Missouri Marijuana News

The city of Los Angeles has filed a lawsuit against an unlicensed cannabis dispensary for selling product tainted with dangerous chemicals, according to media reports. At a downtown news conference on Wednesday, City Attorney Mike Feuer indicated that the lawsuit against Kush Club 20 on Central Avenue in South Los Angeles would be followed by others.

“We are opening up a new front in our efforts to effectively enforce the city’s rules regarding marijuana,” Feuer said. “This compliments our criminal efforts in doing so, and we have filed a civil action against multiple business operators, property owners and real estate defendants.”

The city attorney suggested that cannabis users in the city ensure that they are purchasing from a licensed dispensary.

“Customers patronize illegal shops at their peril, and undermine businesses who play by the rules — and whose product is tested to protect buyers’ health,” Feuer warned.

“We apparently as a community care a lot about whether our romaine lettuce is contaminated, and we should. We care a lot about whether we can safely eat at Chipotle,” he added. “Marijuana buyers should at least exercise that same degree of caution.”

Suit Alleges Tainted Product Sold at Unlicensed Dispensary

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Spring has finally sprung, and after a long winter people are pouring out of their homes to enjoy the long-awaited return of warm weather. For residents of Michigan, there are plenty of ecological treasures to explore, from prairies to coastal marshlands, dunes to bogs. And now that weed is legal in Michigan, venturing into the great outdoors is a perfect occasion for communing with nature with some cannabis. Unfortunately, some of the most popular spots in Michigan aren’t marijuana-friendly, and park officials are reminding everyone that federal prohibition still stands in the state’s National Forests.

On Federal Land, Prohibition Supersedes Legalization

In the 2018 midterm elections, Michigan voters legalized cannabis at the ballot box, passing Ballot Proposal 18-1 and establishing the “Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act”. But as in other weed-legal states, that law doesn’t apply on land controlled by the federal government. Land like national forests, national parks, wilderness preserves and wildlife refuges all fall under federal jurisdiction.

So since the federal government still classifies cannabis as a Schedule I controlled substance on par with heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine, bringing it with you into a national forest violates the law.

Do people smoke weed on hiking trails

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Carl’s Jr. is making history this 4/20.

On Saturday, Carl’s Jr. will debut the CBD-infused “Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight” at a single location in Denver. The CBD burger will be available for $4.20 during the one-day test, fittingly held on April 20, a weed-filled celebration for many Americans.

With the test, Carl’s Jr. would become the first major fast-food chain to roll out a cannabis-infused menu item — even if just for a one-location, one-day event.

The CheeseBurger Delight consists of two beef patties, topped with pickled jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, fries, and CBD-infused “Santa Fe Sauce.”

– Read the entire article at Business Insider.

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Cannabis legalization is getting a concentrated push in the state of Wisconsin, where on Thursday Rep. Melissa Sargent of Madison announced that she would propose legislation to legalize recreational marijuana.

“The palate for legalization of cannabis in the state of Wisconsin is far more popular than probably the ratings for most politicians in this building,” said Sargent, delivering a fabulous piece of shade that should be printed onto t-shirts. Sargent has proposed a similar bill four out of her six years in office.

Legalization activism has a lot of history in the state, but cannabis advocates gained a formidable ally last year when voters elected Governor Tony Evers, a cancer survivor who ran on the campaign platform that adult use cannabis was essential. Evers included funds for greater allowance of medical marijuana use and a cannabis offense expungement program in his 2019 state budget, which he announced in February.

Upon hearing of Evers’ proposal, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos commented that the governor’s plan “appears to go too far.”

A poll released earlier this month by Marquette University Law School found that 59 percent of Wisconsin residents support legalization. Such has been the support for cannabis regulation in Wisconsin that individual

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C.J. (Christopher Jordan) Wallace, son of the late, legendary rapper Notorious B.I.G., recalls feeling a flush of pride as he moved to Los Angeles as an eight-year-old. As he and his mother, singer Faith Evans, listened to LL Cool J’s classic “Going Back to Cali,” he recalls, “I can remember feeling proud, knowing he always wanted to move here.”

C.J. has worked as an actor, playing his young father in the 2009 biopic “Notorious” and working in films like “Everything Must Go” and “Kicks” as well as the TV series, “Scream.” And his latest venture is related to his dad’s legacy as well: the cannabis brand Think BIG, a partnership with the brand Lowell Herb Co., with a pre-roll pack dubbed “The Frank White Creative Blend,” named after the Christopher Walken drug-dealer character in Abel Ferrara’s “King of New York,” It was an alter ego adopted by his father and first heard on “The What,” a track from BIG’s 1994 classic “Ready to Die.” The company will produce cannabis products —such pre-rolls, vapes, gummies, apparel, stationary, pens and more.

– Read the entire article at Variety.

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Pot icons Cheech and Chong will be on hand to celebrate the grand opening of the Puyallup Native American tribe’s new retail cannabis shop this weekend, according to media reports. The Commencement Bay Cannabis store in the Tacoma, Washington area made its debut on April 10 and will celebrate the grand opening this Saturday for the 420 high holiday.

The new store is located on Portland Avenue across from the Puyallup Tribal Administration offices It is the latest venture of Puyallup Tribal Cannabis Enterprises, which also operates its first Commencement Bay Cannabis store and a state-licensed cannabis testing lab, Medicine Creek Analytics, in Fife, Washington. The enterprise generate funds to provide “education, training and support for thousands of tribal citizens,” according to its mission statement.

Puyallup Tribal Council Chairman Bill Sterud said during the store’s soft opening that the second cannabis shop will provide new opportunities for its members and the community.

“This store means a lot,” said Sterud. “It’s economic development at its best. It’s medicine at its best. It’s people getting together at its best.”

The shop sells a full range of cannabis products including flower, oils, topicals, edibles, and more. Customers may choose personal service from the

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Legislation to decriminalize the possession of personal amounts of marijuana has been passed unanimously by an Alabama Senate committee.

The Senate Judiciary Committee recently voted 11 to 0 to pass the marijuana decriminalization bill, sending it towards a vote by the full Senate. The vote marks a massive shift increase in support from just last year, when the committee passed the measure 6 to 4 (though it eventually stalled in the House). If passed by the full Senate, the measure would then need to pass the House of Representatives before it can be sent to Governor Kay Ivey (R) for consideration.

Under the proposed law, those caught possessing no more than an ounce of marijuana would be hit with, at most, a $250 fine for the first two offenses, and a $500 fine for subsequent offenses. As noted by Marijuana Moment, possession of more than an ounce but less than two ounces would be considered a class A misdemeanor, while possession of more than two ounces would be a class C felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

The legislation could “decrease receipts” for the state government’s general fund from fines, according to a state fiscal note,

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It’s hard to ignore the rumblings for legal marijuana in North Carolina. This week, some policymakers are focusing first on decriminalization measures. On Monday, four state representatives filed as primary sponsors for HB 766, which would erase penalties for possessing four ounces or less of cannabis, making it “no longer unlawful.”

The bill would make the cut offs for drug offenses that qualify as misdemeanors and felonies higher. Under current law, possession of more than a half ounce makes your crime a misdemeanor. A felony awaits those convicted of more than one and a half ounces. Under the new bill, you would have to be convicted of possession of more than four ounces to get a misdemeanor, and more than a whopping 16 ounces for it to qualify as a felony.

HB 766 would also compel the Department of Justice to review court records and expunge all possession charges of less four ounces of marijuana, allowing individuals to file their own petition with the court system before the DOJ’s deadline of July 1, 2020. It’s not the most agile system that has been proposed for such a process of retroactive justice — for each expungement, a hearing would be required

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