Here’s your headlines: 1) CA. Sen Mark Leno’s hemp bill 676 — which would authorize a pilot project to grow fields of the plant, which can damage pot crops — moves out of Assembly appropriations on a 11-3 vote.
2) Berkeley Patients Group gets a counter-lawsuit after their attempt to spin off a Maine business went bad.
3) The Fix discusses the sad reality — previously covered here — that “Uncle Sam wants to be your one and only dealer—on behalf of its supplier, Big Pharma.”
4) Some guys claim to have mapped the cannabis genome, and say “regulation is going to come through genetics and fingerprinting of which strains are [federally] approved.” (via RB)