Cannabis news roundup

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Attorney Haig resigns… “pot probably safer than heroin”… CBD “appears safe”…  Nevada gets first dispensary… Opinions…  and more.

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Federal agencies cannot use Oakland police for cannabis raids // EastBayExpress.com   The action directly relates to the 2012 raid on Oaksterdam University and related businesses.

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Republicans kill federal research… Two California bills move ahead… Three more raids… “Farm to table” cuts out dispensaries… Don’t look at women that way… K-High Radio... and more.

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Marijuana “sucking rivers dry”… Oregon’s recreational law: it’s complicated… Are delivery services legal?  Kosher cannabis… and more.

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“Huge step forward” by White House… Major raids in Emerald Triangle… Is “medical marijuana” real?...   Cannabis Cup winners… and more.

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Hopes run high for statewide regulations… Teen use does not increase in legal states… How many hours a week do Americans get high? … and more.

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Statewide cannabis rules could become a reality // EastBayExpress.com   Assembly passage of AB 266 “is an unprecedented compromise.”

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Hash oil explosions targeted by lawmaker… Cops behaving badly… Jimi Hendrix is now a brand… Giants hire a pot user… and more.

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Illegal grows on public lands targeted by Assembly…  Dispensary troubles… Native tribes warned about cultivation plans… Louis Armstrong's “marijuana tapes”… and more.

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Feinstein evolves on CBD… Harris: War on drugs has failed… Oakland airport workers charged as smugglers… How to roll a joint…  and more.

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McDonald’s to go to court over drugs?   Lobby Day in D.C.   Sidecar delivers cannabis in SF… Morgan Freeman says “Legalize it”… and more.

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Another ballot measure to consider… Cannabis for chronic pain and autism?  Stevie Wonder & Snoop Dog, together at last… and more.

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Farm-to-table comes to cannabis… Synthetic pot sends users to hospital… Should women smoke more marijuana?  And more.

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Biggest Roundup EVER:  Legalization & Legislation… Cops & Courts…  Business, Health and more….

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Cannabis goes to Congress… Nevada first state with 2016 ballot measure… “I speak for the salmon”…  Business news… Lawyer drops baggy in court room… and more.

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Group seeks change in UN drug policy… Will Congress legalize marijuana?...  So Cal tribe forms cannabis business… CBD news… and more.

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More groups favor legalization… Federal court in Washington State still  convicting growers… Art contest… Utah rabbits hopped up on illegal grows… and more.

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The Trimmigrants of Humboldt County

Mar 4, 2015
Brett Myers / Youth Radio

 

Oaksterdam

On a Thursday in October, I arrive just in time for the morning lecture at Oaksterdam University in Oakland, California.  A group of 23 students, mostly guys, with their pens and notebooks out, wait eagerly for their professor Jeff Jones to begin his lecture. Jones has been in the marijuana industry for over 20 years. As he starts to talk about “carbohydrates” and “magnesium sulfite” I feel myself getting completely lost. 

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Legalization from coast to coast, and beyond…  Price collapse worries Colorado dispensaries… Health… Opinion… and more.

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Cannabis now legal in Alaska // JuneauEmpire.com  “One can now carry up to an ounce in public — consumption in public is still illegal — and one can give another person without remuneration up to one ounce or up to six plants with three flowering.”

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State Attorney General not opposed to legalization… Colorado hit with multiple lawsuits… TV loses fear of marijuana… The munchies explained… and more.

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California Assembly to consider legalization bill & Marijuana Watershed Protection Act… US Attorney’s seizure plans held up, again… No Pomo pot plantation… Health news, and more… 

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Vets to get medical cannabis?... Why pick on Harborside?... States seek to overturn Colorado pot law… Innovations in deliveries… Health news… and more.

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Clock ticking for California ballot framers… Can US Attorney stop Pomo tribe pot plans?… Bad week for e-cigs… Terry Gross learns about CBD… and more

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Attorney General ends seizure program, or does he?... Rogue Berkeley dispensary ordered to close… Tribes’ plans to cultivate cannabis concerns current suppliers… Events, Health, Opinion, and more.

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California legalization far from certain… All Vallejo dispensaries ordered closed… Pomo tribe plans cannabis plantation… Brazil approves CBD… Two Oregon Ducks banned from playoff… and more.

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Should marijuana be a Schedule 1 drug or not?... Home invasions linked to pot… Prices drop 40% in Washington… What Smokey says… and more.

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Looking back at 2014 drug policy successes // HuffingtonPost.com   Changes are moving California “towards drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights,” according to this summary by the Drug Policy Alliance.

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What does new federal drug policy mean for those already charged?... Illinois medical marijuana OK for kids… John Lennon’s role in popularizing marijuana… and more…

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No charges for officer with pounds of pot… Tommy Chong, Peter Thiel & Rick Steves… Vape oil potency questioned… and more.

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No charges likely for officer with marijuana  // ContraCostaTimes.com   He says four pounds of marijuana in his home was being use to train his police dog.

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Court favors dispensaries over US Attorney… OK for native tribes to grow cannabis… Emerald Cup this weekend… Pot plant not acceptable as Christmas tree… and more

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Close to half of US population lives in states with legal marijuana dispensaries // mmjbusinessdaily.com   That figure has more than doubled since 2011.

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Mendo and Sonoma see harvest crime wave… THC breath tests… Cannabis ice cream... How to legalize cannabis… and more

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Cannabis regulation on next year’s Assembly calendar// EastBayExpress.com     The listings on the California Assembly calendar are primarily placeholders, to assure discussion.

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Marijuana edges out alcohol in Bay Area “impaired” driving stops… Why cannabis causes the “munchies”…  Video: Grannies get high… and more

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Denver has surpassed Amsterdam as marijuana capital // msnbc.com  Society has not collapsed. In fact, things seem pretty normal.

COPS & COURTS

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AG Harris softens her stand on legalization after election…. “Dramatic reduction” in brain cancer with cannabis… Word of the Year: Vape… Bob Marley is now a brand… and more.

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