Feds' pot policy sticks with prohibition despite Obama comments about risk, advocate says + MORE

Update, July 11 at 2:49 p.m.: We spoke with representatives from the Bakersfield PD who tell us they did not make a mistake. Seriously. The Sergeant we spoke with said that they valued the haul …

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Back in January, Marijuana Policy Project spokesman and Amendment 64 advocate Mason Tvert applauded comments by President Barack Obama in which he suggested that marijuana is not as risky as al…

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By Steve Elliott
Hemp News
Legislation which changes Rhode Island’s medical marijuana law, has been signed by Governor Lincoln Chafee. The law lowers the amounts of marijuana that can be grown patient cooperatives and establishes new regulatory mechanisms.
H. 7610 SubA is a substitute bill, based on a more far reaching proposal that was introduced by law enforcement, and largely concerns cooperatives where patients join together to grow medical marijuana, reports Mark Reynolds at the Providence Journal…

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Feds' pot policy sticks with prohibition despite Obama comments about risk, advocate says + MORE

Daniel Soligny had a good life, except for the whole health insurance thing. He didn’t have the most glamorous job, sure, but spending 14 hours a day on rollerblades at Sonic Beach Miami Garden…

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Marijuana demand estimated to reach 130-ton high in Colorado
(Colorado)
State report says demand for recreational cannabis is much higher than expected, noting consumption of ‘heavy users’ (Read More)

Marijuana: A Solution To Painkiller Crisis?
(My Stateline.com)
ILLINOIS – Dozens of people who abuse prescription painkillers die every day…

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Back in January, Marijuana Policy Project spokesman and Amendment 64 advocate Mason Tvert applauded comments by President Barack Obama in which he suggested that marijuana is not as risky as al…

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Kentucky Vietnam vets speak out for medical marijuana access for PTSD to state legislative committee + MORE

If it wasn’t for cannabis, Danny Belcher wouldn’t sleep. He’s spent more of his life now away from Vietnam as he ever did there but the memories still cause him to have nightmares. It’s illegal i…

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Daniel Soligny had a good life, except for the whole health insurance thing. He didn’t have the most glamorous job, sure, but spending 14 hours a day on rollerblades at Sonic Beach Miami Garden…

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A marijuana industry job board website, 420careers.com, has reached out to Mike Boyer, the first Washington state citizen to purchase recreational marijuana and to get fired for using recreational marijuana, find a new job in the marijuana industry.
Boyer was the first person to purchase recreational marijuana in Washington’s new marijuana industry and was fired hours later after his employer recognized him on multiple TV stations that aired interviews of him and the historic moment…

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Nevada: Marijuana Initiative Backers Launch Bathroom-Themed Ad Campaign

Bathroom-Themed Ads in Las Vegas Restrooms Highlight the Costs of Prohibition and the Benefits of Regulating Marijuana Like Alcohol
One ad design features toilet paper made of money and says law enforcement’s ‘limited resources should be reserved for serious matters’ instead of punishing adult marijuana consumers; a second ad design features a toilet full of money and asks why Nevada is flushing revenue from marijuana sales down the toilet into the underground market
The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol on Friday launched its first ad campaign in support of a 2016 ballot initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Nevada…

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Bakersfield, California cops claim an ounce of marijuana is worth $700 in California after 6,700 pound bust

If you’ve got a U-Haul truck with an illegal load of 6,732 pounds of marijuana inside, try to not run a red light. In fact, try and obey all traffic laws as not to draw attention to yourself. Th…

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Oregon Dispensary Busts: Lives Devastated for Nothing + MORE

Mass.: Marijuana Odor No Longer Probable CauseLaw enforcement officers in the state of Massachusetts can no longer use the odor of unburnt marijuana as an excuse to search a vehicle. Earlier this week, the Supreme Judicial Court handed down the verdict that pays respect to the state’s decriminalization laws by …

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Oregon Dispensary Busts: Lives Devastated for NothingThe final arguments have been heard in the last of three prosecutions that targeted medical marijuana dispensaries in northern, southern and eastern Oregon. In the end, after tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars spent, hundreds of police and prosecutor hours wasted…

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Florida for Care creates "Blue Ribbon" panel to guide medical marijuana policy + MORE

On Friday, June 27, several Denver police officers entered Maryjane’s 420 Shop and Social Club, at 539 West 43rd Avenue, and issued citations to some of its members. The club has been closed eve…

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A new Reason-Rupe study and survey of 2,000 Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 years old finds 57 percent of this demographic — known as the millennials –believe the government should allow the recreational use of marijuana. Just 39 percent were opposed.
More than 8 of every 10 millennials — 83 percent — think that marijuana users should either face no penalties, be fined, or have to attend rehabilitation…

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Hemp News
Tourists are responsible for up to 90 percent of recreational marijuana sales in some Colorado ski resort towns, according to a new analysis from the state. Those visitors are infusing tens of millions of dollars into the Mile High marijuana economy.
The study was prepared for state marijuana regulators by the Marijuana Policy Group, which is a collaboration between private consultants and the University of Colorado-Boulder Business Research Division, reports Trever Hughes at USA Today…

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With the vote on medical marijuana a mere four months away, a group chaired by both those who advocate and those who are opposed to medical weed has formed a Blue Ribbon Commission to provide re…

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California and Colorado pot products seized in Oklahoma could put two men in prison for life + MORE

With the vote on medical marijuana a mere four months away, a group chaired by both those who advocate and those who are opposed to medical weed has formed a Blue Ribbon Commission to provide re…

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Two Florida men could be facing a life sentence in Oklahoma for attempting to transport Colorado-and California-made cannabis, hash, edibles and other concentrated forms of herb worth about $250…

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CLEAR Daily News 10th July 2014

CLEAR Daily News 10th July 2014

VIDEO Police seize #cannabis medicine (Autralia)
(Ch10 Australia)
News Story run on the 10th July 2014 on Channel 10 The Project (6:30 News)… About Medical Cannabis in Australia… (Read More / Watch report)

First Recreational Cannabis Customer in Washington Loses Job
(Ladybud)
Earlier this week, the weed world rejoiced when news broke that the state of Washington had issued licenses to businesses intending to run retail recreational cannabis dispensaries… (Read More)

Cannabis mom: 8 things you’re getting wrong about parents who use pot
(Today Parents)
I live in Colorado, where I can safely and legally purchase cannabis as a responsible, tax-paying citizen in a safe environment at a licensed facility… (Read More)

Colorado Is Smoking A Ton Of Pot
(Huff Post)
Colorado’s pot regulators issued what is believed to be the world’s first post-legalization market study for the weed on Wednesday…

Terminal Cancer Patient Guilty In Marijuana Trial
(Huff Post)
A terminal cancer patient who says he grew marijuana to treat his tumors was found guilty of drug charges Wednesday by an Iowa jury that wasn’t allowed to hear his defense… (Read More)

Smell of unburnt marijuana cannot justify search of car
(Boston Globe)
The Supreme Judicial Court Wednesday said that because voters decriminalized small amounts of marijuana in 2008, police officers in Massachusetts can no longer rely on the odor of unburnt marijuana to justify searching a person’s car…

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