Everyone knows what happened in marijuana today, but you need to know what’s happening in Marijuana Tomorrow!

From the voices who brought you Marijuana Today since 2014, comes Marijuana Tomorrow: The very best cannabis podcast in the business. Each week Marijuana Tomorrow brings you news analysis of the latest developments in cannabis politics, business, and culture. Kris Krane, Shanita Penny, Adam Smith, and Dan ‘grassroots’ Goldman, deliver their expert commentary based on their years of experience as advocates and industry leaders. Other podcasts can provide you with a CEO’s perspective, but Marijuana Tomorrow promotes the values that sustained the legalization movement for decades, long before there was a single legal dollar made, or a share of stock was traded. With regular features like “Meet the Marijuana Press” and “Ask a Canna Scientist”, Marijuana Tomorrow has unrivaled expertise and nuggets of wisdom from the most respected voices, from the advocates with the deepest roots. And we’re funny too.

As we like to say, everyone knows what happened in marijuana today, but you need to know what’s happening in Marijuana Tomorrow!

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Dan "Grassroots" Goldman

Host and Producer

Dan 'grassroots' Goldman has been organizing on the ground to end the drug war since he was caught with a bong on a school trip and suspended for four days in high school. Since 1999, he has worked with Students for Sensible Drug Policy, first on his undergraduate campus at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and later as a multi-term member of their Board of Directors, including terms as one of SSDP's first non-student Board members, and as a former vice-chair of their Board of Trustees. In 2005-06, as the Director of Outreach and Alumni for SSDP, he created their alumni network and developed SSDP's first international chapters. In addition to his work in organizing and policy reform, Dan has worked for immigrant rights after 9/11, taught environmental education, tended bud for cannabis capitalists, appeared on 165 of the first 297 episodes of Marijuana Today, including 64 episodes as the show's host before he was fired, and saw the $250,000 question on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? He did not know the answer.

Shanita Penny

Shanita Penny

Cannabis Advocate

Shanita Penny, MBA is a cannabis advocate, business professional and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience helping world class companies and startups solve complex issues and improve business performance in multiple industries. In 2015, Shanita took a leap of faith and founded Budding Solutions to provide business strategy and policy development consulting services to cannabis operators and policymakers nationwide. She has achieved exceptional results while positively impacting the burgeoning cannabis industry and the greater community. Shanita is the immediate past President of the Board of Directors for the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) and currently serves on the Advisory Board of Regennabis. Shanita is a proud alumna of North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Towson University and the University of Baltimore and lives to “end the stigma associated with cannabis” through her advocacy, businesses and responsible consumption.

Kris Krane

Kris Krane

Founder of 4Front Advisors

Having founded 4Front Advisors in 2011 as a consulting firm, Kris now serves as president of the multi-state cannabis cultivator and retailer, 4Front Ventures. Prior to forming 4Front, Kris served as director of client services for CannBe, a pioneer in developing best practices within the medical cannabis industry. Kris has dedicated his career to reforming the nation’s drug policies, having served as associate director of NORML from 2000 to 2005 and executive director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy from 2006 to 2009. Kris serves as treasurer on the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) board of directors as well as for the Cannabis Business Alliance of Illinois (CBAI.) Kris also serves on the board of the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association (NJCIA). Kris resides in Chicago with his family.

Adam J. Smith, J.D.

Adam J. Smith, J.D.

Founder and Director, Alliance for Sensible Markets

The Alliance for Sensible Markets is dedicated to fixing the economics of legal cannabis to create an economically, environmentally, and ethically sustainable industry. In 1996 Adam founded The Week Online, the first newsmagazine devoted to national and international drug policy reform. In 1998 he launched the first campaign to successfully reform federal drug war legislation in the US, winning back the right to financial aid for students with drug convictions. From that campaign, he and others launched Students for Sensible Drug Policy, now a UN-recognized NGO active in 40+ states and more than 30 countries.

In the years since, Adam has founded or helped launch numerous successful organizations and campaigns on issues ranging from mail-in voting, to youth civic engagement, to cannabis policy. His writing on drug policy has appeared in dozens of print and online publications.