Joint Rolling Summer School “Easy To Roll” With Curved Papers’ Mike O’Malley

Cannabis Industry movers and shakers continue to join in the Zoom fun on Sundays at 4:20pm EST.

Check our our fourth episode this Sunday, as we continue our discussion of the traditional art of rolling joints, still the unsurpassed natural and economical way to get high. It only takes about a minute to roll a joint if you know how. You should! It’s an “essential life skill” according to the late Anthony Bourdain, connoisseur of all things cool. This week we have a New England guest theme.

Michael Cohen, founder of The Pass, a newly launched vertically integrated “Marijuana Dispensary in the Berkshires,” will be on to tell us about his new store in Sheffield, a beautiful place in a beautiful place. thepass.co

Eli Oullette, Advanced Grow Labs in West Haven, and a member of CT NORML will join and talk about his joint rolling style, which is a thing of beauty as well. advancedgrowlabs.com

Speaking of New England, O’Malley invented Curved Papers in Cambridge, while in architecture school at MIT. Curved Papers partner Al Beardsley will also join and talk about the finer points of Curved Papers patented Easy To Roll papers, which include 100% organic hemp NORML Curved Papers, and three new styles, RICE, RICE KING and HEMP KING. Try a mixed four pack sampler! curvedpapers.com/shop/

WANT TO JOIN IN ON THE FUN? DM @curvedpapers or e-mail info@curvedpapers.com for the Zoom Info. All are welcome. #easytoroll #easytolearn #NORMLtoroll #fourpack #toyourdoor

Medical Marijuana In Oregon: Dispensary Owners Meet With State Officials

OREGON: For years, the medical marijuana industry in Oregon flourished unchecked, making up its own rules and counting on the tolerance of neighbors and law enforcement to survive.

But now the industry has the state to deal with.

More than 100 medical marijuana dispensary representatives gathered in downtown Portland Saturday to complain, question and comment on the new law governing retail sales of medical cannabis. For more than two hours, dispensary owners, their employees and marijuana growers peppered Tom Burns, the dispensary program director, with detailed questions about how to meet the state’s 31 pages of rules, which spell out everything from security requirements to product packaging and lab testing.

Christian Marijuana Dispensary Reconciles Dogma And Dope While Battling The IRS

CALIFORNIA: Early in the morning on Feb. 24, a large man with a long white beard and big cowboy hat gathered with about a dozen other people to pray outside the San Francisco branch of the United States tax court. In a kettledrum voice, Bryan Davies led the group in the Lord’s Prayer before asking, “If there is any evil here, let it be sent to the lake of fire!”

Then Davies strode into the federal building, where he and his wife, Lanette, took on the Internal Revenue Service in a case that could set an important precedent for the nation’s rapidly growing legal marijuana industry.

At issue is a nearly $875,000 tax bill that the Davies’ have refused to pay on the grounds that a 1982 law meant to prevent drug traffickers from deducting business expenses should not apply to Canna Care, their small “Christian-based” medical marijuana dispensary in Sacramento—or any other marijuana dispensary legal under state law.  [Read more…]

Forces In Excess

MONTANA: Late one night last October, a SWAT team from the police department in Billings, Montana, served a search warrant on what they thought was a home meth lab. Dressed in military gear and toting assault rifles and a battering ram, the officers surrounded the house. As one group staged near the front door, an officer knocked out a bedroom window and dropped a flash-bang grenade inside. The grenade landed next to a sleeping 12-year-old girl, where it exploded, inflicting second-degree burns on the girl’s back, abdomen, and arms.  [Read more…]

Forces In Excess

MONTANA: Late one night last October, a SWAT team from the police department in Billings, Montana, served a search warrant on what they thought was a home meth lab. Dressed in military gear and toting assault rifles and a battering ram, the officers surrounded the house. As one group staged near the front door, an officer knocked out a bedroom window and dropped a flash-bang grenade inside. The grenade landed next to a sleeping 12-year-old girl, where it exploded, inflicting second-degree burns on the girl’s back, abdomen, and arms.  [Read more…]