December 19, 2012
12/19/2012
This Week’s Corrupt Cops Stories (2012.12.18)

This Week’s Corrupt Cops Stories (2012.12.18)

04:54pm A small-town Florida department run amok loses its chief–at least temporarily–an Alabama cop gets caught delivering weed, four South Texas cops get caught running cocaine,...
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December 19, 2012
12/19/2012

The Next Seven States to Legalize Marijuana?

09:15pm Rolling Stone’s Tim Dickinson continues his coverage of marijuana legalization with a not unjustifiably optimistic article, “The Next Seven States to Legalize Pot.” Dickinson’s predictions:...
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December 19, 2012
12/19/2012
Man Sues Larimer Sheriff over Destroyed Medical Marijuana Plants After Acquittal

Man Sues Larimer Sheriff over Destroyed Medical Marijuana Plants After Acquittal

Denver lawyer Rob Corry said his client expects to receive $5,000 per plant (totaling $210,000), based on what law enforcers have testified a marijuana plant is worth,...
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December 19, 2012
12/19/2012
The Aqua Pipe: A Portable Little Bong

The Aqua Pipe: A Portable Little Bong

If you are looking for a new water bong but you have limited funds, try the Aqua Pipe out for size. Not only is it compact and cute,...
By: Lateralus
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December 19, 2012
12/19/2012
Feds Settles With Montana Medical Marijuana Provider Chris Williams

Feds Settles With Montana Medical Marijuana Provider Chris Williams

Montana medical marijuana provider Chris Williams has reached a settlement with prosecutors.
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December 19, 2012
12/19/2012
Newark Mayor Cory Booker: Medical Marijuana? Heck Yes… But I Want to Go Beyond That

Newark Mayor Cory Booker: Medical Marijuana? Heck Yes… But I Want to Go Beyond That

During an interview with HuffPo Live yesterday, Newark Mayor and potential gubernatorial candidate Cory Booker made some very strong statements in favor of drug law reform. When asked...
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December 19, 2012
12/19/2012
Colorado Marijuana Task Force Holds First Meeting

Colorado Marijuana Task Force Holds First Meeting

The group in charge of creating rules for an industry that has never existed before — the recreational marijuana stores allowed under Colorado’s newly enacted Amendment 64...
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December 19, 2012
12/19/2012
Seattle Times: “It’s Time For Employers To Rethink Marijuana, Drug-Testing Policies”

Seattle Times: “It’s Time For Employers To Rethink Marijuana, Drug-Testing Policies”

A majority of Americans are now demanding we reassess our cannabis policies. As I argue in The Seattle Times, this reassessment should also include amending employers’ policies that sanction workers’...
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December 18, 2012
12/18/2012
Great Christmas Gift Ideas for Weedists

Great Christmas Gift Ideas for Weedists

Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re a procrastinator like me, you haven’t crossed much off your gift list yet. Don’t worry, there’s still time to...
By: Lateralus
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December 18, 2012
12/18/2012
Study Shows Marijuana Often Substituted for Alcohol and Other Drugs

Study Shows Marijuana Often Substituted for Alcohol and Other Drugs

I remember one of the clients I had on internship. He’d been drinking a fifth of bourbon a day for years. As you’d guess, his liver was...
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December 18, 2012
12/18/2012
Oakland Insists It Can Defend Medical Pot Club

Oakland Insists It Can Defend Medical Pot Club

The city of Oakland renewed demands to stay forfeiture proceedings against a local medical marijuana dispensary whose business it defends as a matter of state’s rights. Though...
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December 18, 2012
12/18/2012
Massachusetts Communities Seek Delay in Medical Marijuana Law

Massachusetts Communities Seek Delay in Medical Marijuana Law

At least two Massachusetts towns have voted already to ban dispensaries — Wakefield and Reading. Other communities are considering similar moves.
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December 18, 2012
12/18/2012
US Has 330,000 Drug Offenders in Prison

US Has 330,000 Drug Offenders in Prison

04:55pm The number of people in prison in America declined last year for the second year in a row, according to a new report from the Bureau...
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December 18, 2012
12/18/2012
Push to Decriminalize Marijuana to Launch in Georgia

Push to Decriminalize Marijuana to Launch in Georgia

Should you go to prison if you smoke pot in Georgia? A campaign to decriminalize marijuana in Georgia will be launched Monday at the State Capitol.
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December 18, 2012
12/18/2012
Medical Pot Wars A-Bubble in California

Medical Pot Wars A-Bubble in California

A Northern California county last week barred medical marijuana cultivation in apartment complexes and mobile home parks – “unless park management sets up a designated garden area”...
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December 18, 2012
12/18/2012
Poll: Majority of New Yorkers Back Legalized Pot, Ohioans Evenly Split

Poll: Majority of New Yorkers Back Legalized Pot, Ohioans Evenly Split

Two new polls, published this week by Quinnipiac University, show solid support for marijuana legalization in both New York and Ohio. In a New York State poll...
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December 18, 2012
12/18/2012
Marijuana May Be the Next Big Growth Sector in the U.S. Stock Market

Marijuana May Be the Next Big Growth Sector in the U.S. Stock Market

Public support for further legalization is building. There is also talk that more states could soon legalize. Since this is a new growth industry, we can only speculate...
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December 18, 2012
12/18/2012
Memphis Cop, Dallas Man Killed in Separate Drug War Incidents

Memphis Cop, Dallas Man Killed in Separate Drug War Incidents

06:13pm A Memphis police officer was shot and killed early Friday morning during a marijuana raid, and, hours later, a Dallas man was shot and killed...
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December 18, 2012
12/18/2012
Ohioans Divided on Legalizing Marijuana

Ohioans Divided on Legalizing Marijuana

Ohio had an even split, with 47 percent support legalizing marijuana and 47 percent opposing it, in a Quinnipiac poll released this past week.
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December 18, 2012
12/18/2012
Marijuana Reform Comes to the Mountain State

Marijuana Reform Comes to the Mountain State

I’ve been organizing and advocating for marijuana policy reform in New Hampshire since 2007, and some of the successes have been very gratifying. After two near-victories on...
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