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Keith Scott Case Started When Cops Observed a Blunt

The latest high-profile case of an African-American man fatally shot by police started with cops observing a blunt being rolled, they said.Tuesday's shooting of Keith Lamont Scott sparked multiple nights of...

Victory for Legalization in California is Looking Good

Past polls by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), USC and other organizations have found general support for marijuana legalization among a good majority (about 60 percent) of likely Californi...
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Pot Haters Say California Legalization is in Trouble

If you think there's a lot of debate about what poll numbers say about California marijuana legalization, get used to it.We're nearing the home stretch to election day, and foes are starting to battle s...

L.A. Official Suggests Pot Advertising Ban

An L.A. city official is concerned that marijuana advertising could be coming to television in California if November's Prop. 64 is passed by the state's voters.The initiative would legalize recreationa...

Pot Haters Say California Legalization Is Iffy

A new poll by those fighting against California marijuana legalization suggests that the effort, Proposition 64, is against the ropes.What's worse, the survey takers say that when likely voters are expo...

Nearly 500,000 Pot Arrests in Liberal California

A new Drug Policy Alliance report, "It's Not Legal Yet: Nearly 500,000 Marijuana Arrests in California in the Last Decade," says cops continue to arrest people in the Golden State for cannabis-related offen...

Marijuana Fest Is Postponed After Brush Fire Rages

A hip-hop flavored marijuana festival was postponed because a major Southern California brush fire forced authorities to use its venue, the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville, for evacuees. ...

Marijuana Will Not Be Rescheduled, Report Says

National Public Radio got ahead of a long-expected announcement today on the legal status of marijuana.DEA head Chuck Rosenberg told the broadcaster last night that cannabis will not move from its top p...

Pot Arrests Are Way up in New York

New York state has a medical marijuana law, and the Big Apple has enjoyed virtual cannabis decriminalization since 1977.Yet cops in the city continue to arrest minorities at a much higher rate than whit...

$2 Million Pledged to Fight Legalization

Anti-marijuana group SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) Action says it has more than $2 million aimed at stopping legalization in California and other states.The cash will also be used to attempt to de...

Industry ‘Cannabis Caucuses’ Happen This Week

The California Cannabis Caucuses for marijuana businesses happen this week.One takes place in Santa Monica today. The other happens in Oakland Thursday. They're being organized by the  (NCIA).Schedu...