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Published: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:21:21 -0700

Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:10:02 GMT


US CA: Column: Legalized Pot Almost A Certainty

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Porterville Recorder, 10 Oct 2016 - A sense of certainty that recreational, random marijuana use will be legalized, regulated and taxed in California after next month's election lies behind the millions of dollars invested so far in Proposition 64, which would allow adults to grow, buy and possess pot. No more medical marijuana ruses. The sense of inevitability stems partly from the experiences of Colorado and Washington state, where cannabis can be had anytime in very many places and is regulated somewhat like cigarettes. In short, not much. Polls now show between 55 and 60 percent of likely voters favor complete legalization, and national polls indicate almost exactly half of all Americans also want that. Support for freedom to use the weed has never been higher.

US CA: Column: 'The More Access, The More Use'

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 04 Sep 2016 - L.A. Substance-Abuse Prevention Specialist Works to Limit Pot Availability Among Young People. When I wrote on Friday that pot use can have a serious downside for some teenagers, I hardly expected to be accused of embracing an archaic, alarmist "Reefer Madness" point of view.

US CA: Column: Cannabis Not Always A Benign Bud

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 02 Sep 2016 - As Voters Ponder Prop. 64, Experts Cite the Effects Pot Can Have on Young Users. SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - Devan Fuentes made it all the way through San Clemente High School without drinking or using drugs. He vividly remembers the first time he smoked pot. He was visiting a friend at Occidental College, and decided the moment had come.

US CA: Column: Under The Tuff Gong

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

North Coast Journal, 01 Sep 2016 - Big Numbers The Aug. 23 deadline to register existing commercial cannabis activity with the county of Humboldt has come and gone, and the planning and building department is staring down a giant pile of paper. A final count, conducted partially by hand, came up with a total of 2,259 registered grows.

US CA: Column: We Have To Gamble On Legalization

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

SF Weekly, 01 Sep 2016 - WE HAVE TO GAMBLE ON LEGALIZATION A few years into the state legalization experiment, we know one big thing: A legal marijuana industry can function more or less like any other kind of business. What don't we know? Pretty much everything else. We don't know what legalization will mean for youth marijuana use, or which medical conditions marijuana can treat. With less than three full years of legalization in Colorado and Washington state, there's still very little data.

US CA: Honey Oil Explosion

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Chico News & Review, 01 Sep 2016 - Dungeon Raid Shines Light on Concentrated Cannabis Last week's raid of downtown Chico's Dungeon tobacco shop is just the latest event highlighting the proliferation of concentrated marijuana production in the area. In 2015, law enforcement seized 56 butane honey oil (BHO) labs in Butte County and in Chico alone, there were three BHO lab explosions. This past June, the City Council answered the call to do something about it, voting to restrict the sale of butane to 600 mL per person every 30 days.

US CA: Column: Pot-smoke Panic

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Sacramento News & Review, 01 Sep 2016 - Every time I take the kids downtown or anywhere for a nosh we have to walk through clouds of pot smoke. I get such a contact high it borders on a panic attack. I'm not saying it should go back to the old days where we sneaked into alleys, but is there any way to promote responsible, considerate consumption? - -M. H.