Cannabis news roundup

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Historic review of Schedule 1 listing closes… Live election coverage planned… Mothers risk jail to treat kids… What Ben Cohen says… and more. LEGALIZATION Five plans for California’s legal cannabis // SFGate.com It’s going to happen, says UC-Berkeley professor, so start planning now. “Go slow” approach recommended to other states by Colorado governor //

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Marijuana’s Schedule 1 classification hearings start today… Fresno: less violence since ban on outdoor grow sites… Guides to election issues… Events… and more LEGALIZATION Edibles ban withdrawn in Colorado // DenverPost.com Monday saw a proposal to stop sales of most edible forms of recreational marijuana; Tuesday saw the withdrawal of that proposal. COPS & COURTS ...

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Ups and downs for dispensaries… Thousands arrested for possession in California… DEA looks across our northern border… Hillary’s cannabis joke… and more LEGALIZATION San Jose’s new rules spotlighted // KALW Radio Medical marijuana is legal in California. Medical marijuana is not legal in California. How can this be? [This story is...

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House passes welfare restrictions on pot… Banking reform stalls in Colorado… Teen use drops again… Pizza that gives you the munchies… and more. COPS & COURTS Preserving Welfare for Needs Not Weed Act” passes House // The Hill Restrictions would join those for liquor stores, strip clubs and casinos. Delivery driver cleared // ASA ...

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UN urges rethink on drugs… Illegal grows shrink in Mendo… Sungrown pot for sale… “Teen smoker” report causes friction… Ganja Yoga is relaxing… and more. LEGALIZATION U.N. urges new look at several drugs // NYT “ The proposal by the group, the Global Commission on Drug Policy , goes beyond its previous call to abandon the nearly half-century-old American-led war on drugs.” ...

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Restraining order refused in Lake County cannabis case… OK for Washington town to ban “pot shops”… You want THC with that PBJ?... Legalization survey shows most support ever… and more. LEGALIZATION Thousands of pot inmates to be released from Italian jails // The Weed Blog The judicial system is reverting to previous sentencing rules. About 40 percent of Italian inmates are serving...

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Major Oregon paper endorses legalization… Washington State’s recreational statute defended… Can CBD-cannabis qualify as hemp?... Deaths drop in legal pot states… and more. LEGALIZATION Oregon’s leading paper endorses recreational marijuana // The Oregonian “Oregonians should support outright legalization.” Washington State’s recreational statut e defended <...

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USA Today runs cannabis ad… Hemp grows in Kentucky, again… Domestic violence may drop in pot households… Music pick… and more. BUSINESS Plenty of “clean money” investors are watching the cannabis market // SF Weekly “There are entire floors on Wall Street evaluating this industry right now,” says one East...

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No statewide regulations this year… Banks cautiously work with cannabis customers… Hemp-powered batteries? ... Amsterdam vs. Boulder ... and more. LEGALIZATION SB 1262 dies in committee // SFGate.com The California Assembly Appropriations Committee did not vote on the proposed statewide regulation this week, ending any consideration of the plan for this...

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Statewide regulation proposal revised… Santa Clara County tightens rules on dispensaries… Why not sell CBD-rich pot in pharmacies? …Which state has the heaviest users?... and more. LEGALIZATION “Clear benefits for patients” in latest revisions on SB 1262 // Americans for Safe Access Changes in statewide regulation are outlined. ...

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New York Times endorses national legalization… Move in Congress to increase regulations… Yurok tribe welcomes federal intervention… Let’s just call it marijuana… and more. LEGALIZATION CBD bill introduced in US Congress // Representative Scott Perry Epilepsy Foundation applauds Pennsylvania Republican’s move. Rand Paul pushes colleagues to declare their positions on...

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Senators propose bypass for medical marijuana states… Changes in federal drug sentencing proposed… San Jose’s zoning ordinance stands… Brownies OK; lollipops not… WHO backs decriminalization of personal use… and more. LEGALIZATION Senators propose amendment to allow states to bypass Controlled Substances Act // Huff Post "What we're trying to do is look at...

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Free pot for petition signers… US House says banks should be able to work with dispensaries… Events canceled... Gambling and cannabis don’t mix in Nevada… and more LEGALIZATION San Jose advocates giving away grass to petition signers // SF Weekly Give-away is an attempt to qualify a referendum on the ballot that would overturn strict zoning regulations for dispensaries. COPS & COURTS ...

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Cannabis news from another week in the land of the free and the home of the brave… LEGALIZATION Legalization petitions submitted by New Approach Oregon // The Oregonian Boxes with 145,000 signatures delivered to Oregon Secretary of State’s office. (Also see next item.) Portland’s main paper endorses approach of New Approach // The Oregonian “Sooner or...

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FDA looks at reclassifying cannabis… News from San Jose… Teen use unchanged when pot is legal… Emergency labeling on edibles in Washington State… Cannabis Cup on Saturday… and more. LEGALIZATION Could cannabis be downgraded from a Schedule 1 drug? // Bloomberg.com The FDA is analyzing the plant for the first time since 2006, at the request of the DEA. Schedule 1 is the...

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Jamaica & Mexico consider legalization… DEA threatens doctors in Massachusetts… Business certification program begins… “High Maintenance” Internet series praised… and more. LEGALIZATION Jamaica to consider ganja as “petty offense” in certain circumstances // ABC News "The objective is to provide a more enlightened approach to...

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Minnesota set to become 22 nd medical marijuana state… Hash brownies could result in life sentence… Growers blocked from using “Federal water”… FBI set to hire pot-smoking hackers… Synthetic drugs worry UN… More on “vape pens”… LEGALIZATION And then there were 22: Minnesota set to legalize medical marijuana // Cannabis Culture Bill passed the House 89 – 40, with bipartisan support,...

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Legislation progresses from coast to coast… San Jose dispensaries conflicted over taxes… Microsoft loses tech award to cannabis site… Alzheimer’s reduced by THC & CBD… “Classically Cannabis” concerts canceled... and more. LEGALIZATION Important state legislation could see floor vote this month // East...

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SF General to study cannabis as aide for sickle cell sufferers… Don’t look for pot parties in newly legal Uruguay… “Bank co-op” awaits Colorado Governor’s signature… “Pot heart attack” report challenged… Cannabis tourism guide… and more. LEGALIZATION Cannabis bill passes State Senate committee // East Bay Express SB 1262 moves to Appropriations Committee,...

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“Drugged driving” bill fails in CA… Bud tenders tend to “over prescribe” edibles… Colorado attempting to cure dispensaries “cash only” woes… Heart problems in young linked to cannabis… Don’t call Willie a lazy pot smoker… and more. COPS & COURTS AB 2500 fails – would have regulated California “drugged driving” down to the nanogram // ...

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Some drug offenders to benefit from Justice Dept. changes… Regulation moves forward in California Assembly… E-cigs to be regulated like tobacco… 4/20 recapped… What’s your favorite pot song?… and more. COPS & COURTS Non-violent drug offenders to benefit from Justice Dept. overhaul //

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NCAA lowers penalties… Martinez outlaws cannabis gardens… Did pot overdose lead to student death?... Cannabis vending machines in Colorado… “420” event in danger of being shut down… Willie Nelson smokes pot!... and more. LEGALIZATION City of Martinez bans outdoor cannabis gardens // KTVU-TV It joins 89 other California cities and counties with restrictions.

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New statewide legislation introduced in Sacramento… Maryland says yes to legalization; New Jersey says no… Poppies replace Mexican pot as US prices plummet… Want some pot-oil pizza? … and more. LEGALIZATION Statewide cannabis legislation introduced in Sacramento // Huff Post This is a re-working of Assemblyman Ammiano’s earlier effort. Find text of Assembly cannabis bill...

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Smaller school buffers considered in San Francisco… E-cigs treated like tobacco in two Bay Area counties… Local cultivation bans upheld by CA Supreme Court… Cannabis endorsed for MS treatment… and more. [ Intended for 03.28.14] COPS & COURTS SF City Planning Commission considers smaller school buffer zones // SF Gate Change would “create city-wide ‘green zones’...

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E-cigarettes to be regulated like tobacco in San Francisco… Green light on federal study called “great day”… Help the Forest Service clean up illegal grow sites… and more. LEGALIZATION Alabama Legislature unanimously approves CBD bill // Reuters Georgia Senate approves medical cannabis bill, with focus on seizure meds for children //

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Attorney General & UN critical of drug sentencing… Brown’s “pothead” comment rebuffed… More positive news for CBD treatments… Book event in Oakland… and more COPS & COURTS “Over reliance on incarceration is unsustainable” in drug sentencing: Attny. Gen’l. Holder // NYT “Criminal sanctions not beneficial” says High-Level Segment of U.N. <...

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Jerry Brown afraid of potheads... Oregon & Washington go legit... Customer etiquette in Colorado... Tenants right to smoke indoors not valid... Gold rolling papers?... Gupta doubles down on cannabis... and more. LEGALIZATION Gov. Brown fears potheads can’t stay alert enough to be good citizens // Sac Bee Oregon now has legal dispensaries // KLCC Radio <...

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Exclusive update on Christian dispensary court appearance… Denver plans first recreational smoke trade show… More states consider legalization… “Smoke shack” dynamited in Colorado… and more BUSINESS Christian cannabis club challenges IRS // Time UPDATE: Lanette Davis, director of Canna Care, told the CNR yesterday...

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What do new federal guidelines really mean for banks?... Don’t look for legalization measure on CA ballot… Epilepsy Foundation endorses cannabis research…. Girl Scout cookies a hit outside dispensaries… Tips on edibles… and more. BUSINESS Dispensaries no longer forced to be cash-only businesses, with Justice Dept. announcement // Denver Post “Law enforcement will now have greater...

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Obama gets pro & con letters on his cannabis statements… This is Ganja Yoga… Why dabbing is so popular… and more. LEGALIZATION 18 members of Congress ask President to reclassify marijuana // Congressman Earl Blumenauer And the CA Narcotics Officers’ Assn. asks the President to rescind his...

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