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KOIN PODCAST NETWORK

News and reporting dedicated to the people, places and history that make Portland, Oregon one of America's most unique cities.

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September 28, 2022 39 min

Some of the most comprehensive research being done on industrial hemp is being done in Corvallis, Oregon at the Oregon State University Global Hemp Innovation Center. This week, Associate Director Jeffery Steiner stops by to talk about the work they are doing and the transformative potential of a bio-based economy.

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There is an epidemic of robberies at Oregon pot shops and legal grow operations. This week, the owner of a shop that was violently robbed at gunpoint stops by to talk about the experience, how his employees are doing now, and what needs to change.

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Nestled on the banks of the Rogue River, in Josephine County, there is a farm owned by a woman who, about 10 years ago as her friends sought their professional paths in Portland, she knew her place was in the cannabis culture of Southern Oregon. Today she operates an all-organic, environmentally sustainable, community-orientated business, and, even with the challenges facing the industry right now, her life is not only great... it’...

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Oregon Cannabis Association Executive Director Megahn Walstatter returns to show to talk about legislative wins and losses for the OCA, the bad actors in Southern Oregon and the current, troubling state of the Oregon Cannabis Industry.

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Southern Oregon has provided much of the cannabis for adult and medicinal use for years. CEO and co-owner of East Fork Cultivators, Mason Walker is here to talk about being a good neighbor, a good steward of the land, and dealing with cartel-driven grow operations in Josephine County.

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Heisman Trophy Winner and all-pro running back Ricky Williams has a history with cannabis. Since running afoul of the NFL’s substance abuse policies and retiring from the league, Williams has become a cannabis connoisseur with his brand, appropriately called “Highsman.” He stops by the show to talk about finding balance in life and how cannabis can accentuate a life of achieving greatness.

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For many people who are inexperienced with cannabis, visiting a dispensary can be very intimidating. This week, a "budtender" stops by to help people understand the products and find one to suit whatever experience they are looking for.

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A headline from a recent press release from Oregon Health Science University caught MSW Host Travis Box's attention: 'Cannabis products demonstrate short-term reduction in chronic pain, little else.' The press release was for a systematic review of global cannabis research, and Travis was fascinated by their findings. In this episode, Travis speak with Dr. Devan Kansagara, a professor of medicine at OHSU, a staff physic...

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How did a profound experience with medical cannabis change one woman’s life forever. This week, Marianne Cursetjee stops by to talk about being a woman in leadership in a male dominated industry and having honest conversations with your kids.

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Cannabis Economist Beau Whitney returns to the show for the second part of an in-depth look at industrial hemp and the potentially mind-boggling good hemp could do, if we could only get out of our own way.

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Cannabis can provide more than the occasional high or medicine for those who need it. It can be a big boost for industry too. This week, Cannabis Economist Beau Whitney returns to the show for the first of a two-part talk about the uses and benefits of industrial hemp.

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Author Tara Goedjen stops by the show to talk about the hype for her new young adult mystery book No Beauties or Monsters. Plus, she and Jenny talk about her journey from Pennsylvania, to Alabama, and eventually Australia before settling in the Pacific Northwest and how that helped her develop her love of reading and writing.

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Not long after Oregon voters signed off on recreational cannabis use, one organization set out to make sure everyone had an equal opportunity to claim their stake in a new gold rush. This week, Dasheeda Dawson stops by to talk about her role as Portland’s Cannabis Program Director.

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This episode we speak with the founders of one of the first licensed cannabis edible producers in Oregon. Since 2011, Elbe’s Edibles has crafted hand made, THC infused food for the medicinal market and then transitioned to supplying the recreational market.

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March 30, 2022 33 min

This episode we speak with Jesce Horton about taking a lifelong love of cannabis and a little help from some friends, launching his corporate career, embodying a spirit of both paying back and paying forward, and  addressing social justice all while flying the cannabis flag high.

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From the Green Mile to just about every small town or burg, Portland is full of stores selling recreational and medicinal cannabis. So, how does the dispensary market work? This week, we speak with Joe Ruhoff ,the director of retail operations for Nectar Markets.

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The Oregon Cannabis Association, a group of cultivators, processors, retailers, entrepreneurs and allied businesses, has been at the forefront of Oregon's cannabis industry. Now they're looking ahead as they face a possible national or even global market. Megan Walstatter, OCA's interim director, joins the show.

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Industry and legal advocates aside for the moment, now we’re looking at the case against legalized cannabis. This week we talk to Randy Philbrick. He opposes legal cannabis and says that the potential for harm is still too great.

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February 10, 2022 20 min

From activist to writing coach, from Los Angeles to New York and several stops around the world, Patricia Dunn uses her real life experiences to guide her works of fiction. She talks to Jenny about her new novel Last Stop on the 6 and going home again.

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Jeanette Ward Horton, the co-founder and CEO of NuProject stops by the show to talk about the non-profit built around the concept of Economic Justice for the BIPOC community through participation in the Cannabis Industry.

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