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Bath salts seized during a recent bust in Fremont. (Fremont Police Department)

Fremont Police Crack Down On Smoke Shops Selling ‘Bath Salts’

Fremont Police announced Thursday the arrest of two smoke shop owners accused of selling so-called “bath salts,” as cases of people behaving erratically under the influence of the synthetic stimulants are becoming more common.

11/29/2012

A vial of medical marijuana

Palo Alto’s Medical Marijuana Measure Goes Up In Smoke

Palo Alto voters overwhelmingly defeated Measure C, which would have allowed three medical marijuana dispensaries to open in the city.

11/07/2012

Marijuana joint, pot smoke, smoker

SF Considers Strict Outdoor Smoking Ban – Except For Medical Pot

Smoking anything other than medically-prescribed marijuana at San Francisco street fairs, festivals and other outdoor events held on city property would be banned under new legislation before the Board of Supervisors.

07/19/2012

A vial of medical marijuana

Poll Finds Californians Favor Medicinal Pot Over Complete Legalization

A new poll shows 50 percent of California voters don’t want marijuana legalized for recreational use, along with overwhelming support for doctor-recommended use of pot for the severely ill.

05/31/2012

U.S. Marshals outside Oaksterdam University on 1600 Broadway in Oakland during a mulit-agency raid, April 2, 2012. (CBS)

Marijuana Advocates Rally At SF City Hall After Oakland Raids

An enthusiastic crowd of more than 200 medical marijuana patients and supporters rallied at San Francisco City Hall Tuesday to hear six city supervisors and an Oaksterdam University official decry a recent federal crackdown on cannabis dispensaries.

04/04/2012

U.S. Marshals outside Oaksterdam University on 1600 Broadway in Oakland during a mulit-agency raid, April 2, 2012. (CBS)

Federal Agents Raid Oaksterdam, Other Medical Marijuana Businesses

Agents from three federal law enforcement departments on Monday raided Oaksterdam, the medical marijuana university in downtown Oakland, as well as other marijuana industry businesses in Oakland.

04/02/2012

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF District Attorney Assures Medical Marijuana Community He Is Pro-Pot

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón said a legal brief recently filed recently filed by city prosecutors in a drug case, that argues all medical marijuana dispensaries in California are illegal, no longer represents the views of his office.

03/29/2012

Marijuana, pot

San Francisco Supervisors Mull Resolution In Support Of Marijuana Clubs

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday is poised to send a message to the federal government about medical marijuana by considering a resolution in support of medicinal cannabis dispensaries.

11/01/2011

Pot Warehouse Will Pad Oakland's Coffers

San Jose Medical Marijuana Backers Qualify Referendum On Cannabis Restrictions

Medical marijuana advocates submitted nearly 49,000 signatures on Friday to qualify a referendum that would repeal San Jose’s restrictions on cannabis dispensaries.

10/28/2011

A vial of medical marijuana

San Jose Police Chief Expects Licenses To Diminish Pot Club Violence

The San Jose city council’s move to dramatically restrict the number of medical marijuana collectives should greatly reduce the crime and violence associated with some of the unlicensed clubs, said Police Chief Chris Moore.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/21/2011

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