Marijuana is weighed and packaged for a customer at a Denver shop in January 2014. (Seth McConnell, Denver Post file)

Cannabist Show: She’s a consumer advocate; He investigates pot industry

Our guests on The Cannabist Show this week: Cannabis Consumers Coalition director Larisa Bolivar and Denver Post investigative reporter Dave Migoya.


• Canada’s Liberal Party had an unforgettable election night on Monday, gaining a majority of seats in parliament and a new prime minister in Justin Trudeau. One of the election’s down-ticket issues, the recreational legalization of cannabis, is already dominating many of the election followup headlines. –Report by The Cannabist’s Ricardo Baca

• A record number of Americans think marijuana use should be legal, according to a new poll by international pollster Gallup. And recently released government surveys offered further indications that marijuana is moving into the mainstream nationally, nearly three years after Colorado voters legalized recreational pot. –Report by The Cannabist’s Ricardo Baca

• In a scathing decision, a federal court in California has ruled that the Drug Enforcement Administration’s interpretation of a recent medical marijuana bill “defies language and logic.” The ruling could have a broad impact on the DEA’s ability to prosecute federal medical marijuana cases going forward. –Report by The Washington Post

• British entrepreneur Richard Branson has released what he says is an embargoed report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime that will “call on governments around the world to decriminalize drug use and possession for personal consumption for all drugs.” –Report by The Cannabist’s Ricardo Baca


Test your knowledge on pro-weed billboards, real estate and marijuana grows, and a Colorado town that’s putting itself on the map as a major pot draw.

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