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  1. Ron Strider

    How California Is Leading The Way On Marijuana Criminal Justice Reform

    Across the country, minor pot infractions disproportionately affect people of color. Newly enacted legislation in the Golden State is working to ease those penalties. Eddy, a burly 65-year-old professional musician, walked into a free legal clinic in Los Angeles County one July morning hoping...
  2. Ron Strider

    AK: Each Fairbanks-Area Voter Will Have One, Not Two, Measures To Decide On Oct. 3

    There seems to be some misunderstanding regarding the two Oct. 3 ballot measures about the legalized commercial marijuana industry in the Fairbanks area. Several readers have submitted letters to the editor and opinion columns to the Daily News-Miner declaring "I'm voting yes on both" or "I'm...
  3. Ron Strider

    The History Of Marijuana In California

    California has a long history as the Golden State and as the "Green State" because its marijuana history spans over a century, all the way back to the Poison Act of 1907. The Poison and Pharmacy Act of 1907 banned the sale of opium, cocaine, and morphine without a prescription. In 1913, an...
  4. Ron Strider

    NY: Friendship Man Submits Proposition To Legalize Marijuana; County Says It Can't

    A Friendship man recently submitted a proposition to legalize marijuana, a change that he said would benefit taxpayers, local government and school districts. Ryan M. Cross said he submitted the proposition, called Proposition 585, to Allegany County Clerk of the Board Brenda Rigby Riehle last...
  5. Ron Strider

    "Cannabis" Emptor: Due Diligence Is Key to "Buying" L.A. Dispensaries

    With California’s recent passage of the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA“), we finally know California will be combining its regulatory oversight of medical and adult use cannabis. We also know potential licensees no longer need to prove prior compliance with...
  6. Ron Strider

    CA: DA says pot prop shifting law enforcement

    When San Bruno police recently caught an alleged San Francisco drug dealer with 4 pounds of marijuana and $1,500 in cash during a routine traffic stop, the only thing they could do was issue a citation and let the man go. Had the same situation unfolded prior to November 2016 when voters...
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    AZ: Vote To Legalize Marijuana Could Be Back In 2018

    Phoenix — Voters may get another chance next year to legalize marijuana use by adults. Members of a group called Safer Arizona 2018 filed the paperwork Thursday with the secretary of state's office to begin collecting signatures to put the issue on the ballot. They need 150,642 valid...
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    CA: Cannabis Trade Group High On LA Pot-Shop Ballot Measure

    A cannabis industry trade organization Friday hailed as "comprehensive and inclusive" a proposition on the Los Angeles March 7 election ballot that would restore the city's ability to develop regulations for marijuana businesses. Proposition M, which was placed on the ballot by the City...
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    CA: Growing Of Commercial Pot Growing Remains Unwelcome In Tulare County

    The Tulare County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to continue its ban on growing nonmedical marijuana in unincorporated areas for another two years. The ban is aimed at commercial growers. It's still legal to grow up to six plants at a private residence under Proposition 64, as...
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    California Cannabis Growers Call For Changes To Proposition 64 Harvest Tax

    State legislators and cannabis cultivators alike are calling for legislative changes to California's recently passed recreational marijuana legalization measure Proposition 64. Some bills have already been introduced, which seek to close loopholes in the new laws, such as the allowance of...
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    CA: City To Revisit Marijuana Ordinances Following Passage Of Prop 64

    How the passage of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act affects the City of Turlock's current bans on the cultivation and sale of marijuana will be the focus of a special workshop in January. Turlock has had a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in the city limits since 2007, and the City...
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    CA: How Humboldt County Voted On Marijuana Legalization

    Humboldt County's top cannabis-growing regions were unanimous in their opposition to California's second attempt to legalize nonmedical marijuana through Proposition 64 in November. But unlike the first legalization attempt in 2010 with Proposition 19, Humboldt County's population centers were...
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    Legal Seminar - California Cannabis Law Update

    When: January 17, 2017, 12 PM - 1 PM Where: Nevada County Superior Court, Law Library, 201 Church Street, Nevada City, CA Contact: 530-265-7161 A local, state, and federal law overview, with a focus on Proposition 64 and the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety. This seminar will focus...
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    CA: Marijuana - Unsettled Issues Remain

    California voters did the easy part: they legalized marijuana. Proposition 64's approval was a big victory for people who consider the drug harmless and for those who hope to profit from growing and selling it. Yet, as anyone who has tried to buy marijuana since the election without a...
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    CA: Shasta County Narrowly Votes No On Legal Pot - Trinity County Virtually Tied

    One vote - that's how little separates the pro- and anti-Proposition 64 voter tallies in Trinity County. Voters in neighboring Shasta County, however, shot down Proposition 64 - but barely. The Shasta County elections clerk's unofficial tally shows Proposition 64 failing by a margin of 52...
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    CA: Advancing Legal Medical Marijuana

    California voters approved Proposition 64, the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act, by a vote of 56% to 44%. Voters in Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada also approved legalization measures. Medical cannabis had a big night, too. Voters approved or expanded medical cannabis laws in...
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    CA: Local Cannabis Dispensary Employee Thrilled Proposition 64 Passed

    San Francisco - Of all the propositions, it's marijuana that's getting the most attention. "California was the first state in the US to make cannabis illegal. That was way back in 1912," Harborside dispensary executive director Steve DeAngelo said. Deangelo's made it his life's work to...
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    Legalizing Marijuana Proposition Voted Down In Early Arizona Results

    Phoenix - Arizonans were rejecting the ballot proposition that would legalize marijuana use in the state. Proposition 205 was losing 54 percent to 46 percent in early statewide voting. The vote on Proposition 205 comes six years after Arizonans narrowly agreed to allow those with certain...
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    California's Marijuana Initiative Is Needlessly Punitive And Restrictive

    In recent polls, support for Proposition 64, California's marijuana legalization initiative, ranges from 51 percent to 58 percent, while opposition ranges from 30 percent to 40 percent. The latter group includes not only diehard prohibitionists but also at least some voters who oppose the war on...
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    Here's Why California Is On The Verge Of Legalizing Pot

    Californians are set to legalize recreational marijuana in Tuesday's election, two decades after voters approved cannabis for medicinal purposes, according to a new poll. Proposition 64, which has consistently led in surveys, would allow adults 21 and older to use the drug, possess 1 ounce...