Cannabis news roundup

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State treasurer explores “marijuana banking” ... Oregon at a standstill due to testing ... New ‘drugged driving” rules ... Meet the trimmigrants ... Cannabis and Cabernet considered ... and more.

Dark times expected with Attorney General pick ... Some dispensaries selling recreational cannabis ahead of 2018 ... LED lighting helps sustainable growers ... Emerald Cup, and more.

New Attorney General nominee raises concerns ... They’re coming for your guns, pot smokers ... Global leaders call for total decriminalization ... A possible solution to the cannabis banking problem ... and more.

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More clarification on Prop. 64 ... Oakland re-examines permits ... No smoking on UC campuses ... Warning for Californians driving to Nevada ... Business, Health, and more.

All you need to know about passage of Prop. 64 ... Marijuana at work? ... Better eye sight with pot ... and more.

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City of Oakland endorses Prop. 64 ... Parental concerns against Prop. 64 ... More towns enact temporary bans ... Israel prepares for Green Rush ... and more.

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Berkeley Patients Group finally in the clear with Feds ... Cities move to slow legal cannabis ... Opposition to Prop. 64 includes Dennis Peron ... Nine states voting on cannabis ... U.S. pot smuggled to Mexico ... A 50-year-old musical warning ... and more.

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Fear of “drugged driving” if Prop. 64 passes ... San Jose changes the rules ... Cannabis helps Parkinson’s patients ... Ancient cannabis shroud discovered in grave ... Voter guide ... and more. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION Growers in Calaveras County fear robberies after addresses published // abc10.com “Cannabis growers in Calaveras County feel like they have a target on their back. The county planning department released all the names and addresses of growers who applied for a growing...

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California nurses endorse Prop. 64 ... Oakland’s permit process stalls ... Will pot license save Amoeba Records? ... Pot and pregnancy ... and more.

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Attorney General: Marijuana not a gateway drug in opioid crisis ... Autumn is time for harvest, and violence ... Oakland wants to partner with new cannabis businesses ... What kids should know ... and more.

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Prop. 64 slips in poll ... Cannabis could come to Marin hospital ... Less marijuana for youth ... Newsom’s lone stand ... and more. COPS & COURTS “Trends toward the negative” in Colorado after legalization // NBC Bay Area

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“Potalyzer” research at Stanford ... Prices collapse in Colorado ... Sex trafficking in Emerald Triangle ... Prop. 64 explained ... Opinion, history, and more.

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DOJ can’t prosecute state-legal medical cannabis ... Prop. 64 ballot statements reined in ... Santa Rosa wants to be a player ... The thriving edibles gray market in Dolores Park ... How pot made “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” ... and more.

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DEA delays consideration of pot reclassification ... White House wants to widen research ... Employers can fire medical users ... Should expectant mothers stop using cannabis? ... Opinion, health, and more.

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How Gavin Newsom convinced his wife to support pot legalization ... Nevada blocks California medical cards ... CBD useful to certain cancer patients ... Drinking cannabis ... and more.

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“Reverse fire sales” in Calaveras County ... New Berkeley dispensaries likely ... Want a job in the cannabis industry? ... and more. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION Marijuana tax would aide L.A. homeless // The Weed Blog “The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors voted to approve a ballot measure that would funnel medical marijuana tax proceeds to combat the epidemic of homelessness in the area. Recently, there has been a 12% increase in homelessness around the area, and the proposed tax would...

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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. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION 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. Find the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BMMRfeedback...

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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. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION 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.” Chart shows big drop in trafficking in legal states // Marijuana.com “Newly compiled data from the federal government shows that in...

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Oakland tries to right wrongs with dispensary rules … Police fund opposition to recreation measure … Health … Opinion … and more. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION Reformed criminals, certain neighborhoods, win preference in Oakland dispensary plan // East Bay Express “The recently incarcerated, as well as residents of a half-dozen police beats in East Oakland, will be uniquely eligible for medical cannabis industry permits under the new Program. The plan will help reward neighborhoods and...

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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. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION AUMA qualifies for November ballot / / L.A. Times “The measure [titled the Adult Use of Marijuana Act] would allow adults ages 21 and older to possess, transport and use up to an ounce of marijuana for recreational purposes and would allow individuals to grow as many as six plants. Opposition immediately attacks AUMA loopholes // PR Newswire Law enforcement and...

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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. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION Legalize cannabis and fight ISIS, Italian mafia // Reuters “In investigations whose details have not yet been made public, police have found evidence that Italian organized crime, which has long controlled most of the country's illegal drug supplies, and "suspected terrorists" in North Africa are trafficking...

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LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION UC campus gets grant to develop “drugged driving” test // San Diego Union-Tribune “Political experts said a measure to legalize recreational marijuana in California is likely to qualify for the Nov. 8 ballot, and the prospect of the nation's most populous state approving that measure is raising questions about everything from ‘drugged driving’ to where pot would be sold.” [Editor's note: See related story below.] “ Drugged driving” bill advances to...

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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. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION Meet California’s new “cannabis czar” // Los Angeles Times “Instead of us coming out and drafting [regulations, says Lori Ajax], “I think we want to get feedback first, draft it, and then put it out for comment. I think that might be a more efficient way to handle it.” And then there were 24 // ABC/WPVI-TV The Pennsylvania State House has...

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DEA looks at reclassifying cannabis … Grownups just say no … Harborside leaves Oregon … “Heavy users = losers” … Events, opinion and more. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION DEA to consider reclassification of cannabis by mid-year // Huffington Post “The Drug Enforcement Administration plans to decide whether marijuana should be reclassified under federal law in ‘ the first half of 2016, ’ the agency said in a letter to senators. ” Time for grown-ups to say marijuana should not be legalized //...

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