#californiacannabis – “The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday it will return $1.1 million in licensed cannabis proceeds to a Pennsylvania armored car company whose vehicles were targeted by San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies during a pair of roadside seizures last year.
As a result of the settlement, Empyreal Logistics has agreed to drop its federal lawsuit against the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration alleging the confiscation of cash from its vehicles on Nov. 16 and Dec. 9 were illegal.”


#cannabispolitics – “Nearly a century ago, the federal government made a similar decision when it repealed the federal prohibition of alcohol. Much like today, politicians recognized that prohibition was a politically unpopular policy that was running afoul of a growing number of state laws.
Their solution? Respect the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and empower states — not the federal government — to be the primary arbiters of alcohol policy.
This path made sense in 1933. It makes equal sense today.”