Cannabis news roundup

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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 // USA Today

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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.

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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.

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COPS & COURTS

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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