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More than 100 marijuana shops shuttered, L.A. City Attorney says

More than 100 pot shops have shut down since Los Angeles started enforcing new rules restricting medical marijuana dispensaries, City Atty. Mike Feuer announced Monday. In addition to the rules prompting scores of closures, Feuer said city lawyers had successfully fended off a host of legal challenges. In one closely watched case, they prevented a dispensary from […]

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Marijuana: An Athlete’s Best Friend?

When it comes to drugs and sports, the topic is usually performance-enhancing drugs like steroids or strong opiate-based painkillers. This, however, may be changing. It turns out that athletes are hitting more than just balls these days — many are also hitting the bong to ease pain arising from injuries and, sometimes, to tone down […]

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The Marijuana Industry Pleads With Congress: Treat Us Like a Regular Business

The House Budget Committee isn’t the most august room in Congress, but it commands respect, what with its oil portraits of former chairmen including Leon Panetta, who went on to be Defense Secretary and CIA director. But  it was the site on Tuesday of a briefing by the National Cannabis Industry Association, which you can […]

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Does medical marijuana equal bad parenting?

Shawnee’s voice is shrill, quavering — on the edge of desperate. She clutches her 11-month-old son while trying to comprehend the situation unfolding in front of her. Her boyfriend — her child’s father, Aaron — is in handcuffs. “Why are you doing this?” she pleads with police officers standing on the lawn outside her home. […]

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Calif. Sen. Feinstein: “I oppose marijuana legalization because I worry about stoned drivers”

Yesterday Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told the Associated Press she opposes marijuana legalization in her state partly because she worries about stoned drivers. “The risk of people using marijuana and driving is very substantial,” she said. A.P. helped Feinstein make her case by citing “a possible example”: The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal weekend collision […]

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Marijuana debate ignites local viewpoints

Now that Colorado residents are free to walk into marijuana dispensaries every day, the debate about legalization has spread to other parts of the country, including Baldwin City. #Chief of Police Greg Neis said he recognizes both sides of the issue, but he believes legalizing marijuana would cause more harm than it’s worth. “I see […]

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Cannabis: Promise, risk and controversy

Cannabis is bad for you, cannabis is good for you – confused? That’s not surprising. Complicated and controversial, cannabis is revealed by recent science to have a dual personality, with a dark side and a more positive one. Radio 4’s PM programme is this week running a whole series on cannabis, and the debate surrounding […]

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