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AG Candidate Supports Legal Pot

Ron Gold, the Republican candidate challenging California Attorney General Kamala Harris in her bid for re-election, said he wants to see the state legalize marijuana and reap the financial rewards. Gold, a lawyer from Woodland Hills and a former deputy attorney general, said California could use the money that would come with legal weed. The criminal justice system could move ...

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San Diego Could Go After Delivery Services Next

San Diego is already on a tear against unauthorized medical marijuana dispensaries. Now officials may be gearing up to go after MMJ delivery services. The City Council’s Committee on Public Safety has already met once on the issue and will do so again next month. With regulations now in place for dispensaries, officials are looking to clamp down on the ...

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Cal. Lawmakers Kill MMJ Regulations

The California Assembly killed a bill May 29 that would have provided the first set of meaningful regulations for the state’s chaotic medical marijuana system. Lawmakers voted 27-30 to reject a bill that would have created a state-level agency to regulate MMJ. The bill, sponsored by Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco, was favored by the weed industry. That ...

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Congressional Amendment Could Protect MMJ Across U.S.

Business man with marijuana leaf on suit

An amendment to a bill in Congress could soon make life much easier for patients and providers of medical marijuana in states where MMJ is allowed by law. It the legislation advances and becomes law, it would mark a major turning point for the medical weed industry in California and other states with troubled MMJ programs. President Obama has said ...

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Assembly Bill to Regulate MMJ Clears Hurdle

Gavel with marijuana buds

An attempt to regulate California’s chaotic medical marijuana system moved a step closer to becoming law in May. A bill sponsored by state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, a Democrat from San Francisco, cleared the Assembly’s Appropriations Committee May 23. It now moves to a full vote in the Assembly in the last week of May. California voters first adopted MMJ at ...

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MMJ Bill Would Give More Power to Locals

Proposed changes to a medical marijuana bill in the California Legislature would take MMJ out of the hands of a state agency and give locals even more power to interfere. State Sen. Lou Correa, a Democrat from Santa Ana, is pushing legislation to regulate California’s medical weed industry for the first time since voters legalized it in 1996. His bill ...

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San Jose Delays MMJ Vote, Again

Local leaders in San Jose have now twice delayed a vote that will determine the future of medical marijuana in the city. The city council voted May 20 to hold off, yet again, on a new ordinance that would restrict MMJ dispensaries. The decision was delayed from another meeting earlier in May. It will come up again at the next ...

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Richmond Collective Will Pay Fees, Keep Permit

Money on counter at dispensary

The business owner who holds one of six permits to sell medical weed in Richmond agreed to pay the city $62,000 in back fees while he continues his search for a place to open shop. Four years ago, Richmond granted permits allowing three medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in the city. The number was increased to six in 2012, making ...

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Some MMJ Advocates Oppose Legalizatoin

Efforts to legalize weed in California fizzled this year, but the cannabis world is already regrouping for 2016. Which is to say, most of the community is regrouping. Surprising as it may seem, not everyone who supports access to marijuana thinks the drug should be legalized for recreational use. In fact, quite a lot of medical pot patients think the ...

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Patient Advocates Sue San Diego

A group of patient advocates sued the City of San Diego in early May, seeking to stop an ordinance regulating medical marijuana dispensaries. The Union of Medical Marijuana Patients Inc. filed the suit in Superior Court, alleging the regulations violate patient rights and the California Environmental Quality Act. This is the second time activists have sued to block the San ...

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