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Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

 

It is too late to dismantle the marijuana industry

It is too late to dismantle the marijuana industry Cynthia H. Coffman | January 12 Colorado voters decided in November 2012 that our state constitution should protect legalized retail marijuana. A little more than five years later, I suspect that if we were to put that issue to a vote again, it would pass by even higher numbers. For better or worse, legalized marijuana has become more accepted around the country, with 29 states and the District now having some form of cannabis legalization. That is why it was surprisingRead More


Litigation is pointless — propose a bill to change federal marijuana law

Litigation is pointless — propose a bill to change federal marijuana law January 12, 2018 | Michael J. Bond Our elected leaders, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson once again appear to prefer fighting with the Trump administration rather than solving a problem. This time, they are reacting to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that the federal government is rescinding two policy statements issued under the Obama administration, which basically allowed states to adopt rules for legalizing marijuana. Inslee claims Sessions’ move wasRead More


Oregon’s U.S. Attorney says he has “significant concerns” about state’s marijuana regs and enforcement

Oregon’s U.S. Attorney says he has “significant concerns” about state’s marijuana regs and enforcement Jan 12, 2018 | Polly Washburn Billy J. Williams, the United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, said in an editorial published Friday that he has concerns about the state’s marijuana regulatory structure, and current enforcement practices. In an editorial published January 12 on OregonLive.com, Williams wrote, “I have significant concerns about the state’s current regulatory framework and the resources allocated to policing marijuana in Oregon.” Oregon’s U.S. Attorney says he has “significant concerns” aboutRead More


The Cannabis Alliance Summit Carried on as Usual Despite AG Sessions Declaring War on Legal Weed

The Cannabis Alliance Summit Carried on as Usual Despite AG Sessions Declaring War on Legal Weed Lester Black | Jan 8, 2018 One might assume a pot industry conference held the day after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for aggressive criminal prosecution against legal weed businesses would be fraught with an air of fear, dread or downright panic. But that wasn’t the case on Friday, when the state’s largest cannabis business association, The Cannabis Alliance, converged on Seatac for its annual summit. Sure, Sessions’ actions were a recurring topicRead More


What Is Marijuana’s THCA And What Does It Do For You?

What Is Marijuana’s THCA And What Does It Do For You? Adrian Devitt-Lee | Jan 06, 2018 Cannabis doesn’t actually produce THC or CBD. The plant produces all cannabinoids in an acid form. Instead of making THC and CBD directly, it synthesizes tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) from their cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) precursor. THCA is not psychoactive—it does not activate CB1 cannabinoid receptors in the brain. In order to make psychoactive THC from THCA, one needs to heat it. This can be done by smoking or vaporizing rawRead More