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The Joint Status Report, A Cannabis Industry Podcast Presented by Locke Lord – Season 3, Episode 1

In the first episode since the coronavirus pandemic began, Doug and David discuss how cannabis has evolved from criminal to essential (1:50), how the lack of access to federal stimulus funds has impacted cannabis companies (6:35), and a recent Forbes article from Kris Krane detailing how legalized cannabis could serve as a jolt to the economy (12:33).

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The Joint Status Report, A Cannabis Industry Podcast Presented by Locke Lord – Season 2, Episode 4

On this episode of the Joint Status Report, Doug and David check back in on the bribery scandal involving the former mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts and how the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is now involved (:30), analyze whether a federal judge can appoint a receiver to oversee a company providing financial services to cannabis companies (3:01), discuss Leafly’s annual cannabis jobs report (6:19), and chat about Politico Pro’s recent article regarding the environmental impact of the cannabis industry (10:34).

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The Joint Status Report, A Cannabis Industry Podcast Presented by Locke Lord – Season 2, Episode 3

On this episode of the Joint Status Report, Doug and David discuss how laws regarding marijuana in the workplace are evolving, and how a pending case in front of the Supreme Court of New Jersey could change the landscape (1:05), a recent decision out of the Ninth Circuit regarding marijuana and deportation (7:54), the surprising decision of MedMen’s founder to step down (11:05), and the record numbers set in Illinois’s first month of recreational sales (14:11).

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The Joint Status Report, A Cannabis Industry Podcast Presented by Locke Lord – Season 2, Episode 1

In the first episode of the new season, Doug and David discuss how the Illinois rollout of recreational marijuana has gone so far (1:28), updates on recent attempts in Florida, South Dakota (medical), and Mississippi (medical) to get marijuana legalization on ballots in the upcoming 2020 election (13:31), and where things stand with the FDA’s efforts regarding CBD regulation (17:03).

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The Joint Status Report, A Cannabis Industry Podcast Presented by Locke Lord – Ep. 16

On this episode of The Joint Status Report, Doug Sargent and David Standa discuss the results of the lottery for the early-use secondary sites to be placed in the City of Chicago (1:01), the passage of the MORE Act out of the House Judiciary Committee (5:39), the recent ADA/medical marijuana lawsuit filed against Amazon (11:19), and the concerning trend of ADA website-based lawsuits being filed against CBD companies (16:12).

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The Joint Status Report, A Cannabis Industry Podcast Presented by Locke Lord – Ep. 15

On this episode of The Joint Status Report, Doug Sargent and David Standa discuss The Hounds Lab marijuana breathalyzer and how it could be implemented by law enforcement (:45) and the upcoming lottery for the early-use secondary sites to be placed in the City of Chicago (5:08). Additionally, David and friend of the podcast, Irina Dashevsky, interview Mallory Czuchra of National Cannabis Insurance Services (www.ntlcannabis.com) about the need for insurance in the industry and the challenges with pricing the various insurance products (8:01).

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The Joint Status Report, A Cannabis Industry Podcast Presented by Locke Lord – Ep. 14

On this episode of The Joint Status Report, Doug Sargent, David Standa, and Ryan Holz discuss issues facing the hemp industry and how farmers are handling them (1:08), the lottery that has been created by the City of Chicago for recreational dispensary locations (4:32), and the potential risk of lawsuits, including medical malpractice claims, as it relates to medical marijuana (12:39).

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The Joint Status Report, A Cannabis Industry Podcast Presented by Locke Lord – Ep. 13

On this episode of The Joint Status Report, David Standa and Ryan Holz interview Tony Cappell co-founder and principal of Green Ivy Capital (www.greenivycapital.com) about Green Ivy’s investment strategy and how recent volatility in the market has impacted deals it is pursuing (7:43). David and Doug Sargent also discuss the finalization of the Chicago zoning ordinance (1:15), California’s passage of a bill that will provide state-level tax relief in the Golden State (4:34), and the possible legalization of cannabis nationwide in Mexico (6:01).

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