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Fri March 14, 2014
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: 03.14.14

Attorney General & UN critical of drug sentencing… Brown’s “pothead” comment rebuffed… More positive news for CBD treatments… Book event in Oakland… and more

COPS & COURTS

“Over reliance on incarceration is unsustainable” in drug sentencing: Attny. Gen’l. Holder // NYT

“Criminal sanctions not beneficial” says High-Level Segment of U.N. // Drug Policy Alliance

Colorado marijuana “small possession” convictions can be dropped // Denver Post

Who benefits in naming police informants in drug cases? // SF Weekly

LEGALIZATION

Assembly legalization bill receives important support from League of CA Cities and CA Police Chiefs Org // MJ Business Daily                Statewide bill would include “significant new restrictions” on doctors.

Brown’s “potheads” comment countered with photos of Obama, Jobs, Branson, others // CA NORML

Gov. Rick Perry on legalization: “We’ve kind of done that” // SF Gate

 

BUSINESS

Colorado cannabis brings in $2 million in taxes in January// Denver Post

HEALTH

Kentucky Senate moves to support CBD treatments for epilepsy // Huff Post

­Cannabinoids work the same way as electro-acupuncture, says NIH study // Truthonpot.com

Sugar worse than marijuana, poll results // SF Gate                   Remember that when you get the munchies.

EVENT

Oaksterdam U. hosts author event next Thursday // East Bay Express

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