Cannabis Radio News #17

In this post-election edition, Taylor Bickford, spokesperson for Measure 2 in Alaska describes the surprising coalition that formed to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana. Peter Zuckerman, Communications Director for New Approach Oregon also describes unexpected support for legalization in the Beaver State.  Brian Franklin, spokesperson for Florida’s Amendment 2, says the narrow loss of the medical marijuana initiative there is in many ways a victory.  In the District of Columbia,...

Cannabis Radio News #16

Election Edition: Adam Eidinger, Chariman of the DC Cannabis Campaign, tells us about what could be the most important legalization initiative on any ballot. Ben Pollara Campaign Manager for United for Care told me that win or lose, the effort to pass a medical marijuana law in Florida has been a win for the movement.  David Boyer, Maine Political Director for the Marijuana Policy Project reflects on the year-long...

Cannabis Radio News #15

Bob Eschino, co-founder of the Boulder-based Medically Correct and member of Colorado’s marijuana edibles work group tells us about the negotiations over marijuana infused edibles.  Kandice Hawes, Executive Director of Orange County NORML, describes the competing ballot measures facing voters in Santa Ana, California. And finally, we spoke with PhillyNORML activist and US Marine Corps combat veteran Mike Whiter about being the first recipient of a civil citation for marijuana...

Cannabis Radio News #14

In this edition of Cannabis Radio News, Jax Finkel, Deputy Director for Texas NORML and originator of the ambitious 2014 Texas NORML Voters’ Guide tells us about unprecedented efforts to legalize marijuana in Texas.  Josh Hendrix, President and founder of the Kentucky Hemp Industries Association, tells us about his hemp harvest tour of Kentucky.  And finally Pete Melanhead discusses his new vapour lounge in Hamilton, Ontario.  A rocking five...

Cannabis Radio News #13

In this edition of the Cannabis Radio News we hear from Brenda Linder, a civil litigation attorney based in Fresno who represents several parties affected by radical interdiction efforts in support of medical marijuana bans in the City of Fresno and Fresno County, California. We also hear from Gary Storck, a long-time cannabis activist in Wisconsin and a board member of The League of Marijuana Voters, about the surprising...

Cannabis Radio News #12

In this edition of the Cannabis Radio News:  Les Stark is Executive Director of Keystone Cannabis Coalition and details a beehive of marijuana activism in Pennsylvania.   Michael Rothman is a Rockville-based defense attorney who oversees the Medical Cannabis Law Group and explains marijuana decriminalization in Maryland.  David Slomski runs The Healing Corner dispensary in Bristol, Connecticut and tells us about the state’s exemplary medical marijuana program. And finally Kelly...

Cannabis Radio News #11

In this edition Mason Tvert, Communications Director for the Marijuana Policy Project, tells us about taking the first step in getting a legalization initiative on the 2016 California ballot.  Chris Rempert, Political Director for the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Alaska, describes the political effect of rogue television reporter Charlo Greene.  Then David Boyer,  Maine Political Director for the Marijuana Policy Project, explains why a legalization initiative will not be...

Cannabis Radio News #10

In this edition of Cannabis Radio News, Joe Vazquez, reporter for KPIX 5 TV, the CBS affiliate in San Francisco, tells us what he knows about the mystery men repelling out of helicopters in Mendocino County, California to cut down marijuana crops. Ronan Levy is director of Canadian Cannabis Clinics and describes the reason he opened the nation’s first fee-free medical marijuana clinic this week in St. Catherines, Ontario....

Cannabis Radio News #9

In CRN #9, Jim Gierach, former prosecutor in Chicago and an executive board member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition or LEAP responds to the Global Commission on Drug Policy call for reform. Chris Goldstein, co-chair of Philadelphia NORML, gives us on an update on decriminalization in Philadelphia. Chris Rempert, Political Director for the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Alaska, describes outreach work at the state fair, and...

Cannabis Radio News #8

In CRN #8 we hear back to school thoughts from Betty Aldworth, Executive Director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Jane West owns and operates Edible Events Co. and tells us about her series of cannabis friendly classical music events in association with the Colorado Symphony. Rebecca Craft is a professor of psychology at Washington State University and talks about the gender differences she observed in the development of...