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A U.S. District Court has blocked a federal conspiracy case against two Humboldt growers, finding that they were protected by California’s medical cannabis law

http://www.laweekly.com/news/feds-blocked-in-attempt-to-prosecute-marijuana-growers-8517655

Experts say that tight funding should keep federal law enforcement away from legal cannabis
http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_31200846/experts-see-fed-crackdown-marijuana-unlikely

20% of California cannabis tax revenues, likely to exceed $200 million per year, will be dedicated to cleaning up contaminated soils
http://www.waste360.com/organics/how-legalized-cannabis-cultivation-can-boost-waste-industry-revenue-support-economy-and

A new study estimates that illegal grows on federal lands in California account for “731,000 pounds of solid fertilizer, 491,000 ounces of concentrated liquid fertilizer and 200,000 ounces of toxic pesticides”
https://www.theweedblog.com/alarming-rates-of-toxins-found-in-californias-illegal-pot-grows/

Jeff Sessions put together a task force to tackle legalized cannabis, but they don’t seem to support his return to the War on Drugs
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/05/sessions_task_force_doesn_t_recommend_crack_down_on_legal_marijuana.html

Washington representative re-introduces the SMART Enforcement Act to effectively regulate legal cannabis
http://crrh.org/news/washington-congresswoman-introduces-bill-allowing-states-effectively-regulate-cannabis


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