10:00am

Fri August 22, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Cannabis News Roundup: 08.22.14

USA Today runs cannabis ad… Hemp grows in Kentucky, again… Domestic violence may drop in pot households… Music pick… and more.

BUSINESS

Plenty of “clean money” investors are watching the cannabis market // SF Weekly   “There are entire floors on Wall Street evaluating this industry right now,” says one East Bay investment group. And that’s despite the legal obstacles.

Kentucky “Homecoming for hemp”// SF Gate    “Test plots have shown the crop to be hardy and fast growing.” [Ed. No kidding? That’s why its called ditch weed, folks.]

HEALTH

USA Today runs "chronic pain" ads for cannabis // Daily Chronic           Leafly and ASA join forces, with focus on NFL sports injuries.

EVENT

First Sonoma Blossom Festival tomorrow // Sonoma Blossom Fest      Planners promise legal advice, workshops, food and entertainment at this event in Santa Rosa.

IN OTHER NEWS…

Decrease in domestic violence where marijuana is used, study shows // SF Gate      Nine-year study included over 600 couples. But it may not apply to women. 

Latest way for Europeans to toke up: cannabis social clubs // NPR       “It’s so convenient,” says one participant. Just pay an annual fee and drop by when you like.

Stoner arrested on pot charges //  HuffPost  No, really – that’s his name.

“I Got Stoned”      Speaking of stoners, here’s a song on the new release by a Central California band: Jody Mulgrew and The Skeleton Crew. Sing along with the chorus if you like.

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