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The Roll-Up #4: What’s the Deal With Old People?

September 29, 2017
Dave on Hef: 'The math just kept changing with that dude.' (Julia Sumpter/Leafly)

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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The Roll-Up

Episode 4: What’s the Deal With Old People?

This week: We’re talkin’ old-timers and cannabis. Bruce and Dave discuss the Dianne Feinstein mystery, the senior citizen generation gap, Target selling CBD, and the death of Hugh Hefner. With a dash of old-school Hüsker Dü thrown in for good measure.

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.

Previous Episodes:

Stories Mentioned In Episode 4:


DEA Head Chuck Rosenberg Resigns. Now Who Takes Over?


3 Out of 4 Americans Oppose Federal Crackdown on Legal Cannabis


6 Takeaways From Dr. Ethan Russo’s ‘Cannabis: An Unconventional Solution to the Opioid Crisis’


Cannabis Legalization Boosts Property Values, Study Says


Study Finds Most Cancer Patients Want MMJ Info, But Few Get It


The Dianne Feinstein Mystery: Why Is She California’s Last Prohibitionist?

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  • Gorgonzola

    I was smoking dope before you little ‘tards were born. You want to know what’s up with old people? We’re mostly retired, don’t have to do drug tests any more, so we can thumb our noses at deplorables like Sessions and Trump (especially in CA) and say f*ck you to Trump, and his lap dog Sessions.

    I so hate repukes of all size and stripe.

  • calvet11

    1970 I was smoking dope while in the USAF and these boys were 30 years in my future. I’m 68 and really don’t give much of a crap and still sparking up. So on this issue President Trump, Little Jeff Sessions, DEA swamp monsters in general can kiss my a**. Just try and put this genie back in the bottle, NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!

  • Bruce Barcott

    Hi Gorgonzola and calvet11 – Hey, no offense meant with the headline. It was in the context of the generational discussion on the podcast. We found some very interesting data on a generation gap between those 64 and younger, and those 65 and older, re their opinions on legalization. And also with regard to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, and why she continues to be such an ardent prohibitionist when the state she represents has so clearly embraced legalization. And if you’re 68, calvet11, I’m closer in age to you than I am to my co-host Ben Adlin. In other words, the guy who wrote the headline is himself an Old Person.