The Roll-Up features Leafly editors Bruce Barcott, Ben Adlin, and Dave Schmader in a Friday morning roundtable about the week’s top cannabis news.

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Episode 35: The Town With a Cannabis Flag

This week: Bruce reveals the secret behind the show’s theme song; New York City wakes up to legalization; we interview cannabis farmer Crystal Oliver, one of many industry pros jumping into politics; hail Utah and Hawaii; and delve into the curious story of the Estonian town coming to terms with its cannabinoid heritage. 

What, are you not familiar with the show? Every Friday, Leafly editors Bruce Barcott, Ben Adlin, and Dave Schmader dissect the week’s top stories in cannabis with analysis, arguments, jokes, and obscure cultural references.

The Roll-Up: It’s a news and culture podcast that hits the sweet spot between stoned and scholarly.

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News Stories Mentioned in Episode 34:


Things Are Canna Crazy in New York City These Days


With State Senate Bid, Cannabis Pro Leaps Into Politics


Cannabis Entrepreneur Antuanette Gomez Launches Bid for Toronto City Council


Utah Medical Marijuana Advocates Push Back in Court


Kauai’s First Medical Cannabis Dispensary Approved to Begin Sales


Estonian Town’s New Logo? A Cannabis Leaf

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The theme song for The Roll-Up is “Turn Me On,” from the EP of the same name by The Shivas. Check out their music on iTunes. For more about the band, see their home page,