Author Archive | Shea Gunther

Episode 35 – The Green Rush Speaks with Kevin Smith

We’re taking a break from our regular publishing this week and featuring a stellar interview run by our sister podcast the Green Rush with filmmaker and podcaster Kevin Smith. This one is not to be missed- give it a listen! We’ll be back with a regular episode of the Weed Wonks next week. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Episode 34 – Cannabis Remediation and Testing with Jill Ellsworth

Jill Ellsworth, Founder and CEO of Willow Industries, joins host Jordan Wellington to talk about the art and science of contaminated marijuana remediation and how our industry can test and design around the realities of biological contaminants. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Episode 33 – California’s Cannabis Response to Coronavirus with Robert Hunt

Robert Hunt, founder and principle attorney at Shingle Hill, joins hosts Jordan Wellington and Andrew Livingston to delve into how California, the world’s largest marijuana market, is being affect and is reacting to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Episode 32 – Colorado, Coronavirus, and Cannabis with Jonathan Rose

Jonathan Rose, Associate Editor at the Denver Business Journal, joins host Jordan Wellington to talk about how the coronavirus is impacting Colorado’s industry and the nation at large and what is and can be done about it. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Episode 31 – The State of Cannabis Policy Reform with The Marijuana Policy Project

Marijuana Policy Project Deputy Director Matthew Schweich and Director of State Policies Karen O’Keefe join Jordan and Andrew to talk about the current state of marijuana policy reform in the United States as the coronavirus pandemic sets in. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Episode 30 – The Last Prisoner Project with Mary Bailey and Steve DeAngelo

Mary Bailey, Managing Director of the Last Prisoner Project, along with cannabis entrepreneur and co-founder of the Last Prisoner Project Steve DeAngelo speak with Jordan and Andrew about the vital work their organization does to get people out of prison for drug-related crimes. The war on drugs is not over until the last prisoner comes home. Learn more about the Last Prisoner Project over on their website. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Episode 29 – Legal Cannabis in Connecticut with Michael D’Agostino and TJ Magnoli

Connecticut State Representative Michael D’Agostino and TJ Magnoli, policy analyst with the Office of the Connecticut Speaker of the House, speak with Jordan and Andrew about the fight in their state to further marijuana legalization. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Episode 28 – Cannabis regulations and the vape health scare with Andrew Kline

Andrew Kline, Director of Public Policy for the National Cannabis Industry Association, joins hosts Jordan Wellington and Andrew Livingston to talk about his interesting path into the legal cannabis industry via Democratic politics, the recent vape health scare, and some of the best ways to transition illicit market players into full legality. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Episode 27 – Rolling up Iowa’s Medical Cannabidiol Program with Owen Parker

Owen Parker, Program Manager of the Office of Medical Cannabidiol with the Iowa Department of Public Health speaks with Jordan and Andrew about how his state is rolling out a limited medical marijuana program focused on CBD medicine. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Episode 26 – Getting Planted with Sarah Payan

Sarah Payan Public Education Officer at Apothcarium, member of San Francisco Cannabis Oversight Committee, and host of the Planted Podcast, joins host Jordan Wellington in this special cross-episode to talk about marijuana policy reform, the latest cannabis-related news from leading Democratic presidential candidates, and the use of medical marijuana by military veteran patients. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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