October 4, 2017
The FDA considers cannabis health claims, how the VA is stymieing marijuana research, and Alaska voters rejected local bans on recreational marijuana. Also: you know those treatment centers that drug courts divert non-violent offenders to? They’re more like slave camps, according to a new investigation.
FDA hints at cannabis crackdown.
October 3, 2017
Tuesday | October 3, 2017. A look at policing cases on the Supreme Court docket, the fight against the ‘Walmart of Weed,’ and Atlanta’s city council unanimously approves marijuana decriminalization. Also: an update on the case of Jessica McElfresh, the California cannabis attorney facing felony charges.
Criminal justice at the Supreme Court.
October 2, 2017
Sessions reiterates his stance on federal enforcement, the cannabis industry is creating both private- and public-sector jobs, and an obscure FAA rule seems to unwittingly create an exemption for state-legal marijuana. Meanwhile, the SEC details an insider-trading scheme that involved a 10-pound marijuana kickback in a complaint filed in federal court.
September 29, 2017
A drug recognition “expert” wrongly arrested three for stoned driving, alleges a new federal lawsuit. The man who supplied cannabis oil to a Colorado boy who inspired a new MMJ law is facing felony drug charges. Target pulled CBD products off of its shelves after media reports. Also: Snoop Dogg’s VC firm is investing in a seed-to-sale tracking software company in Canada.
September 28, 2017
Thursday | September 28, 2017. Melania Trump hosted a discussion on addiction, disabled medical marijuana patients in Maine are facing eviction, and Target is now selling Charlotte’s Web CBD products. Plus: the magazine industry’s declining ad revenues may force them to accept advertising from marijuana businesses.
First lady will host discussion on addiction.
September 27, 2017
Head of the DEA to resign. Chuck Rosenberg will step down from his post as the acting head of the Drug Enforcement Administration by the end of the week. “He had become convinced that president Trump had little respect for the law.” Earlier this year, Trump told law enforcement officers not to be “too nice”
September 26, 2017
A Democrat from San Francisco is still somehow anti-weed, study says low-temp dabs are healthier, and why teens are opting for cannabis over alcohol. Plus: a women’s cannabis magazine is coming to Portland.
Why does a senator from California still oppose weed? One would expect senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.),
September 25, 2017
Marijuana arrests went up in 2016, 86 percent of California cannabis clones are contaminated with pesticides, and a sheriff from a legal-weed state met with Jeff Sessions. Also: sorry, but you probably won’t get rich from the green rush.
Marijuana arrests are rising. According to FBI drug arrest data,
September 22, 2017
Friday | September 22, 2017. A prominent veterans group pushes the VA to help with a cannabis clinical trial, why drugs should be decriminalized, and a closer look at the data on stoned driving. Rapper Chief Keef pleaded not guilty to marijuana charges in South Dakota, setting up a showdown unless a deal is reached before the trial.
September 21, 2017
A look inside the secret bank accounts hiding asset forfeiture money, seniors are increasingly turning to medical cannabis, and Dr. Oz has started a petition urging the U.S. government to fund more marijuana research. Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte said if his son is found to have trafficked drugs, he would order police to kill him “so people will not have anything to say.”