Cannabis News Roundup: January 17, 2014
Court clarifies federal vs. state laws concerning raids… DEA worked with Mexican cartels… Legalization "scares" DEA… Proposal for pharmacies to be cannabis distributors… and more.
COPS & COURTS
Federal law trumps state law concerning raids on dispensaries // SF Gate [I’ve been saying this for years. - Ed.]
New Hampshire House first in nation to vote for legalization // US News State Senate expected to reject idea.
DEA chief says state legalizations “scare us” // Huff Post
E-cigarettes “targeting kids,” so Hayward issues a moratorium // San Jose Mercury News
The Illinois State Board of Pharmacy heard a proposal this week to have drug stores sell medical cannabis. // Chicago Tribune "After all, pharmacists are the drug experts."
CBD-rich cannabis extract considered for seizure treatment in Florida //NPR "I think this is using the substance wisely as God intended,” says Baptist preacher.
Claims that heavy pot smoking lowers IQ in teens called “spurious” // Scientific American
Clint Werner, local award winning author of “Marijuana, Gateway to Health” speaks at the San Francisco Main Library next Wednesday // San Francisco Public Library
The issue of taxation is crucial to successful legalization // The Economist “If pot-smoking displaces liquor-drinking, it might actually be good for public health.”
A trillion dollars later, it’s time to admit that the War of Drugs needs to end // Alternative Radio “The time is long past to develop new mechanisms to establish humane and sustainable alternatives to the drug war, especially cannabis.”
IN OTHER NEWS
Times – and signs – are changing in Colorado // NBC News “420” mile marker becomes 419.99
That previous item doesn’t stop Anderson Cooper from ending CNN’s week-long investigation into Colorado’s pot shops with more stereotypes and labored puns // CNN
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