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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law Marijuana by Josh Crank  
Live from NORML – Advocacy Group Founder on Public Support for Legalization

NORML founder Keith Stroup warns marijuana reform advocates not to sit idly by as support for legalization in the United States swells beyond 50 percent. Speaking this morning in Los Angeles at the 41st annual national conference of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, Stroup stressed the importance of seizing the day. “When we won decriminalization in Nebraska in 1978, we didn’t win another thing until California passed its law in 1996,” Stroup said. “Don’t take the public …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Josh Crank  
Los Angeles City Council Bans Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

After years of experimenting with regulations and ordinances, the Los Angeles City Council announced its harshest action yet in its struggle with the city’s medical marijuana industry, banning all dispensaries within city limits. Councilmembers voted to prohibit the pot shops by a count of 13-1 following hours of debate, and the lone dissenting councilman ultimately changed his vote in order to hurry the measure to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s desk. Villaraigosa, who supports the ban, has until August 6 to sign …

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