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Incoming Vice President Urged to Respect States’ Rights on Pot

Incoming Vice President Mike Pence is being formally urged to respect the rights of states like California, which have legalized medical and recreational marijuana. The national chapter of NORML (Nationa...
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Toking While Driving Isn’t Illegal?

A pair of California lawmakers says the authors of Proposition 64, which legalizes recreational marijuana, missed one small detail: Outlawing toking while driving. Huh? The duo's proposal "closes a lo...
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Washington Pot Profits Expected to Double in the Coming Years

A new analysis of Washington state recreational marijuana sales says revenues are expected to double by 2020. The report by New Frontier Data and Arcview Market Research says even as medical dispensaries...
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No Pot Use Increase for Teens in Colorado, Study Says

One of the hottest of the hot-button issues among marijuana proponents and their foes has been the effect of recreational legalization on teenagers. Studies and data have either straddled both sides or been...
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Cops Take Cookies and Pot Plants Worth Millions

L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. It looks like supplying dispensaries with edibles and bud is a multi-million-dollar business. Because another Southern California raid has come up with millions of dollars worth ...
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Backers and Foes of Legalization Battle for Endorsements

Which newspapers back California's recreational pot legalization effort? Who cares? Both sides, pro and con, are battling for the endorsements of the Golden State's still-influential dead-tree media. The...
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Minorities Speak Out in Favor of Legalization

The people behind Proposition 64, the initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana in California, recently showed off minority support for the Nov. 8 measure. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced a ...
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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...

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...