Los Angeles’ new cannabis czar for ‘new era’ is longtime legalization activist

Published: Aug 18, 2017, 8:20 am • Updated: Aug 18, 2017, 8:38 am By Elizabeth Chou, The Cannifornian An active and prominent supporter of the campaign to legalize recreational-use cannabis in California will head up the Los Angeles agency tasked with regulating the local marijuana industry. Cat Packer, a nominee…

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How one Cali county is working with industry to find a balance on weed regs

Published: Aug 18, 2017, 10:34 am • Updated: Aug 18, 2017, 10:37 am By Hans Peter, The Cannifornian Meeting after meeting, Yolo County, California continues to foster what could be a prime example of the cannabis industry working in tandem with local economy and law — that is, if policy…

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Paraguay’s booming marijuana export traffic attracting gangs and violence

Published: Aug 17, 2017, 3:46 pm • Updated: Aug 17, 2017, 3:46 pm By Max Radwin, Special To The Washington Post CURUGUATY, Paraguay — Paraguay is a global marijuana powerhouse: The small South American country produces 9 percent of the world’s supply. But until recently, it wasn’t common there to…

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Snowboarder Ross Rebagliati proud to “carry the cannabis torch”

Published: Aug 17, 2017, 4:20 pm • Updated: Aug 17, 2017, 4:25 pm By James McClure, Civilized Canadian snowboarder Ross Rebagliati has no regrets about getting busted for consuming cannabis at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. In fact, he’s proud to be one of the first Olympians to…

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Charges dropped against weed activist who gave out joints in front of Capitol

Published: Aug 17, 2017, 8:25 am • Updated: Aug 17, 2017, 8:25 am By Perry Stein, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – On April 20, an unofficial holiday for marijuana users, Capitol Police arrested eight protesters for handing out marijuana joints on land near the U.S. Capitol under local jurisdiction. Only…

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Veteran sues police after SWAT team raided his legal Colorado marijuana grow

Published: Aug 17, 2017, 9:44 am • Updated: Aug 17, 2017, 11:50 am By Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post A former special forces infantryman, who was awarded a Bronze Star and uses marijuana to treat PTSD after tours to Iraq and Bosnia, has sued the Fountain police SWAT team after…

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