Last week I wrote a piece in The New Republic (originally published in The Conversation) on the subject of Big Marijuana and the promise of the appellation model as a mechanism to regulate marijuana agriculture. Long-time readers of this blog will be familiar with my arguments, but it's always a pleasure to see them published, posted, tweeted, and commented on in the broader media. Thanks to all who wrote personal messages (even if some were, let's say, skeptical of my ideas).
Dan Riendeau is the host of @Night on News Talk 770, a Calgary-based news radio station. He interviewed me last week to flesh out some of the ideas I wrote about in the New Republic. We talked about the trade-offs of legalization, the rise of Big Marijuana (and whether or not it is truly inevitable), and the wine industry's appellation model. You can listen to the full interview (about 15 minutes) below. An alternate link is available here.