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  2. The Cannabist Show: His biz infuses coffee with hemp as the beans roast Oct 20, 2017, By The Cannabist Staff Featured guest: Devin Jamroz, CEO of SteepFuze, a company that infuses coffee beans with Colorado-sourced hemp. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT • How coffee can be infused in the roasting process, and the pros and cons of coating it in hemp extract oils or going the instant route. • Finding a flavor balance with the “herbal” taste when infusing. • Beyond cannabinoids like CBD, what are other plant compounds that have health benefits and/or influence flavor? • The many varieties of cannabis-infused coffees on the market, from Keurig-style cups to gourmet blends...... http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/10/20/devin-jamroz-steepfuze-hemp-infused-coffee-s03e27/90535/
  3. California marijuana growers assess fire damages with dwindling hope October 20, 2017 By Katie Zezima, The Washington Post The lethal wildfires that ravaged communities and wineries in Northern California additionally severely broken quite a few marijuana farms, simply earlier than the state is predicted to totally legalize the drug, in a catastrophe that might have far-reaching implications for a nascent business. At least 34 marijuana farms suffered in depth injury because the wildfires tore throughout wine nation and a few of California’s prime marijuana-growing areas. The fires might current challenges to the scheduled Jan. 1 rollout of authorized marijuana gross sales in the beginning of an business that’s anticipated to generate billions of in income. In many instances, homeowners have spent tens of hundreds of to develop into compliant with state legislation to promote the product. But as a result of the federal authorities considers marijuana cultivation and gross sales a felony enterprise, it stays extraordinarily tough, if not inconceivable, for many of the marijuana companies affected by the fire to entry insurance coverage, mortgages and loans to rebuild. Even a charitable fund set as much as assist marijuana farmers was frozen as a result of a fee processor won’t deal with cannabis transactions..... https://www.420headline.com/california-marijuana-growers-assess-fire-damages-with-dwindling-hope/
  4. For cannabis farmers, rebuilding after fires is no certain task By Annie Sciacca, The Cannifornian No Comments Posted on Oct 19, 2017 As wildfires have raged across Northern California, claiming lives and scorching more than 200,000 acres, they are also taking a toll on cannabis farmers who have lost both homes and valuable crops — and have little hope of getting help from insurance or banks in an industry that remains legally hazy. “Failed policies have left our community marginalized,” said Hezekiah Allen, executive director of the California Growers Association, adding that while the cannabis community has a strong do-it-yourself culture, “in events like this, the vulnerabilities tend to show a little more.”... http://www.thecannifornian.com/uncategorized/cannabis-farmers-rebuilding-fires-no-certain-task/
  5. California cannabis growers are assessing the damages. After the shock, resignation. "You're looking at the difference between $800 to $1,500 a pound to now getting $100; it's a huge blow," said Chiah Rodriques who runs a marijuana collective in Mendocino County Oct 20, 2017 By Katie Zezima, The Washington Post The deadly wildfires that ravaged communities and wineries in Northern California also severely damaged numerous marijuana farms, just before the state is expected to fully legalize the drug, in a disaster that could have far-reaching implications for a nascent industry. At least 34 marijuana farms suffered extensive damage as the wildfires tore across wine country and some of California’s prime marijuana-growing areas. The fires could present challenges to the scheduled Jan. 1 rollout of legal marijuana sales at the start of an industry that is expected to generate billions of dollars in revenue...... http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/10/20/california-marijuana-growers-fires-legalization-expenses/90637/
  6. At least 30 cannabis farms destroyed in Northern California wildfires By Paul Elias, The Associated Press No Comments Posted on Oct 18, 2017 GLEN ELLEN, Calif. (AP) — Desperate to see if wildfires had damaged his farm, Marcos Morales gunned his four-wheel-drive station wagon along the hidden dirt roads that crisscross Sonoma County vineyards. After evading police roadblocks and passing vintners’ well-tended pools and houses, he finally arrived to a disheartening sight: Scores of his marijuana plants had been destroyed, and a barn that held 1,600 pounds of ready-for-market pot was a smoldering ruin.... http://www.thecannifornian.com/cannabis-news/california-news/least-30-cannabis-farms-destroyed-northern-california-wildfires/
  7. How to Combat a Government-Controlled Cannabis Monopoly

    How to Combat a Government-Controlled Cannabis Monopoly October 20, 2017 | Jon Hiltz In early September, Ontario was the first of the Canadian provinces to announce its plans for a marijuana retail framework. To the chagrin of the unlicensed cannabis community, the government decided that a provincially-controlled system would be the best option. Since that announcement, many participants in the Canadian marijuana industry have asked if there’s anything that can be done to allow for a private retail sector in Canada’s largest province. Toronto Member of City Council Jim Karygiannis has been the most vocal supporter within government for a privately-owned dispensary retail option. He has also been highly critical of law enforcement, who are working to shut down unlicensed dispensaries at all costs...... https://www.dailymarijuanaobserver.com/single-post/2017/10/20/Canada-Ontario-How-to-Combat-a-Government-Controlled-Cannabis-Monopoly
  8. How to Combat a Government-Controlled Cannabis Monopoly 0 By Jon Hiltz on October 20th, 2017 In early September, Ontario was the first of the Canadian provinces to announce its plans for a marijuana retail framework. To the chagrin of the unlicensed cannabis community, the government decided that a provincially-controlled system would be the best option. Since that announcement, many participants in the Canadian marijuana industry have asked if there’s anything that can be done to allow for a private retail sector in Canada’s largest province. Toronto Member of City Council Jim Karygiannis has been the most vocal supporter within government for a privately-owned dispensary retail option. He has also been highly critical of law enforcement, who are working to shut down unlicensed dispensaries at all costs..... https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/10/how-to-combat-a-government-controlled-cannabis-monopoly/
  9. Shasta County ready to say no to marijuana sales By Jenny Espino, Redding Record-Searchlight No Comments Posted on Oct 19, 2017 Shasta County is poised to take a tough stance on recreational marijuana and ban sales in all unincorporated areas. The Planning Commission on Thursday will decide whether to recommend banning pot shops. County officials took a similar position against marijuana nearly six years ago, when in 2011 they banned medical dispensaries...... http://www.thecannifornian.com/cannabis-news/northern-california/shasta-county-ready-say-no-marijuana-sales/
  10. The Predicted Rush of Michigan Cannabis Farmers Despite a bellicose and anti-weed government, Michigan cannabis farmers are about to make a splash in the Great Lake State. October 20, 2017 Chris Roberts Are Michigan cannabis farmers about to hit gold? Or will their state’s law enforcement do everything in their power to shut them down before they can reach their full potential? A New Green Rush? The powers-that-be in the state aren’t holding back their opinion that cannabis is no good. Officially, authorities in Michigan are wasting no effort in discouraging the state’s citizens from seeking solace in legal medical cannabis. Or discouraging Michigan cannabis farmers...... https://hightimes.com/news/michigan-expects-rush-of-thousands-of-legal-michigan-cannabis-farmers/
  11. Digital Currency Looks to Solve Cannabis Industry’s Cash Problem David Dinkins 10/21/2017 Digital currencies may solve some the legal cannabis industry’s woes by becoming an alternative to cash payments. Despite recent state-level ballot initiatives across the US that legalizes marijuana in one form or another, the drug still remains illegal at the federal level. While it’s unlikely the feds are going to go after legal cannabis dispensaries any time soon, the legal murkiness does create one serious problem. Cash-only Banks won’t deal with cannabis dispensaries. Consider the ramifications. No banking means no payment processing, which means customers can’t use credit or debit cards to make purchases. According to a 2016 survey, 75 percent of customers prefer to pay with credit or debit cards, with only 11 percent preferring to pay with cash.... https://cointelegraph.com/news/digital-currency-looks-to-solve-cannabis-industrys-cash-problem
  12. Maine Governor Suggests Push Back of Recreational Weed Sales By Jessica Leone - October 20, 2017 Maine’s Republican Governor Paul LePage got together with House Republican Leader Ken Fredette this week, to try and delay the sale of recreational marijuana until January 2019. Maine was 1 of 4 new states to legalize recreational marijuana in last November’s ballot. All year, a committee of lawmakers lead by Republican Senator Roger Katz of Augusta and Democrat Representative Teresa Pierce of Falmouth have worked to create the best regulations for the new industry. They claim to have invited input from various state agencies and lawmakers including Fredette and LePage, only to be ignored and pushed to the sidelines. Now those lawmakers seek to delay the process so that they have more time to look over the legislation. “Obstructionism for No Good Reason” “The 11th-hour attempt to wreak havoc is obstructionism for no good reason,” Katz said. “Their unwillingness to problem-solve is irresponsible to the voters,...." http://www.marijuanaresources.com/maine-governor-suggests-push-back-recreational-weed-sales/
  13. Here’s Why Scientists Gave Fish Weed Adam Drury October 20, 2017 veryone knows cannabis is big business. And this prospect of economic growth and opportunity, of course, is one of the most persuasive arguments in the case for legalization. From seed to smoke, the cannabis industry stretches across multiple sectors of the economy. But who could have guessed that weed would attract the attention of the aquaculture industry as a means to increase profit margins? But some in the aquaculture, or fish-farming industry, are hoping cannabis can help their bottom line. Here’s why scientists gave fish weed. Fish Farmers Hope Weed Will Help Fish Chill Out Like other food industries, the aquaculture industry is fast-moving toward a large-scale, factory-style production system. Where once fish were farmed from extensive pond systems, now they’re grown and harvested from what are essentially barrels. You’ve probably seen videos of factory farms, with animals packed into tight cages and pens, writhing in their own feces. For intensive fish farms, the situation is much the same..... https://hightimes.com/medicinal/science/scientists-gave-fish-weed/
  14. La Verne Council prohibits commercial cannabis activities, sets regulations for personal pot cultivation By Monica Rodriguez October 20, 2017 LA VERNE >> Members of the La Verne City Council recently approved an ordinance banning all commercial marijuana activities in the city along with setting regulations for the personal cultivation of pot. Council members gave unanimous final approval to the ordinance, which was part of the Oct. 16 consent agenda, without discussion, City Manager Bob Russi said Friday..... http://www.sgvtribune.com/2017/10/20/la-verne-council-prohibits-commercial-cannabis-activities-sets-regulations-for-personal-pot-cultivation/
  15. Pennsylvania: Erie City Council Considers Citations for Weed 2 By Monterey Bud on October 20th, 2017 On Wednesday, Mersky authored a rather captivating post on his social network, “I am calling for the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana in the City of Erie.” Frustrated by the wasted tax dollars and police resources, Mersky noted that “80% of marijuana arrests in Pennsylvania are for simple possession.” Ready to join other progressive municipalities in Pennsylvania, Councilman Mersky is encouraging his fellow policymakers to change the status quo – and rollback the archaic penalties associated with personal marijuana possession....... https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/10/pennsylvania-erie-city-council-considers-citations-for-weed/
  16. Op-ed: America’s past holds clues for solving current issues with marijuana industry Historian Nick Johnson: Lessons from a troubled history of marijuana prohibition can make for a cleaner, more inclusive cannabis industry today Oct 20, 2017 By Nick Johnson, Special To The Cannabist Marijuana might not have given many Americans a hangover, but prohibition certainly did. In 1917, Colorado banned cultivation and sale of the drug cannabis, a peripheral yet legal medicine in early 20th-century America. Then, 95 years later on Nov. 6, 2012, Coloradans voted to re-legalize the plant and its products for adults 21 and older. While the legalization vote was widely celebrated as the dawn of a new, more rational era in American drug policy, few observers took the time to appreciate what happened in the interceding decades, and what those events might mean for the modern cannabis industry.... http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/10/20/america-marijuana-industry-prohibition-history-environmental-racial-issues/89825/
  17. Ex-Surgeon General, SAMHSA Director Call for Federal Legalization Ryan Basen October 20, 2017 A newly formed group of physicians that include former US Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders and former director of the US Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Westley Clark believe “organized medicine” should be open to federally legalizing and regulating cannabis. Elders and Clark co-authored an editorial published online recently in the American Journal of Public Health on behalf of the new group, Doctors for Cannabis Regulation. David Nathan, the group’s board president and a New Jersey-based psychiatrist, also contributed to the editorial..... https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/ex-surgeon-general-samhsa-director-call-for-federal-legalization
  18. Justice Department says Obama-era medical marijuana prosecution wasn't allowed by Steven Nelson | Oct 21, 2017 Federal prosecutors said this week that a high-profile Obama-era prosecution of medical marijuana growers wasn't allowed because Congress voted to protect medical pot programs from federal interference. It's a dramatic development in a case that pitted four family members and a friend — collectively known as the Kettle Falls Five — against federal prosecutors who won prison sentences for a rural garden in Washington state..... http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/justice-department-says-obama-era-medical-marijuana-prosecution-wasnt-allowed/article/2638232
  19. DPA Reform Conference Day 3: Ending Prohibition October 20, 2017 Russ Belville The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) Reform Conference happens every two years. It’s a truly amazing event that brings together drug policy activists from around the world to discuss a reform agenda beyond just legalization of marijuana. Lately, though, I wonder if the agenda has become too broad. Has ending prohibition become an afterthought? Drug policy reform and harm reduction naturally encompass a wide array of topics, including psychedelic medicine, club drug testing, opioid overdose prevention and, yes, marijuana legalization. But when we look deeper into the issues of drug prohibition, we find they are entangled with the issues of racism, inequality, incarceration, public health and economics, too.... https://hightimes.com/culture/dpa-reform-conference-day-3-ending-prohibition/
  20. Congress Members With Alzheimer’s Could Prevent Pot Legalization Have you ever considered the possibility that Alzheimer’s could prevent pot legalization? If members of Congress have the disease, then this could be the case. October 20, 2017 Mike Adams There’s a possibility that some Congress members with Alzheimer’s could prevent pot legalization. Lately, it seems that one of the reasons nationwide marijuana legalization is not making any progress in Congress is, you guessed it, age. This isn’t a matter of ageism. It’s a matter of neurological health. Age and Brain Health Most of the senators running for re-election in 2018 are over 65-years-old. The average age of those currently handling matters in the House of Representatives is nearly 60. This means that most of these supposed ambassadors of American policy were just becoming teenagers in the mid-1960s..... https://hightimes.com/news/congress-members-alzheimers-prevent-pot-legalization/
  21. Federal government to keep $20K after Yellowstone weed bust Oct 20, 2017 By The Associated Press CASPER, Wyo. — Two Illinois men have forfeited more than $20,000 that was seized during a drug bust in Yellowstone National Park to the federal government. KTWO-AM reports a park ranger stopped Jacob Dotson and Dustin Alvis for speeding on July 8. Officials later found marijuana and $20,337 inside the car...... http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/10/20/yellowstone-marijuana-bust/90548/
  22. Can President Trump solve the opioid epidemic? An interview with Andrew Kolodny, the co-director of the Opioid Policy Research Collaborative Oct 20, 2017, By Allison Michaels, The Washington Post The Washington Post and CBS’s “60 Minutes” teamed up to publish an investigation about the influence that the pharmaceutical industry has had on America’s opioid epidemic. The story takes a deep look at the way the drug industry and drug distributors first pumped huge numbers of opioids into communities, then worked with members of Congress to pass a law that would weaken the Drug Enforcement Administration. The law, which passed through Congress, makes it much harder for the DEA to stop these addictive drugs from reaching the black market.... http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/10/20/opioid-epidemic-trump-policy/90536/
  23. Move to reform cannabis laws meets supporters, opponents October 20, 2017 The Drug Foundation is welcoming what it calls Labour and the Greens’ contemporary method to tackling the nation’s drug issues. New Zealand can have a referendum on legalising marijuana for private use as a part of the Greens take care of Labour. Under the deal, drug use shall be handled as a well being problem and there shall be a rise in drug and alcohol remedy funding..... https://www.420headline.com/move-to-reform-cannabis-laws-meets-supporters-opponents/
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    Why was it okay to use OUR money to support the CIA"s use of military assets to Deliver Cocaine to America during The Contras, Cocaine, and Covert Operations? http://nsarchive2.gwu.edu//NSAEBB/NSAEBB2/index.html Testimony of Fabio Ernesto Carrasco, 6 April 1990
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      Many of you say you don't have room to grow a plant.

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