
US Cannabis Company Enters European Market; Final Approval To Hemp Rules Established

A new vaporizer shipping ban could impact the cannabis industry, Curaleaf enters the European market in a $285 million deal, and three cannabis bills you should keep an eye on. Also should cannabis legalization limit THC? Absolutely not. But lawmakers are trying to make it happen.
Curaleaf Enters Europe Cannabis Market in $285 Million Deal (Bloomberg)
Biden’s USDA Secretary Gives Final Approval To Hemp Rules Despite Ongoing Industry Concerns (Marijuana Moment)
Chicago weed giant illegally took pot to Arkansas in Whole Foods salad containers, federal suit claims (Chicago Sun-Times)
Ousted MedMen Execs’ New Gig Represents Everything Wrong with Corporate Cannabis (BeardBros Pharms)
Mexico on the verge of passing landmark cannabis bill (Aljazeera)
Trulieve Teams Up With Morehouse School of Medicine On Medical Cannabis Research (Benzinga)
Colorado Bill Would Require Schools To Store Cannabis-Based Medicines For Student Use (Marijuana Moment)
No more urine tests: Proposed California law would end most workplace marijuana tests (The Sacramento Bee)
Marijuana Would Not Count Against Immigrants’ ‘Good Moral Character’ Under New Congressional Bill (Marijuana Moment)
New Vaporizer Shipping Bans Impact Industry (High Times)
‘War on weed’ leaves one Myrtle Beach man paralyzed, costs city $11M in landmark civil rights case (WBTW News 13)
Should Marijuana Legalization Limit THC? Probably Not, But It’s Happening. (Forbes)

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Mar 10, 2021