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The Roll-Up #21: Dear Abby Won’t Stand for Canna-Shaming

February 16, 2018
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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 21: Dear Abby Won’t Stand for Canna-Shaming

This week: The advice columnist dishes good counsel to a medical cannabis patient shunned by her in-laws. Also, St. Rick Steves advises Congress, Berkeley declares itself a cannabis sanctuary, licensing wars erupt in LA, Canada offers MMJ health insurance, and Ben offers tips to Olympic snowboarders.

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 20:


White House Official Resigns Over Cannabis Use 5 Years Ago


Rick Steves Tells Us What He’s About to Tell Congress


Jeff Sessions Is Steamed Over Senator’s Cannabis Blockade


Senator to Lift DOJ Blockade in Show of ‘Good Faith’ to Jeff Sessions


Can Olympic Athletes Use Cannabis? Officially No, But…


Police Say Hundreds of Illegal Cannabis Shops Operate in LA


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  • farmerlion

    Thanks guys, I don’t get to listen live to your podcasts. I enjoy hearing them later or while driving. The Dear Abby article will reach many people that don’t discuss cannabis. With the respected writer’s views ,it will only be a positive influence on a national level . Peace