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Questions for prominent defense attorney Eric Shevin

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Legalization Debate Comes to L.A.

If you enjoyed the first debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, you're going to love this: Supporters and critics of California's recreational marijuana initiative will duk...
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Hispanics Hate Weed?

Smoking a Joint Opponents of marijuana legalization in California are banking on Latinos, who have opposed recreational pot in the past. Older Hispanics tend to be more religious and socially conservativ...

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...
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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...

Latest Poll Finds Big Support for California Legalization

The latest poll on Prop. 64, the initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana in California, shows the biggest support yet for the measure. Or rather, pollsters at the Institute of Governmental ...

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...

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...