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Fresno Medical Marijuana News Edition Date September 1, 2014
Americans for Safe Access - August 24th, 2014
The California Assembly Appropriations Committee held SB 1262 (Correa/Ammiano) in committee on August 15, meaning the bill will not proceed to the floor for a vote or be adopted this year. The controversial bill would have regulated doctors who recommend medical cannabis and commercial medical cannabis activity. Because both co-authors are serving their final term in the state legislature this year, it will be back to the drawing board for statewide medical cannabis regulations in 2015. This is the third time that the legislature has failed to adopt regulations for the state's seventeen year-old medical cannabis industry.

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AlterNet - August 19th, 2014
If there is one thing cannabis activists, cannabis opponents, legislators, police and the cannabis industry in California can agree on, it’s that adult-use pot legalization (similar to Colorado and Washington) is coming. But, legalization is a complicated term in California. Although the state’s voters were the first in the nation to pass medical cannabis legislation via ballot initiative in 1996 (Prop 215), the state did not set guidelines for the massive industry expanding within its borders. And, for the first time this year medical cannabis advocates, police and municipal organizations came to the table to work on regulations together resulting in two bills. The second, and only remaining bill, SB 1262, died in committee this August amidst contentious debate from all sides.

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The Fresno Bee - August 18th, 2014
Success has many fathers, the saying goes, but failure is an orphan. Plenty of people are responsible for the collapse of a potentially landmark bill enacting the first statewide rules for medical marijuana.

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East Bay Express - August 15th, 2014
Historic efforts to regulate medical marijuana through the legislature died yesterday when the Assembly Appropriations Committee held onto Senate Bill 1262 as the deadline for it to pass expired. Lobbyists say the $20 million price tag was too high for a new, California Bureau of Medical Marijuana, especially given just how few marijuana businesses would seemingly qualify and pay fees to fund the new agency.

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The Fresno Bee - August 14th, 2014
Regulating California’s medical marijuana industry will likely have to wait another year. A key committee Thursday blocked Senate Bill 1262, the latest legislative attempt to impose a regulatory framework on growers and dispensaries in the first state to allow medical cannabis. Earlier this year, another bill seeking to do so faltered on the Assembly floor.

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SF Gate - August 14th, 2014
A historic bill to create much-needed regulations for the state’s flourishing, $1.8 billion estimated medical pot industry landed in the dustbin today. The Assembly Appropriations Committee failed to pass Senate Bill 1262 this afternoon. The bill had until today to get out of Appropriations, and the end of the month to pass the Assembly. It was “held in committee”. No vote was given.

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Huffington Post - August 11th, 2014
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), who has made no secret of his overall support for marijuana legalization, has now said he's prepared to campaign for a ballot measure in 2016 to permit recreational pot use in the state.

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KALW News - August 8th, 2014
Statewide regulation proposal revised… Santa Clara County tightens rules on dispensaries… Why not sell CBD-rich pot in pharmacies? …Which state has the heaviest users?... and more.

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SF Gate - August 8th, 2014
A landmark medical marijuana bill altering the rules for growing and selling the botanical now has a pivotal date in the California Assembly coming up. Senate Bill 1262 is scheduled to be heard in Assembly Appropriations on Aug. 13, according to a new update on the Assembly’s website.

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The New York Times - August 7th, 2014
NICE, Calif. — An abandoned recreational vehicle was the first clue. In this hamlet two hours north of San Francisco and barely a mile from the largest natural freshwater lake in the state, the trailer sat on a hill, hidden from the main drag. Behind it rose a flimsy fence, tall enough to shield its bounty: 50 marijuana plants in hastily constructed wooden boxes.

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The Fresno Bee - August 7th, 2014
What was likely a predawn attempt to rob a marijuana-growing operation south of Fresno turned into a deadly gunfight in which two bandits were killed and a 15-year-old girl was used as a human shield by fleeing robbers, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims said Thursday.

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Sacramento News & Review - August 7th, 2014
Grab your medicated popcorn. August is going to be an action-packed month in California pot politics.

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Your Central Valley - August 7th, 2014
2 people are dead after an attempted home invasion robbery. It happened around 4 in the morning near American and Orange in Fresno County. Sheriff Margaret Mims says 7 people broke into the home to steal marijuana and a shootout took place. She says, the men fled in 2 cars and took a 15-year-old girl hostage on the way out. The girl was dumped on the street and the car she was in got away. The other car ended up at CRMC in Fresno. Deputies stopped it, arrested two men and and found a third man inside the car, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead in the hospital. A second gunmen was found back at the scene of the shooting in the driveway. He was critically injured and died hours later.

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San Jose Mercury News - August 7th, 2014
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The robbery of a Central California house with a marijuana-growing operation triggered a fierce gunbattle in which two suspects were killed and a 15-year-old girl was used as a human shield by fleeing robbers, authorities said Thursday.

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SF Weekly - August 6th, 2014
No California politician is safe from marijuana — or at least no elected official can step out of doors without the risk of being asked about the magic plant.

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