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TheStranger.com

A Minneapolis Cannabis Sting That Targeted Minorities Has Been Reversed
TheStranger.com
… public consumption, after a New York Times report uncovered grave disparities in arrests of people of color, despite equal use of cannabis between blacks and whites. The state of Minnesota currently has a legalized medical marijuana program in effect.

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San Francisco Chronicle

Bay Area political events: Election debriefing, high-rent tour
San Francisco Chronicle
Cannabis growers: Updates for cannabis growers on proposed San Francisco tax legislation and cannabis commission, and on labor law. $0-$20. 6-8:30 p.m., 1190 Bryant St., … 10-11:30 a.m., 1275 Minnesota St., San Francisco. More information is here.

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KARE11.com

Motorist charged after children struck on playground
KARE11.com
Investigators say they located a 9mm handgun, drug paraphernalia and marijuana in the SUV. Minnesota State Patrol Capt. Jason Bartell told reporters a few hours after the crash that troopers appear to have followed pursuit protocol, but those troopers …

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MinnPost

Why Paulsen should support the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act
MinnPost
Erik Paulsen of Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District, can’t stop perpetuating debunked “Reefer Madness” propaganda, delaying federal action and denying veterans legal access to medical cannabis. Do they think their position represents the views of …

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Chicago Sun-Times

Teen with Crohn’s disease returns to Illinois after years as a cannabis exile
Chicago Sun-Times
Coltyn Turner smiled effusively as he discussed his family’s recent move back to downstate Illinois from Colorado where the 18-year-old spent four years seeking cannabis-based treatment for a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease that hampered much of his life …

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KARE11.com

Marijuana mood is shifting nationwide
KARE11.com
And then over time it’s gradually increased,” said Chris Uggen, a criminologist and University of Minnesota Regents Professor. Nine states, as well as Washington, D.C., have legalized marijuana while an additional 20 states allow marijuana for medical use.
Michael B. Hancock on Twitter: “Mayors are the ones implementing legal marijuana. We know what works & what …Twitter

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MERRY JANE

Minneapolis Police Halt Low-Level Cannabis Stings After Complaints of Racial Biases
MERRY JANE
Undercover police officers in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota will no longer make low-level marijuana sales arrests after statistics revealed that nearly all recent pot busts targeted black men. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Mayor Jacob …

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Washington Post

Citing racial disparities, Minneapolis police will stop low-level marijuana stings
Washington Post
The move comes as many cities are choosing not to charge low-level drug offenders or are decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana. Recreational use of the drug is legal in nine states and the District, but not in Minnesota. Police have said they will …

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