The Roll-Up #27: Gene Simmons Did Not Endorse This Podcast

Published on March 30, 2018 · Last updated July 28, 2020
Gene Simmons arrives at the 32nd Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards held at the Dolby Ballroom, Loews Hollywood Hotel on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Los Angeles (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
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 27: Gene Simmons Did Not Endorse This Podcast

This week: Drug Policy Alliance Executive Director Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno drops in on the show, Jeff Sessions gets his Time magazine cover, Ben visits The Goodship, Dave delves into the High Times story-stealing controversy, and Bruce talks about hemp and hell

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 27:

There Are No Dead Here: A Story of Murder and Denial in Columbia

Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno’s book is available at bookstores and on Amazon. 

“In her masterful work, Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno unravels the intrigue, politics, and history between Colombia’s government and its paramilitaries. Through her precise reporting and elegant prose, There Are No DeadHere paints a vivid and harrowing portrait of three brave individuals who, despite death threats and great risk to themselves and their families, expose some of their country’s darkest secrets. This book is a must for anyone fascinated by Colombia’s complex history.”―Melissa del Bosque, author of Bloodlines

Gene Simmons explains his $10 million investment in Invictus:

This Week’s Corrections & Confirmations

Corrections: Invictus has said that the company is not using Gene Simmons’ investment as a marketing ploy. At the same time, the company did just change its ticker on the TSX Venture Exchange from IMH to GENE. Also, it turns out that the Pope probably did not say that hell doesn’t exist.

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Confirmations: Patrick M. Kelly, former president of the California State Bar Association, was indeed a guitarist for the Beach Boys. Vin Scully’s call of the 9th inning of Sandy Koufax’s 1965 perfect game is, indeed, one of the finest stretches of play-by-play ever recorded, and you can listen to it here.

Podcasts We Love

Okay, we’ve been hitting the old-timey rock note pretty hard lately, and we promise to ease up. But before we do, allow us to point you to The Classic Rock and Metal Podcast, where Olly Barnes brings musicians into an echo chamber studio and talks rawk. His interview with Nazareth bass player Pete Agnew, who we suspect may be Scottish, is worth your time. “Acch, we di’nt play that gret tonight, but we’ll pleh bettah tomorrah.”

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