The Roll-Up #15: California Goes Legal and the Cole Memo Dies

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 15: California Goes Legal & the Cole Memo Dies

This week: Bruce brings us an eyewitness report from California‘s first legal day, Jeff Sessions kills the Cole Memo, Vermont moves to allow adult use, and Dave proposes a brilliant plan for senior discounts (with some help from Whitney). 

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.

News Stories Mentioned In Episode 15:


Sessions Rescinds Cole Memo, Which Protected State-Legal Cannabis From Feds


FAQ: What We Know About Jeff Sessions’ DOJ Action Against Legal Cannabis


The Cole Memo: What Is It and What Does It Mean?


California’s Legal Cannabis Sales Begin: Leafly’s Full Coverage


California Goes Legal: Updated List of Open Adult-Use Stores

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