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Attorney Haig resigns… “pot probably safer than heroin”… CBD “appears safe”…  Nevada gets first dispensary… Opinions…  and more.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

Federal agencies cannot use Oakland police for cannabis raids // EastBayExpress.com   The action directly relates to the 2012 raid on Oaksterdam University and related businesses.

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Marijuana “sucking rivers dry”… Oregon’s recreational law: it’s complicated… Are delivery services legal?  Kosher cannabis… and more.

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“Huge step forward” by White House… Major raids in Emerald Triangle… Is “medical marijuana” real?...   Cannabis Cup winners… and more.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

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Congressmen to DOJ: knock it off… New DOJ forfeiture plans… Mayor works for dispensary… California’s Blue Ribbon Commission wants input… and more.

LEGALIZATION

Colorado still hasn't collapsed // USAtoday.com  Another report from the front lines of the drug war: "Things in Colorado haven't really changed much since we legalized pot" over a year ago.

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Statewide forums seek input… Emerald Triangle now favors legalization… CBD & Kids: does it really work?... and more.

LEGALIZATION

Public input requested at forums // Reuters.com  Focus will be on three areas: legalization, taxation, and regulation. The first meeting is April 21 at UCLA, followed by one in San Francisco in May and ending with one in Fresno in June.

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Group seeks change in UN drug policy… Will Congress legalize marijuana?...  So Cal tribe forms cannabis business… CBD news… and more.

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More groups favor legalization… Federal court in Washington State still  convicting growers… Art contest… Utah rabbits hopped up on illegal grows… and more.

LEGALIZATION

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California legalization far from certain… All Vallejo dispensaries ordered closed… Pomo tribe plans cannabis plantation… Brazil approves CBD… Two Oregon Ducks banned from playoff… and more.

LEGALIZATION

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What does new federal drug policy mean for those already charged?... Illinois medical marijuana OK for kids… John Lennon’s role in popularizing marijuana… and more…

LEGALIZATION

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Court favors dispensaries over US Attorney… OK for native tribes to grow cannabis… Emerald Cup this weekend… Pot plant not acceptable as Christmas tree… and more

LEGALIZATION

Close to half of US population lives in states with legal marijuana dispensaries // mmjbusinessdaily.com   That figure has more than doubled since 2011.

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AG Harris softens her stand on legalization after election…. “Dramatic reduction” in brain cancer with cannabis… Word of the Year: Vape… Bob Marley is now a brand… and more.

LEGALIZATION

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Election victories from sea to shining sea… What passage of Prop 47 could mean… Unique regs in Mendocino… Halloween scare just a fantasy… and more.

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New poll: Majority of Americans support legalization – barely// Gallup.com   New numbers show 51% supporting legal cannabis, down from 58% a year ago.

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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

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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.” 

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No statewide regulations this year… Banks cautiously work with cannabis customers… Hemp-powered batteries? ...  Amsterdam vs. Boulder ... and more.

LEGALIZATION        

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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.

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 “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.

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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.)

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California statewide regulation passes out of committee… San Jose approves restrictive dispensary rules… Will US Senate follow House’s lead on DEA funding ban?... Three more states consider CBD extracts for epilepsy… Ten tons of cannabis up in smoke (with photos)…

LEGALIZATION

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Minnesota set to become 22nd 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

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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

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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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