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pro-cannabis Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) about the new administration’s approach to cannabis. Asked about the worst-case scenario, Blumenauer said:
I think [federal raids and prosecutions are] over the top. And I’m not trying to just put some kind of gloss on this. …But I don’t see raids and arrests and things like that. There are just too many states that have some level of marijuana use allowed in their state right now."
The interview is part of a
MBD has put together on Trump and the industry.
Georgia state senator Allen Peake (R) wants a
on home MED growing. Other Republicans, including Gov. Nathan Deal, oppose home growing.
, but laws that lag behind Washington and Colorado, Willamette Week says. Portland
New Cannabis Ventures found that the public company Cannabis Science
with a press release that claims a partnership with “Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center.” Alan Brochstein writes that it’s the latest in the series of misleading press releases from the company which has only $11,000 in cash, and which, since going public in 2009 “has demonstrated little success except in greatly expanding the number of shares outstanding (now over 2.3 billion as of November 7th). Insiders have been heavy sellers of the stock, often after press releases.”
Leafly explains how the federal government
legal cannabis jobs.
The Colorado-based Brewers Association, which represents microbreweries nationwide, put out an
finding “no evidence that legalization has had an effect on beer sales in the short term.” See the study
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The LATimes details
a raid on a Yolo County (Calif.) grow
: “I told my 2-year-old son to stay upstairs,” said Mears, 35. “When I opened the security door, there were 15 cops with assault rifles drawn, pointed, with their fingers on the trigger, in vests, ski masks. They grabbed me and pulled me out front, put me in handcuffs. There were 20 to 30 officers. My son walked downstairs and my wife had to grab him. They had guns pulled on them. It was real painful.”
A Kansas judge
threw out a lawsuit
filed by mom Shona Banda after she lost custody of her son for using cannabis oil for her Crohn’s disease. She also faces criminal cannabis charges that could send her to prison for 30 years.
Houston’s new top cop plans to
Twelve states and D.C. still suspend drivers’ licenses for those convicted of drug offenses. The NY Times editorializes that these laws are “
cruel and stupid.
An artist known as JesusHands
for altering the Hollywood sign to read “Hollyweed.” He said it was an attempt to make people “laugh out loud” after a difficult year. He faces trespassing charges. Vandalism charges were dropped since the sign was not damaged.
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