Cannabist Show, ep. 45: Apothecanna founder James Kennedy and Cannabis Business Alliance board member Mark Slaugh (Provided by Apothecanna)

Cannabist Show: He makes infused topicals; He’s a compliance expert

Featured guests: Apothecanna founder James Kennedy and Cannabis Business Alliance board member Mark Slaugh.


• For people who are new to using cannabis topicals, what should they expect to feel when trying THC- or CBD-infused lotions and balms? Plus, some pro tips for making your own topicals at home.

• Get the scoop on the big Colorado legislative issues this year, including pesticide-free certification and allowing pot purchases — and possibly use — at special events.

• The marijuana industry’s ongoing pesticides issues — what’s at stake for regulators and the industry.

• Are Coloradans already taking their legal rights for granted in the nascent era of legalized marijuana?


A federal judge has removed Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and other state and Pueblo County officials as defendants in a high-profile racketeering lawsuit that is attempting to stop legal marijuana in Colorado. Pueblo County horse ranchers Hope and Michael Reilly and Washington, D.C. anti-drug group Safe Streets Alliance sued to stop construction of Rocky Mountain Organics’ cannabis cultivation facility, claiming that federal pot laws supercede Colorado’s pot laws and alleging violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. –Report by The Cannabist’s Ricardo Baca

In Chelsea Handler’s new Netflix docuseries “Chelsea Does,” the comic does … things. And in the episode dedicated to drugs, Handler ignores her neurologist-friend’s advice and mixes Ambien with alcohol, she talks frankly about addiction and she even travels to Peru to do ayahuasca with a couple of friends. And then there’s an extravagantly stoney dinner party, where the conversation takes a turn with Handler offering her honest appraisal about stoned sex. –Report by The Cannabist’s Ricardo Baca


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