Cannabis News Roundup: January 10, 2014
KPFA reporter sentenced to community service… Federal Court hears cannabis case Tuesday… Fourth California reform initiative filed… Credit card companies look the other way… Participate in national survey… and more.
COPS & COURTS
KPFA reporter Jose Gutierrez received a sentence of 300 hours of community service and five years probation today in Oakland Federal Court. He was charged with making inflammatory personal statements against police outside Oaksterdam University in Oakland when federal agents raided the facility in 2012. Read more about the case here. [Source: Phone call with Sarah Shrader, legal assistant with attorney E.D. Lerman.]
Is medical cannabis a fundamental right? The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco hears arguments Tuesday on this issue. // The Weed Blog
Credit card companies toy with honoring dispensary purchases, even though they’re illegal // Wall Street Journal
Uruguay considering cannabis exports, now that it is legal there // MMJ Daily
Denver Airport moves to ban cannabis – all of it. // USA Today
Time for another get-together, next week in San Jose. They call it “America’s Largest Medical Marijuana Mega Show // HempCon
Got a minute? Got two? That’s how long this cannabis customer survey will take to complete. // Marijuana Business Daily
“The way we enforce marijuana laws is unconscionable.” // Washington Post
Colorado’s sky not falling, despite legalizing cannabis // SF Gate
Jon Stewart rants over Bill O’Reilly’s comparison of marijuana use to texting // The Daily Show "Why can't America be more like the People's Republic of China?"
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