Congress’s first-ever subcommittee-level hearing on cannabis legalization was held on Wednesday. The generally constructive House Judiciary Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee discussion was only one Capitol Hill marijuana reform movement in which California Congressional representatives played featured roles.
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Move over Wiz Khalifa. You’re no longer the biggest rap name east of the Rockies linked with a cannabis brand.
Riding the wave that has Drake on songs “smokin legal” north of the border, rap entrepreneur Jay Z this week teamed with Caliva as the company’s chief brand strategist.
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In Sacramento, a law proposed by state senator Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) that would allow businesses to bank for industry-specific purposes passed through the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions on Tuesday.
As a state we are struggling with amateur cooks creating explosions while trying to extract hash oil. Gov. Newsom (D) signed a ban on buying large quantities of the volatile solvent butane.
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A Santa Cruz cultivator blocks police from his grow with a tractor. In Humboldt County residents spent the week buzzing over the National Guard’s presence in local busts and surveillance. In Yuba County, law enforcement pulls 2,400 plants from a residence.
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The 35th Annual Reggae on the River festival won’t be happening after High Times Productions botched its third California event in less than ten months.
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Mark Adam Haggerty, 32, was a manager at Long Beach's Organic Market Garden, then the collective was raided until it shut down. Now Haggerty announces matches on the wild and woolly independent wrestling circuit. Sometimes, Haggerty fights.
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