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Edmonton: Legal marijuana users left scrambling after local supplier raided by police

EDMONTON - More than 1,000 people with health problems ranging from cancer to chronic pain are without their legal medicine after a Beverly area marijuana shop was raided Wednesday by police.

The non-profit Mobile Access Compassionate Resources Organization Society, or MACROS, had been illegally supplying marijuana to users with a Health Canada medical marijuana licence or a prescription from their doctor for 11 years without any issues, society president Aaron Bott said.

His clients range from the homeless to the wealthy across Alberta and throughout Canada.

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State representative battling breast cancer renews medical marijuana fight

ATLANTA — A Georgia state representative has renewed her fight to expand Georgia’s medical marijuana law after her own breast cancer diagnosis.

Channel 2’s Lori Geary landed an exclusive interview with state Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler, D-Lithonia, who says she’s determined now, more than ever, to help similar patients.

“For me, it’s very personal.  I’m living it day by day,” Dawkins-Haigler told Geary. 

She invited Geary along during one of her treatments for breast cancer.

After two surgeries, she’s now undergoing radiation treatments five times a week and talking publicly for the first time about her personal journey and now what has turned into her personal fight.

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Red, blue and green: Where the 2016 candidates stand on marijuana

Jeb Bush has tried it, Joe Biden opposes any legalization and Hillary Clinton thinks it is a chance to test the “laboratories of democracy.”

As more states move to legalize medical and recreational marijuana, more attention may be drawn to the 2016 presidential hopefuls’ stances on legislation. Recovery Brands, an online addiction rehabilitation network, analyzed past interviews and legislative actions of the current candidates -- and some who may become candidates -- to determine where they stand.

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Snoop Dogg: I was racially profiled by Swedish police

Snoop Dogg has accused Swedish police of racial profiling after he was stopped and briefly detained in the town of Uppsala on suspicion of possessing marijuana. He told Swedish fans he would “never be back to your country, it’s been real”.

Police pulled over the rapper’s vehicle on Saturday because he “seemed to be under the influence of narcotics. He was arrested and taken to the police station to take a urine test,” according to a police spokesman. He was released after a urine test, whose results are not yet known.

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UK CANNABIS LEGALISATION DEBATE: WE NEED TO CATCH UP

er the weekend, following a strong social media campaign, a petition calling for the UK government to consider debating the legalisation and regulation of cannabis reached 100,000 signatures. At the time the research for this article started, the number had gotten to 110,532, and is still climbing.

According to James Richard Owen, the individual who started the petition, “legalising cannabis could bring in £900m in taxes every year, save £400m on policing cannabis and create over 10,000 new jobs.” This would mean an extra £1.3 billion into the hands of the tax payer, even before the tax receipts come in from the alleged 10,000 jobs created.

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UK: Minor cannabis users "not priority"

Derbyshire's police and crime commissioner has said minor cannabis users are not a "priority" for the force.

Alan Charles has said austerity cuts to police budgets had forced Derbyshire police to reassess its priorities.

In an interview with the Guardian, Mr Charles said: "The severity of the funding cuts mean that we can't keep policing every single issue as we have done in the past.

"If people are using cannabis discreetly in their own homes, in private, I would not expect the chief to make that a priority.”

He said the force would always target organised criminals producing large amounts of drugs.

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Merced police shut down alleged marijuana dispensary

The Merced Police Department served search warrants Friday and shut down Kiona’s Farm’acy in downtown Merced, alleging the business operated as a marijuana dispensary.

The police also ordered an investigation into business owner Lakisha Jenkins for possible tax evasion.

But Jenkins says her business is a nonprofit and agriculture cooperative that has been operating in California for more than a decade. Though the Farm’acy does sell cannabis to some members, who Jenkins said mostly are cancer patients, it also sells hundreds of herbs, teas and organic produce. Jenkins calls it a “holistic health center.”

She said the Merced Police Department and Merced County Sheriff’s Department eradicated a cannabis garden Sunday in a raid.

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UK: Our police have gone to pot

Why on earth are Durham police no longer going to prosecute cannabis farmers?

Despite the medical evidence that cannabis causes psychosis, Durham police have announced that they will no longer prosecute those growing “small quantities” for personal consumption. Apparently, numerous other forces take the same view, but haven’t had the front to admit it.

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Aloha Reform: Hawaii’s Medical Program Moves Forward

The island state of Hawaii, also known as the Paradise State, just got one step closer to that goal this month. On July 15, 2015, Gov. David Ige signed HB 321, a bill authorizing the use of medical marijuana, into state law.

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Police rule out going easy on cannabis users who grow their own drugs at home in Coventry

Police in Coventry say there are no plans to stop prosecuting low-level cannabis growers after another force said it was no longer a priority.

Durham Constabulary said they would now only step in if cannabis growing was blatant, or on a commercial scale.

Instead small scale growers could be cautioned and have their plants removed so they don’t face prosecution.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said there were no plans to follow Durham’s lead.

Should we relax our stance on cannabis growing?

She said: “The decision to seek a prosecution around cannabis production very much depends on the evidence, but there is no specific policy in place not to prosecute these type of offences.”

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