Legalization activist and Trump ally Roger Stone was arrested in a pre-dawn raid at his Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. home as part of the Russia investigation. Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged Stone with seven counts of obstruction, making false statements and witness tampering.
With the new Democratic Congress perceived as being 420-friendlier than last sessions Republicans, pot lobbyists have arrived on Capitol Hill.
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65. A Very Canadian Pot Scandal with Jesse Staniforth
Jesse Staniforth, Editor of WeedWeek Canada, updates Alex and Donnell on breaking Canadian stories. There is no lack of scandal: Cannabis giant Canopy Growth fired founder and CEO Bruce Linton and CannTrust, a major licensed producer, is estimated to lose C$350 Million for ignoring the law. New regulations limiting THC in edibles exacerbate the over-packaging crisis. The country continues to battle the illicit market which is now also available online and is known by the cool name "MOMS" (mail order marijuana sites). Plus, Alex and Donnell discuss Jay-Z's partnership with Caliva.
Portland's Willamette Week talked to two Oregonian Ph.Ds, an economist who studies the relationship between drugs and crime and a neuroscientist who runs a cannabis services company about Tell Your Children the new anti-pot book by former N.Y.Times reporter Alex Berenson.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia, found that one-third of pregnant women believe it is safe to ingest cannabis during pregnancy.
Quartz says it's time to start taking equity seriously. Without it, Jenni Avins writes, the green rush threatens to be "a staggering tale of hypocrisy, greed and erasure."
High Maintenance, received glowing reviews as it returned to HBO for a third season. The Atlantic calls the show, which follows, the Guy, a New York City pot dealer on his rounds, "a gentle work of sociology, asking who people—all sorts of people—really are, and not harshly judging the answers that it discovers."