[Art: Santiago Mejia | San Francisco Chronicle]
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.
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
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