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Cannabis News Roundup: 06.12.15


Hash oil explosions targeted by lawmaker… Cops behaving badly… Jimi Hendrix is now a brand… Giants hire a pot user… and more.


East Bay lawmaker hopes to control hash-oil explosions //SanFrancisco.cbslocal.com   The idea is to limit the sale of highly flammable butane, which is used in the production of hash-oil. Burn victims related to this production method have increased in the past few years, and homes have been destroyed by fires.

Legalization’s impact on Mexico // Bloomberg.com  “Two opportunities may arise: a business boom for legal pot producers in the U.S. and the chance to concentrate the drug war on far more deadly substances.”

What Emerald Triangle farmers want from legalization // SFChronicle.com  Plus, more than you probably want to know about politicians and their plans for legalization.

Marin’s marathon medical marijuana hearing // Marinij.com  “After a marathon hearing involving nearly four dozen speakers, county supervisors asked staff to revise a dispensary proposal in a number of ways and report back for more consideration.”


Cops behaving badly // blogs.ocWeekly.com  Destroying cameras, apparently eating edibles, and playing darts, all while wearing masks and raiding a So. Cal. dispensary.


Denver edibles company coming to San Francisco // MJbizdaily.com  “Denver-based Dixie Brands will enter California – the largest medical marijuana market in the country – on July 1, when its products will appear on dispensary shelves in the San Francisco area via a licensing deal with a local company.” 

Lloyd’s of London departs the cannabis trade // MJBizdaily.com  “The move by the 327-year-old [insurance] company, which has offered policies to the marijuana industry for more than a decade and is among the largest insurance firms working with the sector, could convince other businesses to pull back as well.”

Cannabis Bar Association enters the cannabis trade // EastBayExpress.com  The National Cannabis Bar Assn. plans to “serve the marijuana industry through a national network of specialized canna-counselors.“

Ukiah tribe scales back plans for grow site // PressDemocrat.com  They plan smaller plots under a nonprofit organization to stay within the county’s 25-plant-per-parcel limit.

Purple Haze all in your brain? That’ll soon be possible // blog.SFgate.com  Jimi Hendrix branded marijuana products are coming to a dispensary near you.


Reminders of the dangers of producing hash oil // SacBee.com  “At two of Northern California’s major burn treatment centers – UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento and Shriners Hospitals for Children, Northern California – injuries from butane hash-oil explosions account for 8 to 10 percent of severe burn cases, a larger percentage than from car wrecks and house fires combined.”


“PBS News Hour” visits rogue grow sites in Humboldt // watch.ksmq.org  This isn’t a bust, it’s a visit by water officials. The story begins about 30:00 into the program.


Toddlers most likely to find parents’ edibles // SFgate.com  “Everyone agrees that drugs — like alcohol — should be kept away from kids, but it is unclear how to make edibles less likely to fall into the wrong hands.”


New SF Giants prospect is known cannabis user // SFWeekly  It's a performance enhancing drug, you know.

Donation for fireworks returned to cannabis group // Dailybulletin.com   Upland, CA, is looking for money to help with the Independence Day show, but not if it’s from the California Cannabis Coalition.


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