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Oregon launches 'Educate Before You Recreate' marijuana public education campaign
Noelle Crombie ~ The Oregonian ~ In two weeks, it'll be legal for anyone 21 and older to possess and grow marijuana in Oregon. But before you light up, the state wants you to know a few things.
In South Dakota, Indian tribe plans to grow, sell marijuana by Jan. 1
Regina Garcia Cano ~ The Associated Press ~ South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley warns that non-Indians would still be breaking the law if they consume pot on the reservation.
Colorado Supreme Court: Employers can fire for off-duty pot use
Alicia Wallace and Jordan Steffen ~ The Denver Post ~ Lawyer for Dish Network employee fired after using medical pot to treat muscle spasms calls ruling "devastating"
Kassondra Cloos ~ Colorado Springs Gazette ~ As the number of medical marijuana shops and dispensary-related crimes in Colorado Springs has fallen over the past five years, medical pot tax revenue in El Paso County has soared.
Douglas Hanks ~ Miami Herald ~ Miami-Dade commissioners voted Tuesday to let police treat marijuana possession the same way they do littering and loitering — by issuing a civil citation with a $100 fine that keeps the offense out of the criminal system.
Matthew Rosenberg and Mark Mazzetti ~ New York Times ~ WASHINGTON — For all the aspiring and current spies, diplomats and F.B.I. agents living in states that have liberalized marijuana laws, the federal government has a stern warning: Put down the bong, throw out the vaporizer and lose the rolling papers.
Aimee Green ~ Oregon Live ~ Officials say home invasion robberies again could increase when Oregonians begin cultivating marijuana crops in their homes and backyards after July 1.
René Marsh~ CNN ~ (CNN) -- A new study, funded in part by the federal government, suggests alcohol has a more extreme impact on drivers than marijuana.
Susan K. Livio ~ NJ.com ~ Two NJ lawmakers introduce a bill requiring school boards to set policies for mmj use in statewide schools.
Christopher Ingraham~ Washington Post ~ A long-standing bureaucratic obstacle to privately-funded medical marijuana research has just been removed, effective immediately.
Terri Langford~ The Texas Tribune ~ Local prosecutors across the state are looking for ways to keep minor marijuana cases out of court.
Shira Schoenberg ~ MassLive.com ~ A Salem medical marijuana dispensary is the first to receive permission to sell marijuana - after obtaining a temporary waiver from the state's strict testing guidelines.
Phillip Smith ~ Alternet ~ The Senate Appropriations Committee voted to rein in the DEA.
Paul Egan ~ Detroit Free Press ~ LANSING – Two measures to legalize marijuana could appear on the November 2016 state ballot after the Board of State Canvassers approved petition wording Thursday.
Douglas Hanks ~ Miami Herald ~ A proposal that would create a $100 fine for marijuana possession in Miami-Dade gets its first hearing before county commissioners Wednesday, a key test for a law designed to keep minor pot offenses out of the criminal system.
Ricardo Baca ~ The Cannabist ~ The newly launched National Cannabis Bar Association will officially launch with an NCIA event in Denver on June 30