Rob Sands, CEO of
, whose portfolio includes Svedka Vodka and Robert Mondavi wine, said the company is interested in going green. “There are going to be alcoholic beverages that will also contain cannabis.”
The New York Stock Exchange
cannabis real estate investment trust (REIT) Innovative Industrial Properties’ listing. It will be the first cannabis REIT to trade on the exchange. It’s ticker will be IIPR.
Canadian producer Aphria announced a
, the largest by a public company to date. Legal Canadian growers have raised more than C$313M in the last 13 months.
The New York Times profiles
Denver-based Dixie Brands
as it builds a national presence. (For more on interstate trade, see
my April story
in The Washington Post.)
WIRED tells us to “Get ready for the
Budweiser of bud
Adrian Sedlin, CEO of California grower CannDescent, told Fortune that leaving California companies without bank accounts is “
not a tenable position.
LAWeekly finds some psyched local
. The San Jose Mercury News talks to some pumped-up
Health and Science
In Slate, scholar Mark A.R. Kleiman writes that “
We’re legalizing weed wrong
“Legalization is not only necessary but virtually inevitable, even at the federal level. But I also believe that, by and large, our approach to legalization contains some consequential flaws and that the necessity of such laws doesn’t mean we should rush out and grab the first legalization proposal we’re offered…
“Regulate cannabis like alcohol” is an ugly policy. Our current alcohol laws fail spectacularly to control the harm alcohol does to drinkers and the harm drinkers do to others; an estimated 90,000 Americans die each year of their own drinking or someone else’s. Why repeat that mistake when we legalize another potentially habit-forming intoxicant? What we want is the sort of “grudging toleration” the law now extends to tobacco;
Minnessota doctor Ilo Leppik wants the state to
expand MED rules to include dogs
. Dr. Leppik believes it may be helpful in treating dogs with epilepsy.
About 20% of Americans naturally feel less anxious due to a
that causes higher levels of anandamide, an endocannabinoid that occurs naturally in the body.
Scientific American says the “
definition of stoned driving
” and a breathalyzer to test for it remain elusive.
Vice asks why some people choose to “
self-medicate with illegal drugs.
Idaho mom Kelsey Gooding has
lost custody of her children
and plead not guilty to misdemeanor injury of a child after giving her daughter a cannabis smoothie in an effort to control her seizures.
Reveal follows up on its
of sex abuse of trimmigrants in California’s Emerald Triangle, with
on how communities have responded.
The Eureka Times-Standard explains
your rights in California
post Proposition 64. Public consumption will not be allowed except in licensed businesses, which will open in 2018 at the earliest.
private prison companies
jumped following Trump’s victory. Racial disparities in
remain a concern.
The Nation profiles
(R), the anti-pot Phoenix prosecutor who won re-election.
An odor problem has earned a Boulder grow
$14,000 in fines
The NFL Player’s Association said it would
as a pain management tool. The league
, for now.
Playboy calls legalization one of the election’s “
Colorado Harvest Company and O.pen vape were
among the major donors
to Levitt Pavilion amphitheater, a new venue for free concerts in Denver.
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