The Week in CelebStoner News: Aug. 12-18

• Attorney General Eric Holder announced sweeping changes in federal drug sentencing.

• A federal judge ruled New York's controversial stop and frisk policy, which results in thousands of marijuana arrests annually, is unconstitutional.

• Seattle police said they'd be handing out bags of Doritos along with literature explaining the state's new rules about marijuana, which is legal in Washington, to Hempfest attendees.

• Gov. Kitzhaber signed a bill allowing for cannabis dispensaries in Oregon.

• New York Comptroller and mayoral candidate John Liu announced his plan to tax and regulate marijuana in the Baked Apple.

• Former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell when Nevada police found 392 pot plants on her property.

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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