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Facebook protest forces removal of Portland anti-marijuana billboard

October 12th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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At the corner of 122nd and Division in Portland, Oregon, there is a billboard depicting a ragged drug addict which reads “What is good about marijuana? Nothing.”

The photo paints a bleak picture, at best, pointing out the potential horror of using marijuana. The problem seems to be the authenticity of the photograph, which has been discovered to be a manipulated stock photograph of a meth addict.
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Berthoud forum on medical marijuana dispensaries turns heated

October 11th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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A public forum to discuss ballot Question 300 here Wednesday showcased exactly how emotional and divisive the topic of medical marijuana dispensaries has become to the community this election season.

The meeting, sponsored by the group of residents who circulated a petition to get the issue of banning dispensaries on the ballot, brought out more than 30 people. Ream more »

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The real world impacts of marijuana prohibition

October 5th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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The marijuana legalization initiative on November’s ballot in Colorado, Amendment 64, is currently ahead in the polls. Opponents of this initiative have been on the attack in recent weeks claiming the initiative is bad for young people in Colorado. Contrary to arguments by the defenders of the status quo, current marijuana policy in Colorado fails young people and is indefensible.
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Marijuana law reform largely ignored during election cycle

October 3rd, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Last night, CNN’s Erin Burnett ran a news story highlighting the impact of marijuana legalization on the 2012 presidential election. “Out Front” – Burnett’s prime time news program – studied the implications of Colorado’s marijuana legalization ballot initiative on the strength of the mile-high position as a swing state.
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Plans for medical marijuana dispensary on Lombard St.

October 2nd, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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If all goes as planned, the Marina District could get its first medical marijuana dispensary at 2414 Lombard Street (near Scott). Yes, for those of you keeping track, the location is right across the street from the Edward II Inn, a former bed and breakfast that has recently been rezoned and repurposed for future housing of transitional-aged youth. Ream more »

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Should Washington legalize marijuana?

October 1st, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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I do not personally support or condone the use of marijuana. However, as a 27-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, I believe it is time to reform our marijuana laws. The prohibition of the purchase and possession of small amounts of marijuana by adults has caused more harm than good. Like alcohol Prohibition did in the last century, marijuana prohibition has enriched criminal organizations and compromised public safety here and abroad.
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Montana medical marijuana provider found guilty of drug trafficking

September 28th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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A jury on Thursday convicted a medical marijuana provider of drug trafficking and firearms charges, upholding the U.S. government’s raids of state-regulated pot dispensaries in its first test at trial.

The provider, Chris Williams, was barred by the trial judge from making the case that he and Montana Cannabis followed the state medical marijuana law that voters approved in 2004. Ream more »

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