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Berkeley City Council votes to become sanctuary city for recreational marijuana

Berkeley City Council votes to become sanctuary city for recreational marijuana
April 2, 2018

On Feb. 13, the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously to become a sanctuary city for marijuana. Berkeley mayor Jesse Arreguin tweeted that night, “We have become what may be the first city in the country...

Cannabis users smoked proudly this weekend at One Love Cali Reggae Festival

Cannabis users smoked proudly this weekend at One Love Cali Reggae Festival
February 14, 2018

It was difficult to tell the difference between stage smoke and cannabis smoke this weekend in Long Beach. But the pungent smell made it obvious that festival goers were getting high. Joints were passed,...

Time for sports leagues to change their approach on medical marijuana

Time for sports leagues to change their approach on medical marijuana
November 16, 2017

Medical marijuana has been a recurring topic in government legislation over the past few years, but until recently, the conversation hadn’t emerged in the sports arena. States have their own laws surrounding...

Marijuana legalization likely to favor large companies

Marijuana legalization likely to favor large companies
November 9, 2017

Independent growers at risk Richard Colorado’s thumbs and forefingers have permanent calluses from bending the stems of his marijuana plants in such a way that they get better access to light, which...

Milpitas forms marijuana committee

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November 3, 2017

City passes temporary ban in response to Prop 64 On Nov. 8th, 2016, 57 percent of Californians voted yes on Proposition 64, at which point the consumption and growing of marijuana for recreational purposes...

Legal marijuana is good for California

Legal marijuana is good for California
August 24, 2016

This November, voters will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to legalize the cultivation and sale of recreational marijuana in the state of California. If Proposition 64 is passed,...

Author David Downs’ guide to getting lit

Author David Downs' guide to getting lit
August 24, 2016

Journalist and author David Downs has been at the heart of the weed whirlwind that has swept California for decades. His latest book, “The Medical Marijuana Guidebook,” which focuses on...

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