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OSHA: Cultivation facility worker died after inhaling ground cannabis dust

OSHA fined Trulieve $35,219 for hazard communication violations. The cannabis company is contesting. By Abby Patkin October 7, 2022 A marijuana cultivation facility worker who died in January could not breathe after inhaling ground cannabis dust at the Holyoke site, an Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation found. While filling pre-rolls at the Trulieve facility on…
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The New Weed Whackers

An exploding black market in states that legalized pot has sparked another government war on marijuana. Steven MalangaOctober 24, 2022 Californians who opened their voters’ guides to the state’s 2010 elections could read a pitch from backers of Proposition 19, an initiative designed to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The argument: that “Prohibition [of marijuana]…
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California recognizes problems of transnational cartels decimating our wilderness areas and public lands and illicit cannabis operations laying waste to environment and communities – First part of 12 step program?

Illicit cannabis operations “laying waste to environment, threatening communities” New multi-agency enforcement taskforce is working to disrupt the illegal market SACRAMENTO – Taking aggressive action to protect communities, consumers, and the environment alike, Governor Gavin Newsom has directed the creation of a new multi-agency, cross-jurisdictional taskforce of enforcement agencies designed to better coordinate agencies combatting…
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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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