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- 10/15/12--12:08: Cannabis News Roundup: October 15, 2012
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(ASA) // The scientific merits of medical cannabis will be considered in federal court for the first time in nearly 20 years tomorrow. The US Court of Appeals in Washington, DC is set to hear oral arguments challenging the government’s classification of marijuana as a seriously dangerous drug, with no medicinal value. Their decision could come at any time, but proponents don’t expect an answer for several months. Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is bringing the case against the Drug Enforcement Administration . Here’s a recording of a teleconference briefing on the case, arranged by ASA. It features researchers, legal counsel and others, from October 4. One participant is Dr. Donald Abrams , Director of Clinical Programs at San Francisco General Hospital. He has studied medical cannabis since 1997. (Harborside) // The City of Oakland has filed a complaint in US District Court asking the Justice Department “to enjoin and declare unlawful the federal government's attempt to close down”
Last month, Governor Jerry Brown, speaking on CNN, said: “It’s time for the Justice Department to recognize the sovereignty of the states. We already have a fair amount of marijuana use in the guise of medical marijuana, so we are capable of self-government. We don’t need some federal gendarme to come tell us what to do.”
Mendo forced to release info on permitting program… New breath test for THC unveiled… More polls show approval of pot… New health benefits detailed… Mid-Fifties cops awed by plants… and more. CRIME & PUNISHMENT Press Democrat // The US Attorney’s Office will be receiving “a limited number of un-redacted records” from Mendocino County’s suspended medical marijuana permitting program . The County has worked for over a year to keep these records private, but is now complying with subpoenas made by a federal grand jury. Federal law prohibits the county from providing specifics of the material involved. Clinical Chemistry // “Driving Under the Influence” in a traffic stop currently means “under the influence of alcohol.” But a new study shows a very accurate form of breath test that will detect a driver’s THC level. Huff Post // Google Earth sees everything, including pot plantations . A registered grower in southern Oregon was telling too many people that he had more plants than he
A few hours north of San Francisco is the town of Boonville, nestled in the quaint Anderson Valley of Mendocino County. Like Silicon Valley, this place is known for its innovations in communication – but in a completely different way.
UN urges rethink on drugs… Illegal grows shrink in Mendo… Sungrown pot for sale… “Teen smoker” report causes friction… Ganja Yoga is relaxing… and more. LEGALIZATION U.N. urges new look at several drugs // NYT “ The proposal by the group, the Global Commission on Drug Policy , goes beyond its previous call to abandon the nearly half-century-old American-led war on drugs.” “Marijuana needs to be legalized,” says GOP candidate for A.G. // Marijuana.com Republican Ron Gold calls for legalization and taxation, while the current California Attorney General, Democrat Kamala Harris, tries to avoid the issue. COPS & COURTS Sheriff says it’s safe to hike in Mendo Forest // SF Weekly Federal raids have cleared out the Latino drug operations on public land in Mendocino County, says Sheriff Tom Allman. Where did they go? Fresno, according to the California Water Boards. “Tens of thousands” lose cash and property to aggressive police // Washington Post [Watch the video if you don’t have time to
Election victories from sea to shining sea… What passage of Prop 47 could mean… Unique regs in Mendocino… Halloween scare just a fantasy… and more. LEGALIZATION New poll: Majority of Americans support legalization – barely // Gallup.com New numbers show 51% supporting legal cannabis, down from 58% a year ago. ELECTION Marijuana wins from sea to shining sea // AP.com & Huff Post Voters approved recreational cannabis measures in Washington, DC, Oregon and Alaska this week. Florida's medical marijuana measure was narrowly defeated, but one in the US territory of Guam passed . Cannabis is now legal in some form in 23 states, one territory, and the nation's capitol. Note: These story links wouldn't embed, so find them below: Prop 47 passes – now what? // Fivethirtyfive.com Drug and theft crimes in California valued at less than $950 will now be misdemeanors. See how this could impact prison populations, and compare it to measures in other states. COPS & COURTS Unique cannabis
Mendo and Sonoma see harvest crime wave… THC breath tests… Cannabis ice cream... How to legalize cannabis… and more LEGALIZATION Cannabis regulation on next year’s Assembly calendar// EastBayExpress.com The listings on the California Assembly calendar are primarily placeholders, to assure discussion. Uruguay elects new president // TheGuardian . Com Unpopular marijuana laws may be altered, but not likely to be repealed. COPS & COURTS “Trail of violence” hits Mendo & Sonoma at harvest // PressDemocrat.com “The cases stand out against the overall decrease in crime nationwide over the past decade,” and occur around the fall harvest of area cannabis crops. No dispensary in town? No problem! // www.desertsun.com Rancho Mirage doesn’t allow marijuana dispensaries in town, but it does provide a $25 monthly stipend to go to places that have them. THC breath test possible // SeattleTimes.com “Existing technologies — including those already used by airport security and customs agents to
Sean “The Disruptor” Parker joins the cause… Growers required to register… “Armed commandos” threaten Mendo growers… Feds investigate working conditions for bud-trimmers… and more. LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” gets big boost // SF Weekly This 2016 ballot initiative pulls ahead in a crowded field. A summary of the Adult Use Act // East Bay Express “Here’s what’s inside the initiative, which was filed by noted environmentalist Michael Sutton and a rare, cannabis-educated physician, Dr. Donald Lyman.” Growers required to register with State // Cal NORML “ The California Board of Equalization has issued a special notice to growers and sellers of medical cannabis telling them that they are required to register and file returns. There is no charge for registering.” NORML “strongly advises all parties involved in the marijuana industry to register with the BOE if they are interested in becoming legal providers under California law.” “End federal ban on marijuana
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California is becoming the largest legal marijuana market in the nation. It’s estimated that the industry will bring in more than $1 billion in taxes every year.