Health and Science
Two women were arrested for
detaining four brothers
on a California pot farm and forcing them to work for six months. In Colorado, 14 Chinese nationals were
at an illegal grow. Authorities are investigating whether they were “labor trafficked.”
In SFWeekly, I recommended that the industry adopt an
abuse-free product certification
to curtail worker exploitation.
Three Phoenix cops
resigned and face criminal charges
after allegedly forcing a 19-year old to eat marijuana or go to jail.
Pro-legalization activists say opponent Kevin Sabet
broke the law
by displaying a bag of infused gummies on a television panel in Boston. Sabet didn’t return an email requesting comment.
Mexican police discovered a 10-foot “
,” that U.S. authorities said shot a 60-pound payload of cannabis into the U.S.
According to Vice, The Islamic State has “
very little involvement
” in the global drug trade.
Maine Public Radio looked at the “
” in Colorado who ship product to illegal states. Weed arrests are
up in Nebraska
, following legalization in Colorado, but it’s unclear why.
In Northern Ireland, a
former senior cop
said “the time has come to consider [decriminalizing cannabis.]”
an Australian man after he tried to dump 100 kg of stems and leaves and a recycling center.
A truck carrying 400 pounds of weed ($2.2M) crashed in Texas. Authorities seized “
” from a pharmacy in Texas and are testing it for THC.
Angelina Jolie’s exhaustion with Brad Pitt’s cannabis use, reportedly contributed to her filing for divorce. The Guardian asks what that means for
custody of their children
. Vulture chronicles Pitt’s “
battle with marijuana
Travel guide author and personality Rick Steves will visit Massachusetts to support the coming REC vote. He also donated $100,000.
Rolling Stone looks at the
NFL’s cannabis ban
. The league “ignores that just because something is federally illegal, that doesn't mean that an employer has to test for it or punish its employees.”
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe
visited Willie Nelson’s trailer
during Farm Aid, raising eyebrows.
Marijuana Business Daily spoke to Matt Cohen of TriQ Systems about how to grow
high-quality cannabis in a greenhouse
Some very busy people wonder if the characters in “
Lord of the Rings
” got high.
In the tradition of Presidential Debate drinking games, PR firm Refined Bud has created a debate
. Representative directive: “If a candidate mentions socialism, light up another!”
Here's the WeedWeek list of pot journalists on Twitter and the new list of cannabusiness people on Twitter. Both are works in progress. Recommendations welcome.
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