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Cannabis News Roundup: 11.14.14

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Nevada could consider recreational cannabis in 2016… US marijuana laws break UN treaties… Canadian natives plan medical cannabis facility… Don't hit your customers… and more.

LEGALIZATION

Another California neighbor moves toward recreational cannabis // MJ Business Daily  Around 200,000 people have signed a petition to consider a ballot measure that would legalize recreational cannabis in Nevada.  That's about double the number required to get the issue on the ballot in 2016. 

New recreational marijuana laws are counter to U.N. treaties // HuffPost.com  UN executive plans to discuss this issue with the US State Dept. and UN agencies next week. 

COPS & COURTS

Cannabis collective called public nuisance // Berkeleyside.com  The area around Forty Acres collective in Berkeley “has become a party zone,” neighbors attest.

Dispensary closed, for second time // SanDiego6.com   “There is a process for legally zoned dispensaries, and that process should be followed,” says San Diego City Attorney. 

BUSINESS

Won't you be my neighbor? // AP.com   Cannabis dispensaries may be legal in Colorado, but that doesn't mean long-standing businesses like them. 

Surprise: Recreational sales dip in Colorado // KRCA.com   Insiders attribute it to the "shoulder season" between summer and winter sports. "Once the ski resorts open, sales will pick back up again," says one dispensary owner.

$10 million grow facility considered by Canadian First Nation band // HuffPostB.C.    Product would focus on medical cannabis developed for ailments common on their reservation.

Are stolen pot plants covered by insurance in "legal" states? // Westword.com   The Supremacy Clause has to be considered. And what's the market value?

HEALTH

Which came first, the smaller orbital frontal cortex or heavy marijuana use? //  LATimes.com  Study finds that “compared with a person who never smoked marijuana, someone who uses marijuana regularly has, on average, less gray matter in his orbital frontal cortex, a region that is a key node in the brain's reward, motivation, decision-making and addictive behaviors network.”

IT’S A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, SO KEEP IT UNDER CONTROL…

Dispensary employee gets prison time // ABC-23, Bakersfield  Worker pled guilty to assault of a customer. Things got worse when the DEA investigated.

IN OTHER NEWS…

Thank a Vet: Dennis Peron, cannabis pioneer // SFGate.com   Remembering our military veterans isn’t just about warfare. Sometimes it’s about changing society.

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[The Cannabis News Roundup is updated on Friday.]