61. Go to Cannabis Camp with Meadow’s David Hua
@donnyshell comes to us from Camp Navarro in Mendocino County, where canna-tech company Meadow created a “weed camp” called Meadowlands. @donnyshell spoke with Meadow's CEO David Hua about the vision behind cannabis camp, the journey to creating one of the most popular dispensary POS systems, and how he stays positive in a sometimes brutal industry. Follow David Hua on Twitter at twitter.com/hua and check out Meadow at getmeadow.com. For more information about Meadowlands getmeadow.com/meadowlands
The House Cannabis Caucus presented the first-ever cannabis industry forum within the capitol complex.
Top of the agenda was the SAFE Banking Act, which supporters hope to pass with a three pronged strategy:
Optimists hope to see it passed by December 2020.
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The 500+ page bill which could soon legalize REC in Illinois is "tragically flawed," according to a scathing three-page memo by a lawyer and cannabis entrepreneur. State lawmakers could vote on SB. 7 this week.
Jonathan Loiterman who wrote the memo is CEO of Green Star Growing (Oregon). If the bill passes, it would likely freeze his company out of the Illinois market.
Among Loiterman's criticisms:
On Friday, the FDA will host its long-awaited public hearing on CBD.
Last year, GW Pharmaceuticals got its CBD drug Epidiolex approved as a pharmaceutical treatment for severe pediatric seizure disorders.
Female executives are dwindling in the cannabis industry's senior ranks, as more companies hire from the mainstream economy, Lissa Harris reports for Green Entrepreneur.
Facebook will maintain its ban on cannabis ads, MarketWatch reports. The internet giant considered ads for dispensaries, as well as just MED dispensaries but ultimately decided against them.
In a 4-3 ruling, Colorado's Supreme Court voted police need probable cause before employing pot-sniffing dogs to search for drugs.
More significantly, the unusually spirited dissent by Chief Justice Nathan B. Coats, suggests the ruling could undermine the state experiments with legal cannabis.
“I am particularly concerned that in going to such lengths to craft a rationale for imposing limitations on the use of drug detection dogs, the majority unwittingly exposes not only the marijuana initiative itself but even the state’s constitutional Bill of Rights to a much greater risk of federal preemption than would previously have been the case.”
Per the Colorado Sun:
“Preemption” is the boogeyman that has hovered over Colorado’s marijuana legalization since its inception. When state and federal law are irreconcilably in conflict with one another, federal law wins and state law gets struck down. That’s what preemption means — if it comes, it’s the end of marijuana legalization in Colorado.
In short, the ruling could disrupt the equilibrium which allows state cannabis laws to co-exist with federal prohibition.
Portland's Willamette Week dives into the controversy which has enveloped cannabis biotech company, Phylos and led the non-profit Open Cannabis Project to dissolve. The incident is being described as a loss of innocence for Oregon's tight knit cannabisindustry.
The Colorado Sun asks if the state is about to "anchor a psychedelic medicine revolution."
Discover explains how scientists get their hands on illegal drugs.
For the first time, the NFL and NFL Players Association agreed to study MED as a pain management tool.