The Secret Service is set to loosen its policy on prior drug use by potential agents, according to new Director Randolph Alles. Alles believes the adjustment will help the agency accomplish its goal of growing the number of agents by at least 3,000 in the next few years.
On Friday, Gov. Sandoval signed Senate Bill 375 and Senate Bill 396, allowing Nevada’s Native American tribal government to directly negotiate with the state over the use and sale of medicinal cannabis on tribal lands, and expanding the state’s hemp cultivation program.
On Monday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott vetoed $409 million in state projects, of which “three line items” would have generated millions for marijuana research at the University of Florida and the Moffitt Cancer Center.
The odds say, yes.
Salinas, California, the largest city in Monterey County, is known across the world as the “Salad Bowl of America.” A cultivation powerhouse for lettuce, spinach, broccoli, and tomatoes, this fertile valley grows the majority of salad greens for the country. With economic pressures inspiring change, some farmers in Salinas Valley are considering a diversification of their greens.
Categorized by their legal standing, 1,510 marijuana dispensaries across Los Angeles have been identified on a new interactive map, of which, “756 marijuana businesses” maintained their 2016 Business Tax Regulation Certificate.
On Tuesday, United States Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) called out U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions – not once, but twice. First, Wyden interrogated the Atty. Gen. over his recusal from the ongoing Russian probe, then he issued a statement responding to Sessions’ request of congressional leaders, rebuking the AG’s request that the DOJ be allowed to prosecute medical marijuana providers as they see fit.
This week, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) held their Cannabis Business Summit and Expo in Oakland, California, welcoming over 75 speakers from all aspects of America’s fastest growing industry. Of all the distinguished guests at the fourth annual conference, the most notable was surely Former Mexican President Vicente Fox, who was honored as the keynote speaker.
On Thursday, politicians in the Golden State approved legislation governing the fast-growing marijuana industry. The approved bill seeks to establish the necessary rules and regulations governing the legal home delivery of your favorite strains, organic cultivation, and the distribution of free samples at your local county fair.