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The Toronto Maple Leafs Are Trying to Stop Snoop Dogg’s ‘Leafs’ Patent App

Toronto Maple Leafs hockey franchise is going after Snoop Dogg. Owners for the NHL team recently received an extension of time to oppose two applications by Snoop Dogg for “LEAFS BY SNOOP,” filed under the rapper’s real name, Calvin Broadus. Snoop wants to register LEAFS BY SNOOP in Class 034 for “cigarette lighters not made of precious metals,” claiming he’s been using the mark in products since 2015. 

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Sacramento City Council Introduces $1,000 Reward for Marijuana Snitches

While Sacramento City Council member Jay Schenirer went over the state of cannabis in Sacramento at the most recent City Council meeting in the state’s capital, November 22, a little discussed incentive crept into conversation. 

The city, concerned with ensuring illegal operators are weeded out, wants to incentivize people to snitch.

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Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions Terrifies Even Republican Marijuana Reformers

The nomination of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General of the United States terrifies even Republican cannabis reform proponents. Hunter White, Communication Director for Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition, calls the appointment a “troubling development” for the marijuana reform movement.

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Berlin Political Coalition Wants to Decriminalize Cannabis

Political parties have formed a coalition in Berlin to rally for partial decriminalization of cannabis in one of the hippest cities in Europe, which could surely spread decriminalization across north Europe. Berlin’s Social Democrats, the Greens and the Left Party see an opportunity in decriminalizing the plant.

City newspapers quoted Green politician Benedikt Lux has saying the coalition had agreed to seek a “scientifically monitored pilot project for the controlled distribution of cannabis to adults.”

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Law Enforcement Launches Riot Against Standing Rock Protesters

“Police are tear gassing #NoDAPL water protectors, using the LRAD, stinger grenades, and firing less-lethal rounds into the crowd on Highway 1806 bridge in North Dakota,” reports We Are Change’s Luke Rudkowski. “Police have formed a line with armored vehicles, concrete barriers, and razor wire. It is 27° and police have begun hosing down the unarmed crowd with a water cannon. Water protectors are using a semi truck in an attempt to remove burnt military vehicles which the police chained to concrete barriers weeks ago to keep the bridge blocked on 1806.”

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