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Inland Empire Medical Marijuana News Edition Date April 21, 2014
Public CEO - April 18th, 2014
In 1996 California voters passed Proposition 215—popularly known as the Compassionate Use Act—allowing patients with a valid medical sign-off to cultivate marijuana for medical use. Eighteen years later, medical marijuana dispensaries have exploded in number across the state.

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The Press-Enterprise - April 18th, 2014
If there is a stereotype of someone advocating marijuana legalization, it’s not Lanny Swerdlow. The Whitewater resident, who has been an activist for 15 years in both Riverside and Palm Springs talks fast, quotes numbers and studies about cannabis, writes for several publications, and shows absolutely no signs of being laid-back during an interview in his Hemp and Cannabis Foundation office in Riverside.

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The Orange County Register - April 14th, 2014
SACRAMENTO – Asked about legalizing marijuana during a recent interview, Gov. Jerry Brown answered with a question: “How many people can get stoned and still have a great state or a great nation?”

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Guardian Liberty Voice - April 11th, 2014
After multiple failed attempts to normalize California’s haphazard medical marijuana program, one state lawmaker has introduced legislation he believes will finally get the state stricter medical marijuana regulations. Assembly member Tom Ammiano introduced a measure last month that would create statewide rules for marijuana businesses in California. Ammiano says he is cautiously optimistic and that people have seen that the more regulation you have, the less chaos there is.

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The Weather Channel - April 10th, 2014
Marijuana growing is a budding business in America as laws are relaxed on pot use in several states, but as California's drought continues to worsen, these thirsty plants, whether grown lawfully or illegally, aren't helping the problem.

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NORML News - April 8th, 2014
SACRAMENTO ( AP ) - Nearly a quarter of inmates tested in a screening last year in California had used one or more illegal substances, leading state prison officials to propose increasing penalties for drug and alcohol use.

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San Gabriel Valley Tribune - April 6th, 2014
After 25 failed epilepsy medications, Nazy Nouri had two treatment choices for her 9-year-old daughter: cutting out part of the little girl’s brain or marijuana. “I really felt like we had nothing to lose; this was the last resort,” Nouri said. “If it doesn’t work, then we were going to maybe go with brain surgery.”

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The Daily Chronic - April 5th, 2014
SACRAMENTO – Tom Ammiano has re-introduced his medical marijuana regulation bill under a new bill number, AB 1894. The new bill will be heard in the Assembly later this month, effectively replacing his other bill, AB 604, which had been pending in the State Senate.

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Sierra Sun Times - April 5th, 2014
Earlier this week, Assembly Member Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) amended Assembly Bill 1894 to develop a state regulatory scheme to address issues related to medical marijuana, including cultivation, manufacturing, testing, transportation, storage, distribution and sale of medical marijuana. This bill is expected to be considered in the Assembly Public Safety Committee in the coming weeks.

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LA Weekly - April 4th, 2014
A proposal in the state legislature could mean DUIs for drivers who aren't stoned but who toked a few days ago. It would also target motorists who have even a trace of such prescription drugs as Ambien, Vicodin or even phentermine, a diet drug, in their systems when they're stopped by cops who think they're impaired.

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Virtual Strategy - April 1st, 2014
Proponents of the Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act (MCLR), the only remaining initiative working to legalize marijuana on the California November 2014 ballot, have secured the funding needed to ensure legalization in 2014. The proponents have announced that one of California's over 100 billionaires has come forward to sponsor the Initiative! $10 million has been committed to legalization in 2014.

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High County News - April 1st, 2014
If you care about protecting clean water, endangered species and public health, then you might want to consider legalizing marijuana for recreational use.

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Los Angeles Times - March 27th, 2014
SACRAMENTO -- An FBI affidavit released Wednesday alleged that state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) accepted $21,000 in campaign payments from an undercover FBI agent posing as someone in the marijuana business to arrange meetings with two unidentified state lawmakers in 2013.

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Associations Now - March 27th, 2014
Since 1996, medical marijuana has been legal in California—but regulatory efforts have remained limited and largely local, with some groups opposing statewide regulation for nearly two decades.

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My Mother Lode - March 27th, 2014
Sonora, CA — A new statewide poll looks at some of the hot button issues in the State of California. The findings were released this morning by the Public Policy Institute of California. It found that 50% of likely voters say they would support the $11.1 billion water bond that has been talked about for several years. Also notable, 59% of likely voters said they would support a scaled down version of a water bond.

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