Cannabis technology, media fuse at first-ever New West Summit

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Cannabis and technology — two of the Bay Area’s biggest exports — are about to become even more intertwined.
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Evidence Mounts For Cannabis to Help Curb Painkiller Overdose Epidemic

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An average of 44 Americans die every day from an overdose of prescription painkillers, a trend the Centers for Disease Control calls a national epidemic.
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The science behind Sanjay Gupta and WEED 3

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Trauma neurosurgeon turned journalist Dr. San Jay Gupta fired another broadside into cannabis prohibition Sunday with the one-hour CNN special WEED 3, on the eve of 4/20.
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Updated - War on California Medical Marijuana Will Continue, Justice Department Says

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David Downs ~ East Bay Express ~
 
California’s multi-billion medical cannabis industry will remain in the crosshairs of federal prosecutors, despite direction from Congress to cease interfering with state medical pot systems.
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Massachusetts lawmakers move to end marijuana war

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David Downs ~ Smell The Truth ~
 
Lawmakers in Boston introduced a bill this week to strike the word “marijuana” from much of its criminal code, and regulate and tax the botanical with a system similar to alcohol.
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Watch Biased Cannabis Science and Media in Action

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David Downs ~ East Bay Express ~
 
In February we detailed how cannabis research is institutionally biased and broadly misinterpreted by the media. Today we get an illustration of that vicious cycle.
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