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Chronic City: It's Obvious -- State Medical Association Says Pot Prohibition Is 'Failed Public Health Policy'

The November CoalitionDrug War protester at Huntington Beach, Calif.​In a laudable nod to the obvious, members of the California Medical Association's (CMA) House of Delegates have endorsed a resolution stating that the criminal prohibition of Marijuana is a "failed public…
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News, The Snitch Chronic City: L.A. District Attorney Says City Councils Have 'No Authority' Over Medical Pot

Chronic City: L.A. District Attorney Says City Councils Have 'No Authority' Over Medical Pot

It was a petulant fit of pique, certainly entertaining, and potentially hilarious -- if safe access for so many medical Marijuana patients weren't hanging in the balance.After things didn't go his way at Monday's Los Angeles City Council joint committee…
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News, The Snitch Chronic City: L.A. Panels Reject Ban On Medical Marijuana Sales

Chronic City: L.A. Panels Reject Ban On Medical Marijuana Sales

Ignoring the advice of anti-pot City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, two Los Angeles City Council committees yesterday rejected a proposed ban on sales of medical Marijuana.​Anti-pot zealots within L.A. city government had coordinated an 18-month assault on the dispensaries, with headline-grabbing…
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News, The Snitch Chronic City: Pot Dispensaries Appeal Order To Turn Over Client Names

Chronic City: Pot Dispensaries Appeal Order To Turn Over Client Names

Five medical Marijuana dispensaries in Dana Point are appealing an Orange County Superior Court ruling ordering them to turn over records -- including client lists -- to the city as part of an investigation into dispensary operations."I think everyone kind…
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News, The Snitch Chronic City: American Medical Association Reverses Position, Calls For Review of Medical Pot

Chronic City: American Medical Association Reverses Position, Calls For Review of Medical Pot

For years, one of the main arrows in the quiver of anti-pot zealots in arguing against medical Marijuana (along with the federal pot prohibition, recently blunted by the Obama Administration) has been "But the American Medical Association says pot has…
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News, The Snitch Chronic City: Academic Study Shows Marijuana Arrests Have No Impact On Usage Rates

Chronic City: Academic Study Shows Marijuana Arrests Have No Impact On Usage Rates

​The most extensive study yet undertaken on U.S. Marijuana arrests and penalties, released today, finds no relationship between Marijuana arrest and use rates. The report further finds that current penalty structures act as a price support mechanism that boosts the…
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News, The Snitch Chronic City: N. California's Top Federal Prosecutor -- 'Really Not A Change At All' In Medical Pot Enforcement

Chronic City: N. California's Top Federal Prosecutor -- 'Really Not A Change At All' In Medical Pot Enforcement

Ah, "guidelines." They're a little more lax than "rules," which are a little looser than "laws." When it comes to guidelines, that's their strength -- and that's their weakness. Whereas laws and rules are "broken," guidelines can simply be "ignored."That…
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News, The Snitch Chronic City: Poll Reveals San Diegans Want To Regulate Marijuana Dispensaries, Not Eliminate Them

Chronic City: Poll Reveals San Diegans Want To Regulate Marijuana Dispensaries, Not Eliminate Them

It's a classic case of disconnect between public policy and public opinion. As District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis continues with her medical Marijuana dispensary crackdown in San Diego, a new poll indicates that a hefty majority of city residents favor leaving the…
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News, The Snitch Chronic City: 'Truth In Trials' Bill Would Lift Ban On Medical Marijuana Evidence In Federal Court

Chronic City: 'Truth In Trials' Bill Would Lift Ban On Medical Marijuana Evidence In Federal Court

U.S. Representative Sam Farr (D-Carmel) and more than 20 bipartisan co-sponsors introduced legislation today that would allow defendants in medical Marijuana cases the ability to use medical evidence at trial, a right they currently do not have. Due to the…
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News, The Snitch Chronic City: L.A.'s Marijuana Dispensary Ban Could Cost City Millions

Chronic City: L.A.'s Marijuana Dispensary Ban Could Cost City Millions

Los Angeles' proposed medical Marijuana ordinance -- which would ban the sale of pot at dispensaries -- could cost the city $36 million to $74 million in lost sales tax, according to a Marijuana advocacy group.Photo by lavocado, Wikimedia CommonsOpen…
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News, The Snitch Chronic City: 77 Percent Of L.A. Residents Favor Dispensaries; Majority of West Coasters Want To Legalize Pot

Chronic City: 77 Percent Of L.A. Residents Favor Dispensaries; Majority of West Coasters Want To Legalize Pot

Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley may have believed he was safely playing to the grandstands when he promised to shut down all of L.A.'s estimated 800 to 1,000 medical Marijuana dispensaries, magnanimously declaring that "approximately zero" of the…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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