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Salem-News.com (Jun-06-2014 15:01)

Marijuana Committees and the Mexican Mafia: Are they Partners?

The marijuana business is bringing billions of dollars to the Mexican marijuana mafia.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - mexican mafia It is astonishing the way efforts toward legalizing marijuana use have gone since about the 1970’s when Vietnam War Veterans brought it back home with them.

Years before that, it was Caribbean islanders and African-American musicians who carefully transmitted marijuana from New Orleans to Memphis, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City and essentially all along the East Coast.

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Salem-News.com (May-30-2014 15:40)

Done! House Blocks DEA From Targeting Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

49 Republicans and 170 Democrats approve historic amendment intended to prevent the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration from raiding state-legal medical marijuana dispensaries.

(SEATTLE) - Medical marijuana dispensary After years of effort and six previous tries, an unprecedented victory has finally happened. Congress on Thursday night approved a measure that will prevent the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration from interfering with state medical marijuana laws.

The legislation marks the first time in history that Congress has voted in favor of ending the federal government’s war on medical marijuana patients and providers.

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Salem-News.com (May-28-2014 17:00)

Armed Suspects Sought in Albany Medical Marijuana Robbery

Deputies believe the residence was targeted because it is a grow site for numerous medical marijuana patients.

(ALBANY, Ore. ) - Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his office received a report of a home invasion robbery at approximately 3:00 a.m. this morning.

During the investigation deputies learned that up to five suspects forced their way into two residences located on the same piece of residential property.

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Salem-News.com (May-18-2014 23:59)

Butane Hash Oil: What`s Going On?

BHO is the new way to medicate for many

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - BHO vaporizer Many marijuana patients are using a new process for extracting the Cannabinoids from marijuana, but some don’t seem to completely understand the safety requirements of the use of Butane for extraction.

First of all, Butane is highly volatile. Much more so than gasoline, and it is also much more explosive if there is any kind of a spark or flame nearby. This could be a gas water heater, or anything with a pilot light, or someone taking a few tokes from a joint.

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Salem-News.com (May-14-2014 00:06)

The VA Medical Death Trap: A scandalous record of drug abuse

Marijuana should be the drug of choice. MEDICAL MARIJUANA COULD HAVE SAVED THESE VETERANS YEARS OF PAIN AND TURMOIL.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - PTSD The recent reports of “drug wait lists” for Veterans seeking VA medical care is egregious beyond understanding for Veterans who were willing to sacrifice their bodies, minds and lives for the 99% of American people who, for some reason, do not seem to understand or care for the plight of the 1% which is the number of Veterans who wore the uniform and faced the cruel enemy which is BATTLE.

The New York Times printed several articles delineating the cruel consequences of battle and the worst features of inadequate or dangerous medical care of Veterans of current and previous wars.

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Salem-News.com (May-10-2014 23:09)

Randy Fletcher Yuba County District 5 Supervisor Candidate Linked to Cult

It has been my experience that when a candidate dodges a question or interview that there is something their hiding.

(SACRAMENTO) - Randy Fletcher with Steven Dambeck, the President of Apollo Olive Oil, a <i>Fellowship of Friends</i> owned company These past few months of March-May are exciting times for a candidate running for office. It's a chance to get out and explore the community and hear from the people who live there. In Yuba County, there are four candidates competing for the District 5 Supervisor seat held by long time incumbent Hal Stocker.

However, out of the competing candidates, only one has recently been accused of being tied to a religious cult located in the Yuba Foothills called the Fellowship of Friends.

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Salem-News.com (May-06-2014 10:35)

Marijuana Policy Expert to Give McCall Lecture at OSU

The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Construction and Engineering Hall in the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St. The lecture is free and open to the public. It is presented by the OSU College of Liberal Arts and the School of Public Policy.

(CORVALLIS) - Mason Tvert Mason Tvert, communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project – and a leader of the campaign to legalize marijuana in Colorado – will deliver the annual Gov. Tom McCall Memorial Lecture at Oregon State University on Tuesday, May 13.

In his lecture, “The Road to Legal Marijuana in America,” Tvert will share insights on the past, present and future of marijuana policy in the United States.

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Salem-News.com (May-04-2014 02:55)

15th Annual Global Marijuana March Brings Crowds to Potland

Oregonians put one foot in front of the other to end marijuana prohibition.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Rep. Blumenauer Nearly a thousand people of all ages and physical abilities marched through the streets of downtown Portland today for the 15th annual Global Cannabis March under cloudy skies and enduring intermittent rain.

There were musicians playing, people singing, kazoos humming. It was a colorful and entertaining time for one and all.

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Salem-News.com (May-01-2014 09:42)

Earl Blumenauer to Speak at Portland`s Global Cannabis March

The annual event is expected to draw a record crowd.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Global Cannabis March Nearly three hundred cities worldwide, including Portland, will participate in the fifteenth annual Global Cannabis March on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Portland participants will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square to march at high noon through downtown Portland, accompanied by a police escort.

Musicians Mack & Dub and the Smokin' Section, The Sindicate, Disenchanter and Justin James Bridges have joined the lineup for the rally, which runs from 11:00am to 4:00pm in Pioneer Courthouse Square.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-30-2014 12:05)

Why I Support Cannabis Law Reform

Staying positive about a triple negative breast cancer diagnosis.

(SYDNEY, Australia) - Cannabis bud It shocks a lot of people, given my previous employment as a NSW Police Superintendent, to learn that I support law reform in relation to Cannabis. There’s an assumption that all police oppose drug law reform. This is incorrect. Police see first hand the consequences of ‘the war on drugs’ and the futility of an enforcement based approach.

Many wonder if we shouldn’t have the same kind of shift that happened many years ago with alcohol. Remember when ‘drunks’ used to get locked up for the night? Now excess alcohol consumption is considered a health issue.

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