Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WW: Cannabis regulator sting, university gets weed prof, Oprah and Letterman talk pot

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Last week, the Washington State Liquor Control Board (soon to be the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board) announced that it would be conducting stings on recreational pot stores, sending in young investigative aides to try and purchase marijuana without an ID indicating that they were 21 years of age.

The board has announced the results of its first round of compliance checks finding that of the 22 stores in Skagit, Snohomish, Kitsap, Pierce and Cowlitz counties, only four took the bait.

Here’s other news:

The Texas Legislature has passed a bill allowing for the very limited medical use of marijuana.

Independent Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is open to relaxing laws regarding marijuana.

You could have been taller if you hadn’t smoked all that weed as a prepubescent boy.

In Indiana, you still can’t grow weed, even if you’re a Rastafarian.

Get ready for weed coffee.

The Cannabist reports that the University of Denver is getting a professor of weed law and students can take a course on weed journalism.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ruled that products infused with cannabidiol, an active ingredient in cannabis often used for medical purpose, can’t be labeled as dietary supplements.

Here is a video of U.S. Rep. Jerry Cohen, D-Tennessee, laughing at a sheriff for his views on marijuana.

Here is a video of David Letterman asking Oprah Winfrey if she smokes weed.

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