Ep. 22 – New Cannabist pot critic Sohum Shah and Good Chemistry founder and CEO Matthew Huron

Our guests on The Cannabist Show this week: New Cannabist pot critic Sohum Shah and Good Chemistry founder and CEO Matthew Huron.

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TOP MARIJUANA NEWS

From an Aug. 11 report by The Cannabist’s Ricardo Baca:

Jeff Mizanskey, a 62-year-old Missouri man sentenced to life in prison without parole for non-violent marijuana offenses, will be released from the state’s maximum-security prison in Jefferson City in less than a month, according to his son.

“Jeff is coming home this month!” reads a post on the Free Jeff Mizanskey page on Facebook. Mizanskey should be released from prison in 10-25 days, his son Chris Mizanskey told Kansas City Fox station WDAF. Jeff Mizanskey’s attorney confirmed the news to The Huffington Post’s Matt Ferner. READ MORE

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From an Aug. 11 report by The Washington Post’s Christopher Ingraham:

If you’re going to wage war on drugs, you need to be outfitted like a warrior.

That seems to be the rationale behind hundreds of police department requests for armored trucks submitted to the Pentagon between 2012 and 2014. The requests, unearthed in a FOIA request by Mother Jones magazine, shed light on how the war on drugs has directly contributed to the militarization of local police forces in recent years. READ MORE

POT QUIZ

Test your knowledge about a recent call to reclassify marijuana by a member of Congress, the annual Hempfest and proposed new rules for Colorado edibles.

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