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Boston, Massachusetts politics. Led by Mike Crawford AKA Mike Cann. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theyoungjurks/support

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Boston, Massachusetts politics. Led by Mike Crawford AKA Mike Cann. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theyoungjurks/support

    Free Lauren Pespisa

    Free Lauren Pespisa

    FREE LAUREN,, a past co-host of The Young Jurks from federal prosecution.
    With guests, Rod Webber and Lauren Pespisa.
    From Lauren's facebook post, how you can help:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10101568631756531&set=a.689807583261
    HELP ME STAY OUT OF PRISON (again)!
    The Good News: "2020: The Dumpster Fire" (documentary movie) is coming soon to Apple TV plus!
    The Bad News: I may be the target of a federal investigation for my part in the filming of this movie! Oh joy!
    I HAVEN’T BEEN INDICTED YET. There’s still a chance! What we need to do RIGHT NOW is convince AUSA Dan Perry that indicting me is not in the interest of justice!

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Caroline Pineau of Stem Haverhill on her fight to end impact fees

    Caroline Pineau of Stem Haverhill on her fight to end impact fees

    Caroline Pineau of Stem Haverhill on The Young Jurks live, discussing Haverhill's bs fees, who’s helping, and who’s helping the mayor! 
    The Young Jurks will also announce endorsements of local campaigns in Boston, Cambridge, Malden, Methuen, Haverhill...Vote on Tuesday!
    Background on Stem Haverhill and their lawsuit from Mike Labella of the Eagle-Tribune:
    https://www.eagletribune.com
    HAVERHILL — A state official said Friday he has concerns about the relevance of impact fees being charged to retail marijuana shops by communities across the state, including in Haverhill.
    Nearly six months after the owner’s of Haverhill’s Stem — a retail cannabis shop — filed a lawsuit against the city and Mayor James Fiorentini requesting documentation of costs the city has incurred because of hosting the business, the city has provided a report listing $1.3 million in expenses.
    The report, which was provided to Stem along with pot shops Full Harvest Moonz and CNA Stores on Sept. 10, outlines both existing costs and annual expenses city officials say Haverhill will incur due to retail marijuana.
    The documents costs per city department, with police accounting for the highest portion of the total — including six new police officers and two new cruisers — with an annual cost of $866,930.
    Although he cannot comment on Haverhill’s report specifically because Stem and the city are still in litigation, Steven Hoffman, chairman of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, says he’s reviewed the document.
    “We built a big industry but it’s not a new industry as it’s replacing an illicit industry that has existed for decades,” Hoffman said. “So things like training police on DUI and drug education has been going on for a long time and has nothing to do with the introduction of a legal business replacing an illegal business, therefore, a lot of the incremental expenses cities and towns are saying they are incurring — I just don’t buy.”

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Cambridge City Councilor Quinton Zondervan on reparations, restitution and economic empowerment exclusivity for cannabis licensing

    Cambridge City Councilor Quinton Zondervan on reparations, restitution and economic empowerment exclusivity for cannabis licensing

    The  Young Jurks live with guest, Cambridge City Councilor  Quinton Zondervan discussing reparations, restitution, and economic empowerment exclusivity for cannabis licensing, Revolutionary Clinics, the MPAA (rent a  patient group), and much more


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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Juan Jaramillo for MA State Rep

    Juan Jaramillo for MA State Rep

    Mike Crawford hosts a discussion of Mass Dem scandals (homophobia, misogyny,  and sex assaults) and the state rep campaign of Juan Jaramillo with guests, Calla Walsh, Dan Totten, and Juan Jaramillo.
    Calla Walsh is a 16-year-old organizer from Cambridge, MA who has worked on issue-based advocacy work and political campaigns at the local, state,  and federal levels. She is currently a Regional Organizer for Act-On  Mass and is passionate about political education, youth civic engagement, and building a progressive State House.
    Dan Totten is vice vice-chairchair of the Ward 3 Democrats within the Cambridge Democratic City Committee.
    https://www.cambridgeday.com/.../homophobic-slur-during.../
    Juan Jaramillo is running to represent the working people of Revere and  Winthrop in the Massachusetts State Legislature, he was just endorsed by  US Senator Bernie Sanders.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Shaleen Title, delivery equity advocates, & UFCW 1445 labor union weigh in on CDA dispensary mutiny

    Shaleen Title, delivery equity advocates, & UFCW 1445 labor union weigh in on CDA dispensary mutiny

    Mike Crawford, hosts a discussion on the dozen dispensaries that left the Commonwealth Dispensary Association (the CDA) this week over a delivery lawsuit that the CDA has since withdrawn. 
    Shaleen Title is an Indian-American drug policy activist and attorney who served from 2017 through 2020 as one of five commissioners on the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, the agency tasked with regulating legal and medical marijuana in the commonwealth. Described as “the people’s weed watchdog” in Boston Magazine’s 2019 Power List, she has won several awards for her advocacy work and her efforts to make the cannabis industry more fair and inclusive. 
    Fabricio DaSilva is the Vice President of UFCW 1445, a local labor union representing cannabis dispensary employees at NETA, SIRA, Mayflower, and more. 
    Aaron Goines is a graduate of Northeastern University, starting his entrepreneur career path with a decade of employment in the financial services industry, a Founder and Board Advisor to the Massachusetts Cannabis Association for Delivery and is the Co-Founder and CEO of The Emerald Turtle, a majority minority-owned cannabis venture. 
    Devin Alexander is the CEO/Co-Founder of Rolling Releaf. 
    Grant Smith, is a contributor with DigBoston, The Young Jurks and Midnight Mass, and President of MassCann.
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    • 57 min
    Massachusetts politics with Calla Walsh

    Massachusetts politics with Calla Walsh

    Calla  Walsh is a 16-year-old organizer from Cambridge, MA who has worked on  issue-based advocacy work and political campaigns at the local, state,  and federal levels. She is currently a Regional Organizer for Act On  Mass and is passionate about political education, youth civic  engagement, and building a progressive State House. 
    We discuss the Boston Mayoral race, ranked choice voting, Governor Charlie Baker, the violent failed Trump Coup, the lack of transparency in state government, the new MA house speaker, sleazy twitter posts from a candidate for local office, Valentino Capobianco, and much more....We also read comments from a viewer of our livestream broadcast, Boston City Coucilor Julia Mejia. 
    You can find Calla on Twitter, @CallaWalsh

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Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Lizzy_Lou23 ,

Props

I honestly learned a lot through this podcast, thank you for giving NETA employees another voice, I’m sure they need it during this time. Keep up the great work man. Solidarity ✊🏻

Cannabis Activists United ,

Amazing work

It's great to see cannabis activism still going strong. It's even better watching people joining together to hold these conglomerates accountable. I look forward to watching more of these livestreams and listening to more of these podcasts! Keep up the amazing work. And, thank you for giving cannabis workers a voice that these companies work so hard to suppress!

bubbadude450 ,

MAKE NETA SAFE

Thank you Mike for giving the whistleblowers a platform to speak to the public on! A quick online search will reveal NETAs history of unsafe work practices and their unwillingness to change until compelled by an outside agency. Next time ask them about the root aphid (BUG) epidemic in the grow facility and what NETAs response was like to their employees concerns about safety for themselves and the public!

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