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The Ninth District Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that California state law does not protect the state’s medical marijuana shops from the feds. The court made the ruling yesterday in dismissing three lawsuits trying to stop federal prosecution of three California collectives.
Specifically, the dispensaries had argued that federal law enforcement were violating equal protection clauses in the U.S. Constitution.


By Jack Rikess

Toke of the Town

Northern California Correspondent

The writer and social critic, Malcolm Gladwell, defines the ‘Tipping Point’ as the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point; the point at which the buildup of minor changes or incidents reaches a level that triggers a more significant change or makes someone do something they had formerly resisted.
Another way of saying it would be that point in time and space when everything changes and there’s no turning back.
Every day there are more encouraging headlines appearing in newspapers and on the Web from California to Maine supporting medical marijuana legislation suggesting the tide is turning.
Even when the cynics call medical marijuana a joke and claim the real goal of this smokescreen movement is legalization of pot, there are medi-jane supporters with valid and logical arguments to counter-balance any archaic rhetoric with which the anti-pot forces continue to misinform.

Photo: The Sacramento Bee

​A Wisconsin man is facing marijuana charges in Lincoln County after he asked a deputy to help him get his keys, which he’d accidentally locked inside his vehicle.

A deputy went to South Gate Drive in Tomahawk about 1 a.m. Friday to assist the 28-year-old man, who was from Madison, Wisconsin, reports WSAW.
As the deputy worked to open the vehicle, he saw marijuana sitting on the front passenger seat.
The man admitted it was his pot, and additional marijuana was found in the trunk, along with a cannabis grinder.

Graphic: a site so dumb I ain’t linkin’ it

​In an unusual alliance, Sacramento dispensary CannaCare had been running an advertisement on Cal Expo’s digital billboard along Interstate 80. But Cal Expo, a unit of California government which puts on the state fair, unaccountably got paranoid and decided to nix the ad.

“Although we haven’t had any complaints, we discussed it internally and decided it wasn’t appropriate,” said Cal Expo Assistant General Manager Brian May. So it looks like the state agency won’t be selling any more ad space to the local cannabis shop.
So how did Cal Expo officials go about killing the pot billboard? Documents show that agency bigwigs approved a “morality clause” against marijuana advertising, report Hugh Biggar and Nick Miller at the Sacramento News & Review.
That’s right, folks: Marijuana may be used for medical purposes, but it’s still “immoral,” according to these mental midgets.