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1 In 5 Auto Accident Deaths Now Involves Marijuana Use

BY: JEFFREY H. ANDERSONJULY 02, 2024 Marijuana use has risen dramatically, and it’s killing Americans — so why does the Biden White House want to make the problem worse? The recent trend toward greenlighting the use of marijuana is mystifying on myriad levels. Why ban cigarette smoke in restaurants but let outdoor dining be spoiled by marijuana…
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California’s pot economy is crashing. What comes next?

California no longer sells the most weed in AmericaCalifornia’s cannabis economy is crashing as brands go out of business. What comes next?By Lester Black,Cannabis editorJune 11, 2024 Vince Ning has a singular perspective on California’s weed industry. He’s the CEO and co-founder of Nabis, the state’s largest pot distribution company, which interacts with every single pot…
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The dirty secret of California’s legal weed

An L.A. Times/WeedWeek investigation finds alarming levels of pesticides in cannabis products at dispensaries across the state By Paige St. John  and Alex Halperin June 14, 2024  Aging yuppies in neon beachwear stand before a green wall with the catchphrase “You have changed … so has cannabis.” The social media post is part of“Real CA Cannabis,” a…
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A new threat to cannabis users: Smuggled Chinese pesticides

Charred remnants of illegal toxic pesticides burned in a California cannabis grow. (Paige St. John / Los Angeles Times)By Paige St. John Staff Writer June 14, 2024 3 AM PT  In coordinated raids last September, multiple California agencies stormed a network of illegal cannabis-growing warehouses across Oakland while state cannabis regulators singled out a salmon-colored warehouse complex surrounded…
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Strong Link Between Teen Cannabis Use and Psychosis Risk

FeaturedNeurosciencePsychology ·May 22, 2024 Summary: A new study finds a strong association between teen cannabis use and a significantly increased risk of developing psychotic disorders. This risk appears to be age-dependent, with adolescents being particularly vulnerable to the effects of cannabis on their developing brains. While further research is needed, these findings raise concerns about early…
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Contaminated Pot – California Weed Recall Sparks Warning for People to Call Their Doctor

By Matthew Impelli A weed recall in California has sparked a warning from officials for people to call their doctors if they experience symptoms after using the product. Earlier this month, the California Department of Cannabis Control announced a mandatory recall for single “CANNDESCENT CALIFORNIA 100% WHOLE FLOWER PRE-ROLLS,” over concerns that they may be contaminated…
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As legal pot farms expand, so do air pollution worries

Colorado plans major study of emissions from indoor growing facilities BOULDER, COLORADO—Atmospheric scientist William Vizuete grew his dozen pot plants in a garage here, on shelves tucked between some bicycles and a lawn mower. The researcher at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill wasn’t looking for a high—just data. His team aimed to…
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Critics warn ‘Karen initiative’ could wipe out California pot farms

Critics warn ‘Karen initiative’ could wipe out Calif. pot farms By Lester Black  Aug 21, 2023. Pot farmers in Humboldt County, one of the largest pot-growing counties in California, say they’re facing an “existential threat” to their livelihoods, but this time, it isn’t a contagious crop disease or crashing wholesale prices — it’s their own neighbors. The local cannabis industry…
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‘No-go’ zones: Cartels setting up marijuana farms in US

Jorge VenturaUpdated: JUL 12, 2023 / 06:30 PM CDT (NewsNation) — The sheriff’s department in Riverside County, California, is waging a war on so-called “no-go” zones in the rural desert, where drug cartels are paying cash for land and setting up illegal marijuana farms. Coined by the residents in the area, these zones are run and protected by Mexican…
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Statewide Cannabis Enforcement Taskforce Conducts Massive Central Valley Operation on Outdoor Grow Sites and Nets Over $42 Million of Illegal Cannabis

Highly coordinated, multiagency operation serves 51 search warrants on illegal outdoor cannabis sites in just two days Continuing its strong first quarter momentum, the Unified Cannabis Enforcement Taskforce (UCETF), conducted a highly coordinated operation in Kern, Tulare and Kings counties on May 11 and 12. The extensive multiagency operation served 51 search warrants on 52…
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