Oakland Keeps Pushing on Creative Cannabis Regulation
With polls showing big support for California’s legalization initiative this November, an Oakland city councilmember is seeking not only tax revenues but a direct cut of profits from local cannabis businesses.
Republican Lawmaker Wants New Jersey to Regulate Pot Like Tobacco
Legalize marijuana, treat it like tobacco, and sell it at convenience stores. If one colorful conservative lawmaker from New Jersey has his way, that’s what will happen in the Garden State.
Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll, a Republican, filed Assembly Bill 4193 on Monday for consideration in New Jersey’s 2016-2017 legislative session. Carroll is also a lead sponsor of A2050, a bill introduced in January to decriminalize up to 15 grams of marijuana in the state.
Carroll, a right-winger with a strong libertarian strain, is known in the state for his contrarian bent. He refers to Gov. Chris Christie as “the Fat Man”; an avid Civil War re-enactor, he named one of his sons after Robert E. Lee.
Cannabis is Not a Gateway Drug, Admits U.S. Attorney General
Truck Wreck in Texas Panhandle Leads to $2.2M in Marijuana
VEGA, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a pickup truck accident in the Texas Panhandle has led to the seizure of $2.2 million in packaged marijuana found in the bed of the vehicle.
The Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday announced the arrest of the driver on a felony charge of possession of marijuana. A Texas trooper seized the nearly 400 pounds of marijuana during the incident before dawn Tuesday on Interstate 40 near Vega.
Market for Hemp Food to Increase Over 20% by 2020
New Report Reveals Dark Side of Northern California’s Pot-Growing Community
An authoritative report done by the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) into northern California’s pot-growing area has uncovered dozens of accounts of sexual abuse and exploitation of workers known as “trimmigrants,” or bud trimmers.
Students from Humboldt State University, and others, reported being forced to give their bosses blow-jobs to get paid or being offered higher wages if they trim topless.
Amy Jarose, an experienced trimmigrant in the region, told investigative journalists that when a grower she was working for in the mountains began to pressure her for sex, she immediately left without her pay.
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