Cannabis News Roundup: 06.12.15 | KALW

Cannabis News Roundup: 06.12.15

Jun 12, 2015

Hash oil explosions targeted by lawmaker… Cops behaving badly… Jimi Hendrix is now a brand… Giants hire a pot user… and more.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

East Bay lawmaker hopes to control hash-oil explosions //SanFrancisco.cbslocal.com   The idea is to limit the sale of highly flammable butane, which is used in the production of hash-oil. Burn victims related to this production method have increased in the past few years, and homes have been destroyed by fires.

Legalization’s impact on Mexico // Bloomberg.com  “Two opportunities may arise: a business boom for legal pot producers in the U.S. and the chance to concentrate the drug war on far more deadly substances.”

What Emerald Triangle farmers want from legalization // SFChronicle.com  Plus, more than you probably want to know about politicians and their plans for legalization.

Marin’s marathon medical marijuana hearing // Marinij.com  “After a marathon hearing involving nearly four dozen speakers, county supervisors asked staff to revise a dispensary proposal in a number of ways and report back for more consideration.”

COPS & COURTS

Cops behaving badly // blogs.ocWeekly.com  Destroying cameras, apparently eating edibles, and playing darts, all while wearing masks and raiding a So. Cal. dispensary.

BUSINESS

Denver edibles company coming to San Francisco // MJbizdaily.com  “Denver-based Dixie Brands will enter California – the largest medical marijuana market in the country – on July 1, when its products will appear on dispensary shelves in the San Francisco area via a licensing deal with a local company.” 

Lloyd’s of London departs the cannabis trade // MJBizdaily.com  “The move by the 327-year-old [insurance] company, which has offered policies to the marijuana industry for more than a decade and is among the largest insurance firms working with the sector, could convince other businesses to pull back as well.”

Cannabis Bar Association enters the cannabis trade // EastBayExpress.com  The National Cannabis Bar Assn. plans to “serve the marijuana industry through a national network of specialized canna-counselors.“

Ukiah tribe scales back plans for grow site // PressDemocrat.com  They plan smaller plots under a nonprofit organization to stay within the county’s 25-plant-per-parcel limit.

Purple Haze all in your brain? That’ll soon be possible // blog.SFgate.com  Jimi Hendrix branded marijuana products are coming to a dispensary near you.

HEALTH

Reminders of the dangers of producing hash oil // SacBee.com  “At two of Northern California’s major burn treatment centers – UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento and Shriners Hospitals for Children, Northern California – injuries from butane hash-oil explosions account for 8 to 10 percent of severe burn cases, a larger percentage than from car wrecks and house fires combined.”

ENVIRONMENT

“PBS News Hour” visits rogue grow sites in Humboldt // watch.ksmq.org  This isn’t a bust, it’s a visit by water officials. The story begins about 30:00 into the program.

IT’S A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, SO KEEP IT UNDER CONTROL…

Toddlers most likely to find parents’ edibles // SFgate.com  “Everyone agrees that drugs — like alcohol — should be kept away from kids, but it is unclear how to make edibles less likely to fall into the wrong hands.”

IN OTHER NEWS….

New SF Giants prospect is known cannabis user // SFWeekly  It's a performance enhancing drug, you know.

Donation for fireworks returned to cannabis group // Dailybulletin.com   Upland, CA, is looking for money to help with the Independence Day show, but not if it’s from the California Cannabis Coalition.

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