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Oregon's Legal Sale of Marijuana Comes With Reprieve

Bud tenders Ieasha Semler, 23, left, and Anna Marie Alcantara, 22, roll marijuana cigarettes at the Chalice Farms dispensary in Dundee, Ore. Oregon is exploring a new path in regulation and punishment as its legal recreational market takes shape. By KIRK JOHNSON September 20, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — About 15 years ago, when she was in her 20s, Erika Walton handed a bong to someone who turned out be a police officer, and was cited for marijuana possession. She paid the fine, she said, but the violation lingered on, haunting her record.

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Omaha Man Petitions for Marijuana Political Party

What do you think about the legalization of marijuana? An Omaha man believes so strongly, that he set out to make a new political party.

Mark Elsworth experienced politics during his run for governor last year. This year, however, Elsworth is in a new position as Chairperson of the Marijuana Party.

"We aren't an official party yet so we haven't actually started registering people," Elsworth said. "but we hope to register lots of people. We hope to get, you know, 20% of the registered voters in Nebraska."

The party revolves around the legalization of marijuana and support of political candidates that want to make marijuana legal.

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Cannabis Community Needs to be Vigilant as Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio Rise

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and failed California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina has won two debates thus far according to political conventional wisdom, the first FOX News second-tier debate and then the latest top-tier debate on 

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Denver medical marijuana shop robbed at gunpoint

DENVER - A medical marijuana dispensary was robbed at gunpoint Sunday afternoon.

Officer responded to the Rino Supply at 3100 Blake Street at 1:45 p.m. The suspects fired shots as they left, but no one was injured according to police.

"I've heard they were partially disguised, so we're looking into that," said Denver police spokesperson Sonny Jackson. "We do know that one individual was wearing a pink or purple dress shirt. One of them was possibly wearing a Pittsburgh Pirates, no sorry, a Pittsburgh Steelers baseball cap."

Investigators say they're looking for as many as four male suspects who were last seen leaving in a newer silver Mercedes and an older, beat-up VW van.

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Denver Police seek four after medical pot shop robbed on Blake Street

Denver Police set wide net seeking four suspects in the robbery of the RiNo Supply Company pot shot on Blake Street

Police investigate the scene of an armed robbery at the RiNo Supply Company. The RiNo Supply Company marijuana dispensary was robbed on Sunday, September 20, 2015. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)

Armed robbers barged into a Denver medical marijuana shop Sunday afternoon and, after stealing undisclosed items, fired two shots.

Denver police say they've launched a wide search.

The robbers got away in a silver Mercedes and a beat-up Volkswagen van, police spokesman Sonny Jackson said.

One of the suspects was wearing a purple or pink button-down shirt; another wore a Pittsburgh Steelers cap, Jackson said.

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Citizen's Report Leads to $1 Million Marijuana Seizure in South Texas

 

 citizen’s report of suspicious activity led to the discovery and seizure by authorities of more than $1 million worth of marijuana in South Texas. The discovery of the marijuana on a South Padre Island beach came after a citizen witnessed a boat offloading large bundles onto the beach.

When officials arrived, the boat quickly retreated into Mexican waters, according to a Customs and Border Protection statement obtained by Breitbart Texas late last week. A search of the area revealed 14 bundles of what would be determined to be marijuana. The marijuana seizure weighed in at nearly 1,300 pounds and had an estimated street value of over $1 million.

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UK: CLEAR To Become A Company Limited By Guarantee Following Members’ Referendum

Over the course of the first two weeks in September, CLEAR members have been voting online on CLEAR’s future legal status.

CLEAR was a single-issue political party until 2014, when the Executive Committee decided not to renew its registration with the Electoral Commission. It was felt that the idea of a single-issue party standing for Parliament was out of date and ineffective.

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Pope Francis Should Rethink His Support for the Drug War

When Pope Francis visits the United States next week, he is expected to meet with prisoners in Philadelphia and to address the criminal justice system in a speech to members of Congress.

Unfortunately, Francis’s past comments in support of the drug war suggest that he will refuse to acknowledge one of the biggest contributors to Americaninjustice and a primary reason why so many people end up in American prisons in the first place: drug prohibition.

 

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Solicitor questions decision to prosecute cannabis user

A SOLICITOR has questioned the decision to prosecute a cannabis user who takes the drug to relieve the pain of a chronic joint condition.

It came after police found the drug in the possession of 24-year-old Gareth Evans while carrying out a search of a property on Sunflower Road, Barnstaple.

North Devon Magistrates' Court heard how officers had searched the property on September 3 after speaking to its owner – who had been cautioned for possessing cannabis earlier that day.

Lyndsey Baker, for the prosecution, said on entering the flat officers discovered a number of people, including Evans, who were all searched. A small bag of cannabis containing 0.67g of cannabis, worth ÂŁ6.70, was found on Evans.

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Germany: Researcher calls for controlled cannabis delivery

A doctor at the Hamburg University pleads for a pilot drug project in coffee shops and pharmacies. For what reason do researchers hope to protect a controlled delivery to consumers.

At the German Congress of addiction Hamburg addiction researcher Jens Reimer has been campaigning for a controlled delivery of cannabis to adults. The risks are too high with a dealer to get product contaminated with lead or other impurities, Reimer said. "In the supermarket there is wine and beer but also ingredients and alcohol content are specified," argued the president of the German Addiction Congress, which ends in Hamburg on Friday.

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