Items tagged with california

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Reefer Madness Revisited [20.12.2012] Rob Kampia, co-founder and executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), has co-authored most of the medical marijuana laws on the books. ...
Marijuana, not yet legal for Californians, might as well be [19.12.2012] Let Colorado and Washington be the marijuana trailblazers. Let them struggle with the messy details of what it means to actually legalize the drug. M ...
Battle over nation's largest pot dispensary heads to U.S. court [18.12.2012] A showdown over the fate of the country's largest medical marijuana dispensary heads to federal court, and the outcome could hint at what lies ahead ...
The next seven states to legalize pot [18.12.2012] By legalizing marijuana through direct democracy, Colorado and Washington have fundamentally changed the national conversation about cannabis. As man ...
Marijuana decriminalization law brings down juvenile arrests in California [25.11.2012] Marijuana is one of the primary reasons why California experienced a stunning 20 percent drop in juvenile arrests in just one year, between 2010 and ...
Oakland sues U.S. to halt closure of marijuana dispensary [10.10.2012] The city of Oakland has sued to block U.S. authorities from closing down a medical marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the world's largest, mar ...
Marijuana only for the sick? A farce, some Angelenos say [06.10.2012] One year after federal law enforcement officials began cracking down on California’s medical marijuana industry with a series of high-profile arrests ...
Marijuana: A failure to regulate, but not by dispensaries [02.10.2012] The Times' Sept. 27 editorial, "In a haze on pot policy," says, "In the face of this chaos, the federal crackdown is, to some, good news -- finally, ...
L.A. repeals its ban on pot stores [01.10.2012] After struggling for years to regulate storefront pot shops, the Los Angeles City Council retreated Tuesday, voting to repeal the carefully crafted b ...
Veteran Emerald Triangle pot growers see their way of life ending [29.09.2012] Battered by competition from indoor cultivators around the state and industrial-size operations that have invaded the North Coast counties, many of t ...
In a haze on pot policy [26.09.2012] Late last year, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. affirmed the Obama administration's long-standing policy of taking a hands-off approach to states ...
U.S. raids L.A. marijuana shops [26.09.2012] Federal officials brought their war on medical marijuana dispensaries to Los Angeles, raiding several shops and issuing warning letters to dozens mor ...
Bid to overturn L.A. pot shop ban qualifies for ballot [18.09.2012] Activists seeking to strike down a ban on medical marijuana outlets in Los Angeles saw their challenge qualify for the ballot, dealing a setback to t ...
Bid to repeal L.A.'s ban on pot shops may be headed for ballot [29.08.2012] A referendum to repeal a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles appears to be headed for the ballot, with pot shop supporters saying th ...
Los Angeles sued over crackdown on medical marijuana shops [17.08.2012] A medical marijuana trade group and 11 patients sued the city of Los Angeles, seeking to block enforcement of an ordinance that would shut down most ...
L.A.'s medical marijuana mess [25.07.2012] The Los Angeles City Council is plainly out of its depth when it comes to regulating medical marijuana. This was already clear after years of fumblin ...
L.A. City Council bans medical marijuana dispensaries [24.07.2012] In what could be a turning point in the city's seemingly unending battle to regulate the distribution of medical marijuana, the Los Angeles City Coun ...
Oakland protests U.S. attorney's crackdown on large medical marijuana dispensary [13.07.2012] A day after federal prosecutors moved to shutter the country's largest medical marijuana dispensary, city leaders and other officials came to the def ...
Some Southern California 'nonprofit' pot shops make big money [16.06.2012] Many medical marijuana dispensaries have been making huge sums of money even as they claim to be nonprofit, according to court and law enforcement re ...
U.S. targets landlords in fight against medical pot [13.06.2012] The authorities are pressuring landlords to shut down the shops or face possible loss of the real estate through the unconventional and low-key use o ...
10 Reasons to Revisit Marijuana Policy Now [12.06.2012] For the first time ever, a solid majority of Americans supports legalizing marijuana for recreational use: 56%, according to the most recent Rasmusse ...
Feds attack California's medical marijuana trade-again [07.06.2012] Federal authorities opened the latest front in their war on California's massive medical marijuana industry this week, filing property forfeiture law ...
Most California voters don't support legalizing pot, poll finds [30.05.2012] In California, cradle of the marijuana movement, a new poll has found a majority of voters do not support legalization, even as they overwhelmingly b ...
Pot shop ban advances in L.A. City Council [29.05.2012] A City Council committee moved forward with a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries Tuesday, approving a recommendation to outlaw storefront pot shop ...
Rally protests federal raid on Oakland pot trade school [04.04.2012] Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at City Hall to demand federal respect for state and local marijuana laws, a day after federal agents raided the s ...
Agents in Oakland raid leader of medical marijuana movement [02.04.2012] Federal agents struck at the heart of California's medical marijuana movement, raiding the nation's first pot trade school and a popular dispensary, ...
How many pot patients Calif. has is anyone's guess [23.03.2012] The reality is that no one knows how many people are legally using marijuana in California because the state — with hundreds of pot stores and clinic ...
Effort to put marijuana legalization measure on ballot is in disarray [09.03.2012] After Proposition 19 received 46% of the vote in 2010, proponents took heart. They vowed to put a measure to fully legalize marijuana on the 2012 bal ...
California pot industry's next move: Ballot initiative for state regulation [06.02.2012] A proposed ballot initiative aimed for the November elections begs a key question looming over California's medical marijuana industry: Can stricter ...
California court rules cities, counties can ban pot stores [11.11.2011] In a decision that could have immediate fallout for medical marijuana dispensaries, a state appeals court has ruled that California law allows cities ...
Viewpoints: Patient safety is priority in medical pot policy [01.11.2011] Recently, the California Medical Association, representing more than 35,000 physicians, the largest statewide physician organization in America, bold ...
California Medical Assn. support of marijuana legalization has doctors talking [31.10.2011] The California Medical Assn.'s recent decision to support marijuana legalization has drawn mixed opinions from physicians and others. At the same tim ...
Rep. Sam Farr, House members question California pot club crackdown [31.10.2011] Several members of California's congressional delegation are taking their concerns about a federal crackdown on the state's medical marijuana dispens ...
Medical marijuana - lost in the haze of state law [23.10.2011] Californians need to be honest with themselves: The marijuana industry that is flourishing in plain sight is not really about medicine. No question, ...
Backlash to Crackdown Grows [19.10.2011] Marijuana activists in California are gearing up this week for a flurry of statewide protests during President Obama's October 25 visit to the Bay Ar ...
California's Coming Crackdown on Pot: What Do You Do if You Need It? [19.10.2011] Four California-based U.S. attorneys have announced their intent to prosecute the medical-marijuana dispensaries, growers and delivery services that ...
California Medical Assn. calls for legalization of marijuana [15.10.2011] The California Medical Association, representing more than 35,000 physicians statewide, questions the medical value of pot and acknowledges some heal ...
Federal crackdown on medical pot sales reflects a shift in policy [07.10.2011] The Obama administration's crackdown on California's highly profitable medical marijuana industry represents a dramatic departure from the low-key app ...
Feds escalate efforts to close California pot shops [07.10.2011] Federal prosecutors are threatening to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries throughout California, sending letters that warn landlords to stop sal ...
The Pot Republic [26.07.2011] The bulk of the marijuana consumed in the United States used to come across the border from Mexico, Canada and elsewhere. Now, more than half of it i ...
New California marijuana ballot measure starts circulating [25.07.2011] A new marijuana legalization ballot measure was cleared Monday to start seeking petition signatures. But its proponents aren't affiliated with the Oa ...
California medical marijuana growers face pressure [02.07.2011] A new Obama administration memo approves federal prosecution of anyone in the business of growing or supplying marijuana for medical patients even if ...
Fear and loathing surrounds decriminalisation [18.06.2011] "The war on drugs has failed," said a recent report compiled by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, which comprised a former UN secretary-general, ...
Raft of marijuana legislation highlights a murky regulatory climate [17.06.2011] California lawmakers are looking at a range of bills to expand, contract or change state marijuana laws. Legalization proponents say it reflects a po ...
Pot Penalties May Be Modernized [18.05.2011] Sponsored by San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, AB 1017 aims to give prosecutors more discretion in how they charge weed growers and processors, ...
The Prospects for Drug Reform: California [09.02.2011] The West Coast is a different world when it comes to progress on drug policy reform. Three of the four states most likely to see strong pushes for ma ...
One toke over the line [16.12.2010] After an annual survey of teen drug use nationwide found that marijuana smoking is on the rise among eighth- through 12th-graders, Kerlikowske attrib ...
Calif. Pot Proponents Gird for 2012 [28.11.2010] Despite Proposition 19's loss at the polls this month, marijuana-legalization advocates in California are already working on their comeback plan for ...
Legal marijuana: Not if, but when [16.11.2010] One might have expected the principals of the Proposition 19 campaign to partially decriminalize marijuana possession and use to be a little chagrine ...
Prop. 19 Failure Means Advocates Have Clean Slate [16.11.2010] Drug use and abuse are social and pubic health issues. But these drug laws started as purity laws in a progressive effort to stop pharmaceutical comp ...

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