The Roll-Up #47: Big Beer Joins the Cannabis Industry

Published on August 17, 2018 · Last updated July 28, 2020
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 #47: Big Beer Joins the Cannabis Industry

This week: As Corona’s brewer pours $4 billion into a Canadian cannabis company, what will the relationship be between the alcohol and cannabis industries? Marijuana Policy Project’s new executive director, Steve Hawkins, chats with Bruce about his priorities for the advocacy group. And here in Seattle, the city kicks off its annual summer cannabis celebration, Hempfest (a helpful guide to which you can find right here).

As for this week’s downers: Synthetic cannabinoids (which are definitely not cannabis) wreaked havoc in New Haven, cannabis packaging is becoming a growing environmental problem in legal states, and we pay our respects to Aretha Franklin, whose culture-defining hits spanned decades.

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.

The Roll-Up: It’s a news and culture podcast that hits the sweet spot between stoned and scholarly.

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