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 44: Tire Fire in David’s iPhone

This week: David Downs joins The Roll-Up to talk about the fires devastating Northern California, including some of the state’s premium cannabis crops; Canadian cannabis workers encounter problems at the US border; New Jersey puts cannabis arrests on hold; and the Roll-Up crew crowdsources the theoretical basis of modern anxiety. Good times.

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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Stories Mentioned This Week


Crossing the Border With Cannabis: Canadian Legalization Brings Challenges


Why More College Students Are Calming Anxiety With Medical Cannabis


Los Angeles Licensing Delays Hit Minority Applicants Hard


New Jersey Presses Pause on Marijuana Prosecutions


Los Angeles Will Vote on a Cannabis Bank


Lagunitas Brewing’s Hi-Fi Hops Is a Stoney, Hoppy La Croix

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