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The Joint Status Report, A Cannabis Industry Podcast Presented by Locke Lord – Ep. 11

On this episode of The Joint Status Report, Chicago Partners Doug Sargent and David Standa discuss recent trends impacting the CBD industry and how regulated testing may be implemented at the state level (1:10). David Standa is then joined by Chicago Partner Mike Wilson to interview Michael Norton of Houlihan Capital (www.houlihancapital.com/industries/cannabis), who discusses the various services Houlihan can offer to the cannabis industry (6:27).

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The Joint Status Report, A Cannabis Industry Podcast Presented by Locke Lord – Ep. 10

On this episode of the Joint Status Report, Chicago Partners Doug Sargent and David Standa discuss the significance of the SAFE Banking Act passing in the House (1:11) and then interview the founder of Project Yosemite and maker of the OLO sublingual cannabis strip (www.getolo.com) Andrew Mack about how he is navigating the complicated California cannabis industry as well as how OLO provides a unique cannabis experience (7:25).

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The Joint Status Report, a Cannabis Industry Podcast Presented by Locke Lord – Ep. 8

On this episode of the Joint Status Report, Chicago Partners Doug Sargent and David Standa briefly discuss the recent warning letters sent by the FTC to unnamed CBD companies for allegedly unsubstantiated medical claims (1:10) and Senator Crapo’s recent announcement that he plans to bring cannabis banking legislation to a vote by the end of the year (4:59), and interview David Belsky, the founder of cannabis recruiting firm FlowerHire (@flowerhire on Twitter and @flowerhire on Instagram) (6:54)).

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The Joint Status Report, a Cannabis Industry Podcast Presented by Locke Lord – Ep. 7

On this episode of the Joint Status Report, Chicago Partners Doug Sargent and David Standa briefly discuss Naperville’s recent decision to opt out of recreational marijuana sales and what some of the newspaper articles missed about the vote (:30), the federal indictment of Fall River, Massachusetts Mayor Jasiel Correia (2:35), and interview Bethany Gomez, the Managing Director of Brightfield Group (@brightfieldgrp on Twitter and @brightfieldgroup on Instagram) (5:50).

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The Joint Status Report, a Cannabis Industry Podcast Presented by Locke Lord – Ep. 6

On this episode of The Joint Status Report, David Standa and Doug Sargent discuss recent developments with Illinois’ recreational marijuana roll out (0:44), Washington’s Cannabis 2.0 Initiative (8:30), New York’s expungement of low-level marijuana convictions (12:10), the implications of the U.S. Surgeon General’s advisory warning related to marijuana use among pregnant women and adolescents (14:20).

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The Joint Status Report, a Cannabis Industry Podcast Presented by Locke Lord – Ep. 5

On this episode of the podcast, co-hosts Doug Sargent and David Standa talk with Chicago Cannabis Industry Group Associate, Irina Dashevsky about the DEA’s announcement to expand licensing to grow marijuana for scientific and medical research (0:45), the confusion regarding the IDFPR’s interpretation of the Illinois recreational marijuana law and whether medical marijuana dispensaries can change locations and still be granted an early approval adult use license (4:45), the concerns about possible over-taxation of the Illinois recreational marijuana market (12:01), how the Illinois medical marijuana program will be impacted when the recreational program goes live (15:25), and how the timing of the social equity grant and loan applications may need to be adjusted to ensure the social equity program can be successful (17:52).

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The Joint Status Report, a Cannabis Industry Podcast Presented by Locke Lord – Ep. 4

On this episode of the podcast, co-hosts Doug Sargent and David Standa talk with guest Ryan Holz, a Locke Lord Cannabis Industry Group Partner, about the National Credit Union Association’s recently announced guidelines for providing financial services to hemp-related businesses (0:37), the American Bar Association’s resolution urging congress to enact legislation to exempt from the controlled substances act any marijuana business carried out in compliance with state law (4:11), Rep. Earl Blumenauer’s (D-OR) recent interview outlining a positive outlook for the marijuana industry for the fall (9:14), and the FBI’s call for tips related to possible public corruption in the cannabis industry licensing regimes (12:53).

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The Joint Status Report, a Cannabis Industry Podcast Presented by Locke Lord – Ep. 3

In the third episode of The Joint Status Report, Chicago partners Doug Sargent and David Standa discuss former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s recent op-ed calling on the FDA to take action on CBD (1:00), the recent legalization of hemp in Ohio, which enforcement officials believe has effectively legalized recreational marijuana (6:42), a court ruling in Pennsylvania that threw out evidence obtained via a search of a vehicle containing a medical marijuana cardholder where the search was initiated because the officers smelled marijuana (14:36), Cornell University’s announcement that it will offer courses about cannabis starting this fall semester (17:46), and a recent lawsuit initiated by Oklahoma medical marijuana companies against Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg for allegedly putting the companies’ Facebook pages in “Facebook Jail” (20:11).

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The Joint Status Report, a Cannabis Industry Podcast Presented by Locke Lord – Ep. 2

In the second episode of The Joint Status Report, Chicago partners Doug Sargent and David Standa discuss recent key events that impacted the cannabis industry, including the industry’s response to the FDA’s warning letter to Curaleaf (:46), Cresco’s announcement of its Sunnyside dispensaries (3:42), and the concerning trend of municipalities across the country opting out of permitting recreational marijuana sales (9:05).

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