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Carter is a National Correspondent for Green Scene Marketing. He is a freelance writer and attorney who lives in Minnesota. He has lived in seven states, including New York and California. Carter writes about marijuana, politics, and legal issues. His favorite strain is Blue Dream.

California Cities Ban Local Marijuana

California Cities Bans

With legal marijuana on its way to California, a growing number of local communities are voting to ban any cultivation or sale of the drug. In early November San Jose became the latest and one of the largest cities in the state to enact a total prohibition on pot sales. The decision came days before California voters legalized cannabis in ...

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California Opens Door to Wax Labs

California OKs concentrate labs

California lawmakers have made it a bit easier for stoners to get their hands on hash oil and other marijuana concentrates. A new law, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in October, will allow a small number of marijuana processors to obtain licenses to make cannabis wax (also known as hash oil, honey oil, shatter, and dabs). The law was adopted ...

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Cops Seize $7 Million in Pot at Strip Mall

Cannabis plants seized by police California

Sheriff’s deputies in Southern California seized almost $7 million worth of cannabis plants, loose pot, and edibles during a raid on a Canyon Country strip mall in October. Narcotics investigators at the Marijuana Dispensary Task Force of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department launched a raid on a cannabis grow site in Canyon Country Oct. 19. After serving a search ...

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Legalization Could Help with Drought

Legalization could help California with drought problems

Proposition 64, a ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana in California, could help a lot of people and a lot of causes. But there’s one potential benefit that hasn’t received much attention in the lead-up to Election Day: Legalization could help the state preserve water. Why? It’s because illegal pot growers cause significant damage to natural watersheds. Their illicit farms, ...

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Q & A: How Would Legal Marijuana Work?

California marijuana Q and A

In all likelihood, recreational marijuana will be legal in California within a matter of months. The state’s voters will decide Nov. 8 whether they want to legalize the drug, and recent polls show support is strong. Proposition 64, also known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), would make it legal for adults to use small amounts of cannabis ...

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How Should You Vote? Our Endorsements

Vote AUMA and Hillary Clinton

Come Election Day, California voters will face two monumental questions about marijuana: Do they want to legalize the drug for recreation, and who do they think should lead the future of drug policy in the United States? The first decision may be an easy one for most stoners, if not all, but the second is a bit harder. In the ...

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How Legalization Will Work for Businesses

Marijuana legalization and business

Legal marijuana is coming to California, and it is increasingly likely it will arrive next month. That’s when voters will decide whether they want to follow the legalization experiments in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia. Several recent polls show broad support for Proposition 64, the legalization initiative that will appear on the statewide ballot Nov. 8. ...

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California Newspapers Back Legalization

California newspapers support legalization

California’s largest newspapers want to see marijuana legalized at the ballot box next month. That includes both the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle, which formally endorsed Proposition 64 in September. Both papers argue the Golden State would be better off abandoning prohibition and regulating a legal cannabis industry. Voters are widely expected to pass Prop. 64 Nov. ...

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Legal MJ: Is There Any Reason to Vote No?

Reasons to vote no in California

Election Day is fast approaching, and it’s a big one for California. Along with a critical presidential contest, voters in the Golden State will decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreation. The case for a yes vote is strong, and polls show it’s winning. Roughly 60 percent of Californians say they support the idea generally, and most plan to vote ...

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Will Legalization End Racist Pot Busts?

Marijuana Legalization Racist Arrests

There are many reasons marijuana reformers want to legalize the drug. But maybe the biggest is to cut racial disparities in arrest rates. It’s a big problem. African Americans across California regularly report racial profiling by police, and pot is at the center of it. This leads to massively overcrowded prisons, unnecessary incarceration, and permanent criminal records that have ruined ...

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