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Recovering From Reefer Madness: A Moral Hangover Generations in the Making
Daily Dose 2011-03-06

Recovering From Reefer Madness: A Moral Hangover Generations in the Making

After Colorado Republican Representative Cindy Acree mislead the public about medical marijuana in edible…

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Lawyer Doubts Jury Would Convict in Marijuana Case
Daily Dose 2011-02-25

Lawyer Doubts Jury Would Convict in Marijuana Case

Published in NECN.com A lawyer says he’ll consider appealing to the Michigan Supreme Court…

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Will the IRS Extinguish Medical Marijuana?
Rich 2011-02-16

Will the IRS Extinguish Medical Marijuana?

By Josh Harkinson | Published in OCNorml In February, 2009, the US Department of…

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My War on Drugs
Rich 2011-01-29

My War on Drugs

My Story. Maria Mills Greenfield Imagine watching your adult child suffer from a debilitating…

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This is Your War.  This is Your War off Drugs.  Any Questions?
Sam Sabzehzar 2011-01-21

This is Your War. This is Your War off Drugs. Any Questions?

Creating an idea that an entire movement can support while pulling in those from outside a movement to support your cause is where the War on Drugs finds it’s adversary. ¬†Meanwhile the foot soldiers in the war are still snickering like a 5th grader who hears the word penis in sex education… not quite educated in the ways of sex yet, nor should a fifth grader, but the conversation is beginning and they are learning to understand something they had no concept of previously.

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As Medical Marijuana Proliferates, Pot Prices Decline
Daily Dose 2010-12-09

As Medical Marijuana Proliferates, Pot Prices Decline

Oregon boasts the country’s cheapest pot, with the price of a high quality ounce running $259.13, according to PriceofWeed.com, a site that uses crowd-sourcing methodology to track marijuana prices around the country. (Anonymous users who buy the drug on the street input what they paid ‚ÄĒ and for how much ‚ÄĒ and the site averages out prices for the state or territory.) Montana comes in second at $273.87 per ounce. Both states are among the 14 to have passed laws allowing the medicinal use of the drug.

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It’s Time To End America’s Failed Cannabis Prohibition
Daily Dose 2010-12-07

It’s Time To End America’s Failed Cannabis Prohibition

The end of cannabis prohibition is near.

How can one tell? When the beneficiaries of the ¬†status quo‚ÄĒboth prohibitionists and ¬†contrabandists‚ÄĒjoin together to actively oppose long ¬†sought alternatives to America‚Äôs ¬†expensive, unsuccessful, anti-free market and Constitution- ¬†warping cannabis prohibition, ¬†then it is clear that change is upon us

The close loss might have turned out to be a narrow victory had the Prop. 19 campaign not received more than 50 percent of the public donations in the last four weeks of the campaign, which did not allow them to have any physical presence in Los Angeles County or the three major cannabis cultivation counties in the north (Mendocino, Humboldt and Sonoma), where, if only a small percentage more of voters had instead favored Prop. 19, then the headline on election night would have been all together different.

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Respicio Seeks Confirmation on Federal Policy on Medical Marijuana
Daily Dose 2010-12-06

Respicio Seeks Confirmation on Federal Policy on Medical Marijuana

Senator¬† Rory¬† J.¬† Respicio¬† (D‚ÄźAgana¬† Hts)¬† issued¬† a¬† letter¬† to¬† US¬† Attorney Alicia Limtiaco Wednesday, requesting confirmation of her office‚Äôs policy on the use of medical marijuana¬† as¬† regulated¬† by¬† local¬† governments.

Respicio¬† writes¬† in¬† light¬† of¬† news¬† reports¬† that Federal Prosecutor Fred Black commented on the issue, saying that if local law allowed for it, his office would follow the federal policy of not prosecuting people who are allowed to use marijuana for medicinal purposes.¬† Mr. Black reportedly said that his office would rather focus on the more dangerous drugs, and that if Bill 423 became law, ‚Äúit is unlikely you would see any prosecutions for medical marijuana on Guam.”

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Subverting Safe Access: While Los Angeles and Orange County Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Cooley Concedes CA Attorney General Race
Sam Sabzehzar 2010-11-24

Subverting Safe Access: While Los Angeles and Orange County Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Cooley Concedes CA Attorney General Race

The medical marijuana community may have been divided on California’s Prop 19, but they were very much united in their efforts to defeat one of their most vocal opponents of medicinal marijuana, Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley for California’s Attorney General race against Kamala Harris.

In a narrow back and forth that seemed to always signal a slight lead by Harris, Cooley finally conceded and the message was sent loud and clear: a war on patients will become a war on politicians, and we will vote out non-compassionate candidates.

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US Govt's Patent on Pot, and an End to the War on Drugs
Daily Dose 2010-11-18

US Govt's Patent on Pot, and an End to the War on Drugs

The Dept. of Health and Human Services filed for and was awarded a patent on the medical benefits of cannabinoids derived from cannabis, based on studies done at the National Institute of Health. The¬†patent (#6,630,507) awarded in 2003, states unequivocally that cannabinoids are neuroprotectants and anti-inflammitory, and as such are useful in the prevention and treatment of a wide variety of diseases including stroke, trauma, auto-immune disorders, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and HIV dementia. That’s¬†prevention and treatment…

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Medical Marijuana: Arapahoe Sheriff Returning Hash to Patient Sets Precedent, Says Rob Corry
Daily Dose 2010-11-18

Medical Marijuana: Arapahoe Sheriff Returning Hash to Patient Sets Precedent, Says Rob Corry

‚ÄčMoments from now, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office will return hash it seized from medical marijuana patient Gregory VonAlmen — and Von Almen’s attorney, Rob Corry, believes the decision sets a precedent by establishing that marijuana concentrate and other related products are also protected by Amendment 20, which legalized MMJ in Colorado.

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End the War on Pot
Daily Dose 2010-10-29

End the War on Pot

I dropped in on a marijuana shop here that proudly boasted that it sells ‚Äú31 flavors.‚ÄĚ It also offered a loyalty program. For every 10 purchases of pot ‚ÄĒ supposedly for medical uses ‚ÄĒ you get one free packet. ‚ÄúThere are five of these shops within a three-block radius,‚ÄĚ explained the proprietor, Edward J. Kim. He brimmed with pride at his inventory and sounded like any small businessman as he complained about onerous government regulation. Like, well, state and federal laws.

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Right-Wing Think Tank's Marijuana Policy Paper Takes Absurdity to New Heights
Daily Dose 2010-09-28

Right-Wing Think Tank's Marijuana Policy Paper Takes Absurdity to New Heights

The Heritage Foundation’s Charles Stimson has released a completely bonkers prohibitionist screed on marijuana. Will the think tank retract it? If you want to read one of the most absurd “policy” articles about marijuana in history, go quickly to the website of the Heritage Foundation to read “Legalizing Marijuana: Why Citizens Should Just Say No.” I say quickly because it is truly so absurd, I believe it will be taken down from the site soon.

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