February 2018

Yossi Shitrit’s Israeliness is so archetypal, it’s as if he’s a living, breathing stereotype of the Israeli male. His cockiness, his accent, his irreverence, his ambition, his total lack of fear, his doelike blue eyes and carefully groomed stubble, his tattoos, his confidence — he’s sexy, and he knows it. Yossef (Yossi) Shitrit is the […]

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Advertisement Hey hey. It’s been just about two months since California has legalized recreational cannabis. How is it going? —Mo Green-Erry Eh. It’s going… okay, I guess? I mean, there are hiccups to be expected with any sort of statewide regulatory rollout. The fact that you can’t be arrested for carrying around an ounce of […]

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By Lisa Van De HeyPublisher In order to bring the Gridley Unified School District Board Policies Manual up to date a first reading of the revised policy 3513.4 Drug and Alcohol Free Schools was read during the February 21, 2018 board meeting. The current board policy manual will allow the district to adhere to Ed […]

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Rosie and James Yagielo of HempStaff, a cannabis recruiting and training company, aren’t just business partners—they’ve also been married for eight years. They’re around one another nearly twenty-four hours a day, and, other than Christmas, only take four days off a year to go on a cruise. But even on vacation, James admits he checks […]

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By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit pitting a diverse cadre of cannabis advocates against Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The complaint filed in the Southern District of New York last July challenged the constitutionality of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) as it pertains […]

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According to a report by Hexa Research, the U.S. medical cannabis market is projected to reach $19.48 billion by 2024. The anticipated growth is driven by the intensifying acceptance of medical advantages associated with cannabis, particularly for patients dealing with cancer, diabetes and chronic pain. Symptoms and conditions that may be treated with cannabis products […]

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Pennsylvania’s Department of Health estimates that about 1,700 patients visited medical marijuana dispensaries in the state’s first week of sales. The launch went fairly smoothly all things considered, though there were some glitches, as can be expected. The Numbers Approximately 19,600 patients have registered with the state but only 5,000 have been certified by physicians. […]

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