Last October in Kern County, sheriff’s deputies and officers of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife destroyed 500 acres of hemp located just outside the city limits of Arvin. Apothio, the vertically integrated owner of that crop, sued the county for $1B

That was then. Now, on the 12th day of June, hemp will become legal in Arvin. Apothio is expected to be first in line to be licensed. 
Cannabis Business Times

  • Last fall’s “catalyzing moment” marked a pro-cannabis landmark in a county wrestling with weed’s inevitable mainstreaming. Kern last year shut down all dispensaries, making it the sole county without even MED. 
  • Once hemp is established, Arvin officials will be empowered to regulate odor issues and “public nuisance abatement requirements,” among other cultivation facets. 

Quick Hits

  1. Delano’s GX Farms is suing a Colorado grower for $17M because the hemp seed bought by GX yielded lower-than-promised germination rates.
    Hemp Industry Daily
  2. Yo, admit that you’ve wondered: What exactly is a cannabis czar’s job, anyway? The answer, as with most things weed-related, is that it varies depending on circumstance.
    High Times