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Colombia to legalize medical cannabis… City offered cut in grow site… First tribal reservation store opens… More bad news for concentrates… Health… Events… and Willie Nelson.


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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.


A manifesto, by definition, is not usually easy reading, which is why Steve DeAngelo has combined his eight-point program with scientific and historical details, interspersed with stories about his life.

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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.


Statewide cannabis rules could become a reality //   Assembly passage of AB 266 “is an unprecedented compromise.”

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Biggest Roundup EVER:  Legalization & Legislation… Cops & Courts…  Business, Health and more….


DEA head in hot water over sex parties… Marijuana still a Schedule 1 drug… Are eastern Europeans backing dispensaries?... Happy 4/20! … and more.


Judge denies reclassification of marijuana //   U.S. District judge says she was inclined to remove the Schedule 1 classification (the most dangerous) but says that decision belongs to Congress.


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


Colorado still hasn't collapsed //  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.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Mar 17, 2015
Tim Hussin, Special To The Chronicle

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area as curated by KALW news.

Dancers state out turf on BART // SF Gate

"A recent Friday, 1:37 p.m.: Calling themselves the Turf Feinz, the four members of the Turf dance crew dart through a BART train headed for San Francisco. They need to find the next audience to wow before the doors open at Embarcadero Station.


State Attorney General not opposed to legalization… Colorado hit with multiple lawsuits… TV loses fear of marijuana… The munchies explained… and more.


M.W. Benutzer

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.


Oregon’s leading paper endorses recreational marijuana // The Oregonian    “Oregonians should support outright legalization.” 

The traditional weather prediction for March is that if it comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb. This year the aphorism may also apply to April for the Bay Area medical cannabis community.