The owner of Med-West, a San Diego extraction company that was raided by local authorities in January is seeking a return of his frozen assets. $324,000 cash was seized during the raid. No criminal charges have been filed.
Police departments are becoming more tolerant of applicants’ past pot smoking.
Las Vegas police said they would still pursue possession arrests, though the district attorney said they wouldn’t be prosecuted.
With Trump’s election, federal inmates incarcerated for non-violent drug offenses fear their window to win clemency is closing. “Some of these people are bad dudes,” Trump said at an August rally “These are people out walking the streets. Sleep tight, folks.”
CBS tells the story of Harry Anslinger, a leading figure in passing the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, which made it illegal.
The New Yorker sent Adrian Chen to the Philippines, where President Rodrigo Duterte is waging a brutal drug war. The article is subtly titled “ When a Populist Demagogue Takes Over.”
In California, police are concerned about home grows.
Vice learns how to make “ the most potent weed oil.”
The Washington Post recommends four books to understand the new weed reality. They include Marijuana: A Short History, by John Hudak, Jesse Ventura’s Marijuana Manifesto, Sacred Bliss: A Spiritual History of Cannabis by Mark S. Ferrara and Cooking with Cannabis by Laurie Goldrich.
The New Yorker published a pot-industry cartoon. It isn’t especially funny.