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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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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2-ton takedown: Greek officials stop yacht smuggling from European weed hotbed

Published: Aug 14, 2017, 12:46 pm • Updated: Aug 14, 2017, 12:50 pm By The Associated Press ATHENS, Greece — Greek authorities say they have seized roughly two tons of Albania-grown marijuana on an Italian-flagged yacht destined for the Aegean Sea islands. The coast guard says the seizure followed a…

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Big change: Nevada to start handing out weed distribution licenses beyond liquor wholesalers

Published: Aug 11, 2017, 3:09 pm • Updated: Aug 11, 2017, 4:24 pm By The Associated Press CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada marijuana regulators have decided to start issuing pot distribution licenses to businesses other than liquor wholesalers to keep up with overwhelming demand since legal recreational sales began July…

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Trump’s blame of Obama for opioid epidemic included skewed weed stats

Published: Aug 11, 2017, 8:19 am • Updated: Aug 11, 2017, 8:21 am By Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post “Federal drug prosecutions have gone down in recent years. We’re going to be bringing them up and bringing them up rapidly. At the end of 2016, there were 23 percent fewer…

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Wyoming to the world: Come for the eclipse, but leave your weed at home

Published: Aug 11, 2017, 6:00 am • Updated: Aug 11, 2017, 8:03 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff As Wyoming prepares for a massive influx of visitors for the coming eclipse, Colorado’s neighbor to the north welcomes the migration — minus marijuana. The Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs…

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Neil deGrasse Tyson agrees with Carl Sagan: There’s “no reason” for weed to be illegal

Published: Aug 9, 2017, 8:33 am • Updated: Aug 9, 2017, 8:42 am By The Washington Post, The Cannabist Staff Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, among the most well-known living scientists this side of Stephen Hawking, said this week that “there’s no reason for [marijuana] to ever have been made illegal.” The remark came in…

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Legalizing weed unlikely to kill California’s huge black market

Published: Aug 9, 2017, 10:46 am • Updated: Aug 9, 2017, 10:46 am By Laurel Rosenhall, Calmatters Legalizing marijuana, California voters were told last year, would create a “safe, legal and comprehensive system” allowing adults to consume the drug while keeping it out of the hands of children. Marijuana would…

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