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Fri February 7, 2014
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: February 7, 2014

Police say they’ll regulate since Assembly won’t… Congressional committee reviews cannabis policy… Dhar Mann sentenced in Oakland… Mendo sheriff to arrest water thieves at illegal grow sites… Bieber “pot plane”… and more.

COPS & COURTS

“We’re going to regulate, since the Legislature hasn’t”: CA Police Chief’s Assn. // SF Weekly

 “Ganja-preneur” Dhar Mann gets fine & probation // San Jose Mercury News

Dispensaries in CA border town raided, suspected of selling to Arizona residents // Mojave Daily News

LEGALIZATION

Law should be consistent, whether “purchasing in the streets or in the suites”: Congressman Elijah Cummings // Proceedings of Committee on Oversight & Govt. Reform

And here’s a link to the C-SPAN coverage of those hearings // C-Span.org

ENVIRONMENT

Water degradation at illegal pot gardens in northern CA compared to unregulated logging of old // Jefferson Public Radio

HEALTH

UCSF researchers administering marijuana-derived drug to  seriously ill children // East Bay Express

Male suicide rates decline in legal cannabis states // Am. Jrln. of Public Health

All eyes on Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division as “recreation edibles” become available to the public // NPR

OPINION

Heroin kills, pot doesn’t, so why are they both Schedule 1 drugs? // SF Gate

IT’S A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, SO KEEP IT UNDER CONTROL

Bieber’s “pot plane” forces pilots to wear oxygen masks // NBC, “Today”

Robbery victim claims immunity in cannabis theft // SF Gate

IN OTHER NEWS…

Washington & Colorado get all the attention, but California is still tops // East Bay Express

Real estate site lists SF in Top Ten “friendly pot cities” // MOVOTO

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