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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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San Jose Considers New Limits on Medical Pot Outlets

December 10, 2013 | 10:53 am

San Jose Considers New Limits on Medical Pot Outlets

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With 80 pot outlets spread across the city, officials say it’s time to end ‘laissez-faire’ policy.

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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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April 25, 2013 | 12:33 pm

Video: Our Ace Marijuana Reporter Describes the Time He Accidentally Got Zonkered on Brownies

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Michael Montgomery is a reporter for KQED and the Center For Investigative Reporting. One of his areas of expertise: medical marijuana. As he said, “It’s probably fair to say that over the last few years, I’ve become a pot reporter.” So are there any occupational hazards to this particular journalistic niche? Apparently, yes. Take a […]

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February 18, 2013 | 11:24 am

Discovery Channel Bets on 2 Series About Northern California Pot Trade; Watch Previews

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NEW YORK (AP) — Cupcake makers, pawnbrokers and storage container raiders have all had their moments in reality television’s spotlight. Now the time may be right for marijuana growers — and the people who chase them. The Discovery network debuts a six-episode series, “Weed Country,” at 10 p.m. Wednesday and will replace it with “Pot […]

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City of Oakland’s Challenge to Harborside Eviction Rejected by Court

February 14, 2013 | 2:26 pm

City of Oakland’s Challenge to Harborside Eviction Rejected by Court

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A U.S. magistrate has rejected the city of Oakland’s attempt to throw a legal roadblock into the forced closure of the Harborside marijuana dispensary. The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California is threatening Harborside’s landlord with forfeiture of the property, and Oakland had filed suit to block it. U.S. Magistrate Maria-Elena James threw […]

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December 27, 2012 | 11:28 am

Timeline: A History of Marijuana in California and the U.S.

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Last Friday Mendocino County announced it was fighting federal grand jury subpoenas demanding that four county officials hand over all documents related to its now-abandoned medical marijuana permitting program. The legal action came even after the county had effectively gutted the program in response to a threat of litigation from the U.S. Attorney’s office for […]

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Federal Crackdown on Medical Marijuana: Oakland Fights Back, Mendocino County Still Deciding

December 19, 2012 | 3:15 pm

Federal Crackdown on Medical Marijuana: Oakland Fights Back, Mendocino County Still Deciding

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Last week on ABC News’ 20/20, Barbara Walters asked President Obama if he thought marijuana should be legalized. “I wouldn’t go that far,” Obama said. “But what I think is that at this point, Washington and Colorado, you’ve seen the voters speak on this issue. And as it is, the federal goverment has a lot […]

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October 17, 2012 | 12:59 pm

Mendocino Deputy Sheriff’s Family in Pot Farming Investigation

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Federal agents are investigating the family of a Mendocino sheriff’s captain in connection with a marijuana farm, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports. Officials on Thursday served a search warrant on property near Highway 20 in Potter Valley where agents reportedly found more than 500 marijuana plants. The property is owned by and is the […]

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Here’s How Oakland Thinks it Can Stop The U.S. From Shutting Pot Dispensaries

October 11, 2012 | 4:41 pm

Here’s How Oakland Thinks it Can Stop The U.S. From Shutting Pot Dispensaries

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In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, the cash-poor city of Oakland is trying to make the mighty United States of America stop enforcing its laws against the sale of marijuana. We wondered on what basis the city expects to prevail. The answer comes from the legal concept estoppel, which in plain English means something like “a […]

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