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Weed Whacking Californianew

The federal crackdown that shredded medical marijuana this year looks like it'll last at least until the 2012 presidential election.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  12-21-2011  |  Drugs

Coloradans Favor Legalizing Marijuana and They Love Tim Tebownew

Forty-nine percent think marijuana should generally be legal to only 40% who believe it should be illegal. Independents think it should be legal by a 54/34 spread.
The American Independent News Network  |  Scot Kersgaard  |  12-19-2011  |  Drugs

No Cannabis for the Sick and Dyingnew

Fifteen years after Prop 215, the people who need medical marijuana the most have the hardest time getting it.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  12-06-2011  |  Health

The Politics of Potnew

Are politicians too paranoid to decriminalize marijuana?
Chicago Reader  |  Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky  |  12-05-2011  |  Drugs

Inside the Cannabis Closetnew

Oakland's newest web celeb just wants to talk.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  12-02-2011  |  Drugs

Accused Medical Marijuana Grower to Serve as Own Lawyer on Felony Chargesnew

Despite cautions from a judge, Tim Beck, who describes himself as a medical marijuana grower, will serve as his own lawyer on felony charges of cultivating marijuana and cultivating marijuana for sale.
Easy Reader  |  Robb Fulcher  |  12-02-2011  |  Crime & Justice

Legalize it!: N.C. House Bill 577, aka the Medical Cannabis Actnew

A North Carolina legislator rolls another number for the road — the road to medical marijuana, that is.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Cheris Hodges  |  11-29-2011  |  Policy Issues

Occupy Gets Its Own Medical-Marijuana Strainnew

One of the few dispensaries left in San Diego is offering Occupy OG.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Dave Maass  |  11-28-2011  |  #OCCUPY

This Bud's For Who?new

Feds give the finger to medical marijuana.
Eugene Weekly  |  Dante Zuñiga-West  |  11-28-2011  |  Drugs

Roll Numbersnew

ANTI-DRUG ADS have long portrayed pot smokers as lazy and unmotivated. But given the announcement by medical cannabis supporters at a press conference last Friday, that old stereotype needs some revising. Faced with what they called a back-door ban of San Jose's collectives, the barely month-old Citizens Coalition for Patient Care (CCPC) turned in more than 47,000 signatures to the city clerk that morning, well over the 29,653 signatures needed for a referendum against regulations the City Council passed in September.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Ted Cox  |  11-03-2011  |  Drugs

Is the War on Drugs a War on Jobs?new

California’s Compassionate Use Act, which permitted the use of medical marijuana, has turned out very differently than what California voters expected when they approved the 1996 ballot proposition. It produced an estimated 200,000 patients, thousands of collectives, revenues of $1.3 billion, more than $100 million paid in taxes and tens of thousands of jobs. Now the feds want to throw this unplanned baby out with the bathwater.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Jeff vonKaenel  |  10-25-2011  |  Economy

Obama's War on Weednew

In a strange about-face, President Obama tries to hack medical marijuana off at the knees.
Phoenix New Times  |  Ray Stern  |  10-25-2011  |  Policy Issues

Weeded Out: Medical Marijuana in D.C. Requires Federal Waivernew

Opening a pot shop in D.C. means signing a paper that says you're a criminal.
Washington City Paper  |  Martin Austermuhle  |  09-01-2011  |  Drugs

Growing Problemnew

Sheriff seeks advice from attorney general on how to handle medical marijuana found during evictions.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Pam Zubeck  |  07-14-2011  |  Drugs

Med-Pot Dispensary Owners Caught in War on Weednew

Joe Byron and Joe Grumbine thought they were doing the people of Long Beach a favor. Then they became targets in the city's weird war on weed.
OC Weekly  |  Nick Schou  |  06-10-2011  |  Drugs

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