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Warehouse Business Must Close Because of the Pot Growers

My husband and I went to Sacramento to visit our friends who are “retiring” from their wholesale tool business after decades. We drove to their warehouse, which is one of 7 very large warehouses. We asked them why they were going out of business.  They said that the entire complex of warehouses which contained their business had filled up with marijuana growers. They’ve been broken into so many times.  They had to put up a sign on their door that says “There is no cash and no computers inside of this business.”

The growers showed up a few years ago with enormous rolls of cash and began plunking down copious amounts of money.  They started wanting more and more of space. Continue reading Warehouse Business Must Close Because of the Pot Growers

California Leads Nation in BHO fires; Michigan voters consider pot legalization

The mother of a 13-year-old boy made butane hash oil from marijuana in a Michigan hotel on May 17, 2017.  The fire caused serious injuries to both Brian Adams and his brother.  As Michigan voters consider the legalization of marijuana, they need to evaluate how they will pay for these tragedies that occur regularly on the west coast.

Last summer, a 19-year-old teen from Michigan died from his burns in a butane hash oil explosion.  Two others were seriously injured,  and the explosion scared the neighbors Continue reading California Leads Nation in BHO fires; Michigan voters consider pot legalization

Oregon: Someone Needs to Harsh out our Mellow

By Letters to the editor, published in the Oregonian, January 15. 

There is a dark side to Oregon’s marijuana industry, and we all should be outraged and concerned. U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams should question production, payment and tax issues in the marijuana industry. Oregon pot growers are producing a huge surplus that cannot be marketed legally in the medical or recreational markets. Continue reading Oregon: Someone Needs to Harsh out our Mellow

Tell Congress to Vote No on Leahy-Rohrabacher Amendment

Call Washington Today and Ask Congress and Senate to Vote for Federal Oversight of Marijuana Industry

This Leahy-Rohrabacher amendment  is section 538 of Senate Bill 1662 – The Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018. The Amendment limits the ability of the Department of Justice and the Food and Drug Administration to fully enforce federal drug purity and pesticide and environmental laws for medical marijuana products and foods in states that have medical marijuana.

Rohrabacher and his good friend Steve De Angelo who claims to have the biggest “medical” marijuana dispensary in the world.

Continue reading Tell Congress to Vote No on Leahy-Rohrabacher Amendment