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Easter, Earth Day, Cherry Blossoms and 420: How to Get Around SF This Weekend

April 18, 2014 | 2:17 pm

Easter, Earth Day, Cherry Blossoms and 420: How to Get Around SF This Weekend

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City officials are bracing for hundreds of thousands of visitors to San Francisco for the celebratory weekend.

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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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Cannabis Coalition Postpones Drive for California Ballot Initiative

February 18, 2014 | 3:50 pm

Cannabis Coalition Postpones Drive for California Ballot Initiative

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Group says that despite encouraging poll numbers, it needs more time to mount legalization campaign.

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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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Feds Won’t Sue to Stop Recreational Marijuana Use in Washington and Colorado

August 29, 2013 | 12:55 pm

Feds Won’t Sue to Stop Recreational Marijuana Use in Washington and Colorado

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The Justice Department said it won’t sue Colorado and Washington over recreational marijuana use.

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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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Poll: Calif. Voters Back Marijuana Legalization

February 27, 2013 | 8:46 am

Poll: Calif. Voters Back Marijuana Legalization

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP)—A poll released Wednesday has promising news for marijuana users who hope California will join the two other states that have voted to legalize recreational use of the drug. A Field Poll found that a solid majority of those surveyed this month—54 percent—support allowing weed to be sold and taxed like alcohol. That […]

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February 5, 2013 | 10:26 am

Calif. Supreme Court Hears Whether Cities Can Block Pot Dispensaries

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by Michael Montgomery The California Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in San Francisco Tuesday on whether cities and counties can ban retail pot dispensaries – even though state law specifies that Californians have the right to obtain and use marijuana if they have a doctor’s recommendation. The court’s ruling in the case is likely […]

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