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The Roll-Up #32: Can ‘The Cannabist’ Win Back the Franchise?

May 4, 2018
Ricardo Baca, founding editor of The Cannabist, left the Denver Post to create Grasslands, a cannabis-focused media company, in late 2016. Now he's put in a serious bid to purchase the Cannabist brand from the Post. (Emily Gray Brosious via Wikimedia)

The Roll-Up features Leafly editors Bruce Barcott, Ben Adlin, and Dave Schmader in a Friday morning roundtable about the week’s top cannabis news.

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Episode 32: Can ‘The Cannabist’ Take Back the Franchise?

This week: The crew talks with Ricardo Baca, founding editor of The Cannabist, about the Denver Post’s decision to zombify the vertical (and Baca’s bid to buy it). Also: the Cannabis Cup gets cannabis again, California delivery Eazes into 3rd gear, and Leafly takes delivery of a 5-foot bong.

What, are you not familiar with the show? Every Friday, Leafly editors Bruce Barcott, Ben Adlin, and Dave Schmader dissect the week’s top stories in cannabis with analysis, arguments, jokes, and obscure cultural references.

The Roll-Up: It’s a news and culture podcast that hits the sweet spot between stoned and scholarly.

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News Stories Mentioned in Episode 31:


‘Cannabist’ Founder Submits Bid to Buy the Franchise From the Denver Post


California Senate Bill Would Allow Cannabis Delivery to ‘Dry Towns’


Onsite Sales Bring Cannabis—and Scrutiny—Back to the Cannabis Cup


Eaze’s Delivery Dominance Draws Scrutiny From California Regulators


California Shocker: Dianne Feinstein Drops Opposition to Cannabis Legalization


Everybody Talks About Expunging Drug Convictions. Here’s How Seattle Did It


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