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DEA delays consideration of pot reclassification ... White House wants to widen research ... Employers can fire medical users ... Should expectant mothers stop using cannabis? ... Opinion, health, and more.

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AUMA receives mixed support and opposition ... Old prison sold to cannabis oil extractor ... THC helps with Alzheimer’s ... Can pot save Amoeba? ... and more.

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Why the Teamsters oppose AUMA … Pot friendly gym planned for San Francisco … When Bernie dumped Tommy … Opinion … Health … and more. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION BMMR chief visits the Emerald Triangle // North Coast Journal “ [T]he overwhelming attitude at the meeting wasn't about patients. It was about protecting Humboldt County growers' business interests.” Chart shows big drop in trafficking in legal states // Marijuana.com “Newly compiled data from the federal government shows that in...

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Fight ISIS through legal pot … Cannabis cafes coming to Alaska? … Native tribes pull back from “green rush” … “Sisters of the Valley” chastised … and more. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION Legalize cannabis and fight ISIS, Italian mafia // Reuters “In investigations whose details have not yet been made public, police have found evidence that Italian organized crime, which has long controlled most of the country's illegal drug supplies, and "suspected terrorists" in North Africa are trafficking...

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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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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.”...

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Cannabis bill shelved due to cost… Harborside: good news and bad news… Pesticides in concentrates… and more. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION California’s statewide medical cannabis bill put on hold // EastBayExpress The widely supported bill was tabled because of it’s $20 million estimated implementation cost. San Francisco’s Sunset District continues blocking dispensaries // Pressreader.com The City has more registered medical marijuana users than any other part of the state, but “traditional...

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“Huge step forward” by White House… Major raids in Emerald Triangle… Is “medical marijuana” real?... Cannabis Cup winners… and more. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION Lifting of review requirement seen as “huge step forward” // Huffingtonpost.com “More research is needed.” How often have you read that concerning cannabis? But little could be done because Public Health Service review requirements were difficult to meet. The White House removed that requirement this week. Who gets the water, fish...

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Feinstein evolves on CBD… Harris: War on drugs has failed… Oakland airport workers charged as smugglers… How to roll a joint… and more. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION Senator Feinstein evolves on CBD // EastBayExpress.com Diane Feinstein asks DOJ and HHS to “to determine whether cannabidiol ( CBD ), a non-psychoactive component of marijuana, should be rescheduled and asking the agencies to clarify their conflicting positions on existing barriers to cannabidiol research.” San Jose might create...

DEA head in hot water over sex parties… Marijuana still a Schedule 1 drug… Are eastern Europeans backing dispensaries?... Happy 4/20! … and more. COPS & COURTS Judge denies reclassification of marijuana // SFGate.com U.S. District judge says she was inclined to remove the Schedule 1 classification (the most dangerous) but says that decision belongs to Congress. BUSINESS Ukrainian drug bosses behind dispensaries? // SFWeekly.com “The California Medical Board has taken the unprecedented...

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Should marijuana be a Schedule 1 drug or not?... Home invasions linked to pot… Prices drop 40% in Washington… What Smokey says… and more. LEGALIZATION Looking back at 2014 drug policy successes // HuffingtonPost.com Changes are moving California “towards drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights,” according to this summary by the Drug Policy Alliance. COPS & COURTS Is marijuana dangerous or not? // SFGate.com & theLeafonline.com Is marijuana a...

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Mendo and Sonoma see harvest crime wave… THC breath tests… Cannabis ice cream... How to legalize cannabis… and more LEGALIZATION Cannabis regulation on next year’s Assembly calendar// EastBayExpress.com The listings on the California Assembly calendar are primarily placeholders, to assure discussion. Uruguay elects new president // TheGuardian . Com Unpopular marijuana laws may be altered, but not likely to be repealed. COPS & COURTS “Trail of violence” hits Mendo & Sonoma at harvest ...

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AG Harris softens her stand on legalization after election…. “Dramatic reduction” in brain cancer with cannabis… Word of the Year: Vape… Bob Marley is now a brand… and more. LEGALIZATION AG Harris “not opposed” to legalizing cannabis // Buzzfeed.com “I don’t think it’s gonna take too long to figure this out,” the California State Attorney General said, as she monitors the situations in Colorado and Washington. COPS & COURTS Monterey County on the way to its first dispensary // Monterey...

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Ups and downs for dispensaries… Thousands arrested for possession in California… DEA looks across our northern border… Hillary’s cannabis joke… and more LEGALIZATION San Jose’s new rules spotlighted // KALW Radio Medical marijuana is legal in California. Medical marijuana is not legal in California. How can this be? [This story is scheduled for broadcast on Tuesday, October 21 around 9: 55am , but click the link to hear it now.] D.C. legalization could “set off chain of events” // WRAL.com...

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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. LEGALIZATION Oregon’s leading paper endorses recreational marijuana // The Oregonian “Oregonians should support outright legalization.” Washington State’s recreational statut e defended // Attny. Gen’l. of Washington State “This case presents a significant threat” to recreational sales. Possession now a misdemeanor in Santa...

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Legislation progresses from coast to coast… San Jose dispensaries conflicted over taxes… Microsoft loses tech award to cannabis site… Alzheimer’s reduced by THC & CBD… “Classically Cannabis” concerts canceled... and more. LEGALIZATION Important state legislation could see floor vote this month // East Bay Express AB 1894 is sponsored by Tom Ammiano of San Francisco. Limited legalization of medical marijuana comes to Minnesota // Huff Post Eight medical conditions are listed for use; plant...