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420 Magazine Newsletter 03-15-07

Jim Finnel

Fallen Cannabis Warrior & Ex News Moderator
420 Magazine Newsletter ~ March 15, 2007


California Cannabis News In Review - Top 10 Most Viewed

Marijuana Candy Makers Sentenced To Federal Prison
The owner and several employees of a business that produced marijuana-laced foods and drinks for medical marijuana clubs were sentenced to federal prison terms Friday.
Marijuana Candy Makers Sentenced To Federal Prison

L.A.'s Marijuana Stores Take Root

A decade ago, the Rev. Scott Imler co-wrote and organized the ballot initiative that made California the first state to legalize marijuana for medical use. Now Imler shakes his head with dismay over what his law has wrought: scores of storefront marijuana shops across Southern California with menus of pot varieties for sale to anyone with a doctor's note.
L.A.'s Marijuana Stores Take Root

Legalize Prostitution And Marijuana
It seems to me the only reason to keep prostitution illegal is to prevent people from making money doing something they enjoy doing for free. And what about marijuana? Well, it’s kind of hard to justify alcohol being legal while marijuana isn’t. Try this for a fun experiment. Go to a coroner and ask how many people have ever had “marijuana poisoning” listed as a cause of death. Then ask how many had “alcohol poisoning” listed.
Legalize Prostitution And Marijuana

Medical Pot ID Program Falters
Low Participation Drives Up Cost, so Fewer Want Card. A lack of participation in a statewide medical marijuana identification card program is driving up the cost of those cards for patients across California.
Medical Pot ID Program Falters

DEA Crackdown On Clinics

Federal agents trailed Sparky Rose as he drove a Porsche Carrera convertible to his medical marijuana clinic. For the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration the sports car was a sign Rose might be pocketing big money from the purportedly nonprofit clinic, New Remedies Cooperative.
DEA Crackdown On Clinics

Dude Wheres My Truck
A truck with three tons (2.7 metric tons) of marijuana was found abandoned on a freeway ramp with its engine still warm, authorities said.
Dude Wheres My Truck

Roadside Sobriety Testing For Pot
Public support for legalizing cannabis would increase significantly if a roadside field sobriety test were widely available to detect drivers' impaired by pot, according to survey data published in the Harm Reduction Journal.
Roadside Sobriety Testing For Pot

Interview With Rolling Stone Writer
Sometimes you're in the right place at the right time. Rolling Stone contributing editor Vanessa Grigoriadis just happened to be finishing up an indepth, behind-the-scenes look at the medical marijuana craze here in LA when 11 dispensaries were raided. Needless to say a good story suddenly got a lot better and even more timely.
Interview With Rolling Stone Writer

Calaveras Spares Marijuana Patients State Fee
Medical marijuana patients in Calaveras County can thank local officials for saving them a little extra money this year.
Calaveras Spares Marijuana Patients State Fee

Proximity To School Prompts Closure Of Medical Marijuana Dispensary
A medical marijuana dispensary in Hacienda Heights will close this spring because it is located within 1,000 feet of a middle school, Supervisor Don Knabe's office announced Tuesday.
Proximity To School Prompts Closure Of Medical Marijuana Dispensary


Worldwide Cannabis News In Review - Top 10 Most Viewed

Legalize Prostitution And Marijuana
It seems to me the only reason to keep prostitution illegal is to prevent people from making money doing something they enjoy doing for free. And what about marijuana? Well, it’s kind of hard to justify alcohol being legal while marijuana isn’t. Try this for a fun experiment. Go to a coroner and ask how many people have ever had “marijuana poisoning” listed as a cause of death. Then ask how many had “alcohol poisoning” listed.
Legalize Prostitution And Marijuana

The Cop's Perspective
Cities and towns from Washington state to Arkansas passed ordinances last year making the enforcement of marijuana crimes the lowest priority for local police. Law officers say the enforcement of marijuana laws already are a low priority, even if an unspoken one, for most departments.
The Cop's Perspective

Mother Arrested After Daughter Smells Of Marijuana
"We went inside and you could see the marijuana smoke it was so thick and you could smell it,"says Officer Johnny Miller, Gaffney Police Department. That's what officers say they encountered when they went to the house of Jacinta Jenkins after they say her three year old showed up to school, S.C. School for the Deaf and Blind, smelling of marijuana.
Mother Arrested After Daughter Smells Of Marijuana

Pizza Delivery Driver Places Pot Stash In Bank Deposit Box
Banks are great places to leave valuables: jewelry, birth certificates, cash - and pot. Adrian Hilton, 26, of Iowa City, Iowa, was accused of depositing a marijuana stash in a Pizza Pit deposit bag and slipping the bundle into a night deposit box at American Bank and Trust last fall.
Pizza Delivery Driver Places Pot Stash In Bank Deposit Box

No Link Between Marijuana And Lung Cancer
The largest study of its kind has unexpectedly concluded that smoking marijuana, even regularly and heavily, does not lead to lung cancer. The new findings “were against our expectations,” said Dr. Donald Tashkin, a UCLA pulmonologist who has studied marijuana for 30 years.
No Link Between Marijuana And Lung Cancer

Buckets Of Pot Mailed To Upscale Store
A special package was delivered to a South Street jeans store Saturday that nobody's claiming. It was a five-gallon bucket filled with marijuana... and that's just part of the story.
Buckets Of Pot Mailed To Upscale Store

Up In Smoke?
Lawmakers are considering whether to end the legal distinction that bans the sale of pot-smoking paraphernalia but allows the same merchandise to be sold for use with tobacco. One man’s legal smoking accessory is another man’s illegal drug paraphernalia. But if Minnesota State Sen. Amy Koch, R-Buffalo, has her way, a bong will be a bong will be a bong.
Up In Smoke?
 
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