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Sunday, May 13th, 2018

 

Guest opinion: Why it’s time to let Oregon cannabis cross state lines

Guest opinion: Why it’s time to let Oregon cannabis cross state lines Adam Smith | May 2, 2018 It is time to allow the licensed transfer of cannabis between legal U.S. states. If Congress won’t move to protect such transfers immediately, then the states, in cooperation with their local U.S. attorneys, should move to allow them to happen anyway. The legal cannabis industries on the West Coast are in various stages of crisis. Crushing oversupply in some states and shortages in others are driving more product and more consumers into theRead More


Boehner Benefits From Weed. Blacks Are in Prison for Using It.

Boehner Benefits From Weed. Blacks Are in Prison for Using It. Vincent M. Southerland and Johanna B. Steinberg | April 19, 2018 If you want to see an example of staggering hypocrisy in the criminal justice system, consider the contrast between Fate Vincent Winslow, a prisoner in Louisiana, and John Boehner, the Ohio Republican who is a former speaker of the House of Representatives. A decade ago, an undercover police officer approached Mr. Winslow, a homeless black man, and asked for help buying marijuana. Mr. Winslow desperately needed the money,Read More


The WSLCB Needs To Reinstate Analytical 360

The WSLCB Needs To Reinstate Analytical 360 May 1, 2018 | Miguel I stand with Analytical 360 but before you go off on a tangent about lab quality and standards know I work in the calibration industry, it’s my job to discern right from wrong, valid vs. Invalid. As a technician and cannabis enthusiast, this is up my alley. My calibration resume is as follows; I received my training through 10 years in the Navy. I started as a C.A.S.S technician and reenlisted for the calibration N.E.C. After the military,Read More


Sweet Leaf Marijuana Centers should be stripped of licenses after illegal sales scheme, hearing officer rules

Sweet Leaf Marijuana Centers should be stripped of licenses after illegal sales scheme, hearing officer rules Alicia Wallace | Apr 30, 2018 The Sweet Leaf dispensary chain, shut down in December after a police sting, was a criminal enterprise that pocketed millions from an illicit “looping” scheme that allowed customers to purchase the maximum amount of marijuana multiple times in a day, a municipal hearing officer ruled. As a result, Sweet Leaf Marijuana Centers should be stripped of its 26 retail, cultivation and manufacturing licenses, according to recommendations released MondayRead More


Dr. Sanjay Gupta Calls on Jeff Sessions to Back Medical Cannabis

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Calls on Jeff Sessions to Back Medical Cannabis Associated Press | April 27, 2018 CNN’s medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has taken the unusual step of publicly urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reconsider his opposition to medical marijuana, particularly as a way to fight the opioid epidemic. Gupta wrote a public letter to Sessions, saying that he had changed his mind on the use of medical marijuana, “and I am certain you can, as well.” He said he made his plea after Sessions declined to beRead More


Denver Post eliminates staff of marijuana news site The Cannabist

Denver Post eliminates staff of marijuana news site The Cannabist April 27, 2018 | Bart Schaneman At a time when the marijuana industry is booming, The Denver Post is cutting the entire editorial staff of The Cannabist, the first MJ-focused news site operated by a mainstream media company in the United States. “As part of the staff cuts that the Denver Post has been required to make, the decision has been made to no longer have dedicated editorial staff on the Cannabist,” Alex Pasquariello, the site’s current editor, told MarijuanaRead More


Seattle asks court to dismiss misdemeanor marijuana convictions from before legalization

Seattle asks court to dismiss misdemeanor marijuana convictions from before legalization April 27, 2018 | Daniel Beekman Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes filed a motion Friday asking the Seattle Municipal Court to vacate all convictions and dismiss all charges for misdemeanor marijuana possession that were prosecuted in a period before pot was legalized statewide. In a statement, Holmes called the motion “one small step to right the injustices of a drug war that has primarily targeted people of color.” Seattle asks court to dismiss misdemeanor marijuana convictions from before legalization