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Crimestoppers Scratch & Sniff endagers patients growing own medicine. Michigan's medical marijuana program a windfall for government. Dutch Weed Pass Plan Abandoned By Incoming Dutch Government. AMSTERDAM -- The incoming Dutch government has ditched plans for a national "weed pass" that would have been available only to residents and that would have effectively banned tourists from Amsterdam's marijuana cafes.

Dutch Weed Pass Plan Abandoned By Incoming Dutch Government

However, under a provisional governing pact unveiled this week, cities can bar foreigners from weed shops if they choose. The pact says that it wants only Dutch residents to have access to marijuana cafes, but leaves enforcement up to cities. Marijuana Majority Launches: Website Aims To Bring Cannabis Conversation Into The Mainstream. What do Jon Stewart and Sarah Palin have in common?

Marijuana Majority Launches: Website Aims To Bring Cannabis Conversation Into The Mainstream

Probably not too much. But both have spoken out recently on America's failed marijuana laws -- and both have publicly endorsed some form of legalization. So has Brad Pitt. And Elizabeth Warren. And David Koch. Weed for All, Again? Dutch Politicians Say Maybe. Cannabis oil ‘eases my symptoms of MS’ A cannabis user from Earley who claims the drug has changed his life is calling for it to be made legal.

Cannabis oil ‘eases my symptoms of MS’

Clark French, 26, of Sutcliffe Avenue, was diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in August 2010. He was studying ancient history and archaeology at The University of Reading, but his symptoms rapidly became so bad that he had to use a walking stick and was forced to quit his degree. Mr French said: “It meant I couldn’t walk, I would slur my speech, I would have bladder and bowel problems. It destroyed my life, I couldn’t do anything. Barbara Lee And Medical Marijuana: Oakland Congresswoman Fights Crackdown (PHOTOS) This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch.

Barbara Lee And Medical Marijuana: Oakland Congresswoman Fights Crackdown (PHOTOS)

By Chris Roberts Last week was one of the the darkest for the medical marijuana movement, with the federal Justice Department picking two of San Francisco's best-known and best-behaving licensed medical cannabis dispensaries for closure. This came mere weeks after U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag moved to close Harborside Health Center -- the nation's biggest pot club and Oakland's second-biggest taxpayer. Could things get much worse?

Enter Congresswoman Barbara Lee, the Oakland Democrat who is mad as hell. Lee on Thursday introduced a bill that would prohibit the Justice Department from using asset forfeiture laws against the landlords of state-legal medical marijuana clubs, according to Americans for Safe Access. Welcome to the Cannabis News Search page presented by CCGUIDE. Our Growing Industry by Dominic Holden - News. + Enlarge this Image The latest choices in Georgetown.

Our Growing Industry by Dominic Holden - News

Starter plants for sale. Proprietors of the C.P.C. HASC Announces International Conference On Drug Policy. The Home Affairs select committee is to hold a half-day conference on drug policy in the Houses of Parliament on 10th September 2012.

HASC Announces International Conference On Drug Policy

Peter Reynolds has been invited to represent CLEAR. The conference will consider the challenges faced by countries which are directly affected by UK drug policy decisions. The outcomes will also feed into the current HASC drugs inquiry. Topics which are likely to be discussed include: Marijuana ban in San Leandro on hold. Posted by Freshman on Jul 4th, 2012 in Stoner News | 0 comments Share SAN LEANDRO — The city has put on hold its plan to ban medical marijuana dispensaries, citing a state appeals court ruling Monday that such bans are not permitted under state law.

Marijuana ban in San Leandro on hold

City Attorney Jayne Williams requested the delay at Monday night’s council meeting, where the council had been scheduled to vote on an ordinance prohibiting dispensaries for a year. San Leandro has a temporary moratorium on dispensaries. On Monday, the 2nd District Court of Appeal overturned a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles County. “So we will be coming back to the council on July 16 with a report and analysis of that court decision, which we anticipate will probably be appealed along with the other cases that are currently before the California Supreme Court.” Via : Mercury News. Dutch court bans pot for foreigners. Personal drug use decriminalized in Colombia - Colombia news.

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has approved the government proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cocaine and marijuana for personal use, Colombia media reported Friday.

Personal drug use decriminalized in Colombia - Colombia news

Anyone caught with less than 22 grams of marijuana or one gram of cocaine for personal use may receive physical or psychological treatment depending on their level of intoxication, but may not be prosecuted or detained, the court ruled. The Supreme Court paved the way for the legislative change when it ruled in 2011 that strict anti-drug laws introduced by the administration of former government Alvaro Uribe were unconstitutional. To fill the legislative void created by the court’s ruling, the administration of current Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos introduced decriminilization as part of 2011′s Citizen Security Law, or law 1453, which sought to address a wide variety of public safety issues ranging from child trafficking to soccer hooligan violence.

BBC3 Decide Who Gets ‘Free Speech’ In Drugs Debate. Disappointment was cast over the cannabis community yesterday when BBC 3 Free Speech ignored Clark French a medicinal cannabis patient and campaigner during their Free Speech program focussing on the more negative stories in the audience. Cardiff becomes Hempcity for a day as hundreds show their support for Cannabis in the UK by marching for legitimacy and legalization - Regulate Cannabis UK. Copenhagen votes to legalise marijuana. The scheme, if approved by the Danish parliament at the start of next year, could make the city the first to fully legalise, rather than simply tolerate, marijuana consumption.

Copenhagen votes to legalise marijuana

Green councillor calls for cannabis cafes in Brighton. Play School presenters 'were stoned' on TV - TV & Radio - Media. According to a new BBC4 documentary, 'Lights!

Play School presenters 'were stoned' on TV - TV & Radio - Media

Camera! Action! Tales of Television Centre' – some Play School presenters even went in front of the camera after smoking "the biggest joint you've ever seen". Presenter Johnny Ball told the documentary team that two of his co-stars shot a nativity scene for children's TV show Play School while stoned. Ball said, 'There was Rick Jones, Lionel Morton and myself. Dutch court bans pot for foreigners. The Top Five Special Interest Groups Lobbying To Keep Marijuana Illegal. Last year, over 850,000 people in America were arrested for marijuana-related crimes.

Despite public opinion, the medical community, and human rights experts all moving in favor of relaxing marijuana prohibition laws, little has changed in terms of policy. There have been many great books and articles detailing the history of the drug war. Part of America’s fixation with keeping the leafy green plant illegal is rooted in cultural and political clashes from the past. However, we at Republic Report think it’s worth showing that there are entrenched interest groups that are spending large sums of money to keep our broken drug laws on the books: 1.) RELATED: Why Can’t You Smoke Pot? To receive stories and investigations about political corruption, sign up for our daily digest here. Share and Enjoy.