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California ready to approve hemp productions, with federal approval… Canada overhauls their medical cannabis production plan… “Little measurable effect” for cannabis users concerning health needs…  NORML moves closer to a Super Bowl ad… and more.

LEGISLATION

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(Politico) // “The people in the federal hierarchy are in an impossible position” when it comes to cannabis regulation, according to US Senator Earl Blumenauer of Oregon. He hopes to correct that with federal legislation introduced Monday.

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(SFGate) // Close Harborside Health Center in Oakland and “tens of thousands of patients” will be forced to buy cannabis on street corners. That’s the City of Oakland’s argument, as presented yesterday in the on-going forfeiture case against the mega-dispensary and the US Attorney. The US Attorney, in turn, says Oakland doesn’t have any legal rights in this case. No comment from the judge on her eventual decision.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Richard Gilliam is incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison. 

May 25, 2012