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The food that grows from concrete

Jul 6, 2015
Olivia Cueva

Imagine eating at your favorite restaurant and being told that the salad on your plate was harvested from the cracks in the sidewalk in West Oakland. Would you eat it? Two professors from UC Berkeley think you should. Their project is called Berkeley Open Source Food. To get these weeds from the ground to your dinner plate, they’re commissioning high end restaurants like Berkeley’s Chez Panisse to use these greens and show the public that they are not only safe to eat, but have lots of nutritional value.

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Hash oil explosions targeted by lawmaker… Cops behaving badly… Jimi Hendrix is now a brand… Giants hire a pot user… and more. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION East Bay lawmaker hopes to control hash-oil explosions // SanFrancisco.cbslocal.com The idea is to limit the sale of highly flammable butane, which is used in the production of hash-oil. Burn victims related to this production method have increased in the past few years, and homes have been destroyed by fires. Legalization’s impact on...

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Federal law trumps state law, again… Triple murder over stash… What to do with 200 tons of pot?... Willie Nelson, The Who, Gavin Newsom and more. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION Marijuana is still illegal for federal employees // Washingtonpost.com “The 1986 executive order from President Ronald Reagan requiring the federal workplace and workforce to be drug-free remains in place, applying to medicinal as well as recreational use of marijuana.” Forewarned is forearmed. How did your Senator...

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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. LEGALIZATION 13 nation coalition seeks to change UN policy // imcpc.org The declaration of the International Medical Cannabis Patient Coalition was "delivered to the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna this week by Pavel Bem , the Czech representative for the Global Commission on Drug Policy.” LEGISLATION Congress could change cannabis to a Schedule II...

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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 Senator Feinstein warns of conflict with international drug treaties // WashingtonPost.com Attorney General and Secretary of State advised that marijuana legalization measures are counter to the UN Conventions on Narcotics treaty. California legalization proponents far from united //...

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Marijuana’s Schedule 1 classification hearings start today… Fresno: less violence since ban on outdoor grow sites… Guides to election issues… Events… and more LEGALIZATION Edibles ban withdrawn in Colorado // DenverPost.com Monday saw a proposal to stop sales of most edible forms of recreational marijuana; Tuesday saw the withdrawal of that proposal. COPS & COURTS Federal District Court Judge to hear testimony on cannabis classification // blog.norml.org “This is the first time in recent...

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House passes welfare restrictions on pot… Banking reform stalls in Colorado… Teen use drops again… Pizza that gives you the munchies… and more. COPS & COURTS “ Preserving Welfare for Needs Not Weed Act” passes House // The Hill Restrictions would join those for liquor stores, strip clubs and casinos. Delivery driver cleared // ASA Charges against a cannabis delivery driver in San Diego were dropped this week following a statement by the Deputy City Attorney saying delivery of medicine to...

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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. Rand Paul pushes colleagues to declare their positions on cannabis // MJ Business Daily “There’s no way to make any progress on this issue until the Senate takes a vote and the American...