WTMJ: State Department of Justice warns that angry rhetoric at School Board meetings can veer into criminality when threats are made.
Marijuana Moment: California shatters marijuana tax revenue record.
California collected about $817 million in adult-use marijuana tax revenue during the 2020-2021 fiscal year, state officials estimated on Monday. That’s 55 percent more cannabis earnings for state coffers than was generated in the prior fiscal year.
The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office said combined excise and cultivation tax revenue for the fourth quarter, which ended in June, amounted to $212 million—roughly tying the first quarter of the fiscal year for the most tax dollars raised in any single three-month period since legal sales launched.
WBAY: Oshkosh considers lower cannabis possession fine.
The Washington Post: The Biden administration asks U.S. Supreme Court to save the eviction moratorium.
A coalition of landlords and real estate trade groups in Alabama and Georgia are challenging the latest moratorium imposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, issued Aug. 3 and intended to run through Oct. 3.
“Congress never gave the CDC the staggering amount of power it claims,” the groups said in a brief filed Friday night with the justices, asking them to block the latest version of the moratorium.
There is reason to think the high court might agree. In June, the justices on a narrow vote left a previous version of the eviction ban in place, when it was supposed to expire at the end of July. Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, who cast the deciding vote, said he thought the ban should be allowed to wind down.
The New York Times: U.S. Supreme Court OKs revival of "remain in Mexico" policy.
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