David Downs

Industrial Hemp Is Coming to California -- Even if It's Not Exactly Legal Yet

The following article first appeared in the East Bay Express

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Medical Marijuana Patients Are Forced Back into Hiding in California

The following article first appeared in the East Bay Express

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4 Simple Tips for Eating 'Special' Brownies and Other Marijuana-Infused Treats

On Friday, Drug Policy Alliance’s Tony Newman, writing for AlterNet, posted some tips about eating marijuana-infused products like pot brownies. The end of prohibition is heralding a new era of pot-infused products like soda, candy, and baked goods. Some are so expertly made, it’s hard to tell there is any cannabis in them, leading to adverse events like clueless relatives, kids or pets scarfing THC-infused cookies. Newman offers some basic, common sense tips. Here they are again, summarized:

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Cali Cops Take Home $181 Million Worth of Loot in Their War against Medical Marijuana

Anger with police chiefs over their continued obstruction of reasonable medical marijuana regulations is boiling over in California this year.

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The Fun I Had Buying Marijuana as a Tourist in the Legal Pot Paradise of Colorado

Confession: I am a Colorado cannabis tourist.

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Republican NY Legislator Who Voted Against Medical Marijuana Now Investing in the Industry Himself

Republican New York Assemblyman Steve Katz, who voted against a medical marijuana bill in 2012, and was arrested for pot possession in March, will invest up to $10 million in the coming years in cannabis-related businesses, Smell the Truth has learned.

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