Navajo Nation Leaders Shut Down Alleged Hemp Cultivation On Tribal Land

Allegations of marijuana cultivation performed by immigrant labor have gripped members of the Navajo Nation in recent weeks. Navajo leaders are now taking on an entrepreneur who is said to be growing 400 acres of hemp and marijuana on the tribe’s land in the southwestern United States. The entrepreneur and…

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Will the Feds Shut Weedmaps Down? Feds Issue a Wide Range of Subpoenas into Weedmaps’ Businesses as Federal Probe Begins

Will the Feds Shut Weedmaps Down? Feds Issue a Wide Range of Subpoenas into Weedmaps’ Businesses as Federal Probe Begins Federal Government Subpoenas Weedmaps over Cannabis Listings and Ordering Platform A Weedmaps IPO could be in trouble as the Feds dig into their records and bookkeeping. Weedmaps, or the Ghost…

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Whoopi Goldberg’s California cannabis company has shut down

By Alicia Wallace | CNN Business Whoopi & Maya, the medical cannabis company co-founded by Whoopi Goldberg, is closing up shop, according to a statement posted on its website. In an interview with CNN Business, Rick Cusick, a Whoopi & Maya board member who helped found the company with Goldberg…

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Cops shut down dispensary, then arrest workers who try to re-open it

Published: Nov 9, 2017, 11:10 am • Updated: Nov 9, 2017, 11:27 am By Scott Schwebke, Orange County Register SANTA ANA – About 40 pounds of marijuana were seized and seven people arrested Tuesday night, Nov. 7 after they re-entered a marijuana dispensary closed earlier in the day by police,…

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Los Angeles cannabis businesses concerned regs will shut them down

Published: Oct 10, 2017, 12:21 pm • Updated: Oct 10, 2017, 12:25 pm By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times Like countless Californians in the last few years, Roberta Koz Wilson and her brother Jeff saw the coming revolution in cannabis and decided they wanted a piece of it. Or in…

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DEA likely to get “a lot more aggressive” if California can’t shut down black market

Published: Oct 3, 2017, 8:09 am • Updated: Oct 3, 2017, 8:23 am By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO — California produced at least 13.5 million pounds of marijuana last year — five times more than the 2.5 million pounds it consumed. Where did all that extra pot go?…

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Marijuana industry reps to Los Angeles: Don’t shut us down

Published: Sep 28, 2017, 8:48 am • Updated: Sep 28, 2017, 8:48 am By Elizabeth Chou, Los Angeles Daily News A Los Angeles City Council committee on Monday signed off on draft rules for licensing marijuana businesses, but many industry groups are still far from satisfied with the latest regulation…

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Anti-legalization group urges feds to “systematically shut down” cannabis industry

Published: Aug 30, 2017, 10:25 am • Updated: Aug 30, 2017, 12:04 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Jeff Sessions has more reading about marijuana regs on his desk. Last week, governors from Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington, the first four states to legalize recreational marijuana, each sent letters…

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Justice Department has “effectively shut down” marijuana research at DEA

Published: Aug 15, 2017, 10:33 am • Updated: Aug 15, 2017, 10:34 am By Matt Zapotosky and Devlin Barrett, The Washington Post The Justice Department under Attorney General Jeff Sessions has effectively blocked the Drug Enforcement Administration from taking action on more than two dozen requests to grow marijuana to…

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Tacoma To Shut Down Most Of Its Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

It’s sad times for safe access in Washington State. After the passage of Senate Bill 5052, more and more medical marijuana dispensaries are getting letters demanding that they cease operations. The latest round of letters have been going out this month in Tacoma, Washington where the city is demanding that…

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