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David Downs
Attended University of California, Santa Barbara
Lives in San Francisco, CA.
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California lawmakers have reached a historic compromise on regulating the world’s largest medical pot economy — paving the way for recreational legalization in 2016. Yesterday, a sweeping bill to r...
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Cannabis and technology — two of the Bay Area’s biggest exports — are about to become even more intertwined. One thousand of the cannabis industry's leading technologists, investors, and media prof...
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California's top cop and candidate for Sen. Barbara Boxer’s seat, Kamala Harris, issued one of her strongest statements of support for medical cannabis this week. Speaking at the annual convention ...
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Vape — it may be Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year, but you’d need a paralegal to parse the law on where it’s OK, illegal, or just plain rude to use an e-cigarette or other vaporizer. These smal...
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Trauma neurosurgeon turned journalist Dr. San Jay Gupta fired another broadside into cannabis prohibition Sunday with the one-hour CNN special WEED 3, on the eve of 4/20. In it, the one-time U.S. S...
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Another one of the leading arguments against legalizing cannabis for adults is going up in smoke. Last week, data showed concerns about children accidentally eating marijuana is widely overstated. ...
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Oakland pride is running high ahead of tomorrow’s NBA Finals showdown between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Leading music streaming service Spotify has dug into "the most d...
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The South is the worst place in America to use cannabis, but at least things are getting less awful. On Monday, the Louisiana legislature approved a bill to reduce the state’s draconian marijuana s...
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A major, landmark study has shown the ingredients in marijuana, particularly cannabidiol (CBD), are a safe and radically effective treatment for epilepsy. According to findings presented at the 201...
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San Francisco culinary scene star Robin Song from the Mission’s Hog & Rocks got a different kind of mention in the New York Times this Sunday. On March 31, Song ran a Korean pop-up at an undisc...
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On the eve of the de facto cannabis holiday of April 20 (4/20), trauma neurosurgeon and journalist Dr. Sanjay Gupta — once a candidate for U.S. Surgeon General — fires yet another salvo at the plan...
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  • Freelance Journalist, 2008 - present
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Journalist in San Francisco. Appears in Wired, Rolling Stone, the Onion, ...
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  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    English Lit, 1998 - 2002
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