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Hosted by Jordan Wellington of Strategies 64, the Weed Wonks podcast digs deep into cannabis-related politics, controversies, people, and hot topics shaping the industry. Featuring star guests in each episode, join us for an inside look at the fascinating stories behind this rapidly growing industry. 


Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

Description

Hosted by Jordan Wellington of Strategies 64, the Weed Wonks podcast digs deep into cannabis-related politics, controversies, people, and hot topics shaping the industry. Featuring star guests in each episode, join us for an inside look at the fascinating stories behind this rapidly growing industry. 


Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

38 episodes

  • Episode 86: Lewis Koski of Metrc on Cannabis Legalization in Germany and the Lessons Learned from Colorado cover
    Episode 86: Lewis Koski of Metrc on Cannabis Legalization in Germany and the Lessons Learned from Colorado cover
    Episode 86: Lewis Koski of Metrc on Cannabis Legalization in Germany and the Lessons Learned from Colorado

    Earlier this year, Germany became the first European country to legalize cannabis for adult use, sparking excitement across the continent and around the cannabis world. What will legal marijuana look like in Europe's largest economy? And how will it compare to legalization in the U.S.? Jordan Wellington hosts Lewis Koski, Chief Strategy Officer at Metrc and a former Colorado cannabis regulator, for an in-depth talk about what cannabis regulation will look like in Germany, how German cannabis cultivation clubs will work, and what the country can learn from Colorado and other states that have already legalized. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    1h13 | Published on May 14, 2024

  • Episode 85: Nick Richards of Greenspoon Marder LLP on How Tax Policy is Affecting the Future of Cannabis cover
    Episode 85: Nick Richards of Greenspoon Marder LLP on How Tax Policy is Affecting the Future of Cannabis cover
    Episode 85: Nick Richards of Greenspoon Marder LLP on How Tax Policy is Affecting the Future of Cannabis

    The promise of marijuana tax revenue was a key selling point for legalization, and it continues to be a major policy issue for the regulated cannabis industry. It is also a pain point for many businesses, as well as the consumers they serve. In this Weed Wonks episode, Jordan Wellington hosts Nick Richards, Partner at Greenspoon Marder LLP for a deep dive into the tax policies surrounding cannabis and what a lack of guidance and no shortage of trial and error has meant for the cannabis industry. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    51min | Published on April 24, 2024

  • Episode 84: Douglas Fischer of Advanced Vapor Devices on What the Cannabis World Can Learn from the E-Cigarette Industry cover
    Episode 84: Douglas Fischer of Advanced Vapor Devices on What the Cannabis World Can Learn from the E-Cigarette Industry cover
    Episode 84: Douglas Fischer of Advanced Vapor Devices on What the Cannabis World Can Learn from the E-Cigarette Industry

    What can the cannabis world learn from U.S. federal regulation of the e-cigarette industry? In this episode of Weed Wonks, host Jordan Wellington talks with Douglas Fischer, general counsel for Advanced Vapor Devices, about regulatory challenges the e-cigarette industry has faced and what they may portend for the cannabis industry following federal legalization. They also discuss the importance of sensible federal oversight and how regulatory failure can lead to market failure.  Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    43min | Published on April 16, 2024

  • Episode 83: Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commissioner Kimberly Roy on Marijuana Education, Public Safety, and Leveling the Playing Field cover
    Episode 83: Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commissioner Kimberly Roy on Marijuana Education, Public Safety, and Leveling the Playing Field cover
    Episode 83: Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commissioner Kimberly Roy on Marijuana Education, Public Safety, and Leveling the Playing Field

    In this episode, Jordan Wellington hosts Kimberly Roy of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission for a talk on how the state is educating veterans and other consumers, both young and old, about cannabis. They also discuss the recent state-issued pardons for cannabis offenses, efforts to “keep things honest” when it comes to cannabis testing, and the steps being taken to level the playing field for legal cannabis in the Commonwealth. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    45min | Published on April 9, 2024

  • Bonus Episode: From VS Strategies to Strategies 64 — What’s In a Name (and Number)? cover
    Bonus Episode: From VS Strategies to Strategies 64 — What’s In a Name (and Number)? cover
    Bonus Episode: From VS Strategies to Strategies 64 — What’s In a Name (and Number)?

    For nearly a decade, VS Strategies has been a top consulting firm in the cannabis space and home to some of the utmost experts on cannabis policy, including Weed Wonks host Jordan Wellington. In this special bonus episode, Jordan and fellow VSS partners Christian Sederberg and Mason Tvert discuss the firm’s new name, Strategies 64, and how Colorado’s historic marijuana legalization initiative, Amendment 64, served as a major nexus for the company and its leaders. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    30min | Published on March 28, 2024

  • Episode 82: Stephen Goldman of Kaycha Labs on the challenges of cannabis testing cover
    Episode 82: Stephen Goldman of Kaycha Labs on the challenges of cannabis testing cover
    Episode 82: Stephen Goldman of Kaycha Labs on the challenges of cannabis testing

    If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to produce the lab results that appear on your favorite cannabis products - and what they mean - this is the episode for you.Hear Jordan Wellington and Stephen Goldman, Chief Science Officer at Kaycha Labs discuss the big questions that surround cannabis testing, what the data tells us about cannabis product safety, and what it takes to establish the safety of consumer products in an industry that lacks universal standards. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    1h36 | Published on March 26, 2024

  • Episode 81: Henry Crisler of 3MA Talks Cannabis Testing and Product Safety in Mississippi cover
    Episode 81: Henry Crisler of 3MA Talks Cannabis Testing and Product Safety in Mississippi cover
    Episode 81: Henry Crisler of 3MA Talks Cannabis Testing and Product Safety in Mississippi

    It has been two years since the Mississippi Legislature approved the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act (SB 2095), establishing a legal medical cannabis market in the Magnolia State. In this episode, Jordan Wellington hosts Henry Crisler, the Executive Director of the Mississippi Medical Marijuana Association (3MA) for an in-depth talk on patient access and the obstacles cannabis companies face in Mississippi. They also discuss how the state is dealing with intoxicating hemp products and the devastating testing crisis it faced when one of its two licensed cannabis testing labs was suspended in January.  Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    1h04 | Published on March 11, 2024

  • Episode 80 Part II: Brian Vicente of Vicente LLP on “The Absolute Landmark Event” that is Cannabis Legalization in Ohio cover
    Episode 80 Part II: Brian Vicente of Vicente LLP on “The Absolute Landmark Event” that is Cannabis Legalization in Ohio cover
    Episode 80 Part II: Brian Vicente of Vicente LLP on “The Absolute Landmark Event” that is Cannabis Legalization in Ohio

    In the second half of our two-part series on cannabis legalization in Ohio, Cincinnati native Brian Vicente of cannabis law firm Vicente LLP discusses the “absolute landmark event” that is legalization in the bellwether state of Ohio. Brian and Jordan get into the details of what will be allowed under cannabis legalization in Ohio, how many recreational dispensaries and cannabis grows will be permitted in the state, how the lottery for adult-use cannabis dispensaries works, and the emphasis the state is putting on social equity. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    41min | Published on February 26, 2024

  • Episode 80 Part I: Brandon Lynaugh on Cannabis Legalization in the Great State of Ohio cover
    Episode 80 Part I: Brandon Lynaugh on Cannabis Legalization in the Great State of Ohio cover
    Episode 80 Part I: Brandon Lynaugh on Cannabis Legalization in the Great State of Ohio

    In the first installment of a two-part Weed Wonks episode on legalization in Ohio, Brandon Lyndaugh, managing partner of Strategic Public Partners and a leader of the Issue 2 campaign, discusses the initiative’s passage and efforts currently underway to implement the measure and establish the state’s legal cannabis market. Brandon and host Jordan Wellington also dive into what it’s like to run a legalization campaign, the roles played by polling and technology, and why voters’ political leanings are not always an indicator of their support for reform. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    57min | Published on February 15, 2024

  • Episode 79: Dan Smith of VS Strategies on Why 2024 Will Be One of the Most Interesting Years Ever for Cannabis Policy cover
    Episode 79: Dan Smith of VS Strategies on Why 2024 Will Be One of the Most Interesting Years Ever for Cannabis Policy cover
    Episode 79: Dan Smith of VS Strategies on Why 2024 Will Be One of the Most Interesting Years Ever for Cannabis Policy

    From coast to coast in the U.S. and across the pond in Europe, 2024 is shaping up to be one of the most interesting years ever for cannabis policy. In this episode, Jordan Wellington hosts Dan Smith of VS Strategies for an in-depth look at what we can expect in newly legal states like Minnesota and Ohio, what could happen with legalization in Europe, and the pros and cons of state-run cannabis stores.  Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    1h14 | Published on January 30, 2024

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Description

Hosted by Jordan Wellington of Strategies 64, the Weed Wonks podcast digs deep into cannabis-related politics, controversies, people, and hot topics shaping the industry. Featuring star guests in each episode, join us for an inside look at the fascinating stories behind this rapidly growing industry. 


Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

Description

Hosted by Jordan Wellington of Strategies 64, the Weed Wonks podcast digs deep into cannabis-related politics, controversies, people, and hot topics shaping the industry. Featuring star guests in each episode, join us for an inside look at the fascinating stories behind this rapidly growing industry. 


Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

38 episodes

  • Episode 86: Lewis Koski of Metrc on Cannabis Legalization in Germany and the Lessons Learned from Colorado cover
    Episode 86: Lewis Koski of Metrc on Cannabis Legalization in Germany and the Lessons Learned from Colorado cover
    Episode 86: Lewis Koski of Metrc on Cannabis Legalization in Germany and the Lessons Learned from Colorado

    Earlier this year, Germany became the first European country to legalize cannabis for adult use, sparking excitement across the continent and around the cannabis world. What will legal marijuana look like in Europe's largest economy? And how will it compare to legalization in the U.S.? Jordan Wellington hosts Lewis Koski, Chief Strategy Officer at Metrc and a former Colorado cannabis regulator, for an in-depth talk about what cannabis regulation will look like in Germany, how German cannabis cultivation clubs will work, and what the country can learn from Colorado and other states that have already legalized. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    1h13 | Published on May 14, 2024

  • Episode 85: Nick Richards of Greenspoon Marder LLP on How Tax Policy is Affecting the Future of Cannabis cover
    Episode 85: Nick Richards of Greenspoon Marder LLP on How Tax Policy is Affecting the Future of Cannabis cover
    Episode 85: Nick Richards of Greenspoon Marder LLP on How Tax Policy is Affecting the Future of Cannabis

    The promise of marijuana tax revenue was a key selling point for legalization, and it continues to be a major policy issue for the regulated cannabis industry. It is also a pain point for many businesses, as well as the consumers they serve. In this Weed Wonks episode, Jordan Wellington hosts Nick Richards, Partner at Greenspoon Marder LLP for a deep dive into the tax policies surrounding cannabis and what a lack of guidance and no shortage of trial and error has meant for the cannabis industry. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    51min | Published on April 24, 2024

  • Episode 84: Douglas Fischer of Advanced Vapor Devices on What the Cannabis World Can Learn from the E-Cigarette Industry cover
    Episode 84: Douglas Fischer of Advanced Vapor Devices on What the Cannabis World Can Learn from the E-Cigarette Industry cover
    Episode 84: Douglas Fischer of Advanced Vapor Devices on What the Cannabis World Can Learn from the E-Cigarette Industry

    What can the cannabis world learn from U.S. federal regulation of the e-cigarette industry? In this episode of Weed Wonks, host Jordan Wellington talks with Douglas Fischer, general counsel for Advanced Vapor Devices, about regulatory challenges the e-cigarette industry has faced and what they may portend for the cannabis industry following federal legalization. They also discuss the importance of sensible federal oversight and how regulatory failure can lead to market failure.  Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    43min | Published on April 16, 2024

  • Episode 83: Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commissioner Kimberly Roy on Marijuana Education, Public Safety, and Leveling the Playing Field cover
    Episode 83: Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commissioner Kimberly Roy on Marijuana Education, Public Safety, and Leveling the Playing Field cover
    Episode 83: Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commissioner Kimberly Roy on Marijuana Education, Public Safety, and Leveling the Playing Field

    In this episode, Jordan Wellington hosts Kimberly Roy of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission for a talk on how the state is educating veterans and other consumers, both young and old, about cannabis. They also discuss the recent state-issued pardons for cannabis offenses, efforts to “keep things honest” when it comes to cannabis testing, and the steps being taken to level the playing field for legal cannabis in the Commonwealth. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    45min | Published on April 9, 2024

  • Bonus Episode: From VS Strategies to Strategies 64 — What’s In a Name (and Number)? cover
    Bonus Episode: From VS Strategies to Strategies 64 — What’s In a Name (and Number)? cover
    Bonus Episode: From VS Strategies to Strategies 64 — What’s In a Name (and Number)?

    For nearly a decade, VS Strategies has been a top consulting firm in the cannabis space and home to some of the utmost experts on cannabis policy, including Weed Wonks host Jordan Wellington. In this special bonus episode, Jordan and fellow VSS partners Christian Sederberg and Mason Tvert discuss the firm’s new name, Strategies 64, and how Colorado’s historic marijuana legalization initiative, Amendment 64, served as a major nexus for the company and its leaders. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    30min | Published on March 28, 2024

  • Episode 82: Stephen Goldman of Kaycha Labs on the challenges of cannabis testing cover
    Episode 82: Stephen Goldman of Kaycha Labs on the challenges of cannabis testing cover
    Episode 82: Stephen Goldman of Kaycha Labs on the challenges of cannabis testing

    If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to produce the lab results that appear on your favorite cannabis products - and what they mean - this is the episode for you.Hear Jordan Wellington and Stephen Goldman, Chief Science Officer at Kaycha Labs discuss the big questions that surround cannabis testing, what the data tells us about cannabis product safety, and what it takes to establish the safety of consumer products in an industry that lacks universal standards. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    1h36 | Published on March 26, 2024

  • Episode 81: Henry Crisler of 3MA Talks Cannabis Testing and Product Safety in Mississippi cover
    Episode 81: Henry Crisler of 3MA Talks Cannabis Testing and Product Safety in Mississippi cover
    Episode 81: Henry Crisler of 3MA Talks Cannabis Testing and Product Safety in Mississippi

    It has been two years since the Mississippi Legislature approved the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act (SB 2095), establishing a legal medical cannabis market in the Magnolia State. In this episode, Jordan Wellington hosts Henry Crisler, the Executive Director of the Mississippi Medical Marijuana Association (3MA) for an in-depth talk on patient access and the obstacles cannabis companies face in Mississippi. They also discuss how the state is dealing with intoxicating hemp products and the devastating testing crisis it faced when one of its two licensed cannabis testing labs was suspended in January.  Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    1h04 | Published on March 11, 2024

  • Episode 80 Part II: Brian Vicente of Vicente LLP on “The Absolute Landmark Event” that is Cannabis Legalization in Ohio cover
    Episode 80 Part II: Brian Vicente of Vicente LLP on “The Absolute Landmark Event” that is Cannabis Legalization in Ohio cover
    Episode 80 Part II: Brian Vicente of Vicente LLP on “The Absolute Landmark Event” that is Cannabis Legalization in Ohio

    In the second half of our two-part series on cannabis legalization in Ohio, Cincinnati native Brian Vicente of cannabis law firm Vicente LLP discusses the “absolute landmark event” that is legalization in the bellwether state of Ohio. Brian and Jordan get into the details of what will be allowed under cannabis legalization in Ohio, how many recreational dispensaries and cannabis grows will be permitted in the state, how the lottery for adult-use cannabis dispensaries works, and the emphasis the state is putting on social equity. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    41min | Published on February 26, 2024

  • Episode 80 Part I: Brandon Lynaugh on Cannabis Legalization in the Great State of Ohio cover
    Episode 80 Part I: Brandon Lynaugh on Cannabis Legalization in the Great State of Ohio cover
    Episode 80 Part I: Brandon Lynaugh on Cannabis Legalization in the Great State of Ohio

    In the first installment of a two-part Weed Wonks episode on legalization in Ohio, Brandon Lyndaugh, managing partner of Strategic Public Partners and a leader of the Issue 2 campaign, discusses the initiative’s passage and efforts currently underway to implement the measure and establish the state’s legal cannabis market. Brandon and host Jordan Wellington also dive into what it’s like to run a legalization campaign, the roles played by polling and technology, and why voters’ political leanings are not always an indicator of their support for reform. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    57min | Published on February 15, 2024

  • Episode 79: Dan Smith of VS Strategies on Why 2024 Will Be One of the Most Interesting Years Ever for Cannabis Policy cover
    Episode 79: Dan Smith of VS Strategies on Why 2024 Will Be One of the Most Interesting Years Ever for Cannabis Policy cover
    Episode 79: Dan Smith of VS Strategies on Why 2024 Will Be One of the Most Interesting Years Ever for Cannabis Policy

    From coast to coast in the U.S. and across the pond in Europe, 2024 is shaping up to be one of the most interesting years ever for cannabis policy. In this episode, Jordan Wellington hosts Dan Smith of VS Strategies for an in-depth look at what we can expect in newly legal states like Minnesota and Ohio, what could happen with legalization in Europe, and the pros and cons of state-run cannabis stores.  Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    1h14 | Published on January 30, 2024

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