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New York Seeks Marijuana Dealers ‘With Experience’

Of course, what state would hire inexperienced dope dealers. That would be dumb. – ed New York state seeks people “with experience” to help establish what could become the biggest legal marijuana market in the country. The explanation sounds like a punch line: New York will offer licenses and subsidies to people with marijuana convictions…
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“What people think of as a harmless drug or medicinal product have not seen what lies in the belly of the beast.”

Publication info: Los Angeles Times ; Los Angeles, Calif. [Los Angeles, Calif]. 11 Sep 2022: A.1. At sunset from atop Haystack Butte, the desert floor below shimmers with a thousand lights. Illegal cannabis farms. At this hour and distance, serene hues cloak the rugged enclave of Mount Shasta Vista, a tense collective of seasonal camps…
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How Weed Became the New OxyContin

Big Pharma and Big Tobacco are helping market high-potency, psychosis-inducing THC products as your mother’s ‘medical marijuana’ BY LEIGHTON WOODHOUSE AUGUST 30, 2022 JUSTIN SULLIVAN/GETTY IMAGES For 30 years, Dr. Libby Stuyt, a recently retired addiction psychiatrist in Pueblo, Colorado, treated patients with severe drug dependency. Typically, that meant alcohol, heroin, and methamphetamines. But about…
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Rising pot use – New health risks identified

Wall Street Journal Rising Marijuana Use Presents Secondhand Risks Studies probe harms to people near users, accidental ingestion by dogs Cannabis companies in the U.S. lack access to banking and other financial services because the drug is federally illegal. That could change through new legislation or thanks to broader legalization efforts backed by the Democratically-controlled…
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Time for a change

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors has utterly failed it’s constituents with their cannabis and hemp policies and the homeless issue. They have demonstrated a complete lack of understanding, or even respect, for rural residents and the need to preserve the unique rural character and quality of life of the county and protect the property…
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Sonoma County Supervisors surrender our rural lands to the cannabis industry, apologize for pretending to entertain resident’s concerns

Appeal process, neighbor notification, environmental review eliminated from process Wanna see 4 supervisors bend over backwards to remove any obstacles to pot production in our pristine rural county? Watch this video containing unannounced agenda item on Cannabis Ad Hoc recommendations which for some reason only the cannabis community knew about and attended: http://sonoma-county.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=953 It’s official.…
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Use online complaint tool to report cannabis violations

Sonoma County has a code compliance system and they even have an app for it. So if you see something out of code, like RV or waste sewage or ridgeline development or lack of track and trace RFID, report it with this app. This will create a hard record in the file. You can include…
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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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Dear Supes – Consider the impacts seen in other areas

Dear Supervisors: I’m aware of the huge volume of literature you must review as you attend to your official duties and wish to advise you about lessons which we need to learn and be aware of as you proceed to address the growing Cannabis industry and its impact on Sonoma County. For a number of…
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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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