Feds appear to be targeting closure of ALL medical marijuana dispensaries – Has San Francisco just became a national showcase for the new Federal policy intended to eradicate all medical marijuana dispensaries? Shutting down all the dispensaries in San Francisco, … Continue reading
Last Friday, the Committee to Regulate Marijuana Like Wine signed a contract with Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3) to conduct a poll of our initiative. On Tuesday, January 31st, this campaign will be releasing the results of that poll. … Continue reading
in light of the Obama administration's crackdown, the next step in California is to pass an initiative in which the state "opts out of the Controlled Substances Act," the federal law under which the government is acting, effectively legalizing marijuana. He is working on the initiative with attorney Bill McPike and retired Orange County judge Jim Gray.
We mentioned this strategy to Mr. Miron. He said the Supreme Court might have to settle whether a state could opt out of the Controlled Substances Act. Under the initiative, marijuana would be regulated like wine. It would not be complete legalization, as would have happened under Proposition 19, which state voters narrowly defeated last November. Continue reading
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Former LAPD Deputy Chief Asks Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs - "The federal government has put up another $72 million in "war-on-drugs-grants" to redirect your police resources once again from true public safety duties in order to extend their failed war on drugs; this time with a savage assault on California's 15-year-old medical marijuana law.
"Are you going to take the money and enforce federal law in lieu of upholding the will of the people of California or are you going to honor your sworn oath to uphold the laws of our sovereign state and send the money back?" Continue reading
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CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL KAMALA HARRIS - Federal prosecutors should be careful not to overreach in their crackdown on California's pot dispensaries, even though there are ambiguities in the state's medical marijuana laws, the state attorney general said Thursday. Continue reading
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Sacramento County will abandon efforts to adopt an ordinance to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries, the county said Thursday.
The county also reported that of a total of 99 dispensaries that had opened, 63 have closed due to the county’s enforcement actions, while 36 remain open. Continue reading
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Harm Reduction Journal Reports | [This] data suggest that rather than acting as a gateway to other drugs, (which many had also tried), cannabis has been exerting a beneficial influence on most. Continue reading
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