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Feinstein Joins Brown Against Making Recreational Pot Legal

March 19, 2014 | 3:43 pm

Feinstein Joins Brown Against Making Recreational Pot Legal

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Senator is concerned about stoned drivers and gateway drug issues in California.

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San Francisco Approves E-Cigarette Regulations

March 19, 2014 | 12:00 pm

San Francisco Approves E-Cigarette Regulations

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New restrictions will treat e-cigarettes the same as cigarettes.

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After Fed Guidelines, Banks Still Skeptical About Servicing Pot Industry

February 17, 2014 | 3:31 pm

After Fed Guidelines, Banks Still Skeptical About Servicing Pot Industry

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In California, it’s expected many large financial institutions will steer clear of state’s pot industry.

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Will Obama’s Remarks on Marijuana Boost California Legalization Efforts?

January 22, 2014 | 10:17 am

Will Obama’s Remarks on Marijuana Boost California Legalization Efforts?

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What President Obama’s statements on marijuana might mean for full legalization in California.

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Poll: Most Californians Favor Pot Use and Decriminalization

December 10, 2013 | 6:00 am

Poll: Most Californians Favor Pot Use and Decriminalization

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Survey finds change in attitudes toward marijuana. Bay Area support for legal pot is especially strong.

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Voter Initiative to Legalize Marijuana in Calif. Moves Forward

September 27, 2013 | 4:31 pm

Voter Initiative to Legalize Marijuana in Calif. Moves Forward

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Supporters need 504,760 signatures by February to make the November 2014 ballot.

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Berkeley Sues Feds Over Attempts to Shut Down Berkeley Patients Group

July 3, 2013 | 12:22 pm

Berkeley Sues Feds Over Attempts to Shut Down Berkeley Patients Group

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by Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside The city of Berkeley sued the federal government on Wednesday in an attempt to stop its efforts to shut down Berkeley Patients Group, the city’s largest medical cannabis dispensary. The suit claims that the closure of BPG will materially harm the city because it will mean the loss of hundreds of […]

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Berkeley Patients Group’s Delinquent Tax Bill Reduced From $7.5M to $49K

June 18, 2013 | 2:48 pm

Berkeley Patients Group’s Delinquent Tax Bill Reduced From $7.5M to $49K

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by Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside The state Board of Equalization and Berkeley Patients Group (BPG) have worked out a compromise that reduces the dispensary’s delinquent tax bill from $7.5 million to $49,500. Despite selling millions of dollars in medical cannabis each year and paying its top executives close to $1 million in salaries, BPG told the […]

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California Senate OKs Regulations for Medicinal Marijuana

May 20, 2013 | 4:22 pm

California Senate OKs Regulations for Medicinal Marijuana

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by Don Thompson, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would take steps to regulate the sale of medical marijuana under a bill approved Monday by the state Senate, restricting cannabis dispensaries that federal prosecutors say have grown out of control. California voters first supported legalizing marijuana to treat illness in 1996, but federal prosecutors recently […]

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Political Leaders Defend Berkeley Pot Dispensary From U.S. Lawsuit

May 9, 2013 | 10:00 am

Political Leaders Defend Berkeley Pot Dispensary From U.S. Lawsuit

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A group of prominent East Bay political leaders spoke out Wednesday against a federal attempt to close the Berkeley Patients Group, one of California’s oldest medical marijuana dispensaries. Mayor Tom Bates, several members of the Berkeley City Council and a representative of Congresswoman Barbara Lee defended the dispensary against a forfeiture lawsuit that was filed […]

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