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Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

 

Cashed: The Tax Man Continues To Be The Plague Of Pot

Cashed: The Tax Man Continues To Be The Plague Of Pot HILARY BRICKEN | Jul 27, 2015 The marijuana industry is finally beginning to experience meaningful movement on the national level, slowly chipping away at federal prohibition. With the most recent Cole Memo, FinCEN guidelines, legalization in two additional states and D.C., improving Veteran access to cannabis for medical use, and a tiny takedown of at least one significant federal barrier to marijuana research, one would be justified in believing federal agencies are ever so slowly softening to state-by-state legalization and view full-scaleRead More


Kevin Jodrey on the emergence of Cannabidiol (CBD)

Kevin Jodrey on the emergence of Cannabidiol (CBD) August 19, 2015 | Steve Hyde For Ethnography into the Human-Cannabis Relationship is a collaboration between filmmaker Steve Hyde and social scientist Dominic Corva Ph.D. Ethnographic interviews differ from other kinds of interviews because an ethnographic approach seeks to shine a light on the ways that individual experiences reflect collective ones. This episode is an interview with Kevin Jodrey at the Seattle Hemp Fest August 17th 2015. Kevin Jodrey on the emergence of Cannabidiol (CBD)


Watch out wineries, breweries. Colorado ‘weedery’ to lure visitors

Watch out wineries, breweries. Colorado ‘weedery’ to lure visitors August 16, 2015 | STUART MILLER Wineries and breweries should brace themselves for some unusual competition. Colorado, which legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2012, will get its first “weedery” in early 2016. The $35 million project, Green Man Cannabis Ranch and Amphitheater, the brainchild of Christian Hageseth, is set to open in Denver. Its greenhouses represent a major shift because producers have largely cultivated marijuana indoors; there will also be a performance space, a restaurant, a rooftop bar, a gift shopRead More


Medical Marijuana Arrests: When Will It End?

Medical Marijuana Arrests: When Will It End? Alice O’Leary Randall | 08/17/2015 Some people try to forget the day they were arrested for marijuana possession but, with the hindsight of four decades, I can say it was one of the best things that ever happened to us. It was August 24, 1975 and my husband, Robert C. Randall, and I were living a rather ordinary life, just eight blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. in a neighborhood that could kindly be referred to as “pre-gentrification.” The Metropolitan Police executed theRead More


Seattle Pot Store Owners Hang On As Weed Prices Fall

Seattle Pot Store Owners Hang On As Weed Prices Fall MEGHAN WALKER | AUG 16, 2015 It’s been a year since the first retail pot shops opened in Washington, and the cost of weed has dropped significantly. But that’s not stopping eager pot entrepreneurs hoping to get in on the budding industry. When Ian Eisenberg opened Uncle Ike’s in Seattle last September, marijuana was selling at about $25 per gram. He said he had no idea what he was doing. Seattle Pot Store Owners Hang On As Weed Prices Fall


Beginner’s Guide To The Endocannabinoid System — The Reason Our Bodies So Easily Process Cannabis

Beginner’s Guide To The Endocannabinoid System — The Reason Our Bodies So Easily Process Cannabis Rick Pfrommer | APRIL 14, 2015 In the future, perhaps 20 years from now, cannabis-based medicines will have a prominent place in the worldwide pharmacopeia again. Indeed, we might have even gotten there much faster if it hadn’t been for the draconian interference of the U.S. government. To this day, they are still blocking researchers from accessing cannabis to study. Countless thousands have died suffering and millions more continue to be denied access to plant-based medicationsRead More


Washington’s top marijuana advisor steps down

Washington’s top marijuana advisor steps down Noelle Crombie | August 17, 2015 The veteran bureaucrat who helped implement Washington’s marijuana law is stepping down. Randy Simmons, deputy director of the Washington Liquor Control Board, told Seattle Times staff writer Bob Young that this year’s difficult legislative session played a factor in his decision. Battles erupted over the plan to fold the state’s mostly unregulated medical marijuana industry into the regulated retail one. Washington’s top marijuana advisor steps down


Cannabis tourism industry gets creative

Cannabis tourism industry gets creative Justin Runquist | August 16, 2015 With the sun rising and roosters crowing, Josh Miller rolls out of a bed tucked in a greenhouse full of lush marijuana plants and lights up a joint. That’s how the Seattle attorney starts his day every time he stays at Tom Lauerman’s organic marijuana farm, named the Garden of the Green Sun, in Vancouver. “It’s wonderful,” Miller said one day last week at the greenhouse. “I do my morning routine. Listen to music, and well, smoke a joint andRead More


Colorado profits, but still divided on legal weed

Colorado profits, but still divided on legal weed Clarissa Cooper | August 16, 2015 This project was produced by News21, a national investigative reporting project involving top college journalism students across the country and headquartered at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. DENVER — Broadway Street near downtown Denver used to be known for its eclectic antique stores. Now known to locals as “The Green Mile,” the street is lined with marijuana dispensaries — Ganja Gourmet, Colorado Wellness and Green Depot — along with tattoo parlors, aRead More


Taxes, Regulations Are Keeping Old School Drug Dealers in Business

Taxes, Regulations Are Keeping Old School Drug Dealers in Business J.D. TUCCILLE | 8/15/15 Are you a government official who yearns for the good old days of marijuana prohibition? Do you feel out of place in an era of voter-approved legalization, grow clubs, and pot shops? My, how the world has changed! But you can feed your nostalgia for busts and streetcorner deals even while “respecting” the public’s desire to legalize the stuff. All you have to do is pile so many taxes and regulations on the now officially sanctioned productRead More