Cannabis news roundup

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Police say they’ll regulate since Assembly won’t… Congressional committee reviews cannabis policy… Dhar Mann sentenced in Oakland… Mendo sheriff to arrest water thieves at illegal grow sites… Bieber “pot plane”… and more.

COPS & COURTS

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Medical cannabis in CA is a “con job,” says Law Enforcement … Hemp study included in House farm bill… Banks leery of working with dispensaries… Super Bowl billboard competition…  Flying high to Denver… and more.

COPS & COURTS

“California’s medical marijuana law is a giant con job” says State law enforcement // SacBee

LEGALIZATION

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Obama: pot less harmful than alcohol… Drug arrests down 30% in San Francisco… Farm Bureau endorses reclassification of industrial hemp... A petition and a survey… and more.

LEGALIZATION

President Obama says cannabis is “less harmful than alcohol,” but legalization “is going to be a challenge” in Colorado and Washington // USA Today

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Court clarifies federal vs. state laws concerning raids… DEA worked with Mexican cartels… Legalization "scares" DEA… Proposal for pharmacies to be cannabis distributors… and more.

COPS & COURTS

Federal law trumps state law concerning raids on dispensaries // SF Gate  [I’ve been saying this for years. - Ed.]

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KPFA reporter sentenced to community service… Federal Court hears cannabis case Tuesday… Fourth California reform initiative filed… Credit card companies look the other way… Participate in national survey… and more.

COPS & COURTS

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CA A.G. thinks legalization could save millions, while producing millions… Colorado’s recreational launch a success… Protect your pets… Reader’s Digest lists pot as a reason 2014 will be a good year… and more.

COPS & COURTS

Marijuana legalization could save California millions while bringing in millions in taxes // State Attorney General

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Feds may issue banking rules in New Year… National certification program announced… Survey: teens using less synthetic pot… Emerald Cup winners… and more.

BUSINESS

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Uruguay ready to legalize… CBDs could benefit stroke victims… Take part in online poll… Sonoma Emerald Cup this weekend… and more.

LEGALIZATION

AP // Uruguay is set to become the first nation on earth to legalize marijuana after Congressional approval of a bill Tuesday. The bill awaits the President’s signature.

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Mayor owns pot shop… Grow bans approved by CA court… Are you puffing pesticides?...  Bill Clinton did inhale, and so did Greg Kihn… and more.

POLITICS

SF Gate // Robert Jacob, a cannabis dispensary owner and legalization advocate has been named mayor of Sebastopol, CA, in California’s wine country.

COPS & COURTS

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Organizers seek comment on California ballot measure… Feds raid Colorado dispensaries… Cannabis still “dangerous” to AMA… Health news… Holiday travel tips... and more.

POLITICS

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