The Roll-Up #14: San Diego Is Winning the California Game

Bruce imagines what it would be like to greet a late December sun in San Diego. (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 14: San Diego Is Winning the California Game

This week: California finally starts issuing adult-use retail licenses, and San Diego dispensaries seem to have their act together. Also: Top 10 Cannabis Stories of 2017, Mexican edibles, and Ben pitches an Acapulco gig. 

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.

Our Favorite Stories of 2017:

Dave’s Choice: Hannah Meadows’ portrait of medical refugee Barry Lauder, and Sam Riches’ profile of the amazing Canadian spiritual leader, entrepreneur, and activist Davidacus Holmes.

Ben’s Choice: Chris Roberts’ hard-hitting investigation into “California’s Dirty Cannabis Problem.” 

Bruce’s Choice: Tom Zoellner’s deeply reported profile of the late great Jack Herer.

News Stories Mentioned In Episode 14:

California Goes Legal: Updated List of Open Adult-Use Stores

California’s Limit on Big Growers Just Vanished. Here’s Why

Guest Opinion: Don’t Let Big Business Shape California Cannabis

Guest Opinion: Massive Price Increases Are the Real Threat in California

Massachusetts Panel OKs Draft Cannabis Regulations

Toronto-to-Tijuana Supply Chain? Mexico to Allow Imported MMJ Edibles in 2018

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