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Cannabis News Roundup: October 27, 2012
(SFChronicle) // A state appeals court ruling last week confirms that cannabis dispensaries can sell to members who are not actively involved in growing. This is good news for large organizations such as Harborside Health Center, which has locations in Oakland and San Jose and has been targeted by the US Justice Department on this exact issue.
(DailyCal) // Size may not matter, but the law is still the law, and owners of this Berkeley dispensary could be sued if they don’t curtail some illegal operations. Perfect Plants Patient’s Group operates too close to a school, and is not on the city’s permitted list – among other complaints.
(SFWeekly) // Opening a cannabis dispensary is as simple as 1-2-3-4…years. That’s how long it took to get approval for San Francisco’s first union shop.
(EastBayExpress) // Oakland’s city attorney has charged one-time pot entrepreneur Dhar Mann with fraud over his misuse of public redevelopment money. Mann had hoped to create what he called “the Wal-Mart of Weed.”
(MedPageToday) // People with multiple sclerosis may find easing of muscle pain when taking marijuana extracts, according to a study reviewed by a UCSF staffer.
(Wall St. Jrln.) // Cannabis is on the ballot in several states outside of California. Scroll down to the side chart in this article about marijuana ballot initiatives, titled “Evolution of marijuana politics in the U.S.,” for an informative review.
(A.P.) // Here’s another good summary of election-related issues that we’ve covered here over the past months. The dateline is Washington, DC, but most of the quotes are from Californians.
(SFGate) // A documentary film titled “The House I Live In” doesn’t appear to mention marijuana directly, but this reviewer says it makes a compelling argument for changing drug laws. And the main argument isn’t about the drugs.