Winter Meets Spring

Finally, winter meets spring. Terra Carver’s new feature, “Soil to Statute,” leverages her experience and knowledge as both a cannabis farmer and advocate. In this edition, Terra offers a crash course in these two fundamentals of the adult-use cannabis industry. Highlighted below are the key topics Terra covers.

Ep. 526: Former US Congressman Carlos Curbelo

Former U.S. Congressman Carlos Curbelo returns for a conversation on politics and legislation. Curbelo explains that, because of all the noise amidst impeachment and the Democratic primary, congressional campaigns have flown largely under the radar. He also discusses the political cost of switching parties and emphasizes that reelection is everyone’s biggest priority. Curbelo talks about […]

2020: Part 1

On this edition of “Middle Ground”, Carlos discusses if such a thing is even possible in 2020 with the current political climate.

Ep. 519: Betty Aldworth

Betty Aldworth returns to join us for a discussion on what 2020 will mean for cannabis policy reform and for Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP). She strongly believes that 2020 will be one of the biggest years for legislative reform the movement has ever seen: “In 2020, we are looking at as many as […]

Guns

Carlos Curbelo, never one to shy away from the tough issues, discusses how cannabis reform and gun reform aren’t so different in the eyes of the Constitution, saying, “Common sense seems to bind a lot of these issues. It isn’t the most common of the senses in Congress, but we should still try to pursue it.”

Ep. 512: Baphele Mhlaba, Chief of Staff, Eastern Cape Office of the Premier & Philasande Mahlakatha, UFSN

We are joined by two guests today: Philasande Mahlakatha, UFSN, and Baphele Mhlaba, Chief of Staff, Eastern Cape Office of the Premier. Mahlakatha begins by discussing the history of prohibition and the logistics of cannabis agriculture. She also wants to make sure that the community is involved with the process: “As the industry starts to […]

2020s

In this edition of Sensible, Betty sums up the previous decade, paints a bright picture of 2020, is brutally realistic about the past and hopeful about the future of the cannabis economy: “What if we get to be the industry that people look to in a hundred years that actually made a real difference here? That would just be an amazing thing to have been a part of, in some small way.”

Ep. 511: Ras Garreth Prince and Clara Norell

We have two guests today: Ras Garreth Prince and Clara Norell. We begin by speaking with Ras Garreth Prince about the history of cannabis in South Africa and the tough battle to get where they are today: “Don’t treat me worse than a tobacco smoker, or an alcohol drinker. That’s what I’m asking for. I’m […]

Ep. 510: Tseli Khiba, Advocate, High Court of Lesotho

Lesotho has recently arrived on the international cannabis scene, and Tseli Khiba, Advocate, High Court of Lesotho joins us to discuss the details of that development. She explains that, originally, investors were interested in the market in Swaziland, but ended up encountering several roadblocks there. Investors then began looking more broadly for alternative options and […]

Equity: Part 1

Neill discusses America’s progress—or lack thereof—in the realm of police equity and legal adult use cannabis in the 21st century. “As we look at those numbers of police encounters, stops, and arrests and so on, in Colorado, although the overall gross number of stops for every arrest for every demographic has declined dramatically by thousands in the state of Colorado, the disparity issue remains.”