Cali May Allow County Fair Vendors To Sell Pot Alongside Cotton Candy

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Doesn’t that sound like fun? County fairs are usually known for their cherry pie baking competitions or hot dog eating contests, but leave it to California to ponder allowing cannabis booths alongside the corn dogs and cotton candy.

According to the Golden State’s recently passed Senate Bill 94 which regulates adult-use marijuana and is attached to California’s budget, weed companies can apply for a temporary licenses to sell their products at fairgrounds.

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The Latest: Nevada Says State Determined to Meet July 1 Deadline

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the legal battle over the licensing of marijuana businesses necessary for existing medical dispensaries to begin selling pot for recreational use on July 1 (all times local, PDT):

5:15 p.m.

Nevada’s marijuana regulators remain determined to launch the state’s first sales of recreational pot at existing medical dispensaries on July 1. But they acknowledge they aren’t sure that will happen after a judge extended a temporary order Tuesday preventing the state from issuing distribution licenses to existing marijuana businesses.

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How Canada and Uruguay Are Challenging International Pot Laws

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President Donald Trump and his Canadian counterpart, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, have more in common than a Mad Men-level iron grip. Both world leaders have proven willing to buck the international order and be North American mavericks: Trump, on climate change; Trudeau, on legalizing weed.

On June 1, Trump announced the United States’ impending exit from the Paris Climate Agreement, a move the New York Times called a “remarkable rebuke” to the rest of the world, as well as an exercise in pure denial. (Meanwhile, on Monday, as a record-setting deadly heatwave descended on most of the western United States, Energy Secretary Rick Perry went on CNBC to deny any link between carbon emissions and an undeniable, drastic shift in temperatures.)

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What Happens If I’m Charged with a Marijuana DUI?

While there are some major differences in the way police handle cannabis-impaired driving and drunk driving, most court systems hand down similar consequences for both offenses. If the court convicts you for driving while under the influence of marijuana, you can expect the ramifications to include a license suspension, a drug and alcohol awareness class, fines, probation and even jail time.

However, the way the prosecution will build their case against you is very different with stoned driving. They cannot simply conduct a breath test after pulling you over to determine if you used cannabis recently.

For example, in Washington State, police have two options for proving a driver is under the influence of marijuana. These options are:

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Radical Rant: State Worker Allegedly Steals MMJ Dispensary Tax Payments

You’ve heard this story before. But this time, there’s a twist.

The federal government considers marijuana a Schedule I controlled substance.

Federal laws prevent financial institutions from laundering the proceeds of trafficking in Schedule I substances.

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Grow Q&A: Can I Grow My Pot Plants in Clear Plastic Cups?

Dear Dan,

I transplanted some clones into clear plastic cups using Happy Frog potting soil and Plant Success Granular to maximize root growth. It’s been a couple days, and I have watered them as needed. I noticed today though around the root ball, there appears to be a green moss or a fungus. Do you have any idea what this is and what I might be able to do to get rid of it, if need be. Thank you very much. — Hans

Dear Hans,

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Conquering the 7 Summits, 1 Edible at a Time

The 8,848 meter tip of Mount Everest is a far cry from the relatively flat plains of northern Indiana. It was probably an even further cry from the thought of then early-20s Tommy Danger. But as it happens, fate will often take you further than you ever dreamed.

Danger began his personal journey while setting up a 5K in his small town to raise money for a 14-year-old girl with cancer. She ultimately ended up losing her life, leaving Danger to wonder how this young girl could be taken away, while he remained as healthy as he had ever been. That pondering began a trek, beginning with a cross-country bike ride and ending with a mountain peak—with a little weed throw in too.

In Tommy’s own words:

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Has Spain Become Europe’s Marijuana Garden? Experts Say Sí

Cannabis cultivation in Spain has grown significantly in recent years with a large amount of the country’s harvest ending up in other parts of Europe—after the Spaniards take what they need.

Weed being the most commonly used illegal substance in Europe, Spain is 4th on the list of countries where it is consumed the most—after France, Denmark and Italy.

But in terms of confiscations, Spain is only surpassed by the Netherlands and United Kingdom; upwards of 300,000 plants were seized in 2015 in Spain, according to the latest European Drug Report.

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Touch Drugs, Go to Prison: Cops Use DNA to Bust Alleged Dealer

Last October, police in Milton Keynes, a district just north of London, were searching in the bushes along one of the area’s many bike and pedestrian paths. 

In one bush, they found a package containing 15.82 grams of cocaine and 10.3 grams of heroin.

Two months later, police arrested Darren Levy. Last week, the 35-year old was sentenced to five years in jail for possession with intent to distribute—despite not being anywhere near the drugs in question.

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So You Want to Be a (Legal) Cannabis Entrepreneur?

It’s an exciting time to be in the burgeoning cannabis industry, where timing and positioning are key and the establishment of a brand can be essential for long-term survival and success. Sharing some similarities with both the repeal of alcohol prohibition in 1933 and the Internet boom of two decades ago, the cannabis industry is nevertheless unique unto itself—inviting comparisons to the spirit (and risks) of the Wild, Wild West, yet also demanding an aptitude and appreciation for technical complexity. It is a place for neither fools nor the faint of heart to tread.

The fact is that, as the cannabis industry moves fully out of the shadows, it is establishing itself among the most highly regulated business environments in the world, on a par with financial services, gaming, and health care in terms of depth and complexity within the regulatory framework.

Not only are cannabis businesses subject to state licensing and regulatory requirements, but their stakeholders must adhere to city, county, and federal regulations and authorities as well. Cannabis compliance can be a highly complex endeavor, subject to many pitfalls. If a business is noncompliant from a regulatory perspective, it risks losing its hard-earned privilege to operate, while facing stiff fines, penalties and probationary actions that threaten to handicap it at the very time that it seeks to bloom in the marketplace.

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