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Nov 30, 2009

On the two-hundred-and-first episode of the Web's Favourite Cannabis Podcast, the Dopefiend talks about the ongoing struggle between the American medical marijuana movement and the federal drug laws, and how the latest hurdle, that of the legality of selling medical cannabis, has been tackled in Los Angeles, and how they're now facing a cap on the number of dispensaries in LA. Following a call to the DopeTribe for submissions for this year's DopeTribe Dispatches, the Dopefiend turns to the emails which kick off with positive vibes following our incredible 200th episode from DopeTribers vince noir rocknroll star, who celebrates our thriving community; James, who sees the Dopecast as his "smoking buddy"; Psychedelic Podfather Lorenzo, who draws attention to the success of the whole network and an archive of over 500 shows; and Clark, who's used information from the Dopefiend network and the support of the DopeTribe at the forum to set up his own grow, as well as to make the switch to vaporizing. Next up, Caroline raises the question of the safety of using cannabis during pregnancy, and whether vaping eliminates the risk, leading the Dopefiend to take a comprehensive look at the research on cannabis use in pregnancy. Heading into the VaporLounge, the Dopefiend takes a look at the VapBong vaporizer, one of the low-cost lighter-powered vaporizer options available to cash-strapped Vapefiends which was sent to the Dopefiend thanks to DopeTriber lee roy 2.0, then, having tasted some Master Kush in the VapBong, the Dopefiend advertises a 420-friendly room in Texas and goes on to draw the winning entry in last week's incredible competition to win a brand-new iolite portable vaporizer and also tells the DopeTribe how they can be a Dopecast winner too! After a musical interlude from Stoney McStonerson, the Dopefiend talks about how medical cannabis legalization is even creeping into traditionally prohibitionist strongholds like Iowa, mentions a new study into cannabis use, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, and in the Cannabis News this week: the parents of an autistic 10 year-old report success with medical cannabis, Professor David Nutt recommends a Royal Commission into legalizing cannabis, while another academic warns of the dangers of cannabis-induced psychosis, the former US Attorney who indicted Marc Emery changes his tune, just as Marc himself is released on bail, Oregon's new cannabis cafe causes media confusion, and the L.A. grow factory busted just 25 feet from the nearest police station. Email, send us a voicemail and check out the forum.

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Submit your audio for this year's DopeTribe Dispatches- see here:

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Lorenzo's audiobook The Genesis Generation is available here:

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The article by Dr Kate on cannabis and pregnancy is here:

The NICE figures on cannabis use and birthweight are here:

The video of Melanie Dreher's presentation on cannabis use during pregnancy is here:, there's an interview with her here:, and the full text of her study here:

If you're in College Station and looking for a 420-friendly pad, email

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And you can take part in this week's amazing competition to win a brand new iolite portable vaporizer in the colour of your choice, by sending your answer to the question on this week's Dopecast to by Saturday 5th December at the latest.

You can listen and subscribe to Marc Emery's Prison Potcast here:

Playlist: Ciro Perrino - Empty Sky; Yoshida Brothers - Ibuki; St_Vitas - Dessert Cappucino; Eddie Howell - Welcome Home (Alternative Mix); Deva Premal - Guru Rinpoche Mantra (EarthRise SoundSystem Remix); Lokae & Touchphonics - Holding On (feat. Framework); Stoney McStonerson - The Crossroads; Mandé Folì - Sandia; Project Midnight - Kombat

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Ciro Perrino
"Empty Sky" (mp3)
from "Moon In The Water"
(Joyful Records)

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Yoshida Brothers
"Ibuki" (mp3)
from "Move"
(Domo Records)

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"Dessert Cappucino" (mp3)
from "Minimal Communiqué Vol. 2"
(Minimal Communiqué)

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Eddie Howell
"Welcome Home" (mp3)
from "Welcome Home"
(Yu Wonder Records)

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Deva Premal
"Guru Rinpoche Mantra" (mp3)
from "DevaSonic Vol. 1: Buddha Beats EP"
(White Swan Records)

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Lokae & Touchphonics
"Holding On (feat. Framework)" (mp3)
from "Reborn of Thought (Touchphonics Remix) / Holding On"
(Elevated Press Records)

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Mandé Folì
"Sandia" (mp3)
from "Griot - Songs and Rhythms"
(Materiali Sonori)

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Project Midnight
"Kombat" (mp3)
from "Chrome Plated Wobble"

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