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10 Feb

LA INDEPENDENT: Trade organization backs city’s pot ballot measure

LOS ANGELES — A cannabis industry trade organization has hailed as “comprehensive and inclusive” a proposition on the Los Angeles March 7 election ballot that would restore the city’s ability to develop regulations for marijuana businesses. Proposition M, which was placed on the ballot by the City Council, would allow the city to repeal a current ban on medical marijuana dispensaries under the previously approved Proposition D and replace it with a new set of rules for different types of marijuana...

10 Feb

LA WEEKLY: Measure M is the Most Important LA Ballot Initiative You Have Ever Heard Of

There’s a very important measure pertaining to marijuana legalization on the March 7 city ballot, but you might not be familiar with it. The election season instead has been dominated by Measure S, which if approved would curb most major development in Los Angeles for two years. That initiative has attracted such heat that each of its opposing camps is accusing the other of being Trumplike. Meanwhile, Measure M, which would allow the City Council to fully legalize medical pot...

10 Feb

LA INDEPENDENT: Trade organization backs city’s pot ballot measure

LOS ANGELES — A cannabis industry trade organization has hailed as “comprehensive and inclusive” a proposition on the Los Angeles March 7 election ballot that would restore the city’s ability to develop regulations for marijuana businesses. Proposition M, which was placed on the ballot by the City Council, would allow the city to repeal a current ban on medical marijuana dispensaries under the previously approved Proposition D and replace it with a new set of rules for different types of marijuana...

09 Feb

CANNABIS DAILY RECORD: Los Angeles Times endorses marijuana Proposition M on March ballot

LOS ANGELES — Southern California Coalition (SCC), the largest, most inclusive cannabis industry trade organization representing stakeholders across all licensing categories, advocacy organizations, minority groups, veterans, communities and others in Southern California, announced the Los Angeles Times Editorial Board endorsed its Proposition M ballot initiative. Proposition M provides the Los Angeles City Council and mayor with a flexible regulatory framework, so that the country’s largest cannabis marketplace—Los Angeles—can comprehensively and inclusively address issues as they evolve in California’s medical and adult-use cannabis industry. “We commend the Los...

09 Feb

DAILY CALLER: State Scrambles to Capitalize On Weed After Sessions Confirmation

A group of lawmakers are looking to gain a foothold in the burgeoning commercial weed market despite widespread fears in the industry over the confirmation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Democrats in the Minnesota State House are introducing proposals to legalize recreational marijuana and establish a commercial weed industry. The move is an attempt to compete with neighboring states, many of which are already regulating legal marijuana to some degree. Democratic Rep. Jon Applebaum, whose proposal legalizes possession and growing of up...

07 Feb

LA TIMES: (ENDORSEMENT) Measure M would give L.A. ’ s legal marijuana industry the comprehensive oversight it needs. Vote yes

Californians may have voted to make recreational marijuana legal under state law in November, but details about who can grow, make and sell pot products, as well as where pot businesses can put down roots, are still being decided. Those decisions are weighty indeed, considering the market’s potential size and the concerns that remain about pot’s use. In March, Los Angeles voters will face two ballot measures that offer very different plans for what the city’s marijuana marketplace should look...

07 Feb

DAILY CALLER: Weed Advocates Are Trembling Over Looming Sessions Confirmation

Marijuana activists are increasingly fearful over the upcoming vote to confirm Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to the highest law enforcement position in the country. The Senate will vote Wednesday on the confirmation of Sessions, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the post of attorney general, and officials in states with legal weed laws are concerned he could upend their burgeoning industries. Sessions is a staunch opponent of marijuana reform and some activists fear his appointment may lead to further raids in states where marijuana...

06 Feb

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: Pot backers fear worst as vote nears on marijuana foe Sessions for attorney general

Marijuana legalization backers fear the worst for their fast-growing industry as the U.S. Senate prepares to vote Wednesday to approve a longtime pot opponent, Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, as the nation’s next attorney general. All signs indicate that Sessions, who last year said that “good people don’t smoke marijuana,” has lined up the votes to get confirmed as the highest law enforcement officer in the land. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-AL, testified on Tuesday at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing...

12 Jan

CANNABIS RADIO PODCAST: Proposition M Series

Today on Burning Issues Mitch Earleywine is joined by Catherine Hiller Author of Just Say Yes: A Marijuana Memoir. Just Say Yes, could be considered the first marijuana memoir ever published, and is a positive, honest, and humorous observation of the effect of weed upon every aspect of her life: marriage, motherhood, friendship, work, sport, sex.   Catherine Hiller began writing at the young age of ten which lead her to eventually receive a Ph.D. in English from Brown University. Her first...

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