Yesterday’s News — December 2, 2014

because nobody’s ready for today yet

 

Tabare Vazquez is Uruguay’s next president, again    Image: The Guardian (Matilde Campodonico/AP)

 

The world’s first bank offering services to the cannabis industry is waiting for the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) to determine if it will provide them deposit insurance coverage. But Fourth Corner Credit Union may be able to seek private funds instead if Colorado’s commissioner approves. The Denver Post can give you the details:

denverpost.com/marijuana/ci_27041511/colorado-pot-credit-union-might-have-life-line?source=headlines_page

 

 

A professor and a doctoral student at Washington State University are repurposing existing technologies to develop a handheld device that law enforcement can use to detect active THC on the breath of drivers suspected of being under the influence of cannabis. Check the Seattle Times for more information:

seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2025131503_potbreathtestxml.html

 

 

Is legal cannabis in the U.S. redirecting profits away from Mexican drug cartels? NPR investigates:

npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/12/01/367802425/legal-pot-in-the-u-s-may-be-undercutting-mexican-marijuana

 

 

Over the weekend, Uruguayans demonstrated their support for the leftist Broad Front coalition, which backs same-sex marriage, abortion rights, and legal cannabis, as they voted to make Tabare Vazquez their next President. Read full coverage at The Guardian:

theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/01/tabare-vazquez-wins-uruguayan-presidential-election

 

 

Former University of Arizona Professor Sue Sisley, who maintains that she was let go from her position at the college due to conflicts with politicians around the nature of her work, has been nominated to receive a $2M grant from the state of Colorado to study the effects of cannabis on veterans experiencing PTSD, pending board approval later this month. Get the whole story at The Arizona Republic:

azcentral.com/story/money/business/2014/11/26/fired-ua-marijuana-researcher-secures-colorado-grant/19561327/

 

 

 

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