The Roll-Up #58: Did Mexico Just Legalize Weed?

Published on November 2, 2018 · Last updated July 28, 2020
The Roll-Up features co-hosts Bruce Barcott, Ben Adlin, and Alyssa Yeoman in a Friday morning roundtable about the week’s top cannabis news.

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The Roll-Up #58: Did Mexico Just Legalize Weed?

This week: Mexico’s Supreme Court rules that cannabis prohibition is unconstitutional. So does that mean you can hit a blunt on the beach in Cancun? We discuss. Also, Ben updates the midterm election forecast, Alyssa finds a $700 vaporizer at Walmart, and we debate the proper function of the party pre-function.

What’s this show? Every Friday the Roll-Up crew—Bruce Barcott, Ben Adlin, and Alyssa Yeoman—dissect the week’s top stories in cannabis with analysis, arguments, jokes, and obscure cultural references.

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Our Top Stories:

Mexico Goes Legal: Well, kind of. Here’s the original AP report.

What It Really Means: Ben Adlin unpacks the whats and hows and whys in a Mexico FAQ.

You Really Need to Vote: Here’s Tobias Coughlin-Bogue’s latest update on how legalization measures are doing.

North Dakota Polls Are Wacky: Nobody’s quite sure how the voters will lean next Tuesday. Danielle Corcione tries to read the tea leaves.

Missouri’s 3 Legalization Measures Are Confusing: Dave Howard tells you what you need to know.

Michigan Voters Are Poised to Legalize: Marjorie Steele explains what’s happening in the Big Mitten.

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Walmart and the Volcano: Yes, they really are selling it online. Kate Robertson explains.

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