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San Francisco’s Tab for 420 Party in Golden Gate Park Tops $100,000

May 2, 2014 | 5:31 pm

San Francisco’s Tab for 420 Party in Golden Gate Park Tops $100,000

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Costs for police, parking, transit and clean-up add to bill. Officials say event-planning paid off.

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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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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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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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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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New Book Discounts Theory of Marijuana as Top US Cash Crop

August 14, 2012 | 10:48 am

New Book Discounts Theory of Marijuana as Top US Cash Crop

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by Michael Montgomery, California Watch For years, legalization advocates have argued that marijuana is America’s leading cash crop, outranking corn, wheat, soy and a host of other heartland staples produced on an industrial scale. Bringing pot production above ground, the argument goes, could produce a $30 billion tax bonanza for cash-strapped governments and a huge […]

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Feds’ Action Against Harborside Suggests Broader Pot Crackdown

July 12, 2012 | 1:53 pm

Feds’ Action Against Harborside Suggests Broader Pot Crackdown

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Where will it end? In March, a U.S. attorney told KQED that the federal crackdown on pot dispensaries would focus on establishments near places that children gather: schools, parks and playgrounds. But Harborside Health Center’s facilities in Oakland and San Jose don’t fall into that category. So when federal authorities announced on Wednesday that they […]

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Calif. Court Strikes Down LA County’s Pot Shop Ban

July 3, 2012 | 1:24 pm

Calif. Court Strikes Down LA County’s Pot Shop Ban

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court has struck down Los Angeles County’s ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. The 4th District Court of Appeal ruled Monday that because the state’s medical marijuana laws authorize cooperatives and collectives to grow, store and distribute pot, a lower court judge erred when she cited the 2010 ban […]

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