Cannabis Policy Now
Maryland: Will “The Free State” Be Next to Legalize Cannabis?

Maryland: Will “The Free State” Be Next to Legalize Cannabis?

February 23, 2021
After a quick federal policy update, our colleague Liv Naugle joins the show to fill us in on what's been happening in Maryland!
Celebrating Black History Month with Historic Progress on Cannabis Policy!

Celebrating Black History Month with Historic Progress on Cannabis Policy!

February 17, 2021
We celebrate Black History Month with our colleague DeVaughn Ward, who joins us to discuss progress on cannabis policy in Virginia, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.
 
Cannabis and Congress: Will the New Year Bring New Hope?

Cannabis and Congress: Will the New Year Bring New Hope?

December 30, 2020

Listen in as we chat with our colleague Don Murphy — director of MPP’s federal policies department — about his thoughts on our progress in 2020, as well as a preview of what lies ahead in 2021.

15 states down, 35 to go!

15 states down, 35 to go!

December 15, 2020

The 2020 election is behind us now, and it's clear that cannabis legalization was a big winner! For more on this, we are joined by Jared Moffat, MPP's campaigns coordinator, who provides us with an overview of all the victories!  

Victory in Vermont! Plus Rick Steves

Victory in Vermont! Plus Rick Steves

October 8, 2020
First, great news: Vermont is now the 11th state to legalize, regulate, and tax cannabis sales for adults! Then bestselling guidebook author, travel guru, and TV host Rick Steves joins us to talk about what he’s been doing to support this year’s legalization campaigns. 
 
Will Vermont Legalize Cannabis Sales?

Will Vermont Legalize Cannabis Sales?

September 15, 2020

Some bad news first — medical marijuana is off the ballot in Nebraska. And then some encouraging news — Vermont lawmakers may be nearing a final agreement on legislation that would legalize and regulate cannabis sales for adults. Laura Subin will join us from Vermont to tell us more about this and another bill that will automatically expunge records for past offenses.

Cannabis Legalization on the November Ballot

Cannabis Legalization on the November Ballot

August 19, 2020
Election Day is quickly approaching and voters in several states will soon be casting their votes on cannabis legalization initiatives. For more on this, we are joined by Jared Moffat, MPP's campaigns coordinator, who provides us with a comprehensive overview. 
 
Highlights from MPP’s #ReimaginingJustice Conference

Highlights from MPP’s #ReimaginingJustice Conference

July 23, 2020

Last week MPP hosted #ReimaginingJustice, a virtual conference that brought together leading civil rights and cannabis activists to discuss the intersection between race, cannabis, and policing. Listen in as we share highlights from this event including clips from speakers such as NAACP President Derrick Johnson, Suffolk County (Mass.) District Attorney Rachael Rollins, talk show host Roland Martin, former NBA player Al Harrington, actor Seth Rogen, and more.

Legalization: Is the Northeast Next?

Legalization: Is the Northeast Next?

July 14, 2020

MPP is one day away from hosting a virtual event titled "Reimagining Justice: Race, Cannabis, and Policing" that you won't want to miss! Listen in as we discuss what this event is all about and how you can watch. Then we are joined by DeVaughn Ward, MPP's senior legislative counsel, who tells us what's going on with cannabis policy reform in Northeastern states including New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

Cannabis: Is It Helping Local Economies?

Cannabis: Is It Helping Local Economies?

July 8, 2020

As cities and towns work to rebuild and strengthen their economies in the wake of COVID-19, we speak with experts about how legal, regulated cannabis markets have impacted local economies and governments in California and Colorado. First, we are joined by Hirsh Jain, the Director of Government Affairs at Caliva, who shares examples of how California municipalities have benefited from legalization. Then we speak to Kris Teegardin, former mayor of Edgewater, CO, who tells us what life was like in the first city to begin adult-use cannabis sales.

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