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Pro-legalization Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is
trying to defeat anti-legalization Congressman Pete Sessions
(R-Texas). “We’re going to be putting up some billboards in Pete Sessions’s district,” Blumenauer said. “It’s going to feature a veteran and ask the question why Pete Sessions doesn’t want him to have access to his medicine.”
New Jersey Senator and possible 2020 presidential contender Cory Booker (D) discussed why legalization is his
. Current enforcement, he says, "makes a mockery" of equal justice under the law. Booker says he has never smoked cannabis or drank alcohol.
The Boston Globe asks if towns which ban dispensaries
should still get their share
of tax revenue. Globe reporter Dan Adams then
Snoop Dogg’s media company, Merry Jane, for stealing the content of his story, “like a high school plagiarist.”
Australia’s ruling party
opposes a bill
to make MED access easier for terminally ill patients.
A U.N. body called Australia’s plan to drug test welfare recipients a
According to Viridian Capital Advisors, cannabis companies
raised more than $1.8 billion
in the first three quarters of 2017, up from $720M last year. The average deal size also increased from $3M to $6.7M.
Several recent California grow raids have
found Chinese nationals
, suggesting Chinese nationals invest in the illegal market.
Fast Company talks to black Colorado entrepreneur
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Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) withdrew from consideration to be drug czar after the Washington Post and 60 Minutes revealed he steered legislation through Congress weaking the DEA’s ability
to go after distributors
of pharmaceutical opiates. Chris Christie and Harvard Medical School psychiatry professor Bertha Madras have been mentioned as
Florida attorney general and Trump ally Pam Bondi
whether the country needs a drug czar.
In a brief, Justice Department lawyers
acknowledged it hadn’t been legal
for the department to spend money prosecuting the Washington MED defendants known as the Kettle Falls Five, since December 2014, on account of the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment. The amendment, now known as Rohrabacher-Blumenauer,
could expire in December
The Guardian has a longread about a small time Baltimore dealer who
got caught up
with some corrupt cops.
Filmmaker Harmony Korine says he has
secured 30 theaters
where he can show his new pot comedy
“The Beach Bum”
in rooms full of marijuana smoke. Currently filming in Florida, the movie features Matthew McConaughey as a stoner named Moondog, and Snoop Dogg, also as a stoner.
Sean Penn is
trying to stop Netflix
from releasing a documentary about his 2015 meeting with Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo. Penn’s lawyer said releasing it endangers the actor.
At the West Edge Design Fair in Santa Monica, I heard of Sisu Furniture, which makes a $1,300 Iconic Chronic Table “
for the discriminating marijuana user.
” With a humidor it costs an extra $100.
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