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(Legacy) Rohrabacher Urges Lawmakers to Keep Medical Marijuana Protections with Congressman Dana Rohrabacher

Today on Green Rush our hosts are joined by California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher about the legalization of Cannabis and the laws moving forward in the United States. Rohrabacher and Earl Blumenauer, D-OR, led a bipartisan group of lawmakers urging House and Senate leadership to continue state medical marijuana protections in any legislation to fund the government beyond Dec. 8, 2017. The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer provision prevents the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana laws. Rep. Rohrabacher said he hopes to convince Attorney General Jeff Sessions that good people do indeed sometimes smoke pot.

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(Legacy) The Biggest Issue Facing The Cannabis Industry Today – Patrick McManamon, CEO of Cannasure

Today on Green Rush our hosts speak with Patrick McManamon, the managing director of Cannasure Insurance Services, LLC. Patrick is a leading voice at the intersection of cannabis and the insurance industry and has most recently been quoted in outlets like Bloomberg and The Cannabist on the Northern California wildfires that affected cannabis growers across the area. Prior to Cannasure, Patrick was the president of McManamon Insurance, a third-generation insurance agency.

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(Legacy) The Most Recognized Brand in the Cannabis Industry – Adam Levin, CEO of High Times

Today on Green Rush our hosts speak with Adam Levin. Adam is the CEO of High Times and Founder and Managing Director and CEO of Oreva Capital. High Times is the most recognized brand in the cannabis industry – transcending the cannabis community and known to people outside of the community. In June of this year, Adam’s LA-based investment firm Oreva purchased the 43-year-old cannabis magazine High Times in a deal valued at $70 million.

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(Legacy) Episode 6 – Oregon’s Golden Cannapreneur – William Simpson, CEO at Golden Leaf Holdings

In this week’s episode of The Green Rush, Lewis and Anne speak with Oregon’s own William Simpson, CEO of Golden Leaf Holdings (OTCQB: GLDFF) and Founder of Chalice Farms. During their conversation, William discusses Golden Leaf’s innovative, vertically-integrated platform, the national debate around opioids, why cannabis may be a potential solution and the challenges of taking over a public company in a highly regulated industry.

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(Legacy) The Cannabis Correspondent – Aaron Smith, Reporter at CNNMoney.com

In this week’s episode, Lewis is flying solo for his conversation with one of the premier journalists covering the cannabis industry in Aaron Smith of CNNMoney. In their conversation, Aaron discusses how he pushed CNN to more broadly cover the industry, the federal government’s influence on the burgeoning industry and some of the more interesting and innovative ways he’s seen entrepreneurs enter the marijuana market. The two even venture into how to talk to their kids about their work and touch on parental guidance when it comes to cannabis.

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(Legacy) High Above the Canopy – Bruce Linton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Canopy Growth Corp.

Broadcasting from the MJ Biz Conference in Las Vegas, Lewis and Anne speak with highly-respected cannapreneur Bruce Linton, Chairman and CEO of Canopy Growth Corp. Fresh off the announcement that Constellation Brands has purchased nearly a $200 million stake in his company, Bruce talks about the recent transaction, research in the pipeline and the differences between the U.S. and Canadian cannabis markets. And he answers the one question that he wishes the media would ask him!

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(Legacy) The Weed Wordsmith – Debra Borchardt, Founder of Green Market Report

In episode three, Lewis and Anne invite cannabis financial reporter Debra Borchardt onto the podcast to discuss why she believes one of the biggest stories of the next decade will be the legalization of cannabis. They also chat with Debra about the launch of her new venture – Green Market Report, how she talks to her kids about marijuana, being one of the first full-time financial reporters in the cannabis space as well as her brief appearance on one of the most memorable SNL sketches of the 90s.

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(Legacy) The 420 Investor – Alan Brochstein, Cannabis Industry Analyst

In this episode Lewis and Anne speak with cannabis industry analyst and the founder/creator of 420 Investor and New Cannabis Ventures Alan Brochstein, CFA. Alan was the first investment professional to devote himself to publicly sharing his observations about the cannabis industry from an investor’s perspective. Together they chat with Alan about how investors can get better involved in the cannabis industry as well as the recent Constellation-Canopy Growth Partnership.

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(Legacy) Lights, Camera, Action! Alan Lien, Founder/President at Solis Tek

In this inaugural episode, Lewis and Anne speak with entrepreneur Alan Lien, Founder and President at Solis Tek, a vertically-integrated technology innovator, developer, manufacturer, and distributor focused on bringing lighting and nutrient products and solutions to commercial cannabis growers in legal markets across the U.S. to help growers ‘grow better’.

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