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Fri April 11, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Cannabis News Roundup: 04.11.14

New statewide legislation introduced in Sacramento…  Maryland says yes to legalization; New Jersey says no… Poppies replace Mexican pot as US prices plummet…  Want some pot-oil pizza? … and more.

LEGALIZATION

Statewide cannabis legislation introduced in Sacramento // Huff Post    This is a re-working of Assemblyman Ammiano’s earlier effort.

Find text of Assembly cannabis bill here // Assemblyman Ammiano     First hearing of bill (No. 1894) is expected April 22.

Gov. Brown not only Democrat against legalization // NYT

Maryland joins legalization states // Washington Post      Governor ready to sign bill reclassifying small amounts of cannabis.

No legal cannabis in New Jersey under Gov. Christie // NJ.com          "I'm not going to do that on my watch,” he told a group at an elementary school on Wednesday.

It’s now legal to grow hemp in Nebraska, for research //  Nebraska Legislature     An estimated 25,000 products sold in the US contain hemp, all of which has to be imported.

BUSINESS

 US cannabis prices drop, causing Mexican farmers to turn to opium poppies // Washington Post      "I wish the Americans would stop with this legalization," says a lifelong grower. "It's not worth it anymore."

Recreational cannabis sales predicted to surpass medical by 2018 // MJ Business Daily       Figures do not include black market purchases. 

HEALTH

Cannabis OK for children in Utah, at least temporarily // Liberty Voice

Cannabis works for vet’s PTSD // Miami Herald     He also decries the racism of arrests: “I’m a white successful person; they don’t mess with people like me.”

Learn more about the MAPS program conducting the federally sanctioned PTSD tests on cannabis // SF Gate

“Current medical marijuana programs are a joke,” says anti-pot group // Project SAM

OPINION

Comic strip: Is cannabis legalization a trick by the NSA? // Prickly City

IN OTHER NEWS

Project SAM figures on increased "drugged driving" questioned // Forbes        Washington state arrests are up, but is it because of better officer training?

Would you like pot oil with that pizza? // CBC News     It could be a limited time offer, however, as the national law in Canada has just changed.

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