Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Great Pot Debate at Commonwealth Club Today at High Noon

by David Downs
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 10:28 AM

We love a good boss battle. Neo vs. Agent Smith. Yoda vs The Emperor. Or medical pot researcher Clint Werner vs. drug czar goon Kevin Sabet.

If you have Wednesday off, maybe make your way over to The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco at noon today for a great debate between Marijuana Gateway to Health author Clint Werner and former senior adviser to President Obama's drug czar Kevin Sabet.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Sexual Assault During Pot Stop Was Just 'Customer Service', Cop Rep Says

by David Downs
Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 2:38 PM

The sexual assault of two women during a pot stop was just "customer service", writes the head of a faction of one of the country's largest police unions.

Reason.com reports that Dale Roberts - the executive director of the Columbia Police Officers Association (CPOA), part of a major police union - joked on Facebook March 27 that the sexual assault of two Texas women stopped for pot was just "customer service".

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Washington's Legal Weed Taxes May Be Meager

by David Downs
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Washington state shouldn't hold its breath for a major pot tax revenues, UCLA professor Mark Kleiman told "Inside Olympia" last week. That's because the state's heaviest weed smokers are already growing and buying inside Washington's medical marijuana regime — where recreational taxes do not apply. "I don't think the legal market they are imagining is going to be able to compete with the medical market if it remains as wide open as it currently is," Kleiman said.

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