Daily Briefing

Colette pops up Marley Natural; Rolling Stone on Nevada's launch; California mulls pot clothing ban

July 6, 2017
Noah Berger
Cannabis gardener Steve Evans positions a marijuana plant in a greenhouse at his Santa Rosa, Calif., home.
SOURCE: Noah Berger

Good morning.

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Rolling Stone reports from day one of legal pot sales in Nevada. ... "All of the sudden you can stand up openly and wave and say, 'It's legal, I can have an ounce, I can walk it around, I can put it in my car, I can do anything I want to do,'" said State Sen. Tick Segerblom.

Maybe 85 percent of California’s cannabis supply could fail the state’s proposed super-high quality assurance standards, a Chronicle report finds. ... The draft regulations are de facto organic – tougher than any other state.

Ohio’s Department of Commerce has received nearly 200 applications for the state’s limit of 24 licenses to grow medical marijuana.

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The city of Boston is still getting used to the newfound smell of weed… “I’ve had people in rental properties who are very upset because strong pot smells are coming through the vents and the heaters,” says Democratic Rep. Russell E. Holmes.

The French fashion boutique Colette did its part to normalize cannabis by opening a pop-up shop carrying Marley Natural body care products and smoking accessories.

British DJ and actress Chelsea Leyland talks to Harper’s Bazaar about fighting for the right to medicate with CBD. … “After I introduced CBD into my life, I noticed many of these negative side effects began to disappear.”

Our Bay Area pot law look-up tool was featured in Politico and the New York Times. ... We'll push our first update Friday.

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Looks like the DEA isn’t ending its monopoly on marijuana research any time soon.

Hawaiian dispensaries are suffering yet another setback, as workers’ comp insurance policies have been cancelled for seven of the eight existing shops.

… Back in California – the state senate unanimously passed a bill to ban stoner clothing. Specifically – cannabis shop t-shirts and other merchandise. It’s modeled on tobacco advertising bans. … “A great deal of research has shown that branded merchandise such as t- shirts, sunglasses, or hats can be directly tied to higher use of tobacco and alcohol amongst teens,” the author states. … SB 162 is currently in committee in the Assembly.

… Four other active bills aim to curtail cannabis-related speech: AB 350 would specify certain types of marijuana products are considered appealing to children. ... AB 1143 would prohibit advertising marijuana on highway billboards. ... SB 175 would prohibit the use of county names in weed advertising. ... and SB 663 would establish criteria for packaging considered to be attractive to children.

Best wishes for a productive Thursday, dd + op