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Inland Empire Medical Marijuana News Edition Date August 30, 2014
Americans for Safe Access - August 24th, 2014
The California Assembly Appropriations Committee held SB 1262 (Correa/Ammiano) in committee on August 15, meaning the bill will not proceed to the floor for a vote or be adopted this year. The controversial bill would have regulated doctors who recommend medical cannabis and commercial medical cannabis activity. Because both co-authors are serving their final term in the state legislature this year, it will be back to the drawing board for statewide medical cannabis regulations in 2015. This is the third time that the legislature has failed to adopt regulations for the state's seventeen year-old medical cannabis industry.

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AlterNet - August 19th, 2014
If there is one thing cannabis activists, cannabis opponents, legislators, police and the cannabis industry in California can agree on, it’s that adult-use pot legalization (similar to Colorado and Washington) is coming. But, legalization is a complicated term in California. Although the state’s voters were the first in the nation to pass medical cannabis legislation via ballot initiative in 1996 (Prop 215), the state did not set guidelines for the massive industry expanding within its borders. And, for the first time this year medical cannabis advocates, police and municipal organizations came to the table to work on regulations together resulting in two bills. The second, and only remaining bill, SB 1262, died in committee this August amidst contentious debate from all sides.

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East Bay Express - August 15th, 2014
Historic efforts to regulate medical marijuana through the legislature died yesterday when the Assembly Appropriations Committee held onto Senate Bill 1262 as the deadline for it to pass expired. Lobbyists say the $20 million price tag was too high for a new, California Bureau of Medical Marijuana, especially given just how few marijuana businesses would seemingly qualify and pay fees to fund the new agency.

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The Fresno Bee - August 14th, 2014
Regulating California’s medical marijuana industry will likely have to wait another year. A key committee Thursday blocked Senate Bill 1262, the latest legislative attempt to impose a regulatory framework on growers and dispensaries in the first state to allow medical cannabis. Earlier this year, another bill seeking to do so faltered on the Assembly floor.

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SF Gate - August 14th, 2014
A historic bill to create much-needed regulations for the state’s flourishing, $1.8 billion estimated medical pot industry landed in the dustbin today. The Assembly Appropriations Committee failed to pass Senate Bill 1262 this afternoon. The bill had until today to get out of Appropriations, and the end of the month to pass the Assembly. It was “held in committee”. No vote was given.

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Huffington Post - August 11th, 2014
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), who has made no secret of his overall support for marijuana legalization, has now said he's prepared to campaign for a ballot measure in 2016 to permit recreational pot use in the state.

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KALW News - August 8th, 2014
Statewide regulation proposal revised… Santa Clara County tightens rules on dispensaries… Why not sell CBD-rich pot in pharmacies? …Which state has the heaviest users?... and more.

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SF Gate - August 8th, 2014
A landmark medical marijuana bill altering the rules for growing and selling the botanical now has a pivotal date in the California Assembly coming up. Senate Bill 1262 is scheduled to be heard in Assembly Appropriations on Aug. 13, according to a new update on the Assembly’s website.

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The New York Times - August 7th, 2014
NICE, Calif. — An abandoned recreational vehicle was the first clue. In this hamlet two hours north of San Francisco and barely a mile from the largest natural freshwater lake in the state, the trailer sat on a hill, hidden from the main drag. Behind it rose a flimsy fence, tall enough to shield its bounty: 50 marijuana plants in hastily constructed wooden boxes.

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Sacramento News & Review - August 7th, 2014
Grab your medicated popcorn. August is going to be an action-packed month in California pot politics.

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SF Weekly - August 6th, 2014
No California politician is safe from marijuana — or at least no elected official can step out of doors without the risk of being asked about the magic plant.

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SF Gate - August 5th, 2014
California’s draft medical marijuana legislation – SB 1262 – is getting more user-friendly after a day of lobbying in Sacramento by over 100 patients.

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Cannabis Now Magazine - August 5th, 2014
California boasts the world’s eighth largest economy, larger than even Russia. San Francisco Weekly’s Chris Roberts recently estimated the demand for legalized marijuana in California to be $2.1 trillion. The estimate was based on the numbers coming out of Colorado scaled to fit the Golden State. With a total annual gross domestic product (GDP) of about $2 trillion, Roberts’ estimate is even more astounding.

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Americans for Safe Access - August 2nd, 2014
More than one hundred medical cannabis patients and other stakeholders will fan out across the state Capitol Building in Sacramento to talk to California lawmakers about medical cannabis legislation on Monday. They will be talking to Assembly Members and Senators about the Medical Marijuana Organ Transplant Act, a proposed bill by Americans for Safe Access (ASA) that will prevent discrimination against legal patients who need life-saving organ transplants. They will be asking Assembly Members to support SB 1193, a bill by Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) that requires law enforcement to pay reasonable compensation if legal medical cannabis or plants are damaged or destroyed when confiscated as evidence.

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International Business Times - August 1st, 2014
The second-largest city in the U.S. to declare bankruptcy has a new solution for how to grow its struggling economy: legal marijuana. San Bernardino, California, 60 miles east of Los Angeles, is looking to raise new taxes by allowing medical marijuana sellers to open dispensaries.

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