9:51am

Fri March 21, 2014
Politics

Cannabis News Roundup: 03.21.14

E-cigarettes to be regulated like tobacco in San Francisco… Green light on federal study called “great day”… Help the Forest Service clean up illegal grow sites… and more.

LEGALIZATION

Alabama Legislature unanimously approves CBD bill // Reuters

Georgia Senate approves medical cannabis bill, with focus on seizure meds for children // Atlanta Journal-Constitution          Now it’s on to the House.

Louisiana bans synthetic cannabis // Huff Post     “These are untested chemical concoctions.”

COPS & COURTS

Fresno teens sue over drug sting involvement  // SF Gate

SF Board of Supes votes to regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco.  // SF Gate

Reminder: cannabis is still contraband, subject to confiscation and citations // Metnews

BUSINESS

Bhang Chocolate of Oakland valued at $65 million // East Bay Express

Meet Justin Hartfield, the man who wants to be “the Phillip Morris of the American marijuana industry” // WSJ    Founder of Weedmaps.com thinks big.

HEALTH

Feds approve medical study for cannabis // L.A. Times       Researcher calls it “a great day.”

ENVIRONMENT

Forest Service seeks volunteers to help clear illegal grow sites.        They’re damaging everything.” Click link for short video.

EVENTS

CannaBusiness Money Show comes to San Francisco Monday // MMJ Daily            “This event is a serious business seminar for entrepreneurs and investors — not for patients or consumers.”

2nd Annual Nat’l. Medical Cannabis Unity Conference // ASA

OPINION

Gavin Newsom attacks Jerry Brown’s stand on legalization // SF Gate            Click link for the video.

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