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Legal Marijuana Gets Heavyweight Backing

Legal Marijuana Gets Heavyweight Backing

The most authoritative paper in the United States has put its weight behind the federal legalization of marijuana, a momentous endorsement in the prol…

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New York Times Editorial Board Calls For Legalization Of Marijuana

New York Times Editorial Board Calls For Legalization Of Marijuana

It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citize…

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What Kind of Gun? Conflicting Stories Emerge in Vallejo Police Shooting

What Kind of Gun? Conflicting Stories Emerge in Vallejo Police Shooting

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Chris Weigant:  Friday Talking Points — Prelude To Silly Season

Chris Weigant: Friday Talking Points — Prelude To Silly Season

Paul Ryan is attempting to address poverty, once again. What he’s really doing is trolling the media to write “compassionate conservative” columns about him (which, so far, doesn’t seem to be working very well), to bolster his chances to get the Republican presidential nomination.

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Facebook Asked to Shutdown "Marijuana Success Stories" Page

Facebook Asked to Shutdown "Marijuana Success Stories" Page

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At first blush, some of the fantastic tales about cannabis oil — a distillation of the entire marijuana plant, leaves and all, down to a viscous oil that purportedly has incredible palliative potential for humans — are hard to believe. Marijuana cures cancer, stops epilepsy … and solves the deficit?…

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Jay Weston:  Chef Roy Choi’s Pot Is …Boiling!

Jay Weston: Chef Roy Choi’s Pot Is …Boiling!

Roy says, “I want people to stumble in here thinking it is a pharmacy.” Once you get into the restaurant however, there’s nothing similar between it and any pot shop in town.

Read more: Roy Choi, Chef, Pot, Kimchee, Line Hotel, MR C, Los Angeles News

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Pot Activist Raises Specter Of Armed Revolt, Is Politely Asked To Leave GOP Lawmaker’s Office

Pot Activist Raises Specter Of Armed Revolt, Is Politely Asked To Leave GOP Lawmaker’s Office

WASHINGTON — A protest aimed at Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) — who has become one of the Republican Party’s most outspoken crusaders against marijuana r…

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Jason Salzman:  Coffman Is Christie’s Ally in Saying Colorado Going to Pot

Jason Salzman: Coffman Is Christie’s Ally in Saying Colorado Going to Pot

It’s one thing for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to drop into Colorado and tell us our quality of life is going down the tubes thanks to marijuan…

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New Measure Would Protect States’ Medical Marijuana Patients, Physicians

New Measure Would Protect States’ Medical Marijuana Patients, Physicians

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday filed an amendment in the Senate that would protect states that implement medical marijuana laws, as well as patien…

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Oregonians Will Vote On Legalizing Pot This November

Oregonians Will Vote On Legalizing Pot This November

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US WA: Pot Growers Scramble To Protect Their Crops

US WA: Pot Growers Scramble To Protect Their Crops

Seattle Times, 24 Jul 2014 – Fires a Business Setback Evacuations, Road Closures Hinder Product Delivery Columbia River Cannabis in Douglas County was finally close to getting a marijuana-producer license after nine months.

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US CO: Column: Can Non-Residents Buy Edibles In Colorado?

US CO: Column: Can Non-Residents Buy Edibles In Colorado?

Westword, 24 Jul 2014 – Dear Stoner: My dad lives in Aurora, and we’re coming out for his 75th birthday party. My wife has never smoked pot (or anything, not even cigarettes) but suffers from chronic migraines. She wants to try a pot edible, but I heard that pot can only be purchased by non-residents in smokable form. Can non-residents buy edibles? Randy

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Jeffrey Joseph, Convicted Pot Shop Owner, Missing in Marijuana Country

Jeffrey Joseph, Convicted Pot Shop Owner, Missing in Marijuana Country

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An L.A. man on probation for running a rogue pot shop in Venice has gone missing in Northern California’s marijuana country, his family says.

The last known whereabouts of 45-year-old Jeffrey Keith Joseph was the Hoopa, California area of Humboldt County — the location of a cellphone tower that “pinged” a call he made on the morning of June 21, family members said. He later missed a July 1 flight to Louisiana.

See also: Pot Shop Owner Charged With Money Laundering

His sister, who did not want her name published, told us he had left his uncle’s home in Chatsworth on June 20 in his 1998 green Rav4.…

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US NM: Editorial: Health Department Drops the Wrong Pot Reforms

US NM: Editorial: Health Department Drops the Wrong Pot Reforms

Albuquerque Journal, 21 Jul 2014 – There were legitimate concerns with some of the Department of Health’s proposed revisions of its medical marijuana rules – a hefty new fee that had yet to be justified chief among them. But rather than reconsider why users – presumably some of the state’s most medically vulnerable individuals – should have to fork over an extra $50 every year as a renewal fee when the program is in the black, the department instead is abandoning plans to add criminal background checks on patients who grow their own and reduce the number of plants they can have.

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US WA: OPED: Legalization Did Not Give You the Right to Smoke

US WA: OPED: Legalization Did Not Give You the Right to Smoke

Seattle Times, 22 Jul 2014 – I AM not a user of nicotine or marijuana. I personally do not care whether someone uses these drugs or not. The only thing I care about is respect from the smoker to not subject me or my family to the secondhand smoke. Police agencies will not equally enforce the law that prohibits marijuana use in public. According to a July 9 KOMO 1000 radio news story, a Bellevue Police spokesman said that officers will issue a citation to violators whereas a Seattle Police Department spokeswoman said that officers will approach the violator and ask the violator to “voluntarily comply with the law” and to stop using it in public.

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Activism

US AZ: Organization Threatening To Pull Funding For U Of A Marijuana

US AZ: Organization Threatening To Pull Funding For U Of A Marijuana

The Capital, 23 Jul 2014 – Medicinal marijuana Medicinal marijuana [Tribune file] The head of the organization offering to fund a study on medical marijuana at the University of Arizona said he will pull the cash unless the school restores fired doctor and researcher Sue Sisley to the staff and the project. Rick Doblin told Capitol Media Services Tuesday he rejected offers by UA officials to have someone other than Sisley named as “principal investigator” for the study on whether marijuana is useful for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder. Doblin, executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, said his group has four years of history with Sisley and will move its funding wherever she goes. The UA is apparently unwilling to budge, however.

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Australia: Hemp Trial On Radar

Australia: Hemp Trial On Radar

The Mercury, 24 Jul 2014 – Libs Soften Stance on Medicinal Cannabis THE State Government has signalled it could step back from its ban on a medicinal cannabis trial under pressure to grow the hemp industry in Tasmania. Treasurer and Local Government Minister Peter Gutwein has told councils pushing for the trial that the Government will seriously consider the recommendations of an Upper House committee.

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US FL: OPED: Fix Florida’s Medical Marijuana Law

US FL: OPED: Fix Florida’s Medical Marijuana Law

Sun-Sentinel, 23 Jul 2014 – Anyone arguing that the constitutional amendment to allow medical marijuana in Florida is inherently flawed because it leaves broad authority to the state Department of Health should look to SB1030 to see what happens when the department is not given such broad authority to do its job. The state agency held its first public hearing on rulemaking for the so-called “Charlotte’s Web” law. Since their hands are tied by statute crafted by politicians, they are forced to live within those political confines, to the displeasure of all involved with the process, but more importantly, to the detriment of families who are so desperate for this treatment.

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US IL: Quinn Signs ‘Life-Saving Law’

US IL: Quinn Signs ‘Life-Saving Law’

Chicago Sun-Times, 21 Jul 2014 – Children and adults who suffer from epilepsy could soon find relief in medical marijuana under a bill signed Sunday by Gov. Pat Quinn. During a ceremony at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Democratic governor signed the law, which adds seizures to the list of conditions that can be treated with medical-grade cannabis.

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US WA: Where Does Your Legal Weed Come From?

US WA: Where Does Your Legal Weed Come From?

The Stranger, 23 Jul 2014 – I Traveled to Eastern Washing to Visit a Bunch of Pot Farms The first place your legal pot comes from is officially a mystery. When Washington State issued licenses to grow recreational marijuana, a license given to 90 applicants so far, it included a clever “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Within the first 15 days after getting a permit, growers could source their plants anywhere, including illegal sources. After all, what other kinds of sources were there? There were no such things as legal plants yet.

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US OR: Pot Legalization Initiative Qualifies For November Ballot

US OR: Pot Legalization Initiative Qualifies For November Ballot

Newport News-Times, 22 Jul 2014 – An initiative that would legalize marijuana use for people 21 years of age and above has qualified for the November general election ballot, officials said Tuesday. The Oregon Secretary of State’s Office certified the Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana Industrial Hemp Act, said New Approach Oregon, sponsor of the initiative.

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US NY: Safer Era Tests Wisdom Of ‘Broken Windows’ Focus On Minor

US NY: Safer Era Tests Wisdom Of ‘Broken Windows’ Focus On Minor

New York Times, 25 Jul 2014 – Even as violent crime has receded across New York City, arrests are near historic highs, driven by an increasingly controversial imperative that no offense is too minor for police officers to pursue. Now, the death of a Staten Island man after officers tried to arrest him for peddling cigarettes is intensifying scrutiny of the Police Department’s unflagging push to arrest people over the most minor offenses.

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US AZ: Column: Planning Progress

US AZ: Column: Planning Progress

Tucson Weekly, 24 Jul 2014 – By enacting changes suggested by the Planning Commission, Tucson could finally catch-up on cannabis biz Tucson last week took a step closer to allowing some big changes in the medical marijuana world, but some of the changes suggested by the advisory Planning Commission seem unlikely to make the cut.

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CN ON: Column: The Inequity Of Medical Marijuana

CN ON: Column: The Inequity Of Medical Marijuana

Sudbury Star, 24 Jul 2014 – The use of medical marijuana is a subject many people don’t want to weigh in on. Neither did I under I heard from Alexander Stewart. Stewart, 54, has embarked on a hunger strike to draw attention to the need for better access to medical marijuana for those who have a licence from Health Canada to purchase it.

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US CA: Column: Should There Be Marijuana Farmers Markets?

US CA: Column: Should There Be Marijuana Farmers Markets?

Sacramento News & Review, 24 Jul 2014 – I hear Los Angeles has a farmers market for marijuana. How cool is that? – -Mr. Hella Green Jeans Way cool. Too bad the city of Los Angeles is trying to shut the market down.

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Reviews

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Why We Celebrate Weed On 4/20

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Why We Celebrate Weed On 4/20

This article was originally published on April 20, 2009, and has been reposted each year since.

Warren Haynes, the Allman Brothers Band guitarist, …

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Signs You’re Definitely Way Too High For This Party

Signs You’re Definitely Way Too High For This Party

“Why is everybody staring at me?”

Watch the latest “Commentary On” video from Above Average to see what one woman’s night looked like when she got …

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This Is The Marijuana Musical You’ve Been Waiting For

This Is The Marijuana Musical You’ve Been Waiting For

Marijuana legalization has been dominating headlines as of late, bringing tales of Colorado’s edibles and Washington’s dispensaries to nationwide news…

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New Ipsos MORI poll shows 53% of GB public want cannabis legalised or decriminalised

New Ipsos MORI poll shows 53% of GB public want cannabis legalised or decriminalised

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New Ipsos MORI poll shows 53% of GB public want cannabis legalised or decriminalised, and 67% want a comprehensive review of our approach to drugs

A new poll by Ipsos MORI, commissioned by Transform Drug Policy Foundation, shows that over half of the public (53%) support cannabis legalisation (legal regulation of production and supply) or decriminalisation of possession of cannabis. Only 1 in 7 support heavier penalties and more being spent on enforcement for cannabis offences. In addition, the survey shows that around two thirds (67%) support a comprehensive independent review of all the possible policy options (from legal market regulation to tougher enforcement) for controlling drugs.

The findings indicate that 45% of mid-market newspaper readers (including Daily Mail and Express readers) support cannabis legalisation (legal regulation of production and supply) or decriminalisation of possession of cannabis, with less than one in five (17%) supporting heavier penalties and more being spent on enforcement for cannabis offences. For tabloid readers these figures are 47% and 20%. Around 65% of mid-market newspaper readers and 66% of tabloid readers support a full review of all drug policy options.

Additional survey findings include:

  • 53% of the public support legal regulation or decriminalisation of cannabis – 50% of Conservative supporters and 55% of Labour supporters also support these options, as do 46% of Daily Mail readers
  • Only 14% of the public (and 17% of Daily Mail readers) support tougher enforcement and heavier penalties for cannabis offences
  • 67% want a comprehensive review of all policy options. 70% of Conservative supporters and 69% of Labour supporters also feel this way, as do 61% of Daily Mail readers
  • When outcomes from Portugal were briefly described, almost 40% of the public support the Portuguese-style decriminalisation of small quantities of drugs for personal possession

A spokesperson for Transform said: “These results show just how far ahead of politicians the public are. Whilst Labour and Conservative politicians shy away from the debate on drugs, around half of their supporters want to see legal regulation of cannabis production and supply or decriminalisation of cannabis possession, and a significant majority want a comprehensive review of our approach to drugs – including consideration of legal regulation. The poll demonstrates that even amongst Daily Mail readers, almost half support less punitive approaches to cannabis, and a majority back an independent review of all options, which may come as a surprise to the paper’s editors.

“Politicians have repeated their ‘tough on drugs’ propaganda for so long that they assume the public are more fearful of change than they really are. In fact the world has changed, and the public are far more progressive than was thought, right across the political spectrum. At the very least the government should heed long standing and growing calls for a review of all policy options, including legal regulation. And as a matter of urgency the coalition should engage in experiments in the Portuguese style decriminalisation of possession of drugs for personal use. Now is the time for the heads of all parties to show the leadership citizens surely deserve.”

Contact

Danny Kushlick, Head of External Affairs: 07970 174 747 danny@tdpf.org.uk

Steve Rolles, Senior Policy Analyst: 07980 213 943 steve@tdpf.org.uk




Notes

1. The full poll data is available here: http://www.tdpf.org.uk/Ipsos_MORI_TPDF_poll.pdf

Technical Details

Ipsos MORI carried out the survey, on behalf of Transform Drug Policy Foundation, between 25th January and 5th February 2013. A sample of 946 British adults aged 18+ completed a face-to-face survey via the Ipsos MORI omnibus. The data has been weighted by gender, social grade, age, region, working status, housing tenure and ethnicity to reflect the known local population profile.

Questions / Definitions

  • Given the subject matter, questions were presented to respondents on showcards with options reversed for some respondents. Respondents read out a letter to indicate their response.
  • Q1 was a split sample question: half sample were asked Q1A half sample were asked Q1B.

Q1A. Possession of illegal drugs is currently a criminal offence in the UK. Some other countries have ‘decriminalised’ possession of small quantities of illegal drugs for personal use. This means that possession of a small quantity for personal use is usually punished with fines (like a speeding fine), or attendance at a drug treatment or education programme, rather than arrest. Under ‘decriminalisation’, drugs are still confiscated. Production and supply to others remain criminal offences that may result in punishments carrying a criminal record, for example a prison sentence, fines or community service.

With this in mind, which of the following comes closest to your view of the law in the UK?

  1. The law in the UK should stay as it currently is, so that possession of illegal drugs remains a criminal offence.
  2. The law in the UK should be changed, so that the possession of small quantities of illegal drugs is ‘decriminalised’, as described.
  3. An experimental trial of ‘decriminalisation’ should take place for a limited time period in some parts of the UK, to allow its effectiveness to be evaluated.
  4. Other

Q1B. Possession of illegal drugs is currently a criminal offence in the UK. Some other countries have ‘decriminalised’ possession of small quantities of illegal drugs for personal use. This means that possession of a small quantity for personal use is usually punished with fines (like a speeding fine), or attendance at a drug treatment or education programme, rather than arrest. Under ‘decriminalisation’, drugs are still confiscated. Production and supply to others remain criminal offences that may result in punishments carrying a criminal record, for example a prison sentence, fines or community service.

Since this was introduced in Portugal in 2001, and resources were instead spent on healthcare, overall use of drugs rose at a similar rate to neighbouring countries. However, there were higher numbers accessing drug treatment, the justice system spent less time and resources on drug-related crime, and there were falls in problematic drug use, and drug use amongst school age children also fell.

With this in mind, which of the following comes closest to your view of the law in the UK?

  1. The law in the UK should stay as it currently is, so that possession of illegal drugs remains a criminal offence.
  2. The law in the UK should be changed, so that the possession of small quantities of illegal drugs is ‘decriminalised’, as described.
  3. An experimental trial of ‘decriminalisation’ should take place for a limited time period in some parts of the UK, to allow its effectiveness to be evaluated.
  4. Other

Q2. Would you support the government commissioning a full independent review of drug policy, that compared our current system of criminalisation with alternatives, including: increasing the criminal penalties for production, sale and use of drugs; decriminalising drug possession as described; and the legalisation and state regulation of production and supply for some currently illegal drugs?

  1. Yes, I would support a review
  2. No, I would not support a review
  3. Other

Q3. Here are a number of different options for regulating the production, supply and use of cannabis (also sometimes called marijuana, pot, hash, grass, skunk, weed, spliff or joints). Please read through this card and then read out the letter next to the option which you think best matches how you think cannabis should be regulated.



Scenario A. Legal – minimal control


Legal to produce and sell cannabis with minimal control and regulation.

Similar to tea and coffee, there is unrestricted advertising and availability. Only basic trading standards and quality controls apply, with prices, location and number of outlets decided by the market.



Scenario B. Legal – moderate control

Legal production and availability of cannabis with moderate government control and regulation

Similar to the current system for tobacco and alcohol, but cannabis is only available from licensed shops or premises. The number and location of outlets is decided by the government, which also influences prices through taxes or setting minimum prices. Packaging carries health warnings, and advertising and age restrictions apply.

If you are underage and in possession of cannabis, it may be confiscated. Licensed premises selling the drug to anyone underage will be fined, and may lose their license. All unlicensed sales are illegal and may result in punishments that carry a criminal record, for example a prison sentence, fines or community service.



Scenario C. Legal – strict control

Legal production and availability of cannabis with strict government control and regulation

Like controlled medicines, cannabis is only available either with a doctor’s prescription for medical uses, and/or bought over the counter from a licensed retailer similar to a pharmacist, trained to give health information and advice. The government decides prices, maximum quantities sold, and the number and location of outlets. Users may be registered, age restrictions apply. Packaging carries health warnings, and branding and advertising are banned.

Any licensed retailers selling cannabis to anyone underage will be fined and may lose their license. All unlicensed sales are illegal and may result in punishments that carry a criminal record, for example a prison sentence, fines or community service.



Scenario D. Illegal – decriminalise possession

Illegal to produce and supply, but possession of cannabis does not lead to a criminal record

Supply of cannabis is only through the illegal market where manufacture, distribution and sale are unregulated. Those found in possession of a small amount of cannabis for personal use would not be given a criminal record. But the drug may be confiscated, and the user given a fine (similar to a speeding fine), or a requirement to attend a drug treatment or education programme.

Production and supply of cannabis to others remain criminal offences that may result in punishments carrying a criminal record, for example a prison sentence, fines or community service.



Scenario E. Illegal – current laws apply

Illegal to produce, supply and be in possession of cannabis all lead to a criminal record

Supply of cannabis is only through the illegal market where manufacture, distribution and sale are unregulated. Production, supply and possession for personal use, or to supply others, can result in punishments that carry a criminal record, for example a prison sentence, fines or community service.



Scenario F. Illegal – much heavier penalties apply

Illegal to produce, supply and be in possession of cannabis all carry a prison sentence

Supply of cannabis is only through the illegal market where manufacture, distribution and sale are unregulated. Possession for personal use is always punished with a prison sentence, or a young offenders’ institution for under 18s. Production and supply to others is punished with an automatic life prison sentence. Substantially more money would be spent on enforcement against suppliers and users.

ENDS



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Premium Concentrates Pen: HELOS From eDab

Premium Concentrates Pen: HELOS From eDab

Every so often, there are certain truly exceptional products that come out and despite their premium quality, seem to somehow fly under the radar. It then falls on the industry insiders to spill the beans, and inform the masses about these best kept secrets that are right under their noses. You’ve just stumbled upon one […]

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US WA: Seattle Police: Blacks Disproportionately Cited for

US WA: Seattle Police: Blacks Disproportionately Cited for

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Seattle Times, 24 Jul 2014 – Blacks were disproportionately cited by Seattle police for consuming pot in public in the first six months of 2014. In a report delivered to the City Council Wednesday, the police department said officers wrote 82 tickets for public pot consumption in the first half of the year, with 37 percent of those going to blacks.

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Australia: Premier Open To Pot Plan

Australia: Premier Open To Pot Plan

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Cairns Post, 24 Jul 2014 – THE Queensland Premier says he has an open mind about legalising marijuana for medical purposes but will rely on the advice of national health experts. Medical cannabis could soon be legalised in NSW with senior politicians indicating support, as long as concerns about how it would be regulated are dealt with.

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US IL: Hospital Wants To Dispense Medical Marijuana

US IL: Hospital Wants To Dispense Medical Marijuana

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Chicago Sun-Times, 21 Jul 2014 – A dangerous neighborhood. The threat of arrest – or worse. An unreliable product, sold by criminals.

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US DC: Column: Just Say Whatever

US DC: Column: Just Say Whatever

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Washington Post, 23 Jul 2014 – Pity the Lonely Anti-Weed Crusaders, Whose Clout Has Gone Up in Smoke As pro-marijuana forces deployed their sidewalk soldiers to gather signatures to put pot legalization on the District’s November ballot, Aaron McCormick, a 47-year-old city native and father of three, watched with growing alarm.

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US CA: Raid To Help Calif. Tribe Harmed By Pot

US CA: Raid To Help Calif. Tribe Harmed By Pot

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Seattle Times, 22 Jul 2014 – Ecosystem, Water Supply Threatened Impact on Yurok Is Worse Amid Drought WEITCHPEC, Calif. – The California National Guard on Monday joined more than a dozen other agencies to help the Yurok tribe combat rampant marijuana grows that have threatened the reservation’s water supply, harmed its salmon and interfered with cultural ceremonies.

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