Cannabis Radio News #7

In this edition, Peter Zuckerman, spokesperson for New Approach Oregon tells us the effort to legalize marijuana there (Measure 91) picked up several key endorsements this week. Oregon State University sociologist Seth Crawford describes his fascinating estimate of Oregon’s marijuana market. Matt Simon, New England Political Director for Marijuana Policy Project describes the marijuana friendly political landscape of Vermont and prospects for legalization. And finally, Brookings Institution Fellow Philip...

Cannabis Radio News #6

In this edition, Dale Gieringer, Executive Director of California NORML describes the death of the latest effort to reform California’s medical marijuana system. In related news, Michael Green, President of the Fresno Cannabis Association tells us about the ban on medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation there. Jeremy Nemeth is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Denver and conducted the first ever study of marijuana dispensary locations; we...

Cannabis Radio News #5

Vivian McPeak, Executive Director of the Seattle Hempfest describes the significance of this year’s event in the context of legalized recreational sales in Washington state. Art Way, State Director for the Drug Policy Alliance in Colorado critiques the governor’s teen use prevention plan. Chris Goldstein, journalist and co-chair at Philadelphia NORML describes the battle over legalization in Philadelphia, and last we hear from Jane West, founder of Women Grow,...

Cannabis Radio News #4

In this edition of the Cannabis Radio News we hear reaction to the New York Times series of editorials calling for the legalization of marijuana from Dean Becker, a former policeman and spokesperson for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition or LEAP. Becker is also a public policy expert with the James A Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University and host of the long-running radio show Drug Truth....

Cannabis Radio News #3

In this edition we hear from Brookings Institution Fellow John Hudak about his study of Colorado’s system to regulate the legal sales and taxation of marijuana. David Boyer, Political Director for the Marijuana Policy Project in Maine gives us an update on efforts to legalize marijuana in Maine. We also learn about a massive marijuana bust on the Yurok reservation from Los Angeles Times reporter Lee Romney. or download...

Cannabis Radio News #2

In this show we get the latest on the effort to legalize marijuana in Oregon from Peter Zuckerman, Communications Director for New Approach Oregon. David Bass, director of Veterans outreach for Texas NORML tells us about the effort to organize veterans for cannabis in Texas, and Chris Goldstein, co-chair of Philadelphia NORML, gets us up to speed on struggles to decriminalize marijuana in the City of Brotherly Love. or...

Cannabis Radio News #1

In this our inaugural edition, Jake Ellison, editor of thePot Blog for the Seattle Post Intelligencer reflects on the first week of legal recreational sales in Washington state. We also hear from Dr Malik Burnett, Policy Manager at the Drug Policy Alliance with the latest from legalization efforts in Washington, DC. And Karen O’keefe, Director of State Policies for the Marijuana Policy Project describes the restrictive new medical marijuana...