The Roll-Up #52: Do Lobsters Get High?

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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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The Roll-Up #52: Do Lobsters Get High?

This week: Ben returns from the Boston Freedom Rally, Coke courts a cannabis company, weed bales wash up in Florida, and Mainers treat lobsters to some fine local product.

What’s this 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.

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Florence Taketh & Giveth: Tropical storm Florence upset some cannabis smuggling operations and sent a whole lot of hay-baled product afloat. Result: Florida beachgoers caught themselves some square groupers.

Explainer: Maine Sea Hash

Charlotte Gill Is Baking Lobsters

You gonna finish that?

From the New York Post:

“I feel bad that when lobsters come here there is no exit strategy,” Charlotte Gill, owner of Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor, Maine, told the Mount Desert Islander. “It’s a unique place and you get to do such unique things but at the expense of this little creature. I’ve really been trying to figure out how to make it better.”

In the restaurant’s first experiment into the process, a lobster — nicknamed “Roscoe” — was placed into a box with a few inches of water at the bottom and marijuana smoke was then blown through the water, into the box.

Twitter Follower of the Week:

Maybe not so many nug shots?

Okay so we were all set to link y’all to Joe Santos, @joesant13970505, and we gave him a shoutout on this week’s episode. He really does have some glorious nug shots on his scroll. But then this morning we went to find the link and this is what popped up.

Not sure if this is related to the cannabis, but you may have to wait a while to appraise Joe’s curated tweets.

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