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Political trickster and Trump-supporter Roger Stone said he will “not be silenced
” by liberal cannabis activists opposed his upcoming talk at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in L.A.
Stone, who has a long history of incendiary remarks on race and sex, claims he is being unfairly smeared. Jesce Horton, chairman of the Minority Cannabis Business Association said, “The idea that cannabis business owners and activists can’t assess for ourselves his deplorable rhetoric and his camp’s self-serving intentions in the cannabis industry is sad.”
In a long piece, Buzzfeed explains why a national pot crackdown
would be a political and legal nightmare for the Trump administration, a “hydra.”
The site entrepreneur says study Arizona
to better understand the forces shaping legalization.
Mendocino County government is challenging raids
by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, which local officials call unhelpful to regulation.
A Democratic Massachusetts state senator who opposed Massachusetts’ REC vote, was the first of five members
named by Gov. Charlie Baker (R) to the state’s cannabis regulatory board.
Centrist organization Third Way published an extensive report
on the state of cannabis in the U.S.
In the Philippines, the killing of 17-year old Kian Loyd delos Santos has energized opposition
to President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.
Dog-bites-man award: Colorado journalist Peter Marcus is ditching the site he founded
ColoradoPolitics.com, to flack for growing dispensary chain Terrapin Care Station. Cannabis is more secure and more lucrative than journalism, Marcus said.