If Weed Is Medicine, So Is Budweiser (WSJ)

Legalize marijuana, but don’t pretend it’s therapeutic. By Peter B. BachJan. 17, 2019 7:23 p.m. ET PHOTO: PETER MORGAN/ASSOCIATED PRESS Ten states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana use, and another eight look likely to do so in 2019. I favor the move but am troubled by the gateway to it: All these jurisdictions…
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The green bounty of pot farming, coming to your neighborhood soon…

East Coast men among four arrested after Santa Rosa marijuana deal goes bad New York residents who flew to Sonoma County for a cannabis deal were in custody Wednesday after Tuesday night’s sale turned into an attempted robbery with gunfire in a southwest Santa Rosa neighborhood, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies late…
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Bureau of Cannabis Control’s License Search


Cannabis retailers multiplying in Santa Rosa, with objections raised by schools, rival projects

Nine applications for new cannabis dispensaries in Santa Rosa have been approved in the past three months — an expansion that would nearly quadruple the city’s current number of marijuana retailers, with proposals for a dozen more cannabis outlets also in the pipeline. The wave of activity comes as the city is poised to revisit…
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Link between Adolescent Pot Smoking and Psychosis Strengthens

Research presented at a Berlin psychiatric conference shows teenage cannabis use hastens onset of schizophrenia in vulnerable individuals Credit: Sean Gallup Getty Images Society’s embrace of cannabis to treat nausea, pain and other conditions proceeds apace with the drive to legalize the plant for recreational use. Pot’s seemingly innocuous side effects have helped clear a path toward…
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Marijuana worse for teen brains than alcohol, study finds

By Shamard Charles, M.D. Teen brains are more vulnerable to the effects of marijuana than alcohol, a new study finds. Adolescents who begin using marijuana regularly may suffer lasting repercussions in their thinking ability, according to scientists at the University of Montreal. The study, published Wednesday in the American Journal of Psychiatry, followed over 3,800 adolescents from…
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NPOP / SOSN Town Hall

Town Hall with Board of Supervisors, February 21 2018. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cW3JSIPXsEENQP7te_Ixr48knvdkT-bY

Is Marijuana as Safe as We Think?

Permitting pot is one thing; promoting its use is another A few years ago, the National Academy of Medicine convened a panel of sixteen leading medical experts to analyze the scientific literature on cannabis. The report they prepared, which came out in January of 2017, runs to four hundred and sixty-eight pages. It contains no bombshells or surprises,…
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Negative Effects of Marijuana: Scientific Research Shows Pot is Harmful

Aren’t you proud Sonoma County Supervisors want our rural areas to be a mecca for production of this drug? But first, see just below our list of peer-reviewed scientific papers helping to explain why potheads tend to be slow, depressed, and often, worse, as we discuss also in this Real Science Radio YouTube video… Research Showing the…
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Murder Mountain, Netflix

Drug culture. That’s what we want to promote in rural Sonoma County.Said no sane, sober person, ever. More people go missing in Northern California’s Humboldt County, a stunning, verdant enclave of mountains, rivers, and redwood trees, than anywhere in the state. Fliers dot the sides of movie theaters, corner groceries, and telephone poles, bearing smiling…
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