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Proposed Changes to California Cannabis Cultivation Regulations

Amended proposed regulations released today, October 19, 2018. The proposed changes mark the next step in the formal rulemaking process toward adopting non-emergency regulations, and a new public comment period starts today and ends on Monday, November 5, 2018, at 5pm (PST). They may be viewed on the CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing website: http://calcannabis.cdfa.ca.gov/  

SOSN Press Release: Sonoma County Officials Fail to Fix Flawed Cannabis Ordinance

PRESS RELEASE October 18, 2018. Sonoma County, California “Sonoma County Officials Fail to Fix Flawed Cannabis Ordinance” Who we are: Save Our Sonoma Neighborhoods (SOSN) is a grassroots group of Sonoma County citizens advocating to improve Sonoma County’s Cannabis Land Use Ordinance that currently endangers Sonoma County residents, their homes, property values, environment and safety. We…
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Devastating figures reveal true toll of cannabis on the UK’s health

Devastating figures reveal true toll of cannabis on the UK’s health as 125,000 people are admitted to hospital over the drug in just five years Some 15,000 teenagers have been hospitalised after taking cannabis since 2013 The levels of admissions in England have jumped by more than 50 per cent  Last year, 31,330 people required…
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The IRS has a reward program if you turn in someone who isn’t paying taxes, like black market marijuana grower…

IRS Whisteblower Instructions Whistelblower Information F orm Whistleblower Reward Form

Cannabis inflicts long-term damage on teenage brains: Those who use the drug as teens struggle with reasoning, memory, and inhibitions in later life

Teenagers who use cannabis are inflicting long-term damage on their brains, a new study has warned. Researchers tracked nearly 4,000 teenagers over fours years and found clear evidence of marijuana use being linked to struggles with reasoning, memory and inhibitions later in life. Previous studies have shown that cannabis misuse has been linked to impairments…
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It’s high time we took a breath from marijuana commercialization

When will you wake up!? Put the pot pipe down for 5 minutes, read this letter, and think about the future for our children. What kind our country and County are we leaving them? It’s high time we took a breath from marijuana commercialization By BOB TROYER | Guest Commentary September 28, 2018 at 4:51 pm In…
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California’s ill-conceived marijuana program has inflicted irreparable environmental, Human and economic harm on our once fine state

Estimated reclamation costs in Calaveras County California alone could reach $2 billion for 1,200 grow sites. 50,000 grow sites in the state could amount to over $50 billion, according to the Calaveras County study (www.silentpoison.com/CultivatingDisaster). Aside from killing wildlife, fish and depleting streams and water tables, the poisons seeping into the ground are contaminating watersheds…
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Report: Colorado, Oregon Marijuana Prices Plummet by 50 Percent

Good news for consumers, not so much for producers. When Jim Parco opened Mesa Organics, a recreational cannabis retail outlet in Pueblo, Colorado, in January 2016, an ounce of marijuana ran about $300. Now, Parco recently told KRDO, the shop — one of about 30 in a city of 100,000 people — is “selling $60 ounces…
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Big Canna – Big Tobacco or Big Pharma

You think prop 64 and Sonoma County’s decision to allow pot cultivation is about small growers? the little guy? local farmers? Grow up. You think it’s about the cottage grower or personal cultivation? Get a clue. Ultimately the grows in our rural countryside will be operated by Big Canna, which will be the pharmaceutical industry…
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