March 1, 2013
03/01/2013
Oakland Vies for Another Drag in Dispensary Fight

Oakland Vies for Another Drag in Dispensary Fight

Barred from stopping the shutdown of a medical marijuana dispensary, the city of Oakland asked a federal judge to stay proceedings pending its appeal. U.S. Magistrate Maria...
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March 1, 2013
03/01/2013
7 lbs of Cannabis: World-class Screw-up at Fedex, Mom Says

7 lbs of Cannabis: World-class Screw-up at Fedex, Mom Says

FedEx delivered 7 lbs. of marijuana to the wrong house, then told the dopers where to go to pick it up, a single mom and her young...
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March 1, 2013
03/01/2013
‘Marijuana Cannon’ Used to Fire Drugs over US Border Seized in Mexico

‘Marijuana Cannon’ Used to Fire Drugs over US Border Seized in Mexico

Police in the border city of Mexicali say they have recovered a powerful improvised cannon used to hurl 13 kilogram packets of marijuana across a border fence...
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March 1, 2013
03/01/2013
Georgia’s First Southern Cannabis Reform Conference Coming; Chief Greenbud Headlining

Georgia’s First Southern Cannabis Reform Conference Coming; Chief Greenbud Headlining

Marijuana legalization advocates have announced Georgia’s first Southern Cannabis Reform Conference, scheduled to take place March 15-16. Organized by Peachtree NORML, a local affiliate, the conference will mix...
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March 1, 2013
03/01/2013
Colorado’s New Weed Acadamy Run by a Former NASA Scientist

Colorado’s New Weed Acadamy Run by a Former NASA Scientist

In Colorado, where it’s legal to possess weed for recreational use but still a crime to sell it, one former NASA scientist is teaching enterprising smokers how to grow...
By: Andy Cush
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February 28, 2013
02/28/2013
Marijuana vs. Alcohol Prohibition

Marijuana vs. Alcohol Prohibition

Marijuana prohibition experts should avoid alcohol prohibition comparisons.     Legally prohibiting an intoxicant is an ineffective and ultimately detrimental approach to dealing with the potential harm...
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February 28, 2013
02/28/2013
Blumenauer Pushes States Rights’ Medical Marijuana Bill in Congress

Blumenauer Pushes States Rights’ Medical Marijuana Bill in Congress

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) Monday gave a public coming out event for a bill designed to stop federal government interference with medical marijuana patients and providers in...
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February 28, 2013
02/28/2013
Seattle Mayor: Marijuana Legalization “Positive Change”

Seattle Mayor: Marijuana Legalization “Positive Change”

In his 2013 State of the City, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn said, “Look at marijuana legalization. We’re now going to see businesses fighting for market share, instead...
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February 28, 2013
02/28/2013
Medical Marijuana Update (2013.02.27)

Medical Marijuana Update (2013.02.27)

From the village board to the halls of Congress, medical marijuana is popping up all over. And there’s action at various state houses, too. Let’s get to...
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February 28, 2013
02/28/2013
Record Level of Californians Support Regulating Marijuana

Record Level of Californians Support Regulating Marijuana

According to survey data released this week by The Field Poll, a record number of Californians now support legalizing and regulating marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol. The...
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February 28, 2013
02/28/2013
This Week’s Corrupt Cops Stories (2013.02.27)

This Week’s Corrupt Cops Stories (2013.02.27)

Suspected dirty cops are under investigation in Texas and Alabama, a light-fingered (and well-connected) Philly cop gets suspended, a Texas cop gets in trouble for trying to...
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February 28, 2013
02/28/2013
Broomfield, CO Bans Marijuana Businesses Until 2015

Broomfield, CO Bans Marijuana Businesses Until 2015

Broomfield’s City Council voted 7-3 to ban marijuana businesses in the city until January, 2015. The ban could be made permanent afterward with a public vote. Since...
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February 28, 2013
02/28/2013
New Hampshire Newspapers Back Medical Marijuana Bill

New Hampshire Newspapers Back Medical Marijuana Bill

This past Sunday, New Hampshire’s Sentinel Source positively highlighted the state’s proposed medical marijuana legislation, House Bill 573. The editorial board points out that the “well-crafted,” 30-page bill removes...
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February 28, 2013
02/28/2013
Matt Riddle Released From UFC After Second Failed Drug Test

Matt Riddle Released From UFC After Second Failed Drug Test

Matt Riddle, a 27-year-old UFC fighter and Nevada medical marijuana patient, was released from the UFC after failing a post-fight drug test for marijuana. Another career potentially ruined...
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February 28, 2013
02/28/2013
San Diego Mayor Condemns Federal Prosecution of Cannabis Patients

San Diego Mayor Condemns Federal Prosecution of Cannabis Patients

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner discusses the need for Congress and the Obama administration to stop prosecuting medical marijuana patients, respect states’ medical marijuana laws, and to...
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February 27, 2013
02/27/2013
Stoner Chic: Pot Etiquette for the Domesticated Among Us

Stoner Chic: Pot Etiquette for the Domesticated Among Us

The New York Times ran a great article on pot etiquette earlier this week, or what I refer to as “mediquette.” One point spoke directly to a conversation my girlfriend...
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February 27, 2013
02/27/2013

Florida – Medical Marijuana Could Determine Governor’s Race

According to a recent poll conducted by Hamilton Campaigns on behalf of People United for Medical Marijuana, 70% of Florida voters support a plan to mend the state constitution to...
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February 27, 2013
02/27/2013
US Warrantless Spying Program Survives in High Court

US Warrantless Spying Program Survives in High Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday shut down opponents of the U.S. government’s warrantless surveillance program, finding they lack standing. It is an admitted fact that the government...
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February 27, 2013
02/27/2013
Federal Appeals Court Blocks Florida Welfare Drug Test Law

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Florida Welfare Drug Test Law

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta Tuesday upheld a preliminary injunction blocking Florida’s 2011 law requiring welfare applicants to take and pass a drug test....
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February 27, 2013
02/27/2013
Indiana House Approves Welfare Drug Test Bill

Indiana House Approves Welfare Drug Test Bill

The Republican-controlled Indiana House voted overwhelmingly Monday to approve a “reasonable suspicion” drug testing bill for welfare recipients. House Bill 1483 advanced to the state Senate on a 78-17...
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