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As Cannabis Becomes Legal, Oakland Now Giving ‘Reparations’ to Ex-Cons Arrested for Selling Weed

As Cannabis Becomes Legal, Oakland Now Giving ‘Reparations’ to Ex-Cons Arrested for Selling Weed

Source:The Free Thought Project.com

Oakland, CA – Oakland is beginning an experiment that can be considered both laudable and questionable. As cannabis businesses are set to spring up across the city, following California’s legalization of recreational cannabis, Oakland is providing reparations to victims of the drug war.

They’re not doling out money, though. They’ll be doing it through the normally mundane permitting process, in accordance with ordinances passed in March.

“The ordinances require the city to give at least half of all available cannabis permits to individuals who were convicted of a marijuana-related offense in Oakland and earn an income less than 80 percent of the city average. “Equity applicants” can also qualify if they lived in an Oakland neighborhood for 10 of the last 20 years that saw a disproportionately high number of cannabis arrests.” . . . Read Complete Report

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Appeals Court Hears Arguments Challenging Cannabis’ Prohibitive Classification

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Washington, DC: A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard arguments on Tuesday in support of reclassifying cannabis under federal law. . . . Read Complete Report


from NORML

City Of Oakland Takes Legal Action To Halt Feds’ Forfeiture Effort Against State’s Largest Cannabis Dispensary

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Oakland, CA: The City of Oakland took legal action last week to halt efforts by the US government to seize the assets associated with Harborside Health Center, the state’s largest medical cannabis dispensary. . . . Read Complete Report


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As Washington Voters Begin to Receive Their Ballots, Marijuana Legalization Initiative 502 Still Holds Solid Lead

Thursday, 18 October 2012

by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Coordinator

Washington, as you may know, is a vote by mail state. As such, the official fall ballots will be arriving in Washington voters’ mailboxes over the next several days. With the votes about to begin flowing in, Washington’s initiative to regulate marijuana is still holding a solid lead in two recent polls. . . . Read Complete Report

from Monterey County (CA) Herald 

Colorado pastors inflamed over pot

Associated Press
Posted:   10/19/2012 03:18:19 PM PDT
Updated:   10/19/2012 03:18:19 PM PDT
DENVER — The stakes in Colorado’s marijuana debate are getting much higher — as in, all the way to heaven. . . . Read Complete Report


from Cal Pot News

Petaluma drops bid to regulate indoor grow sites

Despite indoor marijuana-growing operations having been the source of numerous local fires in recent years, city efforts to create an ordinance regulating these gardens have died due to the ongoing conflict between state and federal law.. . . Read Complete Report


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