Ep. 20 – Cannabis consultant Katherine Grimm and Colorado state Sen. Pat Steadman

Our guests on The Cannabist Show this week: Cannabis consultant Katherine Grimm of CNN’s “High Profits” series and Democratic Colorado state Sen. Pat Steadman, who works on marijuana laws and pot taxation.

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TOP NEWS

From a July 28 report by The Associated Press:

An initial toxicology report for Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail cell three days after her arrest during a traffic stop, raises the possibility that she may have used marijuana while in custody, two experts said.

The amount of THC, one of the active components of marijuana, in Bland’s system was 18 micrograms per liter (18 nanograms per milliliter), according to the report released Monday. That’s more than three times the legal limit for drivers in Colorado and Washington, states that permit the recreational use of marijuana.

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From a July 24 report by The Associated Press:

An Oregon television anchor has turned into a marijuana activist after being fired for testing positive for the drug.

Cyd Maurer, a morning weekend anchor at Eugene’s ABC affiliate KEZI-TV, said she was fired in May after getting into a minor accident while on assignment. In a video posted online, Maurer said that after the accident she was forced to take a drug test per company policy and failed it.

POT QUIZ

Test your knowledge about marijuana advertising on TV, an NFL player’s recent weed comment from Jamaica and a Colorado town where a fight over marijuana sales is underway.

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