|An opium poppy field in Afghanistan. Slit marks on the bulbs are where raw opium has been harvested.|
Thousands of additional Marines flooding into Afghanistan’s opium-growing interior won’t go after those growing the crops, the commander in the area said, according to Reuters.
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|Atty. Gen. Rob McKenna: “Not a big fan of making marijuana available”|
Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna said Tuesday he opposes attempts to legalize marijuana in Washington, Chris Grygiel reports at the Seattle P.I.
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The Los Angeles City Council’s proposed restrictions on where medical marijuana dispensaries can locate in the city would eliminate most sites, according to maps drawn by city planners, John Hoeffel of the L.A. Times reports.
|Dope of the Day Leah Vukmir: Just take your pharmaceuticals, and forget about that silly marijuana.|
A Republican legislator’s accusation that medical marijuana supporters have a secret agenda of legalizing pot for everyone drew boos from many in a room packed with sick people in wheelchairs or walking with canes, AP reports.
|Norm Stamper of LEAP: “Legalizing pot but not other drugs will leave huge social harms unresolved”|
With marijuana legalization apparently headed for the California ballot in 2010, Seattle’s former police chief is asking, “Why stop there?”, reports Matt Coker in the OC Weekly.
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|THC-attle loves cannabis: Comely reveler at Seattle HempFest|
They don’t call it THC-attle for nothing. The Seattle City Council has voted to officially support bills currently before the Washington Legislature which would decriminalize adult possession of marijuana.
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|Marijuana hero Eugene Davidovich: In San Diego court today at 1:30 p.m.|
Medical marijuana patient, activist and provider Eugene Davidovich is scheduled to appear in court in San Diego today.
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|Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter: At this rate, by next week he’ll be an expert on nuclear physics.|
Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter said he’s “concerned” about the number of medical marijuana cards issued in the state recently, and his office is crafting legislation to deal with the issue, reports Dan Boniface at 9news.
A District of Columbia councilman Monday said he wants to move quickly to establish regulations for distributing medical marijuana now that Congress voted to lift an 11-year ban on medicinal pot in the nation’s capital.