NIMBY, one of East Oakland’s scruffy DIY artist warehouse spaces, is closing on September 30 after not being able to compete with rent premiums cannabis businesses can afford.
Since recreational marijuana sales became legal in California on January 1, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded Obama-era guidelines which called for less federal regulation. With marijuana still categorized as an illegal substance under federal law, cannabis advocates are now on high alert.
Following a talk by Reverend Al Sharpton on banning menthols, a debate on policing and tobacco companies raises questions.
The Oakland City Council met on Tuesday night, the the last meeting before the November 8 election, and considered a resolution in support of Proposition 64, a state ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana use for people age 21 and over.
Oakland is predicted to become the capital of cannabis, as California’s first marijuana incubator sets up shop in Jack London District.
Daniel J. Rush, a union official who has been at the center of a four-year FBI investigation, sat on the front bench in a federal courthouse in Oakland waiting to enter his plea in a lawsuit filed by the US Attorney’s Office that alleges he was involved in attempted extortion, money laundering and receiving illegal payments.