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So where’s that campaign against legalizing marijuana?

September 6th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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As far as I can tell, there’s little credible opposition to Initiative 502. (I’m not counting the “medical marijuana” people – who have a mercenary stake in its defeat – as credible.)

Last Wednesday, we were supposed to do a joint television interview of the initiative’s opponents and supporters. For something like this, we normally call the campaigns, and they eagerly supply the speakers. Ream more »

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N.J. medical marijuana still faces hurdles

September 4th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Jay Lassiter, a onetime New Jersey politics blogger who would use profanity to drive home a point, texted one word to describe his feelings about becoming one of the state’s first patients eligible to smoke medical marijuana: “Wow.”

“Just registered. . . . Shouldn’t be long now,” the advocacy consultant from Cherry Hill then told his Facebook followers. Ream more »

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Legal marijuana faces multiple hurdles in Oregon

August 30th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Proponents trying to legalize marijuana for the last few decades have become accustomed to road blocks standing in their way. More recently, when the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act 2012 (OCTA) submitted signatures for the early turn-in with the Secretary of State in Oregon and discovered that more than 40% of the signatures were deemed invalid, petitioners hit the streets in force to accomplish the goal of qualifying for the ballot before the July 6 deadline. Ream more »

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Marijuana Law In New York The ‘Dumbest Drug Law’ In The Country?

August 29th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Juan Gomez-Garcia was standing outside a Bronx Kentucky Fried Chicken on May 16, 2012, waiting for his order to be prepared, when a police officer approached and asked him if he had any drugs.

The 27-year-old says he admitted to carrying some marijuana, at which point the cop reached inside his pocket and pulled out a ziploc bag containing weed.
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Gubernatorial Candidates Differ On Marijuana Decriminalization

August 10th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Governor Peter Shumlin and GOP challenger Randy Brock have very different views about whether marijuana should be decriminalized. Shumlin says changing the law would allow police to focus on other, more important drug issues. Brock says Shumlin’s position sends a bad message to young people at a time when teen marijuana use in the state is the highest in the country. Ream more »

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Who Wins With Medical Marijuana?

August 8th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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With voters preparing to cast their ballots on the issue of medical marijuana this fall, a look at the proposed legislation reveals concerns over whether the federal government will let the policy stand.
Question 3, if passed, would remove state penalties for using marijuana medicinally and create regulations for distribution centers seeking to sell to patients.
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Medical Marijuana Deliveries Prosecuted as “Sales”

August 7th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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The young man told cops “he was going to make four or five more deliveries that evening.” He obligingly showed officers where to find the 15 gram bag of marijuana and THC-infused candies and one rolled cigarette that were located in his car.

Taylor Patrick Jensen said he was part of a “collective” called “Higher Elevation” and that he delivered marijuana to “patients,” according to Carlsbad police sergeant Matthew Lowe, who testified in San Diego’s North County Superior Courthouse today.
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