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Jasmine Aquino: Federal barriers to funding prevent essential cannabis research

Marijuana’s popularity keeps growing, but the sprouting knowledge surrounding its dangers and benefits are nipped at the bud by a lack of research funding. Daily Bruin Opinion columnist Jasmine Aquino explores the hazy future of cannabis research and Proposition 64’s effects on its obstacles, arguing that there are innovate resources for these efforts. Read more...

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Cannabis consumers often visit smoke shops to buy pipes, papers or ashtrays for their marijuana. Some smoke shops hang signs to remind their customers about the business policies and federal laws about the drug. Glass shops with “bongs” often do the same. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)
Cannabis consumers often visit smoke shops to buy pipes, papers or ashtrays for their marijuana. Some smoke shops hang signs to remind their customers about the business policies and federal laws about the drug. Glass shops with “bongs” often do the same. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

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(Creative Commons photo by ClassWareFareExists via Interviewly)
(Creative Commons photo by ClassWareFareExists via Interviewly)

(Creative Commons Photo by Speaker John Boehner via Flickr)
(Creative Commons Photo by Speaker John Boehner via Flickr)

A rally outside Westwood federal building in July 2009 protested the outcome of Iranian elections. (Creative Commons photo by Christopher Soltis via Flickr)

Aram Ghoogasian: Protesters must review past US actions before labeling Iran as evil

Protests against the actions of the United States government aren’t uncommon in times of war. But last week, diplomacy was the source of outrage. A crowd of hundreds of people assembled outside the federal building in Westwood to protest the nuclear deal recently signed between Iran, China, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, the United States, Germany and a European Union representative. Read more...

A rally outside Westwood federal building in July 2009 protested the outcome of Iranian elections. (Creative Commons photo by Christopher Soltis via Flickr)

(Kelly Brennan/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Chloe Lew: LA City Council must follow through on promise to repair sidewalks

Our city’s sidewalks are crumbling, and with them, my faith in the Los Angeles City Council. More than 40 years after it said it would repair our buckled, tree-damaged sidewalks, and almost two months after it agreed in an Americans with Disabilities Act case to spend $1.4 billion to fix them, the city is now recommending commercial property owners repair their sidewalks by themselves. Read more...

(Kelly Brennan/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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