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Salem-News.com (Feb-20-2014 15:41)

Colorado Marijuana Tax Revenue Greatly Exceeds Expectations

"...the fact that prohibition empowers criminal gangs, undermines public safety and is ultimately ineffective beat tax revenue as compelling reasons in my mind." - Major Neill Franklin (Ret.), executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

(DENVER) - Marijuana in Colorado Official estimates expected about $70 million in tax revenue from marijuana sales annually in Colorado.

But after seven weeks of sales government officials now believe revenues will be closer to $98 million.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-18-2014 11:50)

State of Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Illinois takes its place among the US states legalizing medical cannabis.

(CHICAGO) - Pot in Illinois The state of Illinois, General Assembly, has approved the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act.

The natural herb becomes legal under Illinois law for the treatment of a number of debilitating medical conditions.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-18-2014 11:12)

EU initiative: `Weed Like to Talk`

A common policy on the control and regulation of cannabis production, use and sale would: (a) ensure equality before the law and non-discrimination of all EU citizens; (b) protect consumers and monitor health security; (c) end cannabis trafficking.

(BRUSSELS) - Cannabis joint Recently a EU initiative on the legalization / regulation of cannabis is getting more speed.

All EU citizens are able to vote, and the goal is to reach one million votes in the EU before 11/20/2014. If we succeed this might have a large effect.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-18-2014 10:11)

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Bill Stays Alive In Legislature

Activists Look To End Marijuana Prohibition in 2014

(SALEM) - marijuana oregon A bill that would ask Oregon voters if they want to legalize marijuana while leaving the regulations up to the Legislature passed its first committee last Thursday.

Senate Bill 1556 passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 3-2 vote, with all Democrats supporting it and all Republicans opposing, reports Jeff Mapes at The Oregonian. The bill now goes to the Senate Rules Committee.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-15-2014 23:26)

Medical Marijuana Casualty Report: Demonizing the Brightest Doctors Makes No Sense

People like Dr. Phil Leveque have suffered the ultimate wrath of reefer madness...

(SALEM) - Dr. Phillip Leveque and Tim King Marijuana is the big buzzword all over the country right now, but long before pot became posh, men like Dr. Phillip Leveque were pounding the trail for today's common public acceptance of cannabis as medicine.

But doctors keep paying the price with their medical licenses, it isn't right.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-15-2014 11:45)

Marijuana: Excellent Against Seizures

Hundreds of doctors agree.

(PORTLAND, OR) - Marijuana for seizures I was astonished to read in The New York Times the Op-Ed article regarding epilepsy, We Need Proof on Marijuana, Feb 12, 2014, written by two physicians specializing in epilepsy therapy at New York University's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.

These professors of neurology were askance and thoroughly disbelieving that the cannabis plant could produce an anti-epilepsy drug.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-10-2014 13:48)

Heroin Deaths: Blocked by Marijuana

Marijuana: Safer than Heroin and Opiates

(PORTLAND, OR) - Marijuana saves lives The heroin addictions and deaths have caught the attention of The New York Times and other newspapers on the East Coast.

It is estimated that there are 100,000 heroin addicts in the United States. Most of them are working addicts. Once in a while they get some bad stuff and O.D. and apparently some "off themselves" when they can not get their regular fixes.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-09-2014 17:27)

Dr. David Allen Becomes Medical Board Target (Part 2)

In his own closing arguments, Dr. Allen claimed that if the medical board could spell out clearly what the standard of care was, he would obviously comply with that law.

(SACRAMENTO) - Court case of David Allen, sketch by Ron Mullins The medical board hearing for Dr. David Allen continued these past two weeks. The State Medical Board of California put on its case. Representing the State was Deputy Attorney General Jannsen Tan.

Dr. David Allen represented himself, only after Attorney Lance Stenhouse was denied a motion by Judge Dian Vorters for a continuance.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-06-2014 04:20)

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Stay Open in Marion County Amid Resolution Against Them

Will this anti-dispensary resolution affect the unincorporated areas of Marion County? Most likely.

(SALEM) - Jason Myers The subject in front of the Marion County Commissioners was not about recreational marijuana. They convened to discuss making an official resolution against legal medical marijuana patients having access to medicine via dispensaries.

Knowing full well that no pharmacy can sell cannabis to patients, they want the world to know that they are against dispensaries in this county, regardless of the risk of harm to its citizens.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-04-2014 21:16)

Medical Marijuana Advocates Meet Wednesday to Keep Dispensaries Open in Salem

Patients and dispensary owners say the Commissioner's meeting was kept very quiet, until now.

(SALEM) - medical marijuana dispensaries Last August, Governor Kitzhaber signed a Medical Marijuana dispensaries bill into law. House Bill 3460 was supported of Oregon’s Attorney General, Ellen Rosenblum.

Today, in a rather bizarre turn of events, we received word that the Marion County Commissioners are meeting at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning and will apparently be discussing the elimination of dispensaries in Salem, Oregon, which are presently operating "in the gray area" as they have for the last couple of years.

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