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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The Tax, Regulate and Control Cannabis Act of 2010: Section 3: Definitions For purposes of this Act: a. “Cannabis” means all parts from plants of the Genus Cannabis, whether growing or not; seeds thereof; resin extracted from any part of the plant; concentrated cannabis; edible products containing cannabis; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, […]

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The Tax, Regulate and Control Cannabis Act of 2010 (state ballot initiative) Okay, so… I’m just a lowly grad student and not a legislative analyst, but it seems to me that the definition of “Cannabis” encompasses “industrial hemp.” I don’t see any place where hemp is explicitly excluded, and the definition of Cannabis does not […]

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3 arrested in medical marijuana raid | ABC News Last week, the LAPD raided two businesses in west Los Angeles that also claimed to be medical marijuana dispensaries. I know nothing about this church/dispensary that was raided – maybe it was legit, and maybe it wasn’t. But let’s try that last line again: Last week […]

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Robbie Gennet: On Role Models and their Bongs | Huffington Post A fantastic collection of cannabis-related quotes from American leaders and role models.

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420 bail out in California, how legalizing marijuana could help close the budget gap | Examiner.com Marijuana has not always been known as a class one dangerous narcotic.  In fact at one time the plant  was the third largest agricultural crop grown in North America, even some of our founding fathers were advocates.  George Washington […]

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