If you love marijuana as much as I do, you are probably loving the huge amounts of memes that are floating around on the internet. We all know that cannabis promotes and facilitates creative desires, and it was just a matter of time before stoners started creating weed memes.
-The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, or WSWA for short, has announced publicly its official shift in policy regarding the legalization of recreational marijuana. (Great News !) This is the first time that a major trade group has officially endorsed the legalization of marijuana. EVER ! The 370 companies that make up the group distribute to all 50 states, and account for more than 80% of the alcohol that is sold wholesale in the US, so it is a major player in the US alcohol market, and their opinions should not be taken lightly. The group calls on the federal government to respect the right of states to legalize cannabis, and advocates a strict regulatory framework. The trade group also noted that the legal marijuana Market generated more than 7 billion dollars of economic activity in 2016, and the market will only increase as more and more states legalize cannabis for medical or recreational uses. The group went on to compare the current marijuana laws to a century-old prohibition-era alcohol laws. This is awesome news for anyone in the cannabis industry. And even though the statement went on to say that some members of the alcohol industry see cannabis as a rival, and a “threat to their bottom line”, the overall acceptance the the marijuana legalization is very encouraging. (See the FULL STORY )
–Federal legislation to decriminalize marijuana was introduced by Senator Chuck Shumer. The main focus of the bill is NOT to legalize weed on the national level, but rather to re-classify marijuana, and remove it from DEA’s Schedule 1 controlled substances list. This move would dramatically change the way federal prohibition laws are enforced. Additionally, the bill aims to do several other positive things for the cannabis industry. If passed into law, it would establish specific funds for marijuana businesses owned by women and business owners of color. It would set aside $750 million for highway safety programs and other public health projects. It would allow the Treasure Department to regulate certain aspects of advertising and marketing. And finally, it would set up $100 million in grants to help expunge criminal records of folks who have been convicted in the past for marijuana-related crimes. The bill co-sponsored by several senators, including senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont, senator Tim Kaine from Virginia and senator Tammy Duckworty from Illinois. I guess they see the tax revenue flowing through Colorado, and decided that they want some too. (see the FULL STORY )
-Israel is moving to decriminalize marijuana. The country’s legislative body, the Knesset, is voting on a bill that would replace jail time with a civil fine for marijuana possession. Multiple offenses will incur additional fines as well as community service. Fourth and subsequent violations will still be considered criminal offense, and will result in jail time. Although not perfect, this is a big step in the right directions. ( See the FULL STORY )
July 8, 2018 – Sunday – Day 59 of flowering for “Channel“.
The the big news of the day: installation of the spreader bars. I had to put in a couple of wooden bars to keep my top beams from coming together and messing up with my light positioning. Baby Girl seems to be doing great, I’m starting to see a lot of orange hairs. I’m going to wait a couple of more days and instead of the next feeding, start to flush, three days from now.