Philadelphia Daily News, 28 Jul 2014 – As the War on Drugs Ebbs, So, Too, Should the War on Nonviolent Offenders THE NATION’S retreat from a maniacal and misguided mission to arrest and imprison our way out of our illegal drug problem has taken another important step. MAP – Cannabis

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People always ask me what my favorite strain is, and my answer will always be the same… It don’t matter as long as it’s #OG… by levidelta9 http://ift.tt/1sPiH9w

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Washington Times, 29 Jul 2014 – Florida voters overwhelmingly support legalizing medical marijuana, 88 to 10 percent, while a smaller margin says adults should be allowed to possess a bit of the drug for personal use, according to a new poll. Quinnipiac University found voters over 65 years old widely support a medical marijuana program, 83-14 percent, while voters ages 18 to 29 years old would rubber-stamp it, 95-5 percent. The lowest level of support is among Republicans, 80-19 percent. MAP – Cannabis – Medicinal

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State health officials are calling for a public rule-making committee this fall to iron out details involving the medical marijuana patient registry, including limiting the ability of caregivers… Toke of the Town

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By Mark Vanderhoff University of Kentucky researcher David Williams is studying which hemp varieties are best suited for growing in Kentucky. Mark Vanderhoff WLKY   It took a legal fight just to get the seeds in the ground, but two months later, Kentucky’s first legal hemp crops in decades are flourishing. The hemp plants have grown from […] JackHerer.com

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Investigators from the University of Colorado at Denver, the University of Oregon, and Montana State University assessed federal data on youth marijuana use and treatment episodes for the years 1993 to 2011 – a time period when 16 states authorized medical cannabis use. Authors reported, “Our results are not consistent with the hypothesis that the legalization of medical marijuana caused an increase in the use of marijuana among high school students. In fact, estimates from our preferred specification are small, consistently negative, and are never statistically distinguishable from zero.” NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform

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SF Weekly, 30 Jul 2014 – Jerry Brown is dominating. In the third act of his life, what the right-wingers dismissed just a few years ago as feeble effort for a curtain call is turning out to be more like a victory lap. He’s cruising, barely contested, toward a second term in his second coming as California governor. He has taken advantage of an economic upswing to do what was once deemed impossible: get the state’s finances in order while allowing business to grow without cutting services, an achievement feted by The New York Times as the "California comeback." Barring disaster, Brown will serve in office until his 80s. And he appears hell-bent on making his last years memorable. "I’m going to build great things, I’m going to do big things," he told the San Francisco Chronicle’s editorial board earlier this year. MAP – Cannabis – Medicinal

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@chronicals420 stays with that

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East Bay Express, 30 Jul 2014 – A landmark bill to regulate medical pot in California is speeding through Sacramento, but no one knows for sure what will be in it. Grab your medicated popcorn. August is going to be an action-packed month in California pot politics. A bill to regulate the state’s vast, $ 1.8 billion medical cannabis industry is speeding through Sacramento on a tight, end-of-August deadline. MAP – Cannabis – Medicinal

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