SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Hot, dry winds and high temperatures fanned wildfires across California Sunday, pushing firefighters into rugged terrain to contain the flames and guard against new blazes. “Things are so dry out there that it doesn’t take much for a spark or an ember to quickly develop into…

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BRECKENRIDGE — Breckenridge voters will decide Nov. 3 whether to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana for adults over 21, after town council decided Tuesday against enacting the citizens’ initiative. “I’m uncomfortable as a council member creating an ordinance that puts us at odds with the state and federal government without…

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In a move his attorney called precedent-setting, a medical marijuana provider who lived near Joyce will get a new trial after the state Court of Appeals overturned his conviction for growing marijuana and ordered a new trial. Earl Gordon Otis Jr., 45, was sentenced in Clallam County Superior Court on…

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More than 3,000 plants uprooted across Big Island The Hawaii Police Department conducted two marijuana eradication missions just before the end of the fiscal year June 30. A memo dated July 8 from Police Chief Harry Kubojiri to County Council Chairman J Yoshimoto said that “Counter Cannabis” field operations were…

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Kimberly Reyes dies after HMSA declines to cover liver transplant Taking a hit off a marijuana cigarette may cost your life — literally. Waimea resident Kimberly Reyes, who was diagnosed with hepatitis – in March 2008, had been told in July that she had less than 30 days to live….

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Providence, RI: The moderate long-term use of marijuana is associated with a reduced risk of head and neck cancers, according to the results of a population-based case-control study published online by the journal Cancer Prevention Research. Investigators at Rhode Island’s Brown University, along with researchers at Boston University, Louisiana State University,…

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LONG BEACH — Councilwoman Tonia Reyes Uranga hopes regulating medical marijuana dispensaries will end the chronic confusion of how they operate. At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Uranga will seek support from her City Council colleagues to direct City Attorney Robert Shannon and City Prosecutor Tom Reeves to develop specific criteria…

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