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When going green is dirty: Colorado's indoor cannabis farms produce 30% more greenhouse emissions

March 13, 2021 - 16:29
Link: When going green is dirty: Colorado's indoor cannabis farms produce 30% more greenhouse emissions...Article Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021Saturday, March 13, 2021Tags:

A model of life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from indoor cannabis cultivation across the US. Depending on the region, indoor cultivation results in between 2,283 and 5,184 kilograms of carbon dioxide per kilogram of dried flower.
In the five years after Colorado legalized recreational marijuana, indoor cannabis cultivation went from 1 percent of Denver's electrical consumption to 4 percent 

Nikki Fried’s Connections to New Cannabis Company Raise Questions

March 13, 2021 - 05:45
Link: Nikki Fried’s Connections to New Cannabis Company Raise QuestionsArticle Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021Saturday, March 13, 2021Tags:

While Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried was taking steps to influence Florida cannabis policy and implement rules that regulate the cultivation of hemp, her fiancee’, Jake Bergmann, created a web of companies with people and organizations that have a professional interest in the cannabis and the hemp industry.

Vaping Marijuana Associated with More Lung Damage

March 7, 2021 - 21:16
Link: University of Michigan Research Found Vaping Marijuana Associated with More Lung DamageArticle Date: Sunday, March 7, 2021Sunday, March 7, 2021Tags:

Lawmakers challenge professor’s controversial cannabis presentation

February 19, 2021 - 18:06
Link: Lawmakers challenge professor’s controversial cannabis presentationArticle Date: Friday, February 19, 2021Friday, February 19, 2021Tags:

Rep. Smith is pro-pot and rude to speakers... write on his twitter  https://twitter.com/CarlosGSmith/status/1361822803922722826
 
Dr. Madras speaks the truth:  “People who go into the emergency department with psychosis, due to their initiation into marijuana use, and they continue to use, they’re more likely to convert to full-blown schizophrenia, and the conversion rate is between 20% and 40%,” she said.
 

Momentum builds in the Legislature for medical marijuana THC caps

February 19, 2021 - 18:03
Link: Momentum builds in the Legislature for medical marijuana THC capsArticle Date: Friday, February 19, 2021Friday, February 19, 2021Tags:

Caps on THC, the euphoria-inducing chemical found in many strains of medical cannabis, are again an open question in the Florida Legislature.
 

Drugs Identified in Deceased Person by Florida Medical Examiner

February 19, 2021 - 11:15
Link: Drugs Identified in Deceased Person by Florida Medical ExaminerArticle Date: Friday, February 19, 2021Friday, February 19, 2021

The most frequently occurring drugs found in decedents were ethyl alcohol (5,385), benzodiazepines (4,209, including 1,523 alprazolam occurrences), fentanyl (3,655), cocaine (2,962), cannabinoids (2,710), morphine (1,855), amphetamine (1,425), methamphetamine (1,419), fentanyl analogs (1,418) and oxycodone (1,181). Since heroin is rapidly metabolized to morphine, this may lead to a substantial over‐reporting of morphine‐related deaths as well as significant under‐reporting of heroin‐related deaths.

   

CANNABIS CRONYISM

February 19, 2021 - 09:56
Link: CANNABIS CRONYISMArticle Date: Friday, February 19, 2021Friday, February 19, 2021

What else explains the rapid march towards legalization by both Democrats
and many Republicans?

For two parties that can't even agree on the time of day, how does pot
become the ONE ISSUE that unites them? It is insane.

  • In Florida, Ballard Partners, a Florida-based lobbying firm once called “the most powerful lobbyist in Trump’s Washington” is tied to two separate FBI inquiries connected to Florida’s cannabis industry. The firm was subpoenaed by prosecutors from the Southern District of New York who are investigating the illegal foreign money donor scheme.
  • Shortly after her 2018 election as Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner, Nikki Fried reported a $1 million increase in her net wealth, thanks in part to a gift from the CEO of a marijuana company that was awarded a license under a new Florida law who she was romantically involved with.
  • Parnas and Fruman’s company, Global Energy Producers, donated $50,000 to the DeSantis campaign, and Parnas was a part of the host committee for a DeSantis fundraiser in July 2018. Gray Rohrer and Steven Lemongello, “DeSantis, Indicted Ukrainian-American Parnas Met at Least 6 Times, Governor’s Office Says,” Orlando Sentinel, November 15, 2019, https://www.orlandosentinel.com/politics/os-nedesantis-parnas-fruman-201....

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Ingesting Marijuana Edibles

February 19, 2021 - 09:44
Link: Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Young Woman Who Died After Ingesting Marijuana EdiblesArticle Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020Friday, February 19, 2021Tags:

“These companies disguise and market their products as safe, fun and healthy, going so far as to represent to consumers that the products ‘deliver(ed) the wellbeing and relief to all those that seek it.’ What they do not tell consumers is that the use of their products carry extreme risk of serious injury or even death,” said Francavilla.”

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