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Month: March 2019

Letter to Supes – Keep Phase 2 Cannabis Ordinance Review

March 15, 2019 Re: Phase 2 of Cannabis Ordinance Dear Supervisor ____ _____ As you know, Sonoma County was a trailblazer in the State of California to bring forth and legitimize the Cannabis business in our County.   And as you know, even with best of intentions, our ordinance did not foresee the many problems that…
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Natural Green Herb Update: Spike in ER visits in Colorado following marijuana legalization, and edibles are doctors’ biggest concern

A new study documents a sharp rise in emergency-room visits linked with marijuana following legalization in Colorado. A key driver of the ER trips appears to be edibles like weed brownies and cookies. Despite their meager sales, edibles represented a far higher proportion of weed-related ER visits compared against those for smoked marijuana. Looking for a uniquely…
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“Natural Green Herb” Update: A mysterious syndrome that makes marijuana users violently ill is starting to worry doctors

A new study documented a sharp rise in emergency-room visits linked with marijuana following legalization in Colorado. One of the key drivers of the ER visits was a mysterious syndrome characterized by severe nausea and repeated vomiting. Little is known about the condition, called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, or CHS. The only known way to cure CHS is to stop using…
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HOW WE GOT IN THIS MESS AND HOW WE CAN FIX IT – PHASE 2

Regarding this entire “identify the problem sites” exercise, it is stupid and useless.  Listing problem sites today ignores the likelihood that there will be more applications for new problem sites in the future.  It is an entirely backwards way of doing planning and is not used for any other planning exercise that i know of.…
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Natural Green Herb Update: Daily or high-potency cannabis increases risk of psychotic disorder, study finds

By Susan Scutti, CNN Updated 7:31 PM ET, Tue March 19, 2019 Play VideoDoes marijuana lead to increase in mental illness? 03:42 (CNN)Legalization of marijuana, both for medical and recreational use, continues to spread across the globe even as the possible health risks (or benefits) are not fully known. Case in point, according to new research, people who use…
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California is awash in cannabis cash. Some is being used to bribe public officials LAT

Sheriff Jon Lopey was startled when the mysterious stranger offered him $1 million if he would keep deputies away from certain illegal cannabis farms in Siskiyou County. Lopey called in the FBI, and, later, deliveries of envelopes stuffed with thousands of dollars in cash were recorded by cameras and microphones hidden on the sheriff’s cluttered,…
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Urgent: Demand BOS to fund Phase 2 of Cannabis Ordinance revision

Time for action – what you can do this month People are always asking “What can we do to reign in the cannabis industry?” Here is an opportunity to help move forward with much needed cannabis regulatory amendments to address neighborhood and environmental issues. Your voice can make the difference in whether we get much…
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Sorry Pharmers, your drinks taste like pee

Cannabis Drinks Confront a Serious Buzz Kill—They Taste Terrible Upstart companies tinker with ways to dial down ‘oily grass’ flavors and notes of dish soap, urine By  Vipal Monga and Jennifer Maloney Cannabis drinks are hitting the global market, promising anxiety reduction, pain relief and better sleep. One thing none of them tout is taste. “Like a…
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