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News, The Snitch People More Open to Cannabis in States With Medical-Use Laws

People More Open to Cannabis in States With Medical-Use Laws

In November, many states will have some sort of marijuana-related initiative on their ballots, with California once again attempting to legalize the drug. (Proposition 19 failed in 2010.) So what better time to gauge the nation’s attitude toward cannabis…
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News, The Snitch A 420 Miracle? D.C. Cannabis Activists To Talk Rescheduling With White House

A 420 Miracle? D.C. Cannabis Activists To Talk Rescheduling With White House

The main obstacle holding back progress ending America's increasingly-silly obsession with cannabis is the Controlled Substances Act. Specifically, it's the politically-motivated, scientifically-unsound classification of marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance. According to Congress, cannabis is just as dangerous…
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News, The Snitch City Lays Out Rules For 420: No Selling, Lots of Cops — And Good Luck Driving Home

City Lays Out Rules For 420: No Selling, Lots of Cops — And Good Luck Driving Home

Wednesday is the 20th day of April, in the year of widespread cannabis use. Consuming America's favorite illicit drug is less and less a rebellious act these days, which means more and more people — up to 15,000, by…
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News, The Snitch SFPD Warns: If You're Going to 420, Leave Your Kids at Home

SFPD Warns: If You're Going to 420, Leave Your Kids at Home

If you’re planning on being one of those wild and crazy kids who goes to Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park on April 20 in order to get stoned with ten thousand like-minded strangers, you might want to leave the…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Supervisors Raise Tobacco-Buying Age to 21; Will it Stick?

S.F. Supervisors Raise Tobacco-Buying Age to 21; Will it Stick?

San Francisco on Tuesday joined a growing movement to increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21 — for those keeping score at home, 18-year-olds will still be able to buy medical cannabis — yet it’s…
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News, The Snitch Sean Parker Marijuana Legalization Initiative Begins Campaign; Could Mean $1 Billion for California

Sean Parker Marijuana Legalization Initiative Begins Campaign; Could Mean $1 Billion for California

Tech billionaire Sean Parker's effort to legalize recreational marijuana for adults in California is real. Whether it's spectacular or not is a matter of opinion, but as its organizers announced yesterday, it's funded. That means real campaign workers are collecting…
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News, The Snitch Report: FDA Advises DEA on Reclassifying Marijuana — But to What?

Report: FDA Advises DEA on Reclassifying Marijuana — But to What?

The United States government still considers cannabis to be one of the deadliest substances known to man. Repeated efforts by drug reform advocates to remove marijuana from the Drug Enforcement Administration's list of "Schedule I" controlled substances have thus far…
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News, The Snitch Congress Set To Ban Feds From Enforcing Cannabis Laws — Again

Congress Set To Ban Feds From Enforcing Cannabis Laws — Again

The federal government currently has no business in state-legal medical cannabis. For that, we have to thank Congress, which last year cut funding from the Justice Department. For the purposes of enforcing federal drug laws in states where cannabis use…
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News, The Snitch Ballsy Man Allegedly Smuggles 100 Pounds of Weed on Flight From SFO

Ballsy Man Allegedly Smuggles 100 Pounds of Weed on Flight From SFO

Trang Pham, 31, was arrested on suspicion of marijuana…
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News, The Snitch Deal to Regulate Medical Marijuana is Struck. What is it?

Deal to Regulate Medical Marijuana is Struck. What is it?

Yes, there is a "deal" in place to regulate California's first-in-the-country cannabis industry, and just in time. A little more than 24 hours before Friday night's deadline to pass laws this year, Sacramento legislators involved in the process announced the…
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News, The Snitch FBI: Marijuana Union Organizer Took Bribes, Rigged Process

FBI: Marijuana Union Organizer Took Bribes, Rigged Process

A Harley-Davidson-riding union organizer — once hailed as a "Superman" by the California cannabis movement — has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly taking bribes and rigging the union organizing process. Oakland native Dan Rush, 54, an organizer with…
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News, The Snitch Pitcher Tests Positive For Marijuana, Giants Then Draft Him (Obviously)

Pitcher Tests Positive For Marijuana, Giants Then Draft Him (Obviously)

The San Francisco Giants are OK with a little marijuana use, as Tim Lincecum's brush with the law a few years back demonstrated. (Though the less said about the team's history with performance-enhancing drugs, the better). And though it probably…
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News, The Snitch Congress Passes  Pro-Marijuana Amendments; End of War on Weed "Within Five Years" Predicted

Congress Passes Pro-Marijuana Amendments; End of War on Weed "Within Five Years" Predicted

It was cannabis Wednesday in Congress, where lawmakers gave the strongest support yet for ending the country's laws prohibiting marijuana use. In the strongest sign yet that deciders in Washington may soon be ready to undo federal marijuana prohibition, both…
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News, The Snitch Tahoe Man Celebrates Cop's Drug Bust, Cops Then Raid His Marijuana Dispensary

Tahoe Man Celebrates Cop's Drug Bust, Cops Then Raid His Marijuana Dispensary

Lake Tahoe-area medical cannabis dispensary Tahoe Wellness Cooperative was raided by law enforcement on Monday. All cash, cannabis, and medical records on site were seized, but no charges have been filed. Initial reports suggested federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents were involved,…
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News, The Snitch Gavin Newsom Goes to Humboldt County, Tours Cannabis Farms

Gavin Newsom Goes to Humboldt County, Tours Cannabis Farms

Gavin Newsom is known for his slick speech and magnetic persona, but he's also capable of getting down and dirty. California's lieutenant governor traded his signature suit with the shirt open at the neck for a pullover and jeans on…
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News, The Snitch Organized Labor is Taking an Active Interest In Marijuana Legalization

Organized Labor is Taking an Active Interest In Marijuana Legalization

California's booming economy has not been much of a boon for labor. Though security guards at Apple and tech bus drivers for Facebook have recently made modest gains, the state's famous Silicon Valley firms have been famously resistant to organized…
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News, The Snitch Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill Is In U.S. Senate For First Time

Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill Is In U.S. Senate For First Time

Two young rising Democrats and a Tea Party stalwart with presidential potential walk into a room full of aging obstructionists and try to legalize medical marijuana. For the first time, a bill to legalize medical marijuana on the federal level…
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News, The Snitch DEA Official: Medical Marijuana Is Leading To "Stoned Rabbits"

DEA Official: Medical Marijuana Is Leading To "Stoned Rabbits"

Utah's bunnies are feasting on the wrong kind of green, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent told a Utah state senate panel recently. The Mormon state is considering a bill to legalize medical cannabis, and the Utah senate judiciary, law enforcement &…
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News, The Snitch Freeway Rick Ross Wants Into the Marijuana Game

Freeway Rick Ross Wants Into the Marijuana Game

There is little Rick Ross cannot sell. Himself: The 55-year-old is traversing the country selling copies of his self-published autobiography, promoting a documentary about his life airing on Al Jazeera, and giving talks to whoever will pay him, as he…
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News, The Snitch Study: Marijuana Is "114 Times" Safer Than Alcohol

Study: Marijuana Is "114 Times" Safer Than Alcohol

In America, poisoning ourselves is a national pastime, a weekly ritual and perfectly acceptable — and legal — behavior. Alcohol is the most dangerous substance  known to man, according to a new study that investigated the mortality risk presented by…
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