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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 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.

Episode 25 – Learning more about the MORE Act with Justin Strekel

Justin Strekal, the Political Director at the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), joins host Jordan Wellington to take a deep dive into the MORE Act, or the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, which would remove marijuana as a scheduled drug, expunge past marijuana-related crimes, and provide funding for communities that have historically born the worst effects of the war on cannabis. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Episode 24 – A Dive Into Illinois’ Legal Marijuana With Chris Lindsey

Chris Lindsey, Director of Government Affairs for the Marijuana Policy Project, talks with Jordan and Andrew about the latest developments in Illinois for legal marijuana reform. Produced by Shea Gunther.

Episode 23 – High up in Alaska with Jason Brandeis

Attorney Jason Brandeis, an expert in the Alaska legal marijuana industry and an associate professor of justice and legal studies at the University of Alaska Anchorage, joins Jordan, hosting solo this week, for an in-depth discussion on the latest developments in Alaska’s legal cannabis market.

Episode 21 – Legalization in the Northeast with Matt Simon of MPP

Matt Simon, New England Political Director at the Marijuana Policy Project, joins Jordan and Andrew to talk about what is going on for marijuana policy reform in the northeast, with a particular focus on New Hampshire. Produced by Shea Gunther.

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