The Roll-Up #26: Trump Targets the Pusherman

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump poses with a ring given to him by a group of veterans during a campaign event on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

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 26: Trump Targets the Pusherman

This week: Trump calls for the death penalty for drug pushers in 1979 crime dramas; Ben finds a million-dollar NORML t-shirt; Canada wants repellent packaging; and guest Hayley Fox digs into women-owned cannabis companies in LA

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 26:

Death Penalty for Drugs? Trump Makes the Loser’s Choice in Opioid Fight

Congressional Budget Deal Includes Medical Marijuana Protections

Women Hold Fewer Than a Quarter of LA’s Cannabis Licenses

Health Canada Wants Cannabis Packaging to Warn Users, Repel Children

Canadian Cannabis Act Passes Second Reading in Senate


This Week’s Corrections & Confirmations

Corrections: None this week. We’re bleeping perfect.

Confirmations: Dave is correct; two of the founding members of Blue Oyster Cult, Sandy Pearlman and Richard Meltzer, were professional rock critics. They started the band in 1967, playing dances at Stony Brook College on Long Island. The band’s original name was Soft White Underbelly.

Podcasts We Love: Check out WeedWeek, Hayley Fox’s podcast with Alex Halperin, which drops every Monday on iTunes. Hayley and Alex cover the business, culture, health, science, and politics of cannabis, along with conversations with people who are shaping the industry.



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