In his first interview since announcing his candidacy for President, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) called for full legalization. "This is a cancer on the soul of our country," he said. "Too many of our children are being shuttled into cages."
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48. Weed on Wall Street with Business Insider's Jeremy Berke
New York-based reporter Jeremy Berke joins Alex and Donnell to discuss how Wall Street banks are wading into the green rush. Plus, a few words on data firm Headset’s partnership with mainstream data juggernaut Nielsen and the accounting giant Deloitte.
Wall Street faces hurdles big and small as it tries to join the green rush. CNBC reports both Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch have analysts researching the industry, though neither has officially initiated coverage.
More than two years after it legalized REC, the illicit market still accounts for 75% of cannabis sales in Massachusetts, the Boston Globe reports. In California it's 80%.
With the Arizona Supreme Court soon to hear the case, an Arizona prosecutor reiterated the argument that extracts do not qualify as MED.
Authorities in New York City and Ohio are cracking down on CBD. And a 9-ton hemp shipment stopped in Oklahoma suggests the compound's legal status will sow confusion for some time to come.
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Following a two-year legal process and a four-, a jury found Steve Berke, co-founder of Denver's International Church of Cannabis, guilty of public consumption and violating the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act. He was ordered to pay $50.