S 02, Ep 08: He smokes and tells jokes; He manufactures edibles

Featured guests: Stand-up comedian Sam Tallent and Marqaha co-founder Skip Meador.

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LOTS TO TALK ABOUT

•  The longstanding comedy-cannabis connection.

•  Which part of the plant is best for extracts?

•  Questionable edibles advice.

TOP MARIJUANA NEWS

The first wrongful death lawsuit against the legal marijuana industry: The sons of a woman shot to death in 2014 have filed what appears to be the country’s first wrongful death lawsuit against the recreational marijuana industry. The lawsuit claims that the company that made the marijuana edibles and the store that sold the candy to Richard Kirk recklessly and purposefully failed to warn him about the bite-sized candy’s potency and side effects — including hallucinations and other psychotic behaviors. Hours after Kirk purchased the marijuana candy on April 14, 2014, Kristine Kirk, 44, called 911 terrified of her husband who was ranting about the end of the world and jumping in and out of windows. All three of the couple’s young sons heard the gunshot that killed their mother. –Report by The Denver Post’s Jordan Steffen

‘Runner’s high’ is like a marijuana high: That happy, invincible feeling you get when you’re floating through the air at the peak of a workout? You’ve probably heard that it’s something called endorphins that your body produced during prolonged exercise. That idea, which has been around since the ’80s, is based on the theory that these chemicals interact with receptors in the brain to reduce your perception of pain and some thought they may also give you that euphoric boost. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences challenges that notion and puts forth a different theory: That that “high” could be due to a different substance called endocannabinoids. –Report by The Washington Post’s Ariana Eunjung Cha

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