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Newspaper Article Accidentally Sums Up The Marijuana Legalization Debate

The Huffington Post  | by  Matt Ferner   That was the question posed by the Dayton City Paper, an independent alternative weekly in Dayton, Ohio, to its readers last week. As part of its coverage of the legalization issue, the paper set aside a page for a “debate forum,” with one DCP staffer arguing for marijuana legalization on the […]

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Arizona high court: Pot metabolite doesn’t prove DUI

Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, The Republic | azcentral.com   The state’s high court ruled Tuesday that motorists with a secondary marijuana metabolite in their system cannot be charged with a DUI on that basis alone, indicating the court was unconvinced the mere presence of the metabolite proves impairment.   Full Article: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/politics/2014/04/22/arizona-high-court-pot-metabolite-prove-dui/8011323/

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Obama Plans Clemency for “Hundreds, Perhaps Thousands” of People Sentenced for Drug Law Violations

Contact: Tony Newman 646-335-5384 or Anthony Papa 646-420-7290   Follows on Footsteps of White House’s Recent Call For Clemency Candidates Drug Policy Alliance: Positive Step, But Comprehensive Sentencing Reform Is Needed to Prevent More Mass Injustice A White House official told Yahoo that President Obama is prepared to use his pardon power to grant clemency to “hundreds, […]

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Casino industry wrestles with issues surrounding medical marijuana

By Howard Stutz   LAS VEGAS — Like much of Nevada, the casino industry is grappling with issues surrounding medical marijuana. So much so that gaming companies and regulators have had little to say publicly about doctor-prescribed pot. Medical marijuana has been legal in Nevada since 2000, but it took state lawmakers 14 years to allow […]

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Dagga activists to host 4.20 celebration

(Picture: Shutterstock) Johannesburg – A party to raise funds for a legal challenge against dagga prohibition laws will be held in Johannesburg on Sunday, cannabis non-profit organisation Green Fields For All said on Saturday. “This is the second year of our 4.20 party, a date ‘sacred’ to the worldwide cannabis culture,” spokesperson Julian Stobbs said. According […]

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Cannabis: the fiber of Japan

BY JON MITCHELL SPECIAL TO THE JAPAN TIMES Workers harvest cannabis at a licensed farm in Tochigi Prefecture. | JUNICHI TAKAYASU   When Junichi Takayasu was 3 years old, a picture book about ninjas changed his life forever. What fascinated him most, however, wasn’t the assassins’ stealthy skills or secret gadgets but their usage of a very […]

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Cannabis: the healing of the nation

BY JON MITCHELL SPECIAL TO THE JAPAN TIMES Police find cannabis plants in Nara Prefecture in September 2012. | KYODO   Every summer in Hokkaido and northern Honshu, platoons of police and public servants scour the countryside for cannabis. For a nation well-known for its strict drug laws, the plants are remarkably easy to find. In an […]

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Jerry Brown grants 63 pardons

BY JIM MILLER jmiller@sacbee.com Gov. Jerry Brown announced 63 pardons Friday, with the vast majority of the recipients convicted of long-ago drug crimes. The people pardoned, Brown wrote in the pardon messages, have “lived an honest and upright life, exhibited good moral character” and conducted themselves as law-abiding citizens. Of the 63 pardons, more than two-thirds were for people […]

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Gaming Control Board wants no part in investigating people who want to get into Nevada’s medical marijuana business

by Ray Hagar Various strains of medical marijuana are shown at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. (Ray Hagar photo) “Perhaps in the next couple of years, the federal government will change it to a Schedule Two,” Segerblom said. “It is amazing how the public perception is changing. When Reno get a unanimous vote, you […]

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Gun language dropped from Illinois medical marijuana rules

By Samantha Jeffreys - email   Language barring legal gun owners from using cannabis has been dropped from the proposed rules governing medical marijuana in Illinois. A person close to the rule-writing process released the information, but spoke on the condition of anonymity. The regulations are expected to be published Friday. Full Article: http://www.wrex.com/story/25273225/2014/04/17/gun-language-dropped-from-illinois-medical-marijuana-rules

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