4/10/13 Pot Civil War: News from the Front Lines (W/Videos)

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From the New York Daily News

Maryland lawmakers pass medical marijuana bill

ASSOCIATED PRESS  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013, 10:39 AM

The state Senate approved the measure, 42-4. The action sends the bill to Gov. Martin O’Malley, who indicated he is likely to sign it. . . . Read Complete Report

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From Delaware Online

As marijuana goes legit, investors rush in

Written by Tim Mullaney Gannett/USA TODAY Apr 8, 2013

Brendan Kennedy and Michael Blue are nice boys. Really. They’re bankers. Yale MBA classmates. Wearers of ties.

And, if luck and changing laws cooperate, they’ll be drug barons of a certain kind. . . . Read Complete Report

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From Toke of the Town

Celebs, athletes politicians, religious leaders urge Obama for drug law reform

By William Breathes in CultureNews

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 4:20 pm

What do P-Diddy, Cameron Diaz, Nicki Minaj, Ron Howard and Mark Wahlberg all have in common? Aside from being ridiculously famous and wealthy, they all support the reformation of drug laws in this country. More than 175 actors, artists, athletes and elected officials signed on to an open letter to President Obama today, asking him to change our drug policy laws from punitive, harsh jail times to one that favors evidence- based prevention and rehabilitation. . . . Read Complete Report

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from youtube uploaded by TheAlexJonesChannel

Former Prosecutor Says End Drug Prohibition

Published on Apr 6, 2013

For 21 years, Palos Park attorney James Gierach has been trying to convince elected officials and the public that the war on drugs is a failure. . . . From discription published with video.

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From NORML

Kentucky Industrial Hemp Legislation Becomes Law Without Governor’s Signature

by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director 

April 5, 2013

On Friday, April 5th, Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky stated that he will let Kentucky’s industrial hemp measure become law without his signature. Gov. Beshear had expressed concerns that marijuana growers could hide their illegal growing operations with hemp plants. Despite his concerns, he allowed the measure to become law without his signature and did not veto the legislation. . . . Read Complete Report

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From NORML

Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana Introduced in Alabama

by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director

April 5, 2013

Many traditionally write off the Southern United States as an area dead to cannabis law reform, but one Representative is behind a new effort that can change all of that. . . . Read Complete Report

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From youtube uploaded by Massteaparty

Florida Lawmakers Consider Initiative To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Published on Apr 5, 2013

Push To Legalize Pot Spreads To Florida
Florida Lawmakers Consider Initiative To Legalize Medical Marijuana

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