Sunday Weed: Weekly Digest, Number Seventy-One
How’s your Sunday? Lazy? Busy? Whatever it is, give yourself a well-deserved break, grab your favorite cannabis product, and dive into the latest weed news. To keep you up to date we gathered seven articles about cannabis from the web. Enjoy your read!
Humboldt County, the heart of California’s dark marijuana economy, is facing a new market force: legalization.
California’s MedMen is a leader in the legal marijuana gold rush. The chain of recreational and medical cannabis shops is even going public in Canada.
Federal prosecutors won’t take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department’s decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged U.S. authorities from cracking down on the cannabis trade in states where the drug is legal, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Saturday.
When officers burst into Rickey McCullough’s two-story home in Oakland a decade ago they noted a “strong fresh odor of marijuana.” Mr. McCullough had been growing large amounts of marijuana illegally, the police said. He was arrested and spent a month in jail.
California lawmakers are pushing for a lower tax on legal cannabis in an attempt to fight the black market. Two members of the state assembly announced a bipartisan plan that would reduce taxes on legal weed.
San Francisco dispensary Grass Roots has operated out of their original space on Post Street since 2005. Over the course of the last 13 years, Operations Manager Kevin Johnson has seen vast changes in laws, products, even the customers who come by the shop, with more shifts looming on the horizon.
The first time you partake together can be a beautiful thing.
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