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The Roll-Up #38: Don’t Seize My CBD, Mr. Customs Man

June 16, 2018

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 38: Don’t Seize My CBD, Mr. Customs Man

This week: With Dave flying home from Toronto, Leafly California bureau chief David Downs joins Bruce and Ben to recap the week’s news. This week: Why California is having a cannabis blowout sale; Ben gets to the bottom of CBD‘s (il)legality; Massachusetts counts down to July 1; and the crew recalls famous cannabis busts in American history.

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 38:


Stock Up Now, California. A Lot of Cannabis Is About to Disappear From Stores


UN Drug Committee Finds Cannabis an Effective, ‘Relatively Safe Drug’


Massachusetts Regulators Can Begin Issuing Cannabis Licenses


A History of Cannabis Prohibition in 13 Iconic Busts


America Mourns Passing of Dennis Peron, Father of Medical Marijuana

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