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Los Angeles, the world’s largest cannabis market, released a revised set of proposals for regulating the industry. Many businesses
condemned the proposal
, saying it would force them
to close down for an undefined period while they waited for licenses. Also at issue is whether growers and manufacturers who had been operating on the grey market should get priority. The proposed rules
don’t allow for social use
San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen
signed a 45 day moratorium
on new cannabis businesses. The moratorium preceded the release of a
for regulating the industry. The proposal is incomplete since it lacks a provision for racial equity. For more
California state regulations may not be released until late November; California’s top cannabis regulator, Lori Ajax,
admits she’s nervous
about whether it will all work. Her agency rebranded itself the
Bureau of Cannabis Control
In Florida, a black grower is
suing the state
to block it from issuing licenses set aside for minorities. He says he’s unable to apply for a license because the Florida chapter of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association stopped allowing new member to join.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will discuss legalization with the
In the midst of their nation’s drug war, Filipino legislators
endorsed MED use
of a man who ran a dispensary and had a childcare business in his home.
Weedmaps engaged former Rep. Ron Klink (D-Pa.), as a
Lawyer Hilary Bricken lays out
five red flags
for California M&A deals.
Canadians politely raised their eyebrows after learning that a member of the country’s independent commission on legalizing REC, is
now running a cannabis company
. He said there was no conflict between the roles.
Snoop Dogg investment vehicle Casa Verde Capital
invested $2M in Trellis
, a Toronto-based inventory management software company.
Actress Jessica Alba is suing Colorado CBD company Honest Herbal saying it
infringes on the trademark
of her non-cannabis related wellness company The Honest Co.
Health and Science
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price (R), a legalization opponent,
after flying in private jets at taxpayer expense.
Zynerba Pharmaceuticals announced a
successful mid-stage trial
of a cannabis gel to treat Fragile X syndrome, an autism-spectrum disorder.
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Acting DEA head Chuck Rosenberg
. Rosenberg, a holdover from the Obama administration is a critic of President Trump and no fan of MED either,
calling it a “joke”
in 2015. It’s not clear who will replace him.
After a meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Sheriff of Cowlitz Co., Wash. said he
didn’t get the impression
of an imminent crackdown.
A Missouri grower will
appeal his convictions
to the state supreme court, arguing that the state’s 2014 “right-to-farm” amendment allows cannabis growing.
A Missouri judge sentenced a
77-year old man to 10 years in prison
for growing 1,700 plants at his rural home. “This is not a sentence I feel particularly good about,” the judge said, but the law didn’t allow other options.
An ACLU-backed lawsuit in Georgia
the effectiveness of a 160-hour course to train ‘drug-recognition experts,’ i.e. a course to determine whether someone is impaired.
Rescue teams had to be deployed to assist four men who
got really high
on top of Scafell Pike, the tallest mountain in England. The alleged mountain tops out at 3,210 feet above sea level. Despite the mockery they endured on social media, Vogue says these climbers help
explain the future of cannabis use
Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson says his
bipolar disorder, and not his pot smoking
, was responsible for a series of breakdowns he suffered. Before speaking with doctors he’d assumed the weed was to blame.
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