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New Attorney General nominee raises concerns ... They’re coming for your guns, pot smokers ... Global leaders call for total decriminalization ... A possible solution to the cannabis banking problem ... and more.

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More clarification on Prop. 64 ... Oakland re-examines permits ... No smoking on UC campuses ... Warning for Californians driving to Nevada ... Business, Health, and more.

All you need to know about passage of Prop. 64 ... Marijuana at work? ... Better eye sight with pot ... and more.

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City of Oakland endorses Prop. 64 ... Parental concerns against Prop. 64 ... More towns enact temporary bans ... Israel prepares for Green Rush ... and more.

Your Call: Life after marijuana legalization

Oct 17, 2016

On the October 18 th edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the impacts of marijuana legalization.

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Cottage growers protected by state law ... Oakland equity plan may violate laws ... Beware of Prop. 64: Colorado health manager ... Pop quiz and more.

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California nurses endorse Prop. 64 ... Oakland’s permit process stalls ... Will pot license save Amoeba Records? ... Pot and pregnancy ... and more.

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Prop. 64 slips in poll ... Cannabis could come to Marin hospital ... Less marijuana for youth ... Newsom’s lone stand ... and more. COPS & COURTS “Trends toward the negative” in Colorado after legalization // NBC Bay Area

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“Potalyzer” research at Stanford ... Prices collapse in Colorado ... Sex trafficking in Emerald Triangle ... Prop. 64 explained ... Opinion, history, and more.

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Miracle Grow, Google show interest in cannabis industry ... Prescriptions drop in legal states ... AUMA explained ... Time to panic in Colorado? And more.

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Newsom: Legalization “not a done deal” ... Senate committee approves banking amendment ... Dabbing pluses and minuses ...

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Oakland tries to right wrongs with dispensary rules … Police fund opposition to recreation measure … Health … Opinion … and more. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION Reformed criminals, certain neighborhoods, win preference in Oakland dispensary plan // East Bay Express “The recently incarcerated, as well as residents of a half-dozen police beats in East Oakland, will be uniquely eligible for medical cannabis industry permits under the new Program. The plan will help reward neighborhoods and...

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LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION UC campus gets grant to develop “drugged driving” test // San Diego Union-Tribune “Political experts said a measure to legalize recreational marijuana in California is likely to qualify for the Nov. 8 ballot, and the prospect of the nation's most populous state approving that measure is raising questions about everything from ‘drugged driving’ to where pot would be sold.” [Editor's note: See related story below.] “ Drugged driving” bill advances to...

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DEA looks at reclassifying cannabis … Grownups just say no … Harborside leaves Oregon … “Heavy users = losers” … Events, opinion and more. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION DEA to consider reclassification of cannabis by mid-year // Huffington Post “The Drug Enforcement Administration plans to decide whether marijuana should be reclassified under federal law in ‘ the first half of 2016, ’ the agency said in a letter to senators. ” Time for grown-ups to say marijuana should not be legalized //...

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Supreme Court tosses marijuana case … Canada ruffles U.N. narcotics conference … “Massive recall” of pot over pesticides … Vets risk felonies … Sports, opinion, and infused Nutella …. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION Canada shakes up the U.N. narcotics conference // National Post “The Liberal government used its first foray into the global anti-narcotics arena this week to signal a clear shift away from the war-on-drugs philosophy, promising more safe-injection sites, promoting 'harm reduction'...

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NORML supports AUMA… Holder calls for reclassification… Black arrests still out of proportion to population… A look at the future of cannabis clubs… “Taxing cannabis is horrible”… Sing along with Willie & Merle… and more. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION NORML supports AUMA // SF Gate The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws endorses the Adult Use of Marijuana Act ( AUMA ) , despite reservations. NORML is the oldest marijuana reform organization in the U.S. Holder now...

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How marijuana laws impact usage… Amoeba Records in finals for Berkeley license… Colorado’s billion dollar bud sales… Menstrual relief through cannabis… Roseanne Barr joins celebrity branding… and more. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION 15 percent tax proposed on medical cannabis // Pressreader Majority of funds would go to the California Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation and the state’s general fund. Cities and counties could add their own taxes. “Guarded optimism” for first state medical...

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California city bans could be corrected soon… Who smokes what, where? … Teens, cannabis and I.Q…. “Pot purses” arrive… Events, Opinion and more. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION Analysis: What’s behind the city bans on cannabis? // Whittier Daily News “Many California cities in the last two months have moved to ban the cultivation of marijuana but these new ordinances may become unnecessary under proposed legislation that seeks to close what some say was a loophole in a series of new state laws...

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Surgeon General to review drug rules… RICO charges dropped in Berkeley… Mexican farmers converting to other crops… Kosher cannabis… Year-end review… and more. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION Surgeon General to review federal drug rules // Marijuana.com The planned report will “take a comprehensive look at illegal drugs as well as currently legal substances like alcohol and prescription medications.” A look at Canada’s plans for legal cannabis // The Economist “The market, though growing fast,...

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San Francisco’s cannabis task force… More support for AUMA… Banking survey… Preachers concerned… Health, Business, Opinion, and more…. [Technical difficulties beyond my control: The links on all of these stories seem to work, despite appearances.] LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION Looking ahead, San Francisco names task force // SF Examiner The biggest concern for the 14-member task force could be changes in land use controls, which should be in place in the event voters statewide approve...

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“Cannabis chief” requirements… Recreational cannabis lacks broad support in California… Post Office won’t deliver newspapers with marijuana ads… Business… Health… and more. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION Requirements for California’s cannabis chief // SFChronicle For starters, “ ‘You’re going to have be trusted at the local level, trusted at the state level, trusted by law enforcement, and be able to help connect 17 different agencies who want to talk to each other’.” But no drug tests are...

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Dispensary operator sues Berkeley… “Serious misconduct” at DEA… News from native tribes… How to stop football brawls... Can you be fired with a prescription? And more. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION California’s statewide rules for medical dispensaries could close all shops in L.A. L.A. Weekly “The legislation requires pot-selling collectives to obtain state and city permits. The city of Los Angeles doesn't offer such a permit. In fact, dispensaries are technically prohibited in town.”...

On the August 14th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the recent toxic spill in Colorado.

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Hopes run high for statewide regulations… Teen use does not increase in legal states… How many hours a week do Americans get high? … and more. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION Statewide cannabis rules could become a reality // EastBayExpress.com Assembly passage of AB 266 “is an unprecedented compromise.” Legal cannabis does not increase teen use // blog.NORML.org “Researchers reported no increase in teens’ overall use of the plant that could be attributable to changes in law, and acknowledged...

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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. LEGISLATION Congressmen challenge Justice Dept. on continued dispensary raids // HuffPost.com “Although the DOJ has slowed its crackdown of medical...

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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. Lt. Gov. Newsom not afraid of backing reform // sfgate.com “There’s a growing consensus” Newsom said, but acknowledged that ...

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Cannabis goes to Congress… Nevada first state with 2016 ballot measure… “I speak for the salmon”… Business news… Lawyer drops baggy in court room… and more. LEGALIZATION California and Nevada Senators back medical reclassification // Reason.com Sen. Boxer “has never been a vocal proponent of reform,” but now co-sponsors the CARERS Act, along with Sen. Heller of next-door state Nevada, and others… And Senator Feinstein says what is and what is not // blogs.rollcall.com “There’s very strong...

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Legalization from coast to coast, and beyond… Price collapse worries Colorado dispensaries… Health… Opinion… and more. LEGALIZATION Cannabis now legal in Alaska // JuneauEmpire.com “One can now carry up to an ounce in public — consumption in public is still illegal — and one can give another person without remuneration up to one ounce or up to six plants with three flowering.” Recreational use becomes law in nation’s capitol // WashingtonPost.com You can smoke it, but you can’t buy it. That’s...

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State Attorney General not opposed to legalization… Colorado hit with multiple lawsuits… TV loses fear of marijuana… The munchies explained… and more. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION Kamala Harris focuses on “the vulnerable” in pot law // SFGate.com The current State Attorney General and candidate for US Senate says marijuana legalization requires special care to assess impacts on public safety. But she’s not personally opposed to legalization. COPS & COURTS All former DEA heads unite to...

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Vets to get medical cannabis?... Why pick on Harborside?... States seek to overturn Colorado pot law… Innovations in deliveries… Health news… and more. LEGALIZATION Bill in Congress could clear vets to use marijuana // safeaccessnow.org “We should be allowing these wounded veterans access to the medicine that will help them survive and thrive,” says Congressman Blumenauer of Oregon, “including medical marijuana.” COPS & COURTS Court to US Attorney: “Why have you picked this fight?”//...

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