The Madeleine Brand Show for July 25, 2012

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The City Council voted unanimously yesterday to shut down all of L.A.'s 762 marijuana dispensaries. Opponents of the ban have vowed to fight against the ban, either by lawsuit or ballot initiative.
Medical Marijuana Chain Store Opens Up Outlet In Nation's Capital
The medical marijuana industry may have suffered a blow with the ban on dispensaries in Los Angeles, but the movement to decriminalize marijuana has been gaining momentum in several other states.
Medical Marijuana Chain Store Opens Up Outlet In Nation's Capital

How hard is it to grow your own pot?

While dispensaries in LA might be shutting down, licensed patients will still be allowed to grow their own marijuana, share marijuana in groups of three.
Anaheim Residents Protest Police Shootings Over Weekend
While the Anaheim City Council listened to hours of public comment Tuesday evening about the deadly shootings that have sparked unrest in the city, protesters and police faced off for a few tense hours outside, and multiple people were arrested and injured.
Musical actress Noortje Herlaar, perform
Luke Burbank, host of the radio show and podcast "Too Beautiful to Live" brings us his wrap-up of the week’s awesome and not awesome news.
Author Andrew Blackwell traveled to the world's most polluted places and wrote about them in his new book.
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