Cannabis news roundup

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Alameda Supes vote for legalization… If cannabis is medicine, shouldn’t pharmacies sell it?... Health news… Have you heard about Sam Hurd?... and more

LEGALIZATION

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Three wins for cannabis… Washington police dogs no longer trained to detect pot… More health benefits... Former grow house for sale… Events… and more

ELECTION RESULTS

East Bay Express // Cannabis-related ballot measures were approved Tuesday in Colorado, Maine, and Michigan.

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First fine issued to rogue dispensaries in L.A… Eight tons of pot found in San Diego tunnel… Map: compare legal and illegal cannabis prices… The Top 50 Most Influential Marijuana Users… and more.

CRIME & PUNISHMENT

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Mendo forced to release info on permitting program… New breath test for THC unveiled… More polls show approval of pot…  New health benefits detailed… Mid-Fifties cops awed by plants… and more.

CRIME & PUNISHMENT

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Justice Department: “trust but verify” state cannabis laws… State supported loan awarded to NJ dispensary… Not even God can prohibit humans from doing what they want… 30 tons of hash up in smoke… and more.

LEGISLATION

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Senate hearing set for Tuesday… Mexico City considers “smoking clubs”… Vicente Fox speaks in San Francisco Saturday… Massive fire not caused by illegal growers… and more.

POLITICS

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“Soon” has arrived: Feds change stance on legalization… Another Hemp Fest next weekend…  How not to deliver pot to a jail… and more

POLITICS

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Armored trucks pressured to stop business with dispensaries…  Potency tests wildly inaccurate… NIDA: Marijuana no less toxic than alcohol… “This American Life” goes to Mendo… and more.

BUSINESS

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Holder announces shift in federal policy… E-cigarette ban shelved, for now…  22nd Hempfest this weekend in Seattle… and more…

LEGISLATION

Mercury News // "We cannot simply prosecute or incarcerate our way to becoming a safer nation," US Attorney General Eric Holder told the American Bar Assn. convention in San Francisco Monday.

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Holder hints at reform…  CNN’s Gupta apologizes for anti-pot stance… Drug war is bigger concern than NSA spies… and more….

LAW ENFORCEMENT

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