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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...

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...
Smoking a Joint by Chuck Grimmett

Americans Believe Enforcing Pot Laws Isn’t Worth It

Smoking a Joint A new poll says Americans believe enforcing pot laws just isn't worth it. The poll by the website YouGov found that 65 percent of adults in the United States agree that "government effort...

L.A. Pot Retailers Head for the Ballot

The self-proclaimed "largest trade association of compliant medical marijuana dispensaries operating legally within the City of Los Angeles" wants to change the rules of the game in L.A. A little. The Uni...