The state’s growing regions can be dangerous.
Two women were arrested for detaining four brothers on a California pot farm and forcing them to work for six months. In Colorado, 14 Chinese nationals were arrested at an illegal grow. Authorities are investigating whether they were “labor trafficked.”
In SFWeekly, I recommended that the industry adopt an abuse-free product certification to curtail worker exploitation.
Denverite talks to African-Americans trying to make inroads in Colorado’s industry.
Ohio attorneys now have permission to work with cannabis business clients. There’s a complicated dispute in Puerto Rico over who which inventory tracking software company will win the government contract for the U.S. territory’s MED program.
Macleans has a big feature on the Canadian industry. Weed prices have spiked in Colombia following a major trucker strike. Irish cannabis pharma company GreenLight Medicines secured €500,000 in funding.
In Washington, Friday is the most popular day to buy.
Rand Corporation behavioral scientist Elizabeth J. D’Amico writes on what your kids need to know about pot, “ legalized or not.” She co-authored a study that found teens exposed to marijuana advertising are more likely to use.
Oregon faces a product testing crisis.
The Analytical Scientist released a “ mini-magazine” on cannabis science.
Fifteen percent of Portuguese 15 and 16 year olds copped to using, twice the rate as when stricter laws were in place. Across Europe, teenage cannabis use is on the rise. PRI visits Barcelona’s smoking clubs.