Sunday Weed: Weekly Digest, Number Forty-Eight
We hope that you’re enjoying these first weeks of fall. To cheer you up and give you heads up for an upcoming week, we gathered seven articles and blog posts from the web. Don’t forget to grab your favorite cannabis product. Enjoy your read!
AG Sessions will speak with law enforcement officials in Portland, OR, on Tuesday afternoon, to address the ongoing controversy around so-called sanctuary cities. The attorney general has, in recent months, leveled sharp criticism at Oregon’s legal cannabis industry, alleging, among other claims, that the state is still a major player in the country’s illegal cannabis market.
Some Utah residents are working overtime to get medical marijuana on the state’s ballot next year. They seem to have just gotten a surprising new Republican ally in their effort – Senator Orrin Hatch.
With Thursday Night Football coming in the city, it’s time to think about a proper tailgating. And a decent tailgating includes cannabis because why not? Everything, from infused barbecue to full-on football dab rig, will make your football party much, much better. Here’s a list of the cannabis tailgating essentials.
If Ontario’s proposal gets passed by the legislature, the province will set up a strict cannabis retail system overseen by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) that will not include dispensaries or their suppliers. The Ontario-run recreational pot stores will be stocked with weed from the producers licensed by Health Canada. There will be an e-commerce site and 40 standalone stores to start, and 110 more by 2020. No plans were announced to operate storefronts specifically for medical cannabis patients, who can legally only purchase their supply through the mail from licensed producers, or grow their own. Many choose dispensaries instead.
It’s fall, and you know what? Yep, it’s pumpkin time. The whole country is obsessed with pumpkin sweets. They are the reason why we are so happy that this part of the year has some. To make pumpkin desserts even better, charge them with cannabis. This recipe for cute mini-cheesecake is your next dinner party success. Let’s do it!
6. Pot shampoo to cannabis sommeliers: Inside one of America’s biggest marijuana business conventions
Entrepreneurs looking to cash in on California’s new marijuana gold rush flocked to Los Angeles this week for the city’s Fourth Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, taking in advice and pitches from venture capitalists to a marijuana “sommelier”.
Amber Senter, Andrea Unsworth, Nina Parks and Tsion “Sunshine” Lencho are women of color who work in the legal cannabis industry in Oakland, Calif. Even in 2017, that’s unusual.
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