Cannabis news roundup

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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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California coalitions begin to form around “Adult Use” measure… Look inside a Cannabis Cup… South American news…  Banking survey… What Rick Steves says… and more.

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“Cannabis chief” requirements… Recreational cannabis lacks broad support in California… Post Office won’t deliver newspapers with marijuana ads… Business… Health… and more.

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Oaksterdam founder endorses AUMA… Legalization might not end black market… Jimi Hendrix brand launched… Health... Opinions… and more.

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Colombia to legalize medical cannabis… City offered cut in grow site… First tribal reservation store opens… More bad news for concentrates… Health… Events… and Willie Nelson.

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Sean “The Disruptor” Parker joins the cause… Growers required to register… “Armed commandos” threaten Mendo growers… Feds investigate working conditions for bud-trimmers… and more.

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“Adult Use of Marijuana Act” gets big boost // SF Weekly   This 2016 ballot initiative pulls ahead in a crowded field.

11/5: Cannabis on the ballot

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Cannabis spray gets mixed results… 2016 ballot to see multiple pot proposals… Ask your vet if CBD is right for your dog… Teen use of pot “significantly lower”… and more.

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Oregon’s new recreational regs OK: dispensaries // MJ Biz Daily  Some sections are “less than desirable,” but those might be corrected when the final rules are released.

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Justice Dept. must follow Congressional rule on dispensaries… Taxi testing in San Francisco… Oakland ready to cash in on cannabis… Our neighbors consider legalization… and more.

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California's new medical marijuana law… Marijuana and the Presidential candidates… New thoughts on "marijuana banks"… Runner's high vs. marijuana high… and more. 

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ReformCA files their initiative… Splits in legalization coalition… Growers grapple with “drifting odors”… 12-year-olds predict the future… and more.

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Legalization should be state’s decision, says A.G. // The Joint Blog  Loretta Lynch also outlined steps “to avoid federal interference.”

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Dispensary operator sues Berkeley… “Serious misconduct” at DEA… News from native tribes… How to stop football brawls... Can you be fired with a prescription?  And more.

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A manifesto, by definition, is not usually easy reading, which is why Steve DeAngelo has combined his eight-point program with scientific and historical details, interspersed with stories about his life.

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What Governor Brown wants…  Students smoke more pot than tobacco now…  Pesticides finally being studied… Sperm counts drop “significantly”… Cannabis for your kitty?  And more.

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Legalization campaigns need cash… Tribe breaks ties with town police over marijuana… Delivery services aid in education… Are firefighters getting high on the job? … and more.

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Cannabis bill shelved due to cost… Harborside: good news and bad news… Pesticides in concentrates… and more.

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California’s statewide medical cannabis bill put on hold // EastBayExpress   The widely supported bill was tabled because of it’s $20 million estimated implementation cost.

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Oakland considers official pot farms, again… Oakland union official is a suspect in kickback scheme… Slimmer waists for smokers… Shakespeare’s garden… and more.

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GOP looks to cannabis for possible revenue // Pressreader.com   “No new taxes” doesn’t extend to medical marijuana, and the proposal has the support of Humboldt  growers group.

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