The Los Angeles Fire Department henceforth will be inspecting vape and smoke shops, even though last Saturday's downtown explosions and fire may not have been about marijuana after all.
At least two of us see Reefer Madness in the early media reaction and realities that followed.
- "[T]hough it may be weeks or longer before arson investigators piece together the actual cause, the lesson for drug-policy reform advocates and anyone in the cannabis industry is that baked-in anti-drug biases will take much longer than that to fade away — and you can do everything right and still suffer a setback in the information wars," writes Chris Roberts.
1. Let WeedWeek columnist Dan Mitchell introduce you to Stan, an Emerald Empire farmer who—unlike most of his colleagues—won't take a check. And if the government approved cannabis banking tomorrow, he wouldn't open an account.
2. A 2012 endometriosis attack in Koreatown brings forth the first of six moments one woman could not have experienced without her relationship to cannabis.
3. Corporate Responsibility leaders from Harvest Health, Cloud 9 and KushCo discuss their strategies and inspiration in the context of pandemic.