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Berkeley City Council Mandates Free Pot for the Poor

July 14, 2014 | 11:07 am

Berkeley City Council Mandates Free Pot for the Poor

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Individual patients who make under $32,000 or families that earn less than $46,000 will qualify for complimentary cannabis.

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Illegal Water Diversions to Pot Farms Running Some Streams Dry

July 9, 2014 | 12:59 pm

Illegal Water Diversions to Pot Farms Running Some Streams Dry

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State expresses concern about environmental impacts of diverting water to thirsty pot plants.

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Feds Warn Casinos to Turn Away Gamblers With Medical Marijuana Ties

June 12, 2014 | 5:20 pm

Feds Warn Casinos to Turn Away Gamblers With Medical Marijuana Ties

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Guidelines impact all casinos from Northern California to riverboat casinos in Mississippi to Las Vegas.

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House Votes to End Medical Marijuana Prosecutions

May 30, 2014 | 2:15 am

House Votes to End Medical Marijuana Prosecutions

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Bipartisan effort passes measure that would halt Justice Department campaign against medical marijuana.

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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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