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US PA: Column: What Happened To The Pot Stigma?

The Citizens’ Voice, 17 Jun 2015 – Twenty years ago, drug dealers were seen for what they were – criminal and dangerous elements in our society. They were shunned by the mainstream. People who sold marijuana were considered losers, in the business of harming our children. Parents warned their kids to stay away from those known to use drugs. But thanks to the marijuana lobby, what was once scorned is hyped and celebrated – even as the drug has become more potent, with THC, the intoxicating chemical, present at much higher levels than in the 1990s. Dealers run state-sanctioned dispensaries, lobby to further legalize their product and receive positive media coverage when doing so.

US CA: Advocate Touts Benefits of Medical Marijuana

Appeal-Democrat, 04 Jun 2015 – Medical marijuana dispensaries in Yuba County would allow patients to buy their medicine locally and bring tax revenues to the county, a cannabis advocate told county supervisors. "Thousands of people in your district are having to drive to Sacramento to get their cannabis to feel better," said Mickey Martin of the Committee for Safe Patient Access to Regulated Cannabis (CSPARC).

People march to legalize marijuana, opponents unmoved – KTVB

KTVBPeople march to legalize marijuana, opponents unmovedKTVBA group called 'New Approach Idaho,' along with other supporters, marched and rallied for the legalization of cannabis, marijuana, and hemp in Idaho. Serra Frank is the President of New Approach Idaho. "There are children all over the state of Idaho …Medical marijuana advocates gather signatures for their causeThe Idaho Statesmanall 4 news articles »

Nevada lawmakers take Colorado marijuana tour – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNevada lawmakers take Colorado marijuana tourUSA TODAYDENVER — With smiles, selfies and a few nervous chuckles, a group of Nevada legislators and policymakers got a first-hand look at Colorado's fast-growing legal marijuana industry this weekend, coming face-to-face with thousands of green growing plants.Nevada lawmakers check out Colorado's marijuana industryBellingham Heraldall 5 news articles »