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.

Leafly Podcast

Episode 39: O Cannabis, Glorious and Free

This week: Canada actually legalizes cannabis. No joke. It’s over. We talk with Canadian cannabis attorney Trina Fraser about what’s next. Also, Henry Rollins reveals what turned his mind around on legalization, CBD throws the UK into an uproar, and we remember a dearly beloved colleague.

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 38:


Canadian Senate Passes the Cannabis Act, Locking In Legalization


Canadian Cannabis Legalization Is Happening—But What Will It Look Like?


Confiscation of CBD Oil Sparks Backlash, Putting Pressure on UK Officials


Is This the UK’s ‘Charlotte’s Web’ Moment?


Across Gender, Race, and Party, More Americans Than Ever Support Cannabis Legalization


Henry Rollins: How a Drug-Hating Punk Came to Respect Cannabis

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