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California here we come
Let's start with the good news. On January 1st, dispensaries all over California opened their doors to commercial use adult customers and more will be doing so this weekend. One such pioneer, Berkeley Patients Group, is a client. We were so happy for them and the incredible attention and publicity received. At 6:00 a.m., the doors opened to a flurry of activity from customers and invited media. The pitching efforts the previous week paid off and the venerable dispensary -a champion of medical cannabis in Berkeley for decades leading up to Prop. 64-received tons of press - dozens of mentions and hits. We are proud to work with them. 

We're not going away
From Jeff Sessions to the anti-taxation folks, there can be discerned a common thread: we don't want regulated, taxed commercial availability to adults. We want to go back to how things were, in some mythical past. We don't want change. Lots of commentary out there about this. Here's what we had to say specifically on the Sessions thing.

Welcome, Guardian!
We love when new magazines and newspapers launch. We delight when new columns appear. That's why we're stoked to see The Guardian launch a new cannabis advice column, written by vet journalist Alex Halperin.

Science! It's a thing
Scientific American magazine weighs in on how cannabis can help veterans combat PTSD. Though there have been curbs on studies that have limited the understanding of cannabis' therapeutic mechanisms, political pressure and a shift in research could soon shed light.

Headline of the week:

Mike Tyson's Marijuana Ranch Is Going To Be A Giant 'Cannabis Resort'