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The Week in Weed - Craig X, Jon Peters, Mo Taylor, Gen Y, Carson High, San Diego, Ridgecrest, Cameron Diaz

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120 year old Indian woman died this week. She claimed that smoking marijuana every day was the reason for her long life. - All Headline News

"Weeds" star and Hollywood Blvd. preacher, Craig X, was arrested last month for distributing marijuana. He says the "sacrament" that he sold to people at Temple 420 on Hollywood Blvd. is protected under the freedom of religion and Prop 215. The LAPD, who officially pressed charges this week, say you've gotta be baked to believe that - eNewsChannels

San Diego County, San Bernardino County, and Merced County sued the State of California arguing that local governments shouldn't have to obey state laws (like the ten-year-old Prop 215) that are weaker than the law set by the Feds. The State on Wednesday upheld the Prop and told the counties (indirectly) to lick its left one. - NBC San Diego

Carson High's weekly student newspaper, the Trailblazer, was yanked for the second time in two weeks by the high school administration, this time for opinion columns about the legalization of marijuana and the benefits of masturbation - AP

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Despite heavy propaganda such as D.A.R.E, Gen Y still smoking weed - Oberlin Review

The City of Ridgecrest (about 155 miles north of LA) voted to table an ordinance to allow a medical marijuana dispensary in their town - The Daily Independent

RAND study shows that unless you want young people to end up with heath and behavior problems (aka screwed up), don't let them party alone - eCanada Now

Former Clippers #1 draft pick Maurice Taylor suspended five games by the NBA for testing positive for weed. This is the third time he's failed this test thus the incredibly harsh sentence. Although he can obviously score herb, he has yet to score a point this season for the Sacto Kings. - AHN

Megaproducer Jon Peters accused of blowing pot smoke into the face of a woman he allegedly sexually harassed. She also claims Peters showed his peter to her young daughter. - Star Pulse

6.5 tons of weed seized in Tuscon on Wednesday by U.S. Border Patrol - Arizona Daily Star

Cameron Diaz admits to smoking joints while hanging out in the Southern California beaches as a young lady - Hollywood Rag

Tickets have gone on sale for the Marijuana Policy Project's Party at the Playboy Mansion in May of 2007. The first 50 tickets to be sold for $600 and the next batch for for $700, etc... Yes you may buy LAist a ticket for Christmas, kthnx. MPP Board of Advisors include Jack Black, Bill Maher, Dr. Jocelyn Elders, Jesse Ventura, and Adam Carolla - MPP

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