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Medical Marijuana In HIV/AIDS

By Stephen Gardner and Shruti Kalra This article is the first in a two-part series and will explore the current legal environment for medical marijuana. Part 2 will discuss the results of scientific studies examining medical marijuana use in people with HIV. Legal support for the use of medical marijuana, including by people with HIV/AIDS, […]

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Oregon petition signatures due Friday

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Sponsors of ballot measures have until Friday to submit the needed petition signatures to qualify for the Nov. 2 general election. Oregon voters are likely to decide this fall whether to set up dispensaries for medical marijuana and set minimum terms for repeat felony sex offenders and drunken drivers. That pair […]

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Weed Control Part 1: MS sufferer finds relief

Matt Young used to bust kids for smoking pot as a security officer in Calgary, but now it’s Young who’s trying to find a way to smoke marijuana in peace. That search almost cost him his life. Young, now living in Saskatchewan, is a former private security manager and amateur bodybuilder who wanted to be […]

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Pot Proposal Has Some Feeling Left Out

Berkeley City Council members will consider new rules for medical marijuana Tuesday, but some cannabis activists are disappointed that some groups would get fewer benefits under the proposed regulations. Under the proposed rules, dispensaries would be allowed to get permits to cultivate their product in commercial spaces of up to 30,000 square feet, but members […]

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Marijuana Initiatives Get Big Endorsements

(June 28, 2010) in Society / Drug Law In another example of marijuana policy reform’s growing approval by the mainstream political establishment, this week two major state-level political organizations gave their backing to local initiatives to end marijuana prohibition. Citing inherent racism in the government’s war on marijuana, the California state chapter of the NAACP […]

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DESIGN DILEMMAS: ‘Showers’ of questions

Question: I am considering redoing my bathroom. Nothing major, just some new paint, accessories, shower curtain, etc. I have two questions for you. Number one, I feel like I am constantly changing our shower curtain because of mold and mildew. I generally purchase the vinyl liner and a cotton curtain. It seems the mold accumulates […]

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Religious use of pot seen as legal refuge

As spiritual events go, it was an unusual request. “If there’s anybody here who’s a member of law enforcement, you don’t have to identify yourself, just please leave,” the Rev. Timothy Tipton told a crowd at Denver’s Oriental Theater. “This is a private event.” Thus went a stop on the Cannabis Church Revival Tour, a […]

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Washington State Democratic Party Endorses Marijuana Legalization

At yesterday’s Washington State Democratic Convention, party delegates overwhelmingly voted to endorse I-1068, a potential ballot measure to legalize cannabis in the state. From Publicola.net: Bucking the recommendation of their executive board, delegates to the Washington State Democratic Convention endorsed I-1068 (the marijuana legalization initiative) with 62 percent “yes” vote (314 to 185). The executive board […]

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Grand jury refuses to charge three marijuana growers

GRAND JUNCTION — A grand jury has declined to bring charges against three Western Colorado marijuana growers, months after the operation was raided following a neighbor’s complaint. Prosecutors asked for charges, including felony marijuana cultivation, against three owners of a medical- marijuana dispensary called Naturals, A Wellness Center. The growing operation was raided March 9. […]

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Pot Law Practices Grow as Medical Marijuana Debate Rages

The universe of marijuana laws may be devolving into chaos, but Bill McPike remains a mellow man. For 30 years, the Fresno, Calif., attorney has defended clients against pot charges and counseled entrepreneurs on setting up shop to legally grow and sell the substance that spawned a thousand slang terms. But whatever its name over […]

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