Friday Roll Up: Gov. Scott Mandates Masks 😷 July Remembrances + MORE Act May Get a Floor Vote
“Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America.”
– Civil rights leader and U.S. Representative John Lewis, 1940-2020
Welcome To The Weekly Roll Up – A Compendium of The Week’s Cannabis News
- Feds Investigating Multiple Farmington, Maine Cannabis Companies
- Rangeley man under investigation received permits for Farmington marijuana
- SoPo City Council approves pot store license
- Waterville attracting medical marijuana, cultivation businesses
- Massachusetts eyes end of medical marijuana vertical integration
- Boston’s second recreational pot store is now open. Here’s what you need to know.
- Newton native opens Watertown’s first medical marijuana dispensary
- Massachusetts Lawmakers Push Marijuana Social Equity
- Bill that would use cannabis revenue for police, not equity, comes under fire
- Commissioner Title: ‘I’m Starting To Become Embarrassed’ By Inequities In Mass. Marijuana Industry
- The coronavirus has put N.J. in financial trouble. But is legal weed the ticket out?
- Columbia Care Sells New Jersey Properties For $12.4 Million
- New Jersey governor sees weed as a possible post-pandemic economic fix
- Observer: NYC Told People to Call 911 On Pot Smokers As Covid Ravaged the System
- New York: Senate Lawmakers Approve Legislation Protecting Medical Marijuana Patients from Housing Discrimination
- New York Senate Passes Bill Protecting Medical Marijuana Patients From Eviction
Legendary civil rights leader and a fiercely independent Democratic congressman John Lewis passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020. Born into segregation in Alabama, Lewis took a leadership role in civil rights protest as a young man, and was at the heart of many of the most crucial, and dangerous, events in that movement, remaining committed to non-violent protest for six decades. Lewis served in the United States House of Representatives for Georgia’s 5th congressional district from 1987 until he passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020.
We’ve shared a couple highlights from the past week of remembrances – including the time he cosplayed at Comic-Con as his younger marching self (arguably one of the cooler things to ever happen at Comic-Con), and Late Show Jon Batiste’s delightful barbershop interview with Rep. Lewis from a few years back.
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- Cannabis Showing Promise For Treating Dermatitis In Dogs
- Veterinary Convention Presenters Will Dispense Cannabis Updates
- Clint Eastwood Sues, Says He Has Nothing to Do With CBD Products
- Mary Berry fights tears after scammers use her image to endorse cannabis products
- Kanye West Promises Free And Legal Marijuana As President
- Amber Heard alleges Johnny Depp’s dog ate his weed and defecated in their bed
- Field Serves As Canvas For Hemp-Inspired Work By Fairey’s Studio Number One
- Charlotte’s Web, the CBD Brand, Carved This Giant Ad Into a Kansas Wheat Field
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- Does the Safe Banking Act Still Have a Chance?
- How The Cannabis Industry Is Pushing The Limits Of Digital Payment
- Jennifer Whetzel: CBD Beauty: Packaging And Promises
- Cannabis, whiskey, mobile bike repair: These entrepreneurs are thriving in the pandemic
- Cannabis Farm Navigates Pandemic Without Federal Relief Access
- How cannabis startups can stabilize growth
- Curaleaf Closes Grassroots Cannabis Acquisition
- Incorrect Storage of CBD Extracts Could Affect THC Levels
- Is CBD on the Cusp of FDA Approval?
- CBD, Amazon Distribution Channel And Trademarks: What You Need to Know
- CBG May Be The New CBD, But Proceed With Caution
- Could CBD Standards Become Global?
- FDA says more CBD products recalled over high levels of lead
- Porn and Pot Surged During the Pandemic—But Which Performed Best?
- Researchers look into cannabis as a potential COVID-19 treatment
- From Mormon To Marijuana: Thanking God For My Weed
- High on Design: The New Cannabis Culture
- Le Ren Is a Canadian Cannabis Hero
- Creative stoner Lloyd Kanchan sets the scene with his cannabis dioramas
- White House Anti-Marijuana Official Admits Youth Use Has Fallen Since Legalization
- FDA Submits New CBD Enforcement Guidance To White House for Review
- Anticipated FDA Document Does Little to Clarify Consumer CBD Product Regulations
- FDA releases guidelines for cannabis-related research, but CBD will have to wait
- FDA issues draft guidance on cannabis research
- USDA Appoints Hemp Industry Executive To Federal Trade Advisory Panel
- FDA Accepting Comments on Guidance for Cannabis Pharma Research
Food & Bev
- Mitch McConnell Says Legal Hemp Industry Off To A ‘Rocky Start’
- Ten Legal Considerations When Starting a Hemp Business
Hypocrisy, Prevarication, and Outright Lies
- 🚨 DEVELOPING: Congress Planning Vote On Federal Marijuana Legalization Bill In September, Sources Say
- Will a President Biden legalize cannabis? Weed advocates don’t like the answer.
- Congress Could Vote On Pot Amendment Protecting All State Legalization Laws Soon
- Trump can save the economy from a coronavirus recession — if he legalizes marijuana
- House Approves Legislation Allowing CBD Use By Military
- Disabled Black Veteran Sentenced to Five Years in Prison over Medical Marijuana
- Activists Unveil Measure To Legalize Plant Healing Medicine Ceremonies in Oakland
- From Productivity to Psychedelics: Tim Ferriss Has Changed His Mind About Success
- Can you cook magic mushrooms?
- California Cannabis Arrests Predominately Target Black and Latinx People
- Cannabis has a racism problem. The Floret Coalition can help
- Divide opens over L.A. cannabis social equity licenses, management contracts
- NBA Players Are Smoking A Bunch Of Marijuana In The Playoff Bubble
- Futbolista Turned Marijuana Medicine Maker
- United Soccer League signs a four-year sponsorship deal with a cannabis company
Studies and Surveys
- Study Shows Cannabis May Relieve Pain Caused By Sickle Cell Anemia
- Study: CBD and Terpene Formulation Effective Against COVID-19 Symptoms
- High Potency Strains of Cannabis can Increase Chances of Anxiety, Research Shows
- Calgary’s Women Who Weed shifting perception of marijuana use
- HempMeds Co-CEO Caroline Heinz is the woman who brought CBD to Brazil
- Agriculture commissioner wants to see more hemp grown in Alabama
- Veteran Faces 5 Years in Prison for Medical Marijuana
- A New Lawsuit Seeks to Block Arizona’s Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure
- Anti-Cannabis Group Sues to Keep Legalization Off Arizona Ballot
- California Records Fewest Felony Pot Arrests Since 1954
- California weighs new fines to fight illegal cannabis sellers
- CA’s marijuana social equity program, rife with corruption, lives or dies at local level
- Underfunded and lacking enforcement, Long Beach’s cannabis equity program fails to deliver results
- Border Patrol keeps seizing legal cannabis far from border in California
- Proposed LED mandate could cost California’s indoor marijuana growers millions
- Opinion: Cannabis Tax Revenues Are Going to Police Budgets, Not Communities
- When California declared war on cannabis growers and called in the Army
- Feds Force Subpoena for California Cannabis License and Shipping Documents
- Oakland Cannabis Retailers Say They’re Under Siege From Violent Thefts
- California Considers Fines for Landlords and Companies Serving Unlicensed Dispensaries
- Hawaii Legislature Approves Bill Allowing Cannabis Edibles
- House Approves Measure Introduced By Gabbard Allowing Military Hemp Use
- Chicago-based Grassroots Cannabis sold for $830 million
- Evanston, Illinois, finds innovative solution to funding reparations: Marijuana sales taxes
- High Times hosting Cannabis Cup in Illinois next month
- Illinois cannabis taxes bring in $52M in first 6 months
- Marijuana business set to open on first tribal property in Michigan
- Marijuana prices down, demand surging in Michigan
- Cannabis-Friendly Campground in Michigan Shut Down as ‘Safety Threat’
- Lessenberry: Pot sales smoke-and-mirrors fix to Michigan’s Economy
- Trenton To Get Medical Marijuana Manufacturing Facility
- Cassville Dispensary leads early on community outreach
- Marijuana dispensary loses six licenses, will pay $1.25M fine
- At inaugural meeting, Nevada’s new cannabis board OKs new cannabis regulations
- Cannabis Brands Accuse New Mexico of Copy-Pasting Rules From Other States
- New group of petitioners challenging NM DOH medical cannabis rules
- Oklahoma fines medical cannabis processor $500,000 for pesticide use
- THC-Infused Slushy Sales Has Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority Issuing Memo
- How Did Oklahoma Become The Country’s Hottest Cannabis Market?
- OK Temporarily Suspends Enforcement of Certain Cannabis Business Regulations
- Pa. Lawmaker Renews Push to Legalize Recreational Marijuana
- Is Legal Cannabis The Answer To PA’s Revenue Woes?
- Legislation of Cannabidiol Purchases in Australia with a comparison to the United-Kingdom
- South West cannabis grower gets green light for bigger facility
- Canadian Legal Cannabis Sales Show Significant Industry Spike in May
- British think tank declares Canada’s cannabis legalization a ‘modest success’ — but has suggestions for improvement
- Vending Machines Now Selling Cannabis Products In Czech Republic
- Is Holland catching up on cannabis legalization?
- Jamaica unveils new cannabis standards in its push for global markets
- Peter Tosh’s youngest son dies
Jawara McIntosh, the youngest son of Jamaican reggae legend Peter Tosh, died last Friday. His body will be flown to Jamaica for the burial.
Known as Tosh 1, three years ago he was mercilessly beaten at the Bergen County jail in Hackensack, New Jersey by another inmate while serving a sentence for ganja-related charges. McIntosh sustained traumatic brain injuries in the February 2017 jailhouse attack and had been confined to a bed since the incident.
The father of four, like his dad, was a vibrant stage performer and an activist for the legalization of cannabis. After the attack, his sister Niambe, cared for him in Boston. On behalf of the Tosh Family, Niambe launched Justice for Jawara, a campaign geared towards breaking the stigma around cannabis and supporting families directly affected by its prohibition.