Podcast: An End to Prohibition

After an unexpected week off the airwaves, host Micah Drew talks with reporter Maggie Dresser about last week's features on the new landscape of legal marijuana sales

By Micah Drew

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After an unexpected week off, host Micah Drew is back to discuss the new landscape of legal marijuana in Montana. After voters approved a measure to legalize the recreational drug in 2020, local dispensaries have been working on scaling up operations in anticipation of the increased market share. On New Year’s Day, the first day of legal sales, local shops saw a 500% increase in traffic.

Reporter Maggie Dresser joins the podcast to rehash some of her reporting on the rollout of legal marijuana sales from last week. Later, Micah runs through some of the latest headlines from the last week including the return of Winter Carnival, a shortage of COVID-19 tests and Whitefish’s latest Olympians, Maggie Voisin and Jake Sanderson.

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The music in this episode is “Thinking Music” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. The episode also features two songs from local singer/songwriter Mike Murray’s album We Are Like Warriors, The Good Ol’ days You’re In and Moment of Time, used with permission.

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