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Alert: Cannabis Industry Alliance of Oregon – Casey Houlihan Steps Down as Executive Director, Announces Departure

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Here’s the announcement

February 17th, 2023

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is with a heavy heart that I find myself writing to you all today to announce that I am stepping down from my role as Executive Director of ORCA, a position I have held since the organization’s founding nearly ten years ago.

It has been a wild ride over the past ten years as we have worked to build a robust and responsible cannabis industry here in the great state of Oregon. We’ve had our fair share of victories and setbacks, laughter and tears – and through it all, I have been honored to work alongside so many incredible humans to help make our shared vision a reality.

But now it is time for me to step aside and focus on my health. I have been dealing with some serious medical issues that require my full attention and energy – and unfortunately, that means that I am no longer able to devote the time and effort that this role deserves.

I want to assure all of you that I have the utmost confidence in the leadership of the newly merged Cannabis Industry Alliance of Oregon and its new Executive Director – my close friend, colleague, and our long-time Co-E.D.,  Jesse Bontecou. I know that they will continue to carry forward with the same passion and dedication that we have all brought to this work over the past decade. I will continue to be a part of this community in whatever capacity I am able, and I am excited to see all of the great things that the future holds for our industry.



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Man allegedly killed roommate, went back to sleep and bought some cannabis before others implored him to call 911

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It is, of course, a law & crime story..

A Maryland man insisted that he shot his roommate in self-defense, but admitted he only called 911 after going back to sleep, buying some marijuana, and communicating with people who implored him to contact authorities, according to court documents obtained by Washington, D.C., NBC affiliate WRC and Fox affiliate WTTG.

Richard Bennaugh, 38, is charged with manslaughter, assault in the first degree, assault in the second degree, and possession of a firearm as someone convicted of a violent felony, show from Prince George’s County show.

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‘There’s only one way to find out’: Man allegedly killed roommate, went back to sleep and bought some weed before others implored him to call 911



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Illegal immigrant cannabis farmer, 30, is allowed to remain in Britain – because being sent back to Serbia would breach his human rights

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The Daily Mail get over excited once again…

A migrant who was jailed over a cannabis farm worth half a million pounds has been granted permission to stay in the UK after successfully arguing he could not be deported as he no longer spoke his native language.

Clirim Kukaj, 30, is ethnically Albanian but was born and brought up in Serbia until at the age of 13 he entered Britain illegally. Seven years later he was granted indefinite leave to remain.

Kukaj and his lawyers have now successfully appealed his deportation on the grounds that returning him to his native country would be a breach of his human rights because he cannot speak the language and can only converse in Albanian.

Immigrational tribunal judge Fiona Lindsley granted the appeal ‘on human rights grounds’, however, the decision has sparked renewed calls for human rights laws to be reconsidered.

A senior Conservative MP told the Telegraph: ‘This demonstrates why we need urgent reform of the asylum system and human rights laws to allow the rapid and effective deportation of dangerous criminals.’

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12941079/Migrant-cannabis-farmer-allowed-remain-Britain-human-right-no-longer-speak-language.html



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You’re Twistin’ My Melon Man! Execs at Tesla & Space Freaking Out Over Elon’s Penchant For Coke & Psychedelics.. It’s Shaun Ryder All Over Again

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Here at CLR we love nothing more than getting a Happy Mondays reference into a story and I’d happily argue the point that somewhere in here there’s a direct link running from Sean Ryder all the way through to Elon Musk.

This latest Elon drama reminds us of the time Shaun Ryder’s massive drug consumption scuppered their album 4th Yes please! and brought down Factory records in the process and sent various Talking Heads members on the first plane back to New York.

 

 

When you read thie Quietus review of the making of the album it doesn’t look too far from the state of  X and other Musk ventures in January 2024!

Happy Mondays started 1992 in a very dark place and things only got darker as the year progressed. Their stand alone single, ‘Judge Fudge’, had only made an unimpressive 24 in the UK charts at the end of 1991, and a shockingly homophobic interview with the NME at the start of the year left an enduringly nasty impression of a band once seen as the popular heroes of rave.

By the end of 1992 the band’s label, iconic Manchester imprint Factory, had gone into administration, leaving the band unloved and out of pocket, while Shaun Ryder struggled with his various addictions. Karen Pierce, who interviewed Shaun for The Independent in October 1992, mentioned rumours that he was “sick, very sick”, adding that she half expected a call from his management saying, “It’s too late, the heroin got to him first.”

Between those two points came Yes Please!, the Happy Mondays’ fourth studio album. It has entered into popular legend as the record that killed both band and label, a critical flop reviewed, somewhat inevitably, by Melody Maker with two words: “No thanks”, and a nailed-to-the-shelves commercial disaster that briefly limped to number 14 in the UK charts then sunk like a stone. It is a record that has been subsumed by the tales of its creation, from Shaun Ryder’s improvised poolside crack dens to Bez’s multiple car crashes, whose musical make up is rarely mentioned. And it remains far from critical rehabilitation: Yes Please! celebrates its 25 anniversary this month and there will be no deluxe edition nor anniversary tour nor BBC4 documentary.

Read more https://thequietus.com/articles/23252-the-happy-mondays-yes-please-review-anniversary

(Left) Tony Wilson Founder Factory Records (Right) Shaun Ryder Happy Mondays

 

Elon – 24 Hour Party Person

 

Shaun Ryder Not Working In LA

 

 

The Wall St Jnl’s freak out news story

Elon Musk Has Used Illegal Drugs, Worrying Leaders at Tesla and SpaceX

Some executives and board members fear the billionaire’s use of drugs—including LSD, cocaine, ecstasy, mushrooms and ketamine—could harm his companies

Elon Musk and his supporters offer several explanations for his contrarian views, unfiltered speech and provocative antics. They’re an expression of his creativity. Or the result of his mental-health challenges. Or fallout from his stress, or sleep deprivation.

In recent years, some executives and board members at his companies and others close to the billionaire have developed a persistent concern that there is another component driving his behavior: his use of drugs.

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https://www.wsj.com/business/elon-musk-illegal-drugs-e826a9e1



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