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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 ….

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Canada shakes up the U.N. narcotics conference // National Post

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Banking for dispensaries moves ahead… Blue Ribbon panel presents… There’s an app, but not on Google… Canadian cannabis heading our way?  And more.

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Illegal grows on public lands targeted by Assembly…  Dispensary troubles… Native tribes warned about cultivation plans… Louis Armstrong's “marijuana tapes”… and more.

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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.

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Another ballot measure to consider… Cannabis for chronic pain and autism?  Stevie Wonder & Snoop Dog, together at last… and more.

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Phyllis + Del: Six Decades of Love

Feb 12, 2015

On this Valentine's weekend, Out in the Bay honors one of San Francisco's favorite couples - pioneering civil rights activists Phyllis Lyon and the late Del Martin. Valentine's Day was their anniversary. They co-founded the nation's first lesbian political organization, the Daughters of Bilitis, in 1955. They were together more than 55 years before they could legally wed, as the first same-sex couple to marry in San Francisco City Hall in 2008. They had also been the first same-sex couple to wed in February 2004 when Mayor Gavin Newsom challenged state law. (He lost the first round, but eventually won). On this special edition of Out in the Bay, hear Del & Phyllis' love story, shared with producer Eric Jansen over their kitchen table in 2006, along with some of their favorite music and tales of life in San Francisco from 1950 to now. Also on this encore broadcast, outLoud Radio brings us perspectives on love from young, old and in-between.

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E-cigarettes to be regulated like tobacco in San Francisco… Green light on federal study called “great day”… Help the Forest Service clean up illegal grow sites… and more.

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Alabama Legislature unanimously approves CBD bill // Reuters

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Once blighted and clogged with cars, the Embarcadero is now a promenade of upscale restaurants, farmers markets, and a walkable Bay Trail. As development all over San Francisco barrels forward, residents are being asked to decide what they envision for the future of the city’s frontage.

Tomorrow, San Francisco voters will cast ballots for or against a controversial luxury condo development across from Pier 3. The long-disputed 8 Washington project would bring multimillion-dollar housing to a 3.2-acre lot on the city’s waterfront.

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Supreme Court rejects appeal to reclassify cannabis… Governor Brown vetoes drug sentencing bill… Lt. Governor Newsom heads ACLU legalization panel… Safety warnings… Dalai Lama warns against “crazy mind”… and more.

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“Governor Gavin” calls for end to Drug War… News from Washington… Happy 4/20… and more!

(CA Dem.Conv.) // “Governor Gavin” Newsom outlined some of his accomplishments last weekend while he was at the helm of the California ship of state, filling in while Governor Jerry Brown was in China. He jokes that his gubernatorial library is being built in the back of a cannabis dispensary in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury.

Phyllis Lyon was the founder of the first lesbian rights organization in the United States, Daughters of Bilitis, in 1955. You may recall her name, as she and her wife Dell Martin were the first same sex couple to be married under the authority of Gavin Newsom when he became mayor in 2004. Phyllis recounts her life experiences such as connecting with Dell Martin, navigating anti-gay laws in San Francisco in the 1950's, her book Lesbian/woman, and shifting her perspective on marriage at the StoryCorps booth in San Francisco, where she spoke with Margee Adams.

 

(Mercury News) // Chefs across California are squeezing in extra foie gras on their menus and drawing the ire of animal rights groups. A statewide ban on the staple French cuisine made from fattened duck liver goes into effect July 1. The ban was passed back in 2004 to put an end to what some consider the inhumane treatment of ducks raised for the delicacy…

California's clean-technology investment is growing, according to a report released today by SF-based nonprofit Next 10, a nonprofit promoting awareness around the environment, technology, and the economy. From 2010 to 2011, investment rose 24% to $3.5 billion, and while Next 10 says this was a significant boost to the state's financial recovery, some economists say the clean-tech industry is still a small sector of California's overall economy...