Minnesota Cannabis Conversations is a podcast aimed at educating, connecting and
empowering the Minnesota cannabis community. We look forward to speaking with
Minnesotans growing together in the hemp, CBD and medical-marijuana
Minnesota Cannabis Conversations is hosted by Jason Tarasek of Minnesota Cannabis Law and
produced and distributed by Business of Cannabis.
Although this is a video and not a podcast, even non-attorneys may find this Cannabis Law Primer interesting and educational. During this webinar that Jason Tarasek presented with the Minnesota State Bar Association on March 23, 2020, Jason discusses the current status of hemp, CBD, medical marijuana and adult-use marijuana in Minnesota.
Episode Ten: Michael Ford, Minnesota NORML
Jason Tarasek of Minnesota Cannabis Law sits down for a Minnesota Cannabis Conversation with Michael
Ford, Executive Director, Minnesota NORML.
In 2018 Ford won more than five-percent of the vote for statewide office in Minnesota and qualified the Legal Marijuana Now
party as a major party in state. The conversation ranges from advocacy efforts to politics to cannabis and exercise.
Episode Nine: Maren Schroeder, Sensible Change Minnesota
JasonTarasek of Minnesota Cannabis Law sits down for a Minnesota Cannabis Conversation with Maren Schroeder, the Policy Director
at Sensible Change Minnesota
Maren Schroeder discusses her history working on medical-marijuana issues in Minnesota as well
as what advocacy issues are on the near horizon during the 2020 legislative
session. Schroeder has been instrumental in nearly all advocacy efforts in the
state – as the co-founder of Sensible Change Minnesota and Sensible Minnesota.
Episode Eight: Rep. Heather Edelson
Jason Tarasek of Minnesota Cannabis Law sits down for a Minnesota Cannabis Conversation with State Representative Heather Edelson (DFL)
Rep. Edelson talks about legislation she will introduce in the current legislative session, including a bill to add flower to the mix of cannabis medicine available to patients in Minnesota. Rep. Edelson also discusses how parents ought to be able to have their children access medical cannabis like any other medication in schools.
Episode Seven: Sen. Melisa Franzen
Fresh off her interview on MSNBC in support of Amy Klobuchar’s presidential bid,
state Sen. Melisa Franzen (DFL-Edina), speaks with Jason Tarasek of Minnesota
Cannabis Law about her efforts to legalize adult-use marijuana and to add
flower as an option for medical-marijuana patients. #hemp #cbd #mmj
#mnisready #mnleg @MelisaFranzen
Episode Six: Rep. Ryan Winkler, DFL House Majority Leader
On the eve of the 2020 Legislative Session, Rep. Ryan Winkler, DFL House Majority Leader, discusses the insights he gained from his statewide
listening tour, “Be Heard on Cannabis.”
Rep. Winkler addresses the legalization of adult-use marijuana in Minnesota and identifies the key components that he would like to see in
Episode Five: Parker Smith, Cold State Scientific
Jason Tarasek of Minnesota Cannabis Law sits down for a Minnesota Cannabis
Conversation with Parker Smith of Cold State Scientific during MJBizCon 2019.
Cold State Scientific was founded by two local Minnesota brothers – Harrison and
Parker Smith – raised by a family of entrepreneurs they had the desire to
create tangible, artisanal products of unquestionable quality and value. Cold
State Scientific uses supercritical CO2 extraction and processing equipment and
Episode Four: Mat Wilner with Native Girl Farms.
Native Girl Farms is located in St. James, Minnesota and is a maker of CBD products.
The conversation focuses on the company, its products and the future for CBD
and the surrounding industry in Southern Minnesota.
Episode Three: John Dugas of Superior Extractions.
Superior Extractions is an extraction company based in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. The
conversation included Superior Extractions’ start-up story and also delves into
the value of allowing farmers to remediate ‘hot hemp‘ in order to bring down overall THC content
in the hemp crop.
Episode Two: Ben Levitz of Studio On Fire.
Studio On Fire is a design and packaging company based in St. Paul, Minnesota that has
done some groundbreaking and beautiful work in the cannabis sector. Ben’s
perspective on the sector – and MJBizCon 2019 itself – makes for a compelling
Episode One: The Introduction.
In this first episode, Business of Cannabis co-founder and president Jay Rosenthal and
Jason Tarasek of Minnesota Cannabis Law sit down at MJBizCon 2019 to introduce
Minnesota Cannabis Conversations.