The Roll-Up #28: 40 Years of ‘Up In Smoke’

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 28: ‘Up In Smoke’ Turns 40

This week: With Ben lost in Idaho, Ed Murrieta joins the show to discuss Cheech & Chong and cinematic history. Also: Sneakerheads rob a dispensary and Oregon finally demands to see some ID.

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 28:

Feds Raid Illegal California Grow Houses Run by Chinese Mob

Court: Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Doesn’t Protect Grows on Federal Land

Two New Studies Find Cannabis Reduces Opioid Prescriptions

An Oral History of ‘Up In Smoke’ on Its 40th Anniversary

This Week’s Corrections & Confirmations

Corrections: None so far.

Confirmations: Regarding Down Periscope, Rotten Tomatoes sayeth: “Vulgar, slapstick comedy abounds in this feature film debut for television sitcom star Kelsey Grammer. Almost everyone else thinks of Lieutenant Commander Tom Dodge is a class “A” goof who messes up every task he is assigned, but Adm. Dean Winslow thinks otherwise and decides to give Dodge one last chance by assigning him to helm an outmoded, diesel powered, rusty in a series of wargames. Dodge’s sub is to be the enemy and must somehow outsmart their high tech opponents. Though ostensibly only games, Admiral Yancy Graham, who considers Dodge an embarrassment to the Navy, decides to do everything he can to scuttle Dodge and his ragtag crew’s mission.”

Down Periscope


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