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The World's Most Comprehensive Weekday Marijuana Podcast The Marijuana Agenda with Russ Belville is a live daily 30-minute podcast of news, analysis, statistics, polls, science, and interviews concerning marijuana legalization worldwide.

The World's Most Comprehensive Weekday Marijuana Podcast The Marijuana Agenda with Russ Belville is a live daily 30-minute podcast of news, analysis, statistics, polls, science, and interviews concerning marijuana legalization worldwide.
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Portland, OR

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The World's Most Comprehensive Weekday Marijuana Podcast The Marijuana Agenda with Russ Belville is a live daily 30-minute podcast of news, analysis, statistics, polls, science, and interviews concerning marijuana legalization worldwide.

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English

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650-534-2565


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SPECIAL 4/20 Panel Discusses Republican Shift on Legalization

4/19/2018
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As Donald Trump signals support for states' rights to marijuana legalization and John Boehner joins a cannabusiness board, I spoke with five marijuana activists for their reactions. We hear from Justin Strekal, political director at NORML; Morgan Fox, com

Duration:01:00:01

Attack of the Cannabis Carpetbaggers!

4/12/2018
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John Boehner, former House Speaker, now favors legalization of marijuana as he joins cannabiz board; Cynthia Nixon exhibits rare Democratic spine on marijuana legalization; We've got Donald Trump's "non-addictive pain killer" already!; Aaron Cobian from U

Duration:01:00:01

Martin Luther King Jr. Would Have Fought For Legalization

4/6/2018
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Study shows legalization beats medical marijuana when it comes to reducing opioid prescribing; More data from Monitoring the Future shows teens are using drugs less than ever before; Maj. Neill Franklin on the plating of drugs by Baltimore Police; A look

Duration:00:59:58

Dedicated to the Loving Memory of Lynne Platshorn

3/29/2018
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Talking about the "Greed & Evil" of the anti-marijuana lobby with author Robert "Bobby Tuna" Platshorn; Latest Monitoring the Future data shows the lowest teen drug use rates have all occurred since marijuana legalization; Rebuking policy pundit Jonat

Duration:01:00:01

The Exquisite Reefer Madness of Anti-Pot Millionaire Julie Schauer

3/22/2018
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John J. Hudak from Brookings Institute discusses the new report he's co-authored on the successes and failures of Uruguay's national marijuana legalization; Serra Frank from Boise Hempfest on the upcoming event and the fight to legalize in America's only

Duration:00:59:57

The Joker is Spreading Reefer Madness at the UNODC in Vienna

3/15/2018
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NEWS: UN Head touts success of his country's decriminalization of all drugs; DEBUNK: Kevin Sabet's claims about legalization at UNODC in Vienna; GUEST: Steve Bloom, editor-in-chief of Freedom Leaf magazine; RANT: Idaho Senator breaks the law to protect Go

Duration:00:59:59

How One Man Can Block the Reform a Public Supermajority Supports?

3/8/2018
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NEWS: UN warns member nations to not legalize marijuana; WHAT: Idaho Senate tries dodging law to shield Governor from embarrassing veto; GUESTS: Americans for Safe Access' Chief Science Officer Dr. Jahan Marcu, with ASA's 2018 Report on the State of Medical Marijuana in the United States, and Marijuana Policy Project Communications Director Morgan Fox on the roadblock to federal marijuana reform, Congressman Pete Sessions from Texas; RANT: Federal law has a death penalty for drug traffickers.

Duration:00:59:56

The Fed Gov't "is No Longer One of Limited and Enumerated Powers."

3/1/2018
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NEWS: Federal judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Schedule I marijuana status; DATA: Americans for Safe Access releases 2018 medical marijuana state report cards; GUEST: Dr. Mitch Earleywine counts down the top ten cannabis science studies of February; RA

Duration:00:59:58

The Founder of NORML, Keith Stroup, on the Future of Legal Weed

2/22/2018
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NEWS: VA admits they can talk to veterans about medical cannabis; DEBUNK: Rep. Pete Sessions' insane claim that marijuana today is "300 times more potent" than 1973; GUEST: Keith Stroup, founder of NORML, on the future of marijuana legalization as we move

Duration:00:59:56

The Origins of the Fentanyl-Laced Marijuana Reefer Madness Myth

2/15/2018
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NEWS: General Kelly's aide, Jim Carroll, named acting Drug Czar; DATA: FOX News Poll puts national legalization support at 59%; GUEST: Travel Guru Rick Steves on his East Coast Legalization swing; RANT: Busting Ohio Sen. Rob Portman's Fentanyl-Laced Marij

Duration:00:59:56

The Solution to Legalization Problems is Never More Prohibition

2/7/2018
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NEWS: Treasury Secretary implies support for allowing marijuana businesses to use banking; Attorney General Sessions again ties opioid overdoses to cultural shift on marijuana; MIDWEST: POLITICO piece of Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia pro-medical mar

Duration:00:59:55

Radical Russ Belville Turns 50: A Look at a Dozen Years in Podcasting

2/1/2018
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NEWS: Donald Trump promises to "get much tougher on drug dealers and pushers" in his State of the Union address; WHAT: Audio of previous pronouncements from Trump about getting tougher on drugs; RANT: The beginnings of my career in radio and podcasting. In his only reference to drug policy in his first State of the Union speech, Donald Trump vowed to "get much tougher on drug dealers and pushers." [TRUMP CLIP: These reforms will also support our response to the terrible crisis of opioid...

Duration:00:59:56

Maybe We Shouldn't Be So Honest On Some Of These Surveys, People

1/30/2018
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NEWS: AutoNation Inc no longer discriminates against marijuana smokers in hiring; WHAT: Questioning the survey about pot smokers who go to work "high"; RANT: It's the drug testing itself that's a problem, not the pot-positive results.

Duration:00:36:17

Seriously, Sessions & Trump Think That the Drug War Was Successful

1/29/2018
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NEWS: The Democrats choose anti-pot Rep. Joe Kennedy III to deliver State of the Union Response; WHAT: New audio from Jeff Sessions has him pining for the Drug War 1980s; DATA: Debunking the idea that the Drug War 1980s reduced drug use, so it was a success.

Duration:00:39:31

Oregon Frets About Minors & Pot While Ignoring Minors & Booze

1/27/2018
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NEWS: Bipartisan group of senators and reps call on Trump to remain states' rights on marijuana; REEFER MADNESS: Responding to Idaho Senator Jim Risch's opposition to legalization; RANT: Responding to OLCC Dir. Steve Marks lackadaisical attitude about kid A bipartisan group of 54 U.S. senators and House members are joining together with "urgent concern" to ask President Trump to uphold his campaign pledge to respect state marijuana laws. Earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions...

Duration:00:40:58

Number 9, Number 9 - Welcome to the Legalization Club, Vermonters!

1/22/2018
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NEWS: Vermont becomes the 9th state to legalize marijuana, first by legislature; DATA: NBC/WSJ Poll shows more Americans find sugar harmful than marijuana; RANT: The Future of the Radical Rants and The Marijuana Agenda.

Duration:00:32:29

A Look at the Modern-Day Puritans of the Anti-Legalization Army

1/22/2018
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NEWS: Government shutdown threatens medical marijuana states; DATA: Eaze customer data reveals cannabis use patterns; RANT: Project SAMUEL's Will Jones, a Modern-Day Puritan.

Duration:00:41:19

Yes, Pete Sessions, Your Problem Is That You Haven't Smoked Pot

1/19/2018
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VA Secretary David Shulkin admitted the department can legally perform research on medical marijuana. In testimony to the Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs, Shulkin was asked by Sen. Tester from Montana about his earlier comments that the VA could not legally perform such research. [SHULKIN CLIP: VA can do research on marijuana, but I said that we're restricted, because it's a Class I substance, so we have to go through multiple agencies and it is very challenging to work our way...

Duration:00:59:30

I Told You That GOP Would Get Smart And Support Legalization

1/18/2018
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NEWS: NJ Gov pledges marijuana legalization in inaugural address, but NY Gov thinks it still needs more study; Marijuana as an issue in upcoming gubernatorial elections; RANT: Al Harrington and his grandma smoke marijuana, why would you lock them up for i

Duration:00:35:32

When Trump Tells You He Wants to Be Like Duterte, Believe Him!

1/17/2018
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NEWS: Oregon's US Attorney has "significant concerns" about marijuana legalization; Netflix debuts fantastic semi-satirical PSA featuring Gridiron Cannabis Coalition; RANT: Another remark from Trump about getting tough on drugs like other countries do (Ph

Duration:00:39:59

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