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L.A. Council Bans Pot Shops After Regulation Struggle

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The Los Angeles City Council voted on July 24th to shut down all of the medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.

California Appeals Court: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries are Legal

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California Appeals Court: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries are Legal
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The 2nd District Court of Appeal in California issued a landmark decision affirming the legality of medical marijuana dispensaries under state law, and rejected bans imposed by municipalities.

Savages: Stone’s Stoner Film Reminds Us Why Marijuana Should Be Legal

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Savages: Stone’s Stoner Film Reminds Us Why Marijuana Should Be Legal
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Time Magazine piece on director Oliver Stone’s penchant for unhinged narco-mayhem, Savages, based on Don Winslow’s 2010 novel, is likely to illustrate why keeping weed illegal no longer makes legal, fiscal or even moral sense.

Study Finds Medical Marijuana Laws Do Not Boost Teen Pot Use

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Study Finds Medical Marijuana Laws Do Not Boost Teen Pot Use
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Univeristy of Oregon professor says there’s no proof that legal uses of marijuana boost use by high school students

New York Judge With Cancer Makes Case For Marijuana

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New York Judge With Cancer Makes Case For Marijuana
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A cancer-stricken judge in New York has become an unlikely voice in support of legalizing the use of medical marijuana

UC-San Diego Medical Center: Smoking Pot Eases Pain In People With Multiple Sclerosis

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UC-San Diego Medical Center: Smoking Pot Eases Pain In People With Multiple Sclerosis
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CBS News reports that on a study that shows MS patients who smoked pot reported less pain but it came at the expense of cognitive abilities

Denver Post: Mothers And Legal Marijuana In Colorado

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Why The Oregon Attorney General Race Has National Implications For Marijuana Laws

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Why The Oregon Attorney General Race Has National Implications For Marijuana Laws
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A former federal prosecutor has raised the ire of marijuana activists who have mobilized against his campaign

Medical Marijuana Raids To Continue After House Defeats Defunding Bill

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A bipartisan measure that would have eliminated funding for federal raids on medical marijuana dispensaries in states where they’re legal failed Wednesday in the House of Representatives

Colorado House Bill 1358 Fails In Senate, THC DUI Not Dead Yet?

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Beth McCann’s proposal to shift millions in medical marijuana patient registry fees from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment to the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division, failed to pass through the State Senate