Ep. 51 – He’s Adam Carolla; He teaches cannabis journalism

Featured guests: Comedian Adam Carolla and University of Denver professor Andrew Matranga.

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LOTS TO TALK ABOUT

• California’s upcoming legalization vote — why Adam Carolla thinks voters will just say no to recreational pot.

• How a free-thinking professor dealt with getting lied to as a child about the dangers of cannabis.

• The wonder of California youths who have never known a world with true prohibition.

TOP MARIJUANA NEWS

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear Nebraska and Oklahoma’s proposed lawsuit against Colorado’s legal marijuana laws. The 6-2 vote means the nation’s highest court will not rule on the interstate dispute, and Colorado’s legal cannabis market is safe — for now. –Report by The Denver Post’s John Ingold and The Cannabist’s Ricardo Baca

After corporate mogul Richard Branson celebrated the launch of his airline Virgin America’s service to Denver International Airport on March 15, the self-made billionaire quietly toured a north Denver substance abuse treatment facility that receives some of its budget from marijuana taxes, The Cannabist has learned. Branson’s team instigated the short meeting — with representatives from the marijuana industry and officials from the Colorado Department of Human Services — via a call to Colorado’s director of marijuana coordination Andrew Freedman. –Report by The Cannabist’s Ricardo Baca

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