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    Stigma and Safe Banking with Shoshanna Silverberg


    Jimmy interviews a mover and shaker in the world of weed from Pistil & Stigma, a consulting firm working with organizations in public, private, and nonprofit sectors on groundbreaking policy issues nationwide. Shoshanna Silverberg and Jimmy discuss the leadership roles of women in the emerging cannabis industry, banking reforms, social equity, and the difference between federal decriminalization and the removal of cannabis from the schedule of controlled substances.

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    Jimmy Young

    Jimmy Young is the host of In the Weeds as well as the founder of the Pro Cannabis Media, the voice of cannabis at procannabismedia.com. PCM produces and distributes cannabis-themed podcasts, videocasts, live streams, and branded content from a diverse array of talented journalists and storytellers, anchored by its industry news and trend reporting. PCM's original podcasts include In The Weeds with Jimmy Young, Weed Talk Now, and Weed Talk News! A native New Englander, Jimmy is a product of the Newton, MA public schools. In 1979 he graduated from Tufts University where he started his 40 year career as sports producer at WBZ TV4 at the age 20. Hired by the CBS affiliate in Portland Maine in 1981 as a sports anchor/reporter, Jimmy worked at WGME TV13 for 11 years hosting shows, reporting from major sports events, and doing play by play for area colleges and high schools. In 1992, he returned to his hometown of Newton, MA where he joined the original team of New England Cable News. He hosted "Jimmy Young's Sports World" at NECN from 1992-98. He also won a regional Emmy Award for the nation's first TV sports talk show for kids, Kid Company's Sportworld with Drew Bledsoe as special guest. He currently lives in Needham, MA.