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 40: A Soft Opening in Massachusetts

This week: #PermitPatty blows up, the FDA approves Epidiolex, Oklahoma OK’s MMJ, and Bruce reveals his peanut-selling past.

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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 40:


Why June 2018 Will Go Down as the Month Prohibition Crumbled


#PermitPatty Episode Blows Up on California Cannabis Company


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


Oklahoma Voters Approve Medical Marijuana Legalization


Court to Arizona Medical Extract Users: Watch Your Back!


Is CBD Oil Legal Now? With Epidiolex Approved, It’s Still Not Clear


FDA Approves Epidiolex, a Marijuana-Based CBD Drug for Seizures

Amplifications and Clarifications:

Bruce’s father did, in fact, have all the permits necessary to operate a food stand outside the Kingdome and Safeco Field. But he was not an eight-year-old child. Also, “The Deal” included a one-pound bag of Hoody’s peanuts (unsalted, low salt, or regular), a large box of Cracker Jack, and your choice of a soft drink or candy. It was quite popular back in the day.

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