GENERAL

Article: Kush.com URL  Being Hawked For $US3 Million

Author: Merry Jane

Date: 20 October 2017

URL: https://merryjane.com/culture/is-kush-dot-com-really-worth-three-million-dollars

Extract: MERRY JANE recently received an inquiry from a domainer trying to hawk Kush.com for seven-figures. For comparison, you could buy 13,000 ounces of OG Kush with that type of guap. What gives?

[Editor’s Note: This article originally stated that Sedo owns the domain Kush.com, but that is incorrect. The company is brokering the domain for a third party owner. We regret this error, and have updated the article accordingly]If you were to gamble, how much would you guess it costs to purchase the web domain www.kush.com? $10,000? $100,000? Higher? After all, it’s a fairly ubiquitous term throughout the cannabis world. Formally, “Kush” indicates a strain of cannabis flower that originated in the Hindu Kush mountain range. Native to Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan, and parts of India, Kush is a landrace strain, meaning it’s genetically stable and naturally resistant to certain outdoor elements, and is typically indica-dominant. In the ’70s, Kush migrated to the United States, where it has since been cross-bred and co-opted by the Western weed world. Today, there are countless “Kush” strains, and the term is colloquially (and incorrectly) used to denote weed in general, not unlike “Diesel,” “Sour,” “dank,” or “grass.” Recently, MERRY JANE received an email from Dave Evanson, a Senior Web Domain Broker at Sedo.com, which he noted was the “world’s largest domain name aftermarket.” He wrote that Kush.com is exclusively for sale via Sedo — who does not own the domain but is brokering it for a third party — and that “this great domain could be a strategic asset for your organization. You may wish to use it as your website or to redirect targeted visitors from it to your website.” We replied, inquiring about the asking price. The response?

“Right now the asking price is $3,000,000 but there could be flexibility.”

Yup, $3 million. Seven figures. Enough money to warrant one of those oversized checks that probably don’t exist outside pop culture. Three. Million. Dollars.

For comparison, you could buy over 13,000 ounces of OG Kush — one of the more common Kush strains in California — with that amount of guap. You could also buy over 270,000 grams of Blackberry Kush, a hybrid of Afghan Kush and Blackberry. Hell, that’s likely enough money to start your own legal grow-op and harvest your own Kush.

 

FEDERAL

Sessions: ‘Healthy’ for Feds to Approve More Cannabis Research Applications

 

Title: A Guide to Federal Drug Rescheduling (And What It Means for Cannabis)

Author: Leafly

Date: 19 October 2017

URL: https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/a-guide-to-federal-drug-rescheduling-and-what-it-means-for-cannabis?mc_cid=d3b286832b&mc_eid=178dec0b63

Extract: The President, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Congress all have the power to reschedule cannabis.With each new Congressional bill proposed, with each new politician that recognizes the therapeutic value of cannabis, with each new state that embraces medical cannabis, with each new voice speaking out in favor of cannabis, the US grows ever closer to legalization.

 

Title:  Pro-Legalization Congressman To Target Anti-Cannabis Lawmakers

Author: Marijuana Moment.net

Date: 18 October 2017

URL: https://www.marijuanamoment.net/pro-legalization-congressman-to-target-anti-cannabis-lawmakers/

Extract:  One of Congress’s leading champions for marijuana law reform is going beyond just trying to pass legislation to push back against federal prohibition and is now actively working to defeat fellow lawmakers who are standing in the way of those bills. “I’ve been working to try and give you a better Congress,” Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) said at a cannabis industry event on Tuesday night. “One of the other things we are doing is not just helping friends, but to help people who are against us find something else to do with their time.” His first target is Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX). As chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee, Sessions, who is not related to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has played a key role in preventing marijuana legislation from advancing.

 

ILLINOIS

The Democratic candidates hoping to take on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner next year gathered on a debate stage Wednesday for the second time in 12 hours, when most of them agreed they would support legalizing marijuana in Illinois.

 

MAINE

Maine gov proposes stalling rec marijuana sales until 2019

 

On Monday, the legislature convenes for a special session and is expected to vote on the revised Marijuana Legalization Act (details below). Yesterday, Representative Ken Fredette, R-Newport, announced he is sponsoring a bill on behalf of the governor that proposes a moratorium on full implementation until 2019.

We urge you to contact members of the legislature (contact information for the Senate can be found here, and for the House here) to weigh in with your support of the revised MLA, encouraging them to pass the revised bill as adopted by the MLI Committee. If you have questions or need help drafting comments, please reach out to MPRM.

 

MICHIGAN

Week in Review: Michigan’s pricey plan, marijuana capital raises jump, PA grower gets thumbs up

OHIO

Beginning on October 30, 2017 at 9:00am, and ending on November 3, 2017 at 5:00pm, interested parties may submit questions regarding the Testing Laboratory application. Answers to questions received during this period will be posted on the MMCP website on November 9, 2017.

Beginning on November 6, 2017 at 9:00am, and ending on November 10, 2017 at 5:00pm, interested parties may submit questions regarding the Processor application. Answers to questions received during this period will be posted on the MMCP website on November 17, 2017.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

    • Please limit the number of questions to three per individual, and include “TESTING LABORATORY APPLICATION Q&A” or “PROCESSOR APPLICATION Q&A” as applicable in the subject line of your email.
    • Questions and requests for clarification must be sent to mmcp@com.ohio.gov.
    • Prior to submitting a question for review, interested parties are encouraged to review the answers to the Q&A sessions for Cultivator applications that were posted to the MMCP website on May 12 and May 26, 2017, as well as review the cultivator application webinar, as many general questions about the application process were answered in those resources.
    • Please be advised that the scope of this Q&A period is limited to the application processes only. Any questions regarding operations or regulations should be addressed by reviewing O.R.C. 3796 and O.A.C. 3796.

The Department will review and post the answers to all questions received that rise to the level of seeking clarification or in need of clarification, unless additional time is needed based on the number of questions received.

REMINDER: The submission window for Testing Laboratory applications is November 27, 2017 through December 8, 2017. The submission window for Processor applications is December 4, 2017 through December 15, 2017. Thank you.

 

PHILADELPHIA

Biggest US mall operator seeks to block PA marijuana dispensary