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THE GREEN STATE DAILY BRIEFING

Essential cannabis news from the desk of David Downs | cannabis editor | San Francisco Chronicle

February 13, 2017

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Good morning,
 
TOP NEWS
Sacramento, CA. sheriff talked weed with the new AG Jeff Sessions: “Jones says his conversation with Sessions didn’t lead him to believe much would change. ‘Regarding the prioritization of federal resources to combat marijuana, he didn’t see the federal government getting involved in marijuana use or low-level state, what are traditionally state and local crimes, but, I don’t think he ruled out the possibility of the federal government getting involved in larger-scale operations.’ The sheriff says those operations would include trafficking by drug cartels.” (h/t CalNORML Ellen Komp
 
The California NORML Law Seminar is Feb. 18. The lineup is legendary. Tickets $300.

New York medical weed patients prefer the street to their state’s whack system. Half who buy it once in a store never come back.
 
The Western Massachusetts Pot Sasquatch is the hero we need amid the snowstorms and Trump.
 
California is forming its marijuana advisory committee. … Speaking of advice, some California towns are crafting totally unchill rules around legal home-growing. …”In Montebello, near Los Angeles, residents who want to grow marijuana for personal use may do so only if they don’t owe any taxes. They also must allow city workers to periodically inspect their homes. In Indian Wells, close to Palm Springs, aspiring home growers must first pay for a background check to prove they haven’t been convicted of a felony drug violation in the previous five years. Plus, the city has created specific rules on which rooms can and can’t be used for in-home marijuana cultivation. And in the Inland Empire city of Fontana, renters have to get a notarized OK from their landlord before they can grow a marijuana plant. They also have to fork over a permit fee of $411.”



SURPRISING DISCOVERIES
More volunteers veterans needed for the Arizona PTSD study.
 
Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo on legalization’s effects in Colorado. “The fallout has not been nearly what people thought it would be.”
 
Nasdaq.com profiles two billion-dollar pot stocks.

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WATCH
The world’s largest outdoor pot competition gets a video wrap-up, viaCannabis Now.

QUOTABLE
“I absolutely believe that the dismantling of cannabis in Colorado would cause a recession,” said Kristi Kelly, the Executive Director of the Marijuana Industry Group.
 
HIGHLY DUBIOUS
Boston’s mayor does not want to you drink or smoke weed at the Tuesday Patriots parade. LOL.

Marijuana dating sites are a thing.
 
VarietyMatthew McConaughey to Star in Harmony Korine’s ‘The Beach Bum’.
 
MATTERS OF DEBATE
What if Los Angeles legalized dispensaries and gave minorities a leg up?

TIVO
Silicon Valley is back, April 23rd at 10PM on @hbo.

best wishes for a productive week,
dd

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UPCOMING EVENTS

International Cannabis Business Conference – San Francisco 
Feb. 17, 2017

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