The Green State Daily Briefing
Essential Cannabis News From The Desk of David Downs, Cannabis Editor, San Francisco Chronicle
August 23, 2017
Santiago Mejia
Jane Todd of Lafayette reacts after smoking cannabis from a vaporizer called the Volcano during the East Bay Senior Cannabis Social Club at the Magnolia Wellness on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in Oakland, Calif.
SOURCE: Santiago Mejia

[Art: Santiago Mejia | San Francisco Chronicle]

Good Morning.

TOP NEWS
The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition is being boycotted by a swath of cannabis companies and advocates over the inclusion of President Trump advisor Roger Stone; via Politico.

Denver is getting ready to open the nation's first real pot clubs, but nobody knows how many will actually open; via The Chronicle.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Senior citizens are gathering by the dozens in Oakland, Calif. to try cannabis at the new East Bay Senior Cannabis Social Club (pictured); via GreenState.

Also on GreenState: the cannabis industry might have a huge trademark infringement problem.

In 1850, Kentucky produced 40,000 tons of hemp. Now the state wants to lead the way on getting approved to cultivate legally at the federal level; via Motherboard.

Arkansas received its first dispensary application ahead of the September deadline. The state currently has 670 approved patients; via MJBizDaily.

The Boston Freedom Rally still struggles to get a permit, even after Massachusetts legalization; via High Times.

The head of Washington State University’s pot DUI research breathalyzers are over a year out, and funding is missing; via KREM.

The surf city of Huntington Beach, Calif. banned recreational pot businesses; via The LA Times.

Manteca, Calif. will require anyone cultivating marijuana to have a permit; via the Manteca Bulletin. The ACLU and Drug Policy Alliance are suing the town of Fontana over a similar ordinance.

HIGHLY DUBIOUS
After mailing weed and LSD to their hotel for the eclipse, two New Jersey tourists might be out in time for the next one; via KTWO.

UP FOR DEBATE

Indoor cannabis grows increase the threat of fire, so why are cities banning outdoor gardens?

Would you pay someone to clean your bong?

REMINDER
GreenState's third quarterly print issue comes out in the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday edition Sept. 10. Advertising deadline is August 28. Contact GreenState sales lead Ben Grambergu at BGrambergu@sfchronicle.com today.

Best wishes for a productive Wednesday, David Downs + Jimi Devine

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