Cannabis News Roundup: 04.10.15
Congressmen to DOJ: knock it off… New DOJ forfeiture plans… Mayor works for dispensary… California’s Blue Ribbon Commission wants input… and more.
Colorado still hasn't collapsed // USAtoday.com Another report from the front lines of the drug war: "Things in Colorado haven't really changed much since we legalized pot" over a year ago.
Congressmen challenge Justice Dept. on continued dispensary raids // HuffPost.com “Although the DOJ has slowed its crackdown of medical marijuana, it continues to target some dispensaries, including multiple shops in the San Francisco Bay Area.”
COPS & COURTS
Attorney General outlines new civil forfeiture policy // WashingtonPost.com “The new limits underscore a major shift in the federal government’s use of civil asset forfeiture laws.”
Mayor takes job with dispensary, says there’s no conflict // Desertsun.com Desert Hot Springs mayor says, "I think the general public and the city understand — as elected officials — we're in contact with a tremendous amount of companies and organizations throughout the community.”
Vaped cannabis seems beneficial to some diabetics: UCSD // NORML.org “Our finding of an analgesic effect of cannabis is consistent with other trials of cannabis in diverse neuropathic pain syndromes.”
DEA asks for increase in government-grown marijuana // TheWeedBlog.com/ Interest in health benefits of CBD appears to fuel the request for the University of Mississippi to grow more pot, as it has done for decades.
Warning: buying CBD products online is dangerous // Alternet.org You know this, but it doesn’t hurt to be reminded.
Are mild-strength products the future of marijuana? // SFgate.com It says here that such alternatives exist. I'd love to hear from anyone reading this who has tried them.
Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy to meet in L.A. // www.safeandsmartpolicy.org/ “The Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy was formed in light of the likelihood that a marijuana legalization initiative will be placed on the 2016 California ballot.” And you’re invited to attend, at UCLA, on April 21.
IT’S A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, SO KEEP IT UNDER CONTROL…
State Water Board issues guidelines for growers concerning drought // EastBayExpress.com “The state has begun a historic effort to work with growers on best-practices and fine bad actors who steal water and foul streams.”
Santa Cruz supervisor calls for limits // SantaCruzSentinel.com “After seeing a drastic increase in the number of illegal cannabis cultivation sites county attorneys, the Sheriff, and the County Administrative Officer finally — and reluctantly —recommended that the best option was to repeal the commercial cultivation ordinance.
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