The Roll-Up #13: Christmas Will Break Your Heart

Ben likes what he sees in the Massachusetts plan for licensed club consumption, and he isn't afraid to go dark when it comes to holiday songs.

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 13: Christmas Will Break Your Heart

This week: The end of net neutrality is bad news for the cannabis industry; MassRoots implodes; Canada wants to tax medical cannabis (what?); Walmart sells a ‘Weed Christmas Tree’; and Dave explores the narrative semiotics of The Waitresses’ holiday classic, ‘Christmas Wrapping.’

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.

Stories Mentioned In Episode 13:

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Previous Episodes:

Bizarre Christmas songs from the 1980s are the best and you can find them here.

About Our Music:

The theme song for The Roll-Up is “Turn Me On,” from the EP of the same name by The Shivas. Check out their music on iTunes. For more about the band, see their home page, theshivas.org.

“Christmas Will Break Your Heart” is by LCD Soundsystem and you can find their merch here.