Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky meets with cannabis industry leaders, including National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith, left, in Denver at a reception held in conjunction with the NCIA's 2nd annual Cannabis Business Summit. (National Cannabis Industry Association)

Cannabist Show: She makes topicals; Her cannabis group hosted Rand Paul

Our guests on The Cannabist Show this week: Mary Jane’s Medicinals owner Dahlia Mertens and National Cannabis Industry Association deputy director Taylor West.

Top news: It’s a busy week for weed news from all over the country. Oregon implemented its recreational marijuana law, Minnesota started its medical cannabis sales and there were some substantial changes in the way Colorado and Washington regulate their recreational weed economies. To boot, Rand Paul became the first major-party presidential candidate to host a fundraiser via the marijuana industry.

Pot quiz: In this week’s current events quiz, we’ll talk about presidential candidates marijuana promises and the percentage of the North American legal weed market made up by edibles.

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