LOTS TO TALK ABOUT
• Issues with creating a universal symbol for THC that warns kids (and grownups too): “This product contains marijuana.”
• Why manufacturers of marijuana edibles are increasingly growing their own cannabis instead of purchasing wholesale.
• Comparing recreational marijuana in Oregon and Colorado — whose system is better?
TOP MARIJUANA NEWS
City escapes debt after selling its prison to a marijuana grower, OK’ing cultivation: The Green Rush is alive and well in central California — and finally in Coalinga, where the city council voted last week to allow commercial marijuana cultivation and sell its dormant prison to a company that will grow and process marijuana there. –Report by The Cannabist’s Ricardo Baca
Large-scale commercial grows are coming to California’s Emerald Triangle: This summer, Humboldt County has shown that its commercial medical marijuana market is ready to open to operations large and small if they can play by the rules. Two commercial medical cannabis farms — a quarter-acre mixed-light farm in Carlotta and a 7-acre outdoor farm and processing center in Honeydew — were the first to be given the county’s stamp of approval this summer, marking the beginning of a new era for the industry. –Report by
The Eureka Times-Standard’s Will Houston
What happens to California medical marijuana patients if recreational pot is legalized? When it comes to permitting recreational cannabis use, reaction from the medical marijuana community ranges from enthusiastic advocacy to passionate opposition – with many left somewhere in the middle, confused and torn. –Report by The Orange County Register’s Brooke Edwards Staggs
Officers in notorious video of California pot shop raid are off police force: Three Santa Ana Police Department officers caught eating snacks during a raid on a marijuana dispensary with two of them making fun of a disabled woman are no longer working for the agency. –Report by The Orange County Register’s Alma Fausto
Test your current-events knowledge about pot shop security, voting on medical marijuana in November, the impact of legal cannabis on Colorado’s economy and a strange way to get high.