Cannabis news roundup

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“Reverse fire sales” in Calaveras County ... New Berkeley dispensaries likely ... Want a job in the cannabis industry? ... and more.

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Marijuana tax would aide L.A. homeless // The Weed Blog

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AUMA receives mixed support and opposition ... Old prison sold to cannabis oil extractor ... THC helps with Alzheimer’s ... Can pot save Amoeba? ... and more. 

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Miracle Grow, Google show interest in cannabis industry ... Prescriptions drop in legal states ... AUMA explained ... Time to panic in Colorado? And more.

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Recreational cannabis makes November ballot ... Senator Boxer supports reclassification of cannabis ... Senator Feinstein opposes research ... Talking menstrual cramps with Whoopie ... and more.

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Newsom: Legalization “not a done deal” ... Senate committee approves banking amendment ... Dabbing pluses and minuses ...

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Microsoft enters marijuana field … Sonoma County raids canna oil maker … Two losses for native tribes … Big Marijuana will ruin everything: yes or no?  And more.

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Comments due Monday on medical regulations // CalNORML

The Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation (BMMR) will close its feedback survey on Monday, June 20. The bureau hopes the public will provide comments, suggestions, or concerns. 

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Harborside’s next day in court … Trimmigrants told to stay home … Study shows limited smoking danger … CNR at book fest Saturday … and more

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Why the Teamsters oppose AUMA … Pot friendly gym planned for  San Francisco … When Bernie dumped Tommy … Opinion … Health … and more.

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BMMR chief visits the Emerald Triangle // North Coast Journal

“ [T]he overwhelming attitude at the meeting wasn't about patients. It was about protecting Humboldt County growers' business interests.”

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Oakland tries to right wrongs with dispensary rules … Police fund opposition to recreation measure … Health … Opinion … and more.

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Reformed criminals, certain neighborhoods, win preference in Oakland dispensary plan // East Bay Express

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New state agency wants input … Calaveras officials and public clash over Green Rush … Pot prices plummet with legalization … and more

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AUMA qualifies for November … Former S.F. sheriff now cannabis consultant … Sex and pot … and more.

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AUMA qualifies for November ballot // L.A. Times

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Fight ISIS through legal pot … Cannabis cafes coming to Alaska? … Native tribes pull back from “green rush” … “Sisters of the Valley” chastised … and more.

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Legalize cannabis and fight ISIS, Italian mafia // Reuters

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UC campus gets grant to develop “drugged driving” test // San Diego Union-Tribune

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Meet California’s cannabis czar … Why do dispensary workers have to have a med card? … Opinion … and the origin of 4/20.

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Meet California’s new “cannabis czar” // Los Angeles Times

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DEA looks at reclassifying cannabis … Grownups just say no … Harborside leaves Oregon … “Heavy users = losers” … Events, opinion and more.

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DEA to consider reclassification of cannabis by mid-year // Huffington Post

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Supreme Court tosses marijuana case … Canada ruffles U.N. narcotics conference … “Massive recall” of pot over pesticides … Vets risk felonies … Sports, opinion, and infused Nutella ….

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Canada shakes up the U.N. narcotics conference // National Post

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California’s recreational initiative spawns opposition … NORML denied credit card processing … What pesticides are you smoking? ... and more.

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“Stop Pot 2016” hopes to block legalization // Reason.com

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Marijuana laws modified…  Investors alerted to possible scam… “Altered States” exhibit preview… Opinion, Stephen Colbert, and more….

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The Leaf endorses AUMA // The Leaf

What pioneering advocate Chris Conrad likes and dislikes about the Adult Use of Marijuana Act.

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More states seeking legalization … Montana court guts medical marijuana … Swarms of workers want jobs in California’s “green rush” … Painkiller deaths drop in legal states … Analysis, opinion, profiles, and more…

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NORML supports AUMA… Holder calls for reclassification… Black arrests still out of proportion to population… A look at the future of cannabis clubs… “Taxing cannabis is horrible”… Sing along with Willie & Merle… and more.

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Who pays for seed to sale tracking?... Parker doubles AUMA financial support… Medical marijuana has “genuine uses”… Americans have always been hell raisers… and more. 

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How marijuana laws impact usage…  Amoeba Records in finals for Berkeley license… Colorado’s billion dollar bud sales… Menstrual relief through cannabis… Roseanne Barr joins celebrity branding… and more.

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Brown removes March 1 medical deadline… Conflicting medical views on legalization, and commercial grows… cannabis Christians… Tommy Chong... and more.

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Bill fixing AB 21 goes to Governor… Legal states look to outside investors… Why is wine celebrated and cannabis demonized? … Cops & Courts… Dennis Peron… Driving while paranoid… even a Super Bowl mention!

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California city bans could be corrected soon… Who smokes what, where? … Teens, cannabis and I.Q…. “Pot purses” arrive… Events, Opinion and more.

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NAACP supports AUMA… More cities pass marijuana bans… Oakland dispensary to go public… Migraines and epilepsy… and more.

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NAACP gives support to AUMA // Sacramento Bee “Legalizing marijuana is an important civil rights issue because pot-related arrests are ‘racially biased’ and disproportionately affect blacks and Latinos,” says the president of the California chapter.

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Plans for a California cannabis credit union...  Parker throws cash at legalization… “Nuns” threatened for growing… Cities statewide enact restrictions on cannabis… Health, Opinion, and more.

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Surgeon General to review drug rules… RICO charges dropped in Berkeley… Mexican farmers converting to other crops… Kosher cannabis… Year-end review… and more.

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Towns and counties vote for local control… Oklahoma still suing neighbors… Columbia legalizes medical marijuana… Concentrates are medicinal…  What “Trumbo” doesn’t tell you… and more.

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The Trimmigrants of Humboldt County

Dec 15, 2015
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On a Thursday in October, I arrive just in time for the morning lecture at Oaksterdam University in Oakland, California.

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