Pot legalization gains momentum in California – Yahoo! News. True… but least one of those initiatives is so fundamentally flawed that it defines brownies as worth their weight in weed – thereby incurring a $50-per-ounce tax on edibles – and fails to adequately distinguish between psychoactive cannabis and hemp. I tried arguing with a campaign […]

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How marijuana became legal – | Fortune My favorite quote: At Harborside, I experienced a mild personal epiphany: I realized that I never really knew before what fresh marijuana smelled like. Though I had easily recognized, from East Coast college days 30 years back, the smell of smoked marijuana inside Rosenfeld’s SUV, I had never […]

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Court in San Diego Medical Marijuana Case Denies Valid Request for Dismissal. SAN DIEGO – A San Diego County Superior Court today denied medical marijuana patient Donna Lambert’s request for dismissal. Ms. Lambert’s supporters urged District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis not to pursue the case, to uphold the state’s medical marijuana laws and to turn law […]

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Medical marijuana used to treat 10-year-old autistic boy | abc7.com. Pretty incredible, if you ask me! Not that I’m saying you should run around giving cannabis to autistic kids just to do it – but as an alternative to a killer cocktail of pharmaceuticals? Why not?

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If Pot Prevented Cancer You Would Have Read About it, Right? | HempNews. And now for the study you haven’t heard of. Writing in the August issue of the journal Cancer Prevention Research, investigators from Rhode Island’s Brown University along with researchers at Boston University, Louisiana State University, and the University of Minnesota reported that […]

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Fresno Medical Marijuana Could Go Up In Smoke | Fresno News – abc30.com. My favorite quote: Markhan Kirsten: “One hundred years ago everybody used to use opium for anything that ails you. It’s not an innocent drug.” Ummm. Yeah, now they use opium derivatives and synthetics instead. Hello? Maybe if people used more cannabis, they’d […]

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Cannabis may prevent osteoporosis | BBC News The study found that while the drug may reduce bone strength in the young, it could protect against osteoporosis, a weakening of the bones, in later life.

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California sprouts ‘green rush’ from marijuana | Yahoo! News. I feel very strongly that any legalize-and-tax law MUST include an exemption for medical patients.Many are using cannabis because pharmaceutical solutions are either ineffective or more harmful. They would not have to pay taxes on those medications, so medicinal cannabis should not be taxed either. THAT […]

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Oaksterdamn U wants to tax marijuana without limit | Santa Cruz County Drug Policy Examiner An important perspective on the difference between the potential 2010 cannabis referendum and Tom Ammiano’s AB 390. This is exactly why laws should be written by legislators and not by laypeople.

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L.A. pot dispensaries seek to stay in business by asking to be taxed | Los Angeles Times. Let’s do it! A cannabis tax won’t save the state but it certainly could help to alleviate this crisis. Next up: HEMP FARMING, DAMMIT! For what it’s worth, I think the discrepancy between the “$14 billion” and Kleiman’s […]

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