Topic: Podcasts

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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The Joint Status Report, A Cannabis Industry Podcast Presented by Locke Lord – Ep. 12

On this episode of The Joint Status Report, David Standa and Irina Dashevsky interview Kris Krane of 4Front Ventures (4frontventures.com and @4frontventures on Twitter) about his recent Forbes article discussing government reaction to the recent vaping scare and how federal legalization of marijuana can positively impact the regulatory structure of the vaping industry (1:25). Kris also discusses some anticipated issues that could arise when the Illinois recreation market opens up on January 1, and how it is important for the government to not overreact and allow the industry a chance to grow (15:40). Kris is a co-host of the Marijuana Today podcast and is on Twitter at @kranewreck. 4Front’s operates Mission dispensaries and more information is available at missioncan.com as well as on Twitter @missioncan.

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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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