American-born Israeli citizen Naama Issacher was arrested for a small amount of marijuana in Russia in April. She's currently in prison there and is being used as a pawn in a game of international intrigue.
The same associates of Rudolph Giuliani who were arrested on October 10 for their involvement in Ukraine dirty tricks also had a scheme to obtain marijuana licenses in Nevada. We've since learned that Andrey Kukushkin is a partner in several Sacramento canna-businesses.
Of the 29 vape-associated deaths, at least seven appear to be cannabis-related. The deaths have occurred in Alabama, California (three), Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (two), Illinois, Indiana (three), Kansas (two), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon (two), Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah.
Oregon has joined several other states in banning vape products that contain flavoring agents.
An amendment in the Transportation Omnibus bill passed by the California legislature prevents passengers on weed tour buses from lighting up. Governor Newsom signed the bill into law on October 10.
Vaping is not - at least at this point - a safe or conscientious way to consume cannabis. One death connected to the use of any cannabis product is too many.
Dr. John, Rick Ocasek, Art Neville, Doris Day, Eddie Money, James Ingram, Peter Tork, Ginger Baker, Leon Redbone, Roky Erickson, Robert Hunter, Bushwick Bill, Keith Flint, Mark Hollis and Ranking Roger are among the musicians who have passed away this year.
More than 1,300 cases and 26 deaths have been attributed to vape products nationwide - either e-cigs or cartridges filled with cannabis oil, both legal and black market. The causes range from dangerous diluents like vitamin E acetate to cyanide to toxic chemical fumes.
Bioplastics, paper, rope, clothing, insulation, food, CBD oil and biofuel are some of the things you can create with industrial hemp.
On September 25, PA Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman called for the legalization of recreational cannabis. A bill sponsored by two State Senators would do just that.