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The marijuana industry just scored a huge legal victory without setting foot inside court – Marijuana News

The marijuana industry scored a significant victory on Tuesday when the US Department of Justice just dropped its four-year-long attempt to shut down Harborside Health Center in Oakland, California, the largest dispensary in the US, The San Francisco Gate reported.

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Do Cannabis Entrepreneurs and Big Business Actually Need Each Other? – Marijuana News

Steve DeAngelo at a protest in Oakland. Image: Glenn Halog Via Flickr

Cannabis entrepreneur and activist Steve DeAngelo long hated the idea of corporations entering the marijuana industry. But today, DeAngelo thinks partnerships with these giants are crucial for the success of the industry.

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Choose cannabis for wellness, not intoxication: the DeAngelo Manifesto

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A manifesto, by definition, is not usually easy reading, which is why Steve DeAngelo has combined his eight-point program with scientific and historical details, interspersed with stories about his life.
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Adventures of a Pot Pioneer

Steve DeAngelo at a protest in Oakland, California. Image: Glenn Halog/Flickr

The author of the Cannabis Manifesto dishes on racist drug laws, hemp jewelry, and California's weed-fueled world domination.

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From 'cash teams' to security, marijuana business gets serious

Image of Andrew DeAngelo of Harborside Health Center holding $9,000 worth of medicinal marijuana
 
Inside a cannabis shop's emerging business model
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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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