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Cannabis News Roundup: Fires harm grow sites more than grapes

Oct 27, 2017

Legalization survey at all time high ... Impact of North Bay firestorms ... More good news for children with epilepsy ... What Steve Kerr says ... and more.

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LEGISLATION & REGULATION                                   

More Americans than ever support legalization // Gallup

A majority of Americans have consistently supported legalizing marijuana since 2013.” That’s up from twelve percent in 1969 when Gallup first asked the question.

COPS & COURTS

Remains could be those of missing budtender // Spokesman-Review

“[Donovan] Culps was interviewed by the FBI on Sept. 14 after allegedly kidnapping and killing Cameron Smith for refusing to sell him marijuana.”

BUSINESS

Marijuana farms struggle to survive after Nor Bay fires // The LEAF online

One farm’s crop, estimated at $2 million, lies in ashes. Can these growers survive?

See photos of marijuana farm damaged by wildfires // Washington Post

“At least 34 marijuana farms suffered extensive damage as the wildfires tore across wine country and some of California’s prime marijuana-growing areas. The fires could present challenges to the scheduled Jan. 1 rollout of legal marijuana sales at the start of an industry that is expected to generate billions of dollars in revenue.”

Class helps prospective dispensary candidates // News3

As Nevada’s marijuana industry expands, so does the need for an educated work force. While there are thousands of new job opportunities, it’s often hard for people to break into the business.”

HEALTH

Cannabis useful for childhood chemo, epilepsy patients // pediatrics.aappublications.

“Evidence for benefit was strongest for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, with increasing evidence of benefit for epilepsy. “

Small survey shows cannabis helpful with Parkinson Disease // insights.ovid.com

“The extent of use and the reported effects lend support to further development of safer and more effective drugs derived from Cannabis sativa.”

EVENT

Hempcon to feature costume contest // Hempcon

Expect a Hall of Horrors and prizes for costumes at this weekend’s Hempcon at the Cow Palace in Daly City. It’s just across from the San Francisco city line.

OPINION

Warriors coach Kerr sees NBA approving cannabis // East Bay Times

“I do think it’ll happen eventually,’ said Kerr prior to Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Raptors.”

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

Two Tennessee football players cited // SFGate

“Police said both Kelly and Ignont were cooperative and were permitted to drive off after the traffic stop. They are scheduled to turn themselves in to the Knox County Sheriff's Office for booking Nov. 7.”

And just a reminder, don’t smoke and drive.

IN OTHER NEWS ....

A guide to Reno’s cannabis culture // Green State

Nevada’s new cannabis market is easier to navigate in Reno than in Las Vegas. Here are some essentials.

Fifteen vintage propaganda posters // civilized.life

Beware of that friendly stranger handing out the killer drug marihuana....

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