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LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION UC campus gets grant to develop “drugged driving” test // San Diego Union-Tribune “Political experts said a measure to legalize recreational marijuana in California is likely to qualify for the Nov. 8 ballot, and the prospect of the nation's most populous state approving that measure is raising questions about everything from ‘drugged driving’ to where pot would be sold.” [Editor's note: See related story below.] “ Drugged driving” bill advances to...

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Feb 2, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news: At Berkeley, a New Digital Privacy Protest // The New York Times “After hackers breached the computer network of the U.C.L.A. medical center last summer, Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, and her office moved to shore up security across the university system’s 10 campuses. “Under a program initiated by Ms. Napolitano, the former secretary of Homeland Security in the Obama administration, the...

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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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Nevada could consider recreational cannabis in 2016… US marijuana laws break UN treaties… Canadian natives plan medical cannabis facility… Don't hit your customers… and more. LEGALIZATION Another California neighbor moves toward recreational cannabis // MJ Business Daily Around 200,000 people have signed a petition to consider a ballot measure that would legalize recreational cannabis in Nevada. That's about double the number required to get the issue on the ballot in 2016. New recreational...

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UN urges rethink on drugs… Illegal grows shrink in Mendo… Sungrown pot for sale… “Teen smoker” report causes friction… Ganja Yoga is relaxing… and more. LEGALIZATION U.N. urges new look at several drugs // NYT “ The proposal by the group, the Global Commission on Drug Policy , goes beyond its previous call to abandon the nearly half-century-old American-led war on drugs.” “Marijuana needs to be legalized,” says GOP candidate for A.G. // Marijuana.com Republican Ron Gold calls for legalization...

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Attorney General & UN critical of drug sentencing… Brown’s “pothead” comment rebuffed… More positive news for CBD treatments… Book event in Oakland… and more COPS & COURTS “Over reliance on incarceration is unsustainable” in drug sentencing: Attny. Gen’l. Holder // NYT “Criminal sanctions not beneficial” says High-Level Segment of U.N. // Drug Policy Alliance C olorado marijuana “small possession” convictions can be dropped // Denver Post Who benefits in naming police informants in...

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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 SF Gate // Its unfortunate that hemp production got wrapped up in the hysteria around marijuana decades ago, says State Senator Mark Leno. So hes trying to change that. A Leno-sponsored bill would allow farmers to grown industrial hemp not to...

On Your Call, Thursday December 20th we aired a pre-taped conversation looking back at climate change activism over the last year. What strides have we made? Where have we fallen short? The UN climate talks in Doha, Qatar this month didn’t seem to move the international community any closer to solutions. So what needs to be done? Can local actions make a difference? What are we facing for climate change in 2013? Guests: Mark Hertsgaard, fellow of the New America Foundation; environment...