The LA Times does not think California should be a “sanctuary state” for marijuana

Published: May 22, 2017, 1:52 pm • Updated: May 22, 2017, 1:52 pm By The Associated Press Via The Associated Press. The following editorial was published in the Los Angeles Times, May 16, 2017: When Californians approved Proposition 64 to legalize marijuana in California last November, it was no secret…

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Federal appeals court dodges ruling on California dispensary owner convicted of federal marijuana charges

Published: May 17, 2017, 3:04 pm • Updated: May 17, 2017, 3:04 pm By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court has sidestepped making a ruling on whether U.S. prison officials can hold people who were convicted of marijuana offences that were legal under state medical marijuana…

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California gov commits $1.5M to clean up damage from illegal marijuana grows

Published: May 12, 2017, 9:53 am • Updated: May 12, 2017, 9:53 am By Will Houston, Eureka Times-Standard California Gov. Jerry Brown is earmarking $ 1.5 million in his May revised budget for cleanup of environmental damage caused by illegal marijuana farms within the state’s cultivation heartland in Humboldt, Mendocino…

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California Rep. Rohrabacher says he’ll take medical marijuana fight to Supreme Court if need be

Published: May 8, 2017, 12:51 pm • Updated: May 8, 2017, 12:55 pm By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said he hopes to convince Attorney General Jeff Sessions that good people do indeed sometimes smoke pot. But if he can’t, the Republican congressman from Costa Mesa said…

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Cannabist Show: He steered California legalization effort; She lobbied for later Denver shop hours

Published: May 4, 2017, 5:56 pm • Updated: May 4, 2017, 6:03 pm By The Cannabist Staff Featured guests: Dustin Moore, deputy campaign manager for Yes on 64 to legalize marijuana in California, and Simply Pure cannabis shop owner Wanda James. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  Helping the sixth-largest economy…

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California bill to protect recreational marijuana industry and users from federal crackdown moves ahead

Published: Apr 19, 2017, 4:50 pm • Updated: Apr 19, 2017, 4:54 pm By Katy Murphy, Bay Area News Group California is considering another step to protect its interests — specifically, its weed — from Washington meddling. The proposal — the first of its kind in the nation — would…

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Hundreds apply for California cannabis advisory committee

Published: Apr 11, 2017, 1:55 pm • Updated: Apr 11, 2017, 1:55 pm By Brooke Edwards Staggs, Orange County Register More than 600 people applied to be part of the state’s first Cannabis Advisory Committee, as California scrambles to come up with detailed regulations for its massive medical and recreational…

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California police not down with Gov. Brown’s marijuana plan

Published: Apr 6, 2017, 7:48 am • Updated: Apr 6, 2017, 9:00 am By Michael R. Blood and Paul Elias, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California law enforcement officials objected Wednesday to Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed streamlining of the state’s marijuana regulations, saying his plan could endanger public safety.…

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Clock ticking for California to unify medical and recreational cannabis laws

Published: Apr 5, 2017, 8:11 am • Updated: Apr 5, 2017, 8:13 am By Michael R. Blood, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California is one step closer to resolving tricky legal conflicts on its path to becoming the nation’s largest marijuana economy. Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration released documents outlining…

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