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    Pot Farms Going Greener?

    It's not often that a pot bust reveals a potentially encouraging trend concerning indoor cannabis cultivation, but such is the case with a marijuana garden raided in Sussex, southeastern England's historic county.     It was reported late last week by the Daily Mail that after Sussex police raided a large cultivation warehouse in the village of Small Dole, they discovered, along with an estimated 500 plants, 115 rooftop solar panels utilized to provide energy to the grow f …More
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    Marijuana Reform Featured on Cover of State Legislatures Magazine

    NCSL Feb 2013 CoverIn what is surely a sign that serious change is on the horizon for marijuana policy across the nation, the magazine for the National Conference of State Legislatures featured a long cover story about reform efforts in their latest issue.

    Given that lawmakers have traditionally lagged far behind public opinion on this topic, this is a pretty big step toward educating them about the need or alternatives to marijuana prohibition.

    So far this year, more than 20 states have introduced marijuana reform legislation of some sort, and we will likely see more in the coming weeks.

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    Judge Declares Pot Rots Brains

    Proving conclusively that judges are not scientists, Liverpool Crown Court Judge Thomas Teague declared, “Anyone who takes cannabis is rotting their brain,” while sentencing a convicted commercial-scale cultivator last week.      Mr. Leslie Haury was busted last March after police raided a Knowsley Road flat that had pot growing in four separate rooms.    Judge Thomas is the second Liverpool Crown Court judge to utter a hyperbolic comment in the context …More
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