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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CXXXIX

California Lt. Governor Newsom is right. Though Attorney General-Elect Sessions preposterously declares that marijuana smokers are “bad people,” that does not mean the majorities who voted for legalization will accept such absurdity. Marijuana won in so many states this past election not because of an upswing in either liberal or conservative voters (we’ve written multiple times on how

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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CXXXVIII

President Obama has an interesting perspective on the cannabis issue. He’s right, legalization isn’t a panacea — few things are. However, legalization would improve an array of things, as our marijuana laws are all over the map in the United States. Some states have extreme consequences for very small amounts of marijuana (such as prison

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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CXXXVII

And we could certainly use a big dose of healing right now. We wrote two weeks ago on how our country is divided in the aftermath of the presidential election, but also that 8 of 9 states voted to legalize marijuana in some capacity, making cannabis the true winner of the election. We also wrote how future Attorney General

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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CXXXVI

Author and activist Norman Mailer makes an excellent and timely point here. Using cannabis can often put you into an existential condition. It can slow down time, allow you to consider each moment singularly, and put you into a heightened (or at least altered) state of mind that can allow you to think critically and creatively about

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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CXXXV

Comedian Joe Rogan makes a really important point here–just because a substance (or food, or activity) can be abused by some people does not mean we need to rid all free-thinking adults from having access to it. Most good things in life can be abused or overused, but outlawing them completely is not the answer.

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Marijuana Advertising Under California’s Prop 64

As California prepares to vote to legalize recreational cannabis on election day, opponents of Proposition 64 continue to raise concerns that legalization will lead to increased public consumption of marijuana due to Prop 64’s “lax rules on marketing.” These opponents cite to reports, such as the one released by the UCSF Center for Tobacco Research

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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CXXXIII

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is correct–if you want to consume medical marijuana, you should be able to do so. The word “somewhere” gives a nod to the somewhat common notion that marijuana decisions should be made on the state level. We don’t disagree, and in fact wrote previously on how cannabis in the United

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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CXXXI

“Marijuana doesn’t have a high potential for abuse,” says one of the leading doctors on medical cannabis issues, and chief medical correspondent for CNN. Dr. Gupta also states that cannabis have “very legitimate medical applications.” We wrote a couple months ago on how the DEA refused to reschedule marijuana to a lower class, a decision it justified

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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CXXIX

Author and journalist Hunter S. Thompson is well known for supporting drug legalization, as well as for his written accounts of his own use. He served on the board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) for thirty years, and his estate continues to support NORML after his death. Thompson’s above quote

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California Cannabis Agencies Hold Meetings to Discuss Licensing

This week, the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation (BMCR) is holding its first pre-regulatory meeting for stakeholders to discuss topics related to the general licensing requirements for medical cannabis dispensaries, distributors, manufacturers, testing laboratories and transporters. The meetings will be held jointly with the Office of Medical Cannabis Safety (OMCS), which operates under the California