Items tagged with california

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California’s limit on big growers just vanished. Here’s why [06.12.2017] In an unexpected move that has small cannabis farmers and some state lawmakers up in arms, California regulators have created a licensing loophole th...
Here are the new rules for legal marijuana in California, effective Jan. 1 [17.11.2017] Cannabis businesses in California can’t be within 600 feet of schools. Shops have to close by 10 p.m., and they need 24-hour video surveillance. Thos...
California proposes armored cars to transport pot tax money [07.11.2017] California should use armored cars to transport hundreds of millions of dollars in cash tax payments expected next year with the state's legal mariju...
High taxes on legal pot in California could mean black market will thrive [30.10.2017] State and local taxes on marijuana could surpass 45% in some parts of California, jeopardizing efforts to bring all growers and sellers into a state-...
Legal marijuana is almost here. If only pot farmers were on board [09.09.2017] More than nine months after California voted to legalize recreational marijuana, only a small share of the tens of thousands of cannabis farmers in N...
Marijuana dispensaries decrease crime, not increase it, study finds [18.07.2017] Conventional wisdom says marijuana dispensaries make neighborhoods less safe, but a new study from UC Irvine suggests the conventional wisdom is wron...
California considering creating a state-run bank for cannabis businesses [16.07.2017] California government, financial and marijuana business leaders met last week in a far-from-resolved debate over whether a state-run bank could be th...
Cannabis cash conundrum: Some businesses bury money, others truck it to a federal vault [12.07.2017] With recreational use set to become legal next year under Proposition 64, cannabis sales in the state are expected to top $7.5 billion in 2020, up fr...
A 1930s California story shows why the war on drugs is a failure [16.06.2017] For one bright and flickering moment last year, it looked like the global war on drugs was about to die. California – the sixth largest economy in th...
California takes right steps in crafting state’s marijuana regulations [17.05.2017] When Proposition 64 passed last November by the largest margin of any marijuana legalization ballot measure in history, it represented a resounding m...
Marijuana goes industrial in California [15.04.2017] The vast and fertile Salinas valley is often called the salad bowl of the nation for the countless heads of lettuce growing across its floor. Now Cal...
‘Building the airplane while it’s being flown’ [30.01.2017] In the outskirts of Sacramento, a handful of government workers face a daunting task: By next year, craft regulations and rules that will govern Cali...
Gang-ravaged Mexico stuck in weed ban as U.S. opens up [29.12.2016] Mexican advocates for drug reform are voicing alarm about the country's widening gap with the United States on marijuana legislation, as criminal vio...
7 reasons President Trump is unlikely to fight legal marijuana [07.12.2016] With Donald Trump nominating Cabinet members who have spoken out against legal marijuana, some are arguing that the war on drugs may make a comeback....
The California desert town that plans to be 'a Mecca for marijuana' [01.12.2016] Desert Hot Springs is the first Southern California city to legalise large-scale cannabis cultivation. With the drug becoming legal for recreational ...
Medical marijuana is legal in California. Except when it’s not [21.11.2016] California’s multibillion-dollar marijuana industry, by far the nation’s largest, is crawling out from the underbrush after voters opted to legalize ...
California scrambles to implement new recreational pot law [09.11.2016] Passage of marijuana-legalization initiatives in California and other states this week has given momentum to a national movement to decriminalize pot...
Marijuana legalization won big on Election Day. It will keep winning [09.11.2016] In California voters approved legalization. The country’s most populous state and biggest economy will allow people to buy marijuana for recreational...
Marijuana wins big on election night [08.11.2016] California, Massachusetts and Nevada approved recreational marijuana initiatives, and other states passed medical marijuana provisions, in what is tu...
Obama: Federal prohibition not ‘tenable’ after state marijuana votes [04.11.2016] President Obama says that federal laws banning marijuana will likely have to change if new states vote to legalize the drug on Tuesday. “The good new...
The trend toward legalizing recreational marijuana [04.11.2016] House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that she plans to vote in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana in California. "I will vote for it, but ...
Election may be a turning point for legal marijuana [23.10.2016] To the red-and-blue map of American politics, it may be time to add green. The movement to legalize marijuana, the country’s most popular illicit dru...
Marijuana's Moment [10.10.2016] Measures to legalize and regulate the sale of cannabis are on the ballot in California, Arizona, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada, and recent polls s...
California marijuana legalisation faces unlikely foe: growers [03.10.2016] The executive director of the California Growers Association trade group, Hezekiah Allen has long sought an end to what he calls "prohibition". But h...
Mexico president following California marijuana vote - state lawmaker [14.09.2016] Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who has proposed liberalizing his country's drug laws, privately asked California lawmakers visiting Mexico abo...
An unprecedented number of states will vote on marijuana this fall [01.09.2016] More states than ever will consider easing restrictions on marijuana use this November: Voters in five states will decide whether to fully legalize r...
California voters will most likely legalize recreational marijuana this November [18.08.2016] California's Proposition 64 would legalize marijuana for adult recreational use. No disrespect to Colorado or Washington or Alaska, but California’s ...
These are the States that might legalize pot next [17.08.2016] This November, voters in five states will decide whether to authorize recreational use: Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada. Anothe...
Marijuana legalization in California [10.08.2016] This November, a marijuana legalization measure will be put to voters in the most populous and influential US state. If Californians vote “yes” on Pr...
The pot law that could be 'deal-breaker for the drug war' [04.07.2016] California's pot legalization initiative, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), qualified for the ballot in November, setting the stage for a vote t...
Initiative to legalize recreational use of pot in California qualifies for November ballot [27.06.2016] An initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in California officially took its place on the Nov. 8 ballot as its campaign took...
California’s largest political party just endorsed legalizing marijuana [19.06.2016] Six years ago, the California Democratic Party joined most of its elected leaders in declining to endorse the marijuana legalization initiative on th...
The activists helping illegal pot dealers turn into legit marijuana businessmen [08.06.2016] In California, where voters are expected to legalize recreational marijuana in November, there’s a small, but growing movement to eliminate barriers ...
'Marijuana superstore' wins legal battle over medical pot shops in California [11.05.2016] The largest licensed medical cannabis dispensary in the US, once dubbed the “marijuana superstore”, has won a four-year legal battle with federal pro...
Weed shall overcome: Can California help wind down the War on Drugs? [09.05.2016] By the end of this year, California could be the world’s biggest legal marijuana market. Backers of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), which woul...
California’s big chance to set the gold standard for marijuana policy [19.04.2016] Californians will have the opportunity to support the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), based on key lessons and guidance from Colorado, Washington,...
Drug expert says Australia's presence at UN summit a waste of money [07.04.2016] The president of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation, Dr Alex Wodak, has questioned Australia’s attendance at the special session of the United...
Marijuana plan backed by billionaire Sean Parker on path to California ballot [06.01.2016] A plan backed by Silicon Valley billionaire Sean Parker to legalize recreational use of marijuana in California is on the path to the November ballot...
California’s leading legalization initiative gathers momentum [07.12.2015] California’s leading legalization initiative is gathering momentum, and has announced amendments that add input from hundreds of stakeholders. Propon...
After Ohio’s vote, these states will determine the future of legal marijuana [02.11.2015] Drug law reformers in at least 16 states have already got ballot measures in the works for next year, according to vote-tracking site Ballotpedia. Tw...
Oregon legalizes pot, and nobody cares [12.10.2015] Oregon is the third American state to legalize recreational marijuana sales, following neighboring Washington, where legal pot debuted in the summer ...
Ohio prepares to vote on marijuana legalization: which states will be next? [16.08.2015] Thus far, Ohio is the only state where voters will consider pot legalization in the 2015 election. But that’s not because many states aren’t already ...
Legislature considering plans to regulate medicinal pot shops, growers [02.05.2015] California lawmakers are wading into the politically sticky issue of regulating medical marijuana, laying groundwork for state control of the sale an...
Marijuana cultivation in California is sucking streams dry, says new report [27.03.2015] With its dense forests, foggy climate and rugged coastline, California’s Humboldt County has long been synonymous with its biggest cash crop: marijua...
The war on drugs is burning out [07.01.2015] T he conservative wave of 2014 featured an unlikely, progressive undercurrent: In two states, plus the nation's capital, Americans voted convincingly...
The year in drug policy: Movement at a crossroads [26.12.2014] The 43-year-old war on drugs had never seen such a barrage of opposition as it did in 2014, with successful marijuana legalization initiatives in sev...
California’s Attorney General thinks legal weed is inevitable [17.11.2014] California was one of the first to legalize medical marijuana in 1996, but so far hasn’t legalized it for recreational use, like Colorado, Washington...
California next for pot proponents emboldened by election victories [05.11.2014] Marijuana advocates, fresh off victories for legal recreational pot in Oregon, Alaska and the nation’s capital, are already preparing for their next ...
Grow your own marijuana law [25.10.2014] Retail marijuana sales for adults are now legal (at least at the state level) in Colorado and Washington. Next month, voters in Alaska and Oregon may...
Yes to marijuana ballot measures [05.10.2014] The decision by California voters in 1996 to legalize medical marijuana produced a wave of similar initiatives around the country. Less than two deca...

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