Chronicle AM: IL Senate Votes to Legalize Marijuana, Oakland Mushroom Decrim Moving, More... (5/30/19)

Colorado could soon see pot cafes and tasting rooms, Illinois is a House vote or two away from freeing the weed, Oakland has almost decriminalized magic mushrooms, and more.

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Colorado Governor Signs Bill Allowing Pot Cafes, Other Social Use Areas.Gov. Jared Polis (D) has signed into law HB 19-1230, which will allow for marijuana cafes, lounges, dispensary tasting rooms, and other social-use enterprises. "Colorado has many tourists and residents who choose to participate [in legal cannabis use]. Up until this bill, there's been no way to have safe public consumption," Polis said before signing the bill Wednesday. "I've smelled it walking my dog. For many of us with kids, we want to make sure we don't have that in our neighborhoods." Local governments will have to opt in to the new law, and can ban social-use establishments just as they can ban dispensaries.

Illinois Senate Votes to Legalize Marijuana. The state Senate on Wednesday voted to approve Senate Amendment 2 to HB 1438, which would legalize marijuana and create a system of taxed and regulated commerce. The vote came after lawmakers removed a provision allowing for personal cultivation and weakened a provision regarding expungement. The House has two days to pass the bill before the session ends.

Cops Shut Down Wisconsin's First Pot Shop. With assistance from Madison police, the Dane County Narcotics Task Force sent 30 heavily armed officers to shut down Lion of Judah House of Rastafari, which has been selling marijuana products since March, even though neither medical nor recreational marijuana is legal in the state. The two owners of the shop were arrested on marijuana trafficking charges. The shop filed a federal religious freedom lawsuit against the city in April after an earlier police visit where the cops took all their stock.

Psychedelics

Oakland Magic Mushroom Decriminalization Ordinance Advances. An Oakland City Council committee voted to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms and other such plant-based drugs on Tuesday night. The ordinance now goes to the full City Council, which could vote on it as early as next week. If approved, Oakland would become the second city in America, after Denver, to free the 'shrooms.

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Gee, what a surprise, home growers get sold down the river in IL

Safe enough for richies and the state to make lotsa money, but not safe enough to let regular people grow their own, like they can do without a care in the world with killer alcohol. Who can respect such flaming in your face hypocrisy? Long live the black market!

"2nd Amendment threat against my safety".

When??? Be specific.

great

great

This is how the Government

This is how the Government bankrupts the poor underworld of poor communities and stop black and brown people from feeding their family while the Bush family,the Clinton Family, the Obama family,the Walmart family, and every other f'ing corporation that can afford to corner the market with with their hundred years of what they consider legal money which is the dirtiest money on the F'ing planet, stealing what little economic floor the oppressed have to feed their family. The govern't have witnessed all the money they can tax off of God's goodness for years and they want to tax the Almighty while owning the the acres it's being grown on.first they locked us up for what's naturally grown from the earth for a millions of years, because they didnt like the fact that black and brown people were feeding their families and not cutting them in ("taxes") so the government solution was to lock up poor people and bread winners, and now these muthafuckas want to own,tax,and sell what The Creator of the universe has given to us all from the earth for free. Allow the poor to eat, playbills, and clothe are families when the American Government was trying to play God and control nature and God shows every time that nature will always fix itself no matter how long it take. Look the Green Goodness is going legal everywhere and the same mf'ers that lock us up and forfeited our shit will get theirs, because NATURE ALWAYS FIXES ITSELF and the Government of the United States Of America is as unnatural as unnatural a can be.

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