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Sonoma County can do more to protect rural residents from fires (Bohemian)

Last November, the world watched with horror as residents of Paradise tried to escape from an oncoming wildfire on clogged roads, some so desperate that they abandoned their vehicles and fled on foot. Government can reduce the risk from wildfires. Sonoma County should enforce the state’s fire-safe road regulations to stop new development in fire-prone…
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Natural Green Herb Update: Marijuana Debunked: A handbook for parents, pundits and politicians who want to know the case against legalization

Marijuana subtly damages the teenage brain, causing lifelong problems. Yet four million teens in Canada and the United States use the drug, a half million of them daily. For those who have heard only the pro-legalization side, this book presents the case against marijuana on an equal footing. In it, you will learn:  – The…
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Natural Green Herb Update: Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence

Alex Berenson is a graduate of Yale University with degrees in history and economics. He began his career in journalism in 1994 as a business reporter for the Denver Post, joined the financial news website TheStreet.com in 1996, and worked as an investigative reporter for The New York Timesfrom 1999 to 2010, during which time he also served…
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Close to Home: Sonoma County can do more to protect rural residents from fires (Press Democrat)

In November, the world watched with horror as residents of Paradise tried to escape from an oncoming wildfire on clogged roads, some so desperate that they abandoned their vehicles and fled on foot. Two weeks ago, columnist Pete Golis asked whether government can reduce the risk from wildfires. The answer to his timely question is…
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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

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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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Natural Green Herb update: 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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Natural green Herb Update: 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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