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Reedsport voters will decide marijuana taxes

The Reedsport City Council voted to approve taxes on marijuana sales, when those sales become legal, but voters in the city will have to approve those taxes.

Measure 10-136 will appear on the May 19 ballot.

“Before Measure 91 passed,” Reedsport City Manager Jonathan Wright said, “the City Council passed an ordinance that would institute a tax ... 5 percent on medicinal, 10 percent on recreational. Because of the city's charter, as amended in 2010, it cannot be imposed until ratified by a vote of the people.”

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Public support overwhelms marijuana dispensary owner

Since word of the RCMP letter to close his medical marijuana dispensary went public last week, Bryan Raiser says he has heard nothing but support from the public.

But Raiser says he may be forced to close this week.

“Even people who aren’t big fans of my previous political decisions have come out in huge support,” Raiser said from 99 North Medical Cannabis Dispensary.

“I have fought so many battles in my years and I have never come close to fighting something where I have 100 per cent support of the community,” he said.

Raiser opened on Feb. 16 at 37768 Second Avenue in downtown Squamish.

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Federal Representative Applauds Senate Medical Marijuana Bill

 Congressman Earl Blumenauer has been a longtime champion of sensible marijuana law reform. As a state legislator in Oregon, he voted to decriminalize personal amounts of marijuana all the way back in 1973. He has been at the forefront of cannabis law reform ever since, even when it wasn’t near as politically popular as it is today. He was very instrumental in the fight to legalize marijuana, even debating the merits of Measure 91 at the Salem City Club against Oregon’s most prominent prohibitionist.

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Academy of Pediatrics Supports Medical Marijuana Research

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is the most recent organization to recommend the decriminalization and reclassification of cannabis as a less-dangerous drug.

The professional membership organization of 62,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and pediatric surgical specialists, published an update to their 2004 policy statement titled “Legalization of Marijuana: Potential Impact on Youth.”

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In Mexico, new demand for ‘the good stuff’ grown in U.S., Europe

MEXICO CITY — Once upon a time, Mexican marijuana was the gold standard for U.S. pot smokers. But in the new world of legal markets and gourmet weed, aficionados here are looking to the United States and Europe for the good stuff.

Instead of Acapulco Gold, Mexican smokers want strains like Liberty Haze and Moby Dick — either importing high-potency boutique pot from the United States, or growing it here in secret gardens that use techniques perfected abroad.

It’s a small but growing market in a country where cannabis is largely illegal, unlike the U.S. states of Colorado and Washington that have legalized recreational use, and others where medical marijuana is available.

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Australia: Medical marijuana has widespread support from Vote Compass users

Support for medical marijuana was highest amongst people aged 55 and over: 84 per cent agreed it should be legal.

Younger respondents were slightly less supportive, with 72 per cent aged 18-34 in favour.

Both major parties have offered conditional support for medical marijuana.

The Coalition Government is planning medicinal cannabis trials for epileptic children, terminally ill adults and cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Opposition Leader Luke Foley has accused the Government of moving too slowly, saying the trials are unnecessary because the benefits have been proven.

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California - Marijuana seminar attracts "ganjapreneurs"

San Diego — A group of “ganjapreneurs” looking to break into the budding business of marijuana attended the Cannabis Career Institute seminar Sunday.

Attendees shelled out about $300, which includes the cost of a state-specific text book, to attend the daylong course at a downtown hotel. The curriculum included a handful of speakers who taught different aspects of the marijuana industry — from growing the plant to starting a cannabis business, to navigating the legal and regulatory requirements for the ventures.

Many attendees came with ideas of their own.

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CannabisMD Launches On Demand Physician Service for House Calls

Potential medical marijuana patients who in live in California and are too shy to ask their primary care physician for a recommendation now have an alternative in marijuana doctors who make house calls.

Meadow recently launched CannabisMD for medicinal enthusiasts who want convenience and privacy. “Some patients don’t want to be seen at a doctor’s office or drive to doctors whose offices are located in a sketchy part of town,” said David Hua, Meadow’s co-founder and CEO. “Others are not mobile so they love the experience of being in the comfort of their home and having a doctor arrive to evaluate them.”

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Three Maine tribes weighing legalization of pot on their lands

Former U.S. Marine Ryan Begin rolls a medical marijuana joint at his home in Belfast, Maine, in late November. (Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press)

Three of Maine’s four federally recognized Indian tribes are discussing legalizing marijuana on their lands, including at least one tribe that is considering commercial-scale production of marijuana as a way to provide jobs and income for its members, reports the Portland Press-Herald.

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Opinion: Alcohol or Marijuana? A Pediatrician Faces the Question

As my children, and my friends’ children, are getting older, a question that comes up again and again from friends is this: Which would I rather my children use — alcohol or marijuana?

The immediate answer, of course, is “neither.” But no parent accepts that. It’s assumed, and not incorrectly, that the vast majority of adolescents will try one or the other, especially when they go to college. So they press me further.

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