Oregon Congressman to DEA Chief: Hit the bricks
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) earlier in the week said he believes that acting Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) chief Chuck Rosenberg should be replaced after calling smoking medical marijuana a joke. Blumenauer told the floor that the chief is "unfit." Ouch.

Coming soon: Single-use, pod-based marijuana vaporizer system
CannaKorp, Inc., is developing a vaporizer system that uses pre-packed pods to provide an easier, more consistent experience, from purchase to inhalation. The CEO is the former senior VP of Keurig (a similar type of system that brews coffee from pods). Now it all makes sense.

Beyond the dime bag
Branding and design are playing an important role in the new world of marijuana. This piece looks at the trends in packaging and the cash being dropped by companies to design for a luxury audience. (PS: We can help you with that.)

High-end gifts just in time for the holidays
On the same note as above, or, beyond the bong, the industry has created a new market for stylish and tech-driven paraphernalia, from stash boxes, to 24-karat gold rolling papers, to super expensive smoking devices. What’s Santa bringing you this year? 

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