Judge: County can’t ban water delivery to Hmong pot farmers

A federal judge has ruled Northern California county officials can’t stop trucks from delivering water to Hmong farmers who are illegally growing marijuana.

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This Year Marks 50 years of 420

This year marks 50 years of the cannabis culture phenomenon, 420. 420 is a term for all things weed. It is celebrated daily at 4:20 (am or pm) by consuming cannabis, but the largest celebrations come on every year April 20th, 4/20.

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How Social Media Censorship is killing the Marketplace

It has become clearer than ever that the long reaching arms of social media companies have the power to control the way we express ourselves to the public… Failure to comply with the terms of service can lead to a terrible fate…

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UN Loosens International Cannabis Classification

2020 has been landmark year in cannabis regulation. Recently, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (which serves as the United Nations central drug policy making body) voted to remove cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. Coming to this groundbreaking conclusion has the CND now recognizing the therapeutic and medical potential of cannabis.

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House Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana, But…

The first good this to happen this year, the US House of Representatives just passed a bill to end the federal prohibition on cannabis (Friday 12/4/2020), But wait, there’s more…

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Editorial: Striking a proper balance on local cannabis rules

There’s little to be gained from continuing to debate the wisdom of legalizing marijuana. It makes more sense to focus on eradicating the black market.

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California agency recommends major overhaul to state’s marijuana taxes

California’s struggling cannabis industry didn’t get the recommendation many hoped for — a call to sharply lower the industry’s tax rate — but a long-awaited state report did suggest a marijuana tax overhaul.

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California’s budding cannabis industry prepares for another hit

Prominent cannabis companies that a year ago were growing aggressively have, in recent months, laid off hundreds of workers. They say hefty taxes, onerous regulations and competition from a thriving illicit market are forcing them to scale back operations.

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Cannabis measure leads in Half Moon Bay

A controversial Half Moon Bay cannabis measure holds a narrow lead, suggesting that the town’s three greenhouse farmers will be allowed grow legal marijuana sprouts in “nurseries” – but residents have rejected other measures that would have expanded cultivation and sales in the traditional coastal town.

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City’s residents say they’d allow marijuana businesses; leaders ignore them

The majority of Corte Madera residents said in a recent survey they’d like to allow cannabis businesses, dispensaries and outdoor grows, but town officials say they want to take prohibition as far as state law will allow.

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