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Black-owned Boston cannabis store looted in what owners call a ‘targeted’ attack amid protests

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Looks like our breaking news column is going to be full of these stories for the next few days and where possible we will locate all these events as it is important for cannabis business owners of all stripes to be able to discuss what to do in the future when events like this happen.

Once again our heart goes out to the owner(s) and staff who we know will have put both their life and soul and most likely life savings into the store.

Will insurance campanies assist at least on a state basis – we very much hope so

These events further illustrate why the cannabis sector needs Federal recognition so that banking, insurance etc can be available to these businesses.

Kobie Evans, left, and Kevin Hart are partners in Pure Oasis, which is set to be the city of Boston’s first recreational marijuana shop. (Courtesy of Mike Whittaker)

The Boston Globe reports…

They say robbers knew shop layout; more than $100,000 of cannabis taken

Pure Oasis, the first Black-run marijuana store to open in Massachusetts, was looted early Monday morning in what its owners are calling a “targeted attack” that coincided with the protests that rocked Boston.

Kobie Evans, the co-owner of the shop in the Grove Hall neighborhood, said at least a dozen people entered Pure Oasis after someone broke through the window and opened the front door from the inside around 1:43 a.m.

Several small groups forced their way into a back storeroom, he told the Globe after reviewing security camera footage, making off with about 2,000 pre-rolled joints and 2,000 pre-packaged containers of marijuana flower worth well over $100,000 at retail prices.

The smash-and-grab robbery came on the same night — but well away from — peaceful protests in Boston against police brutality that later gave way to violent clashes and the looting of numerous retailers. Evans believes the timing was intentional, with the initial robbers counting on the police being distracted by the protests.

“They were deliberate. They purposefully came just to our shop,” Evans said. “They were able to get into a secure back room. They knew exactly where they were going.”

Full story at. https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/06/01/marijuana/black-owned-boston-marijuana-store-looted-what-owners-call-targeted-attack-amid-protests/

Source: https://cannabislaw.report/black-owned-boston-cannabis-store-looted-in-what-owners-call-a-targeted-attack-amid-protests/

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3 weed products rap legend Wyclef Jean can’t live without

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Wyclef Jean is a music legend and international icon. Without this man, the world would never have heard the SHAKIRA! SHAKIRA! battle cry. Talk about cultural contributions. 

Since his first album with the Fugees, Blunted on Reality, Wyclef has long been an advocate for cannabis and its legalization. Now, he’s moving into the cannabis industry as an owner and partner in order to create opportunity for his people.

“I come from Haiti, where 80% of the population is living on less than a dollar a day. And I think that the future for a lot of these third world islands and third world countries is going to be galvanizing the Farmers’s Union. The production of cannabis hemp will literally start to bring billions of dollars of export that did not exist,” he tells Weedmaps.

“So we’re hoping that this partnership we have in America with Cali Life is going to galvanize the Caribbean to do more. And we get more legislation passed moving forward so we can start organizing these farmers.”

In addition to his work in cannabis, Clef also told us some of the smokeables that he rocks with. Here are a few cannabis products Wyclef Jean can’t live without.

BOOM BAP

Cali Life Cannabis is a cannabis brand in California that was established in 2018. They produce flower, hemp pre-rolled blunts, vapes, and BOOM BAP, their hemp blunt collaboration with Wyclef Jean. 

Over 45 companies have approached Jean with branding opportunities, but he felt like Cali Life’s values aligned with his mission. “I’m not in the business of building strains, I’m in the business of building countries.”

The BOOM BAP line consists of three flavors of infused hemp blunts inspired by Wyclef’s hit songs: Fast Car Banana, Faded Butterfly Clementine, and Gone ‘Til November Mango.

Fast Car Banana is labeled as a sativa, made with flower, kief, and distillate, plus added Banana flavoring from food-grade botanical terpenes. Faded Butterfly Clementine and Gone ‘Til November are the hybrids made the same, but with added Clementine and Mango terpenes, respectively. 

This the one Clef be totin’. His words, not mine.

Available: California


ISLAND MAN

ISLAND MAN is another one of Wyclef Jean’s cannabis brands. There is very little information about it online, but a google search leads you to this portfolio by Lindsay Hill Design where she has mockups for BOOM BAP and ISLAND MAN.

Going by this, it would appear ISLAND MAN is a line of cannabis products that includes infused beverages, CBD oil for humans, CBD oil for pets, and a moisture recovery cream topical. 

You’ll need to stay tuned to Wyclef Jean and Cali Life Cannabis’ social channels for more official information on BOOM BAP and ISLAND MAN.


Cookies

With most celebrities in the weed game, they aren’t going to talk too much about other products. But every now and again, they’ll keep it G with you and give props to other great brands. “I mean, I like the Cookies product. I think they make some good stuff,” Wyclef says of the California staple Cookies.

You know Cookies. But if you don’t, it’s a California brand from rapper, cannabis mogul, and Taylor Gang plant father, Berner. He came from a collective of growers in the Bay Area called the Cookie Family who gave the world G.S.C., Gelato, and Cherry Pie.

Since, Berner has gone on with Cookies as his own cannabis lifestyle brand. Originally all about merch and cannabis-adjacent products, the brand has spawned into production over the past few years, blessing the cannabis world with heavy hitters like Gary Payton, Runtz, and Cheetah Piss. There’s also a Berner’s Cookies G.S.C. phenotype floating around out there.

Available: California


Interview by Lesley Nickus. Written by Dante Jordan. Graphic design by David Lozada.

Source: https://weedmaps.com/news/2020/07/3-weed-products-rap-legend-wyclef-jean-cant-live-without/

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CATCH 22 – DAY 11: Man facing charges for brake checking, DUI, marijuana

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Yavapai County law enforcement is asking for the public’s help locating Tyrell Edison Manakaja.

On Jan. 5, 2015, Arizona Department of Public Safety received reports that a vehicle was brake checking other vehicles, driving erratically and actually ran another vehicle off the road. An officer contacted Manakaja, who was operating the vehicle in the area of milepost 118 on Interstate 40 near Seligman.

Upon investigation it was determined, Manakaja was under the influence of alcohol and he was arrested. Manakaja was found to have a blood alcohol concentration in excess of 0.20. He was also in possession of marijuana and had an open container of alcohol in the vehicle. He has a felony warrant with a bond of $50,000 for three counts of endangerment, extreme DUI, possession of marijuana and an open container violation.

He is described as a 35-year-old Native American man, 6-foot-2, weighing about 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Manakaja’s last known address was on Starcrest Drive in San Antonio, Texas. He also has ties to the Peach Springs area of Arizona.

Anyone providing information that leads to the arrest of No. 11 of Catch 22 is eligible for a $500 reward.

If you have information regarding the whereabouts of this…

Source: https://mmpconnect.com/catch-22-day-11-man-facing-charges-for-brake-checking-dui-marijuana/

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Upper Princeton area storage buildings could offer future cannabis use

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Joanne Layh

Peachland council has unanimously approved a conditional development permit for a couple of storage buildings that may contribute to a possible cannabis business in the future.

At their last regular meeting, Peachland council approved a Comprehensive (Form and Character) Development Permit allowing for the construction of two additional industrial buildings at 5440 McDougald Road.

The property is located in the Upper Princeton neighbourhood, and is the first industrial zoned property past the public works yard.

Darin Schaal, director of planning and development services, said both proposed buildings are prefabricated structures 5,000 square feet in size and will be used for the purposes of storage.

The form and character is essentially the same as the existing building and consistent with the Official Community Plan (OCP) guidelines for industrial sites, Schaal said, adding the OCP policies support the further development of industrial land to enhance economic viability and vitality.

The development permit will be withheld pending the satisfaction of the following conditions:

• Interior Health approval for the on-site sewage disposal system;

• Confirmation that a covenant has been modified to…

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Source: https://mmpconnect.com/upper-princeton-area-storage-buildings-could-offer-future-cannabis-use/

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