Legalization

Leaves of a mature marijuana plant. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Report From Panel Led By Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Lays The Groundwork For Legalizing Marijuana In California

The report revealed California still has some major questions to answer before it tries to legalize marijuana in 2016.

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A marijuana smoker appears in an ballot measure supporting legalization in 2016. (CBS)

California Marijuana Legalization Supporters Worry Video From Smokers Promising Hash Bars Will Hurt Campaign

A new online video could shape the early debate over legalizing pot in California, but some supporters fear it could backfire.

02/25/2015

Marijuana is poured from a jar at at medical marijuana dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Cannabis Business Conference Draws Marijuana Entrepreneurs To San Francisco From Around The World

The International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco brought advocates and investors alike to the Hyatt Regency Hotel with the goal of legalizing recreational marijuana in California next year.

02/16/2015

California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks during a news conference on October 10, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Kamala Harris Says Legalization Of Marijuana Imminent In California

California Attorney General Kamala Harris says the legalization of marijuana in the Golden State is inevitable.

11/17/2014

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks to reporters after finishing a speechabout th CIA on the Senate floor, on March 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Sen. Dianne Feinstein Feinstein (D-CA) who is Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee has accused the CIA of secretly removing documents from computers used by the Senate Intelligence. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Feinstein Joins Brown Opposing Marijuana Legalization, Worried About Stoned Drivers

Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday joined Gov. Jerry Brown in expressing skepticism about legalizing marijuana in California for recreational purposes.

03/19/2014

California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom give remarks after being sworn in as the 49th Lt. Governor of California at the California State Capitol on January 10, 2011 in Sacramento. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Newsom Leads Panel To Legalize Pot In California

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said it’s time for California to get serious about legalizing marijuana and that he’s willing to put his political reputation on the line to make it happen.

10/17/2013

Marijuana, pot

California Pot Bill Gaining Support For 2012 Ballot

But this time, advocates of legalizing recreational marijuana use want pot growers to be treated like vineyard owners or microbrewers and only be taxed if they it.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/31/2011

A vial of medical marijuana

Pot Activists In California, Nation Vow To Push Legalization In 2012

A day after voters rejected Proposition 19, marijuana advocates wondered how they failed in trendsetting, liberal California.

CBS San Francisco–11/03/2010

Former San Jose Police Chief Joseph McNamara seen in an ad supporting Proposition 19, which would legalize marijuana. (Yes on 19 Campaign/YouTube)

Ex-San Jose Police Chief Appears In Pro Pot Legalization Ad

The fight over marijuana in California is finally coming to television with a sober ad starring a former police chief who supports legalizing pot.

CBS San Francisco–10/25/2010

Marijuana, pot

Poll: Support For Legalizing Pot In California Sags

Support for California’s ballot measure to legalize marijuana has fallen behind in a new poll of likely voters two weeks before the Nov. 2 election.

CBS San Francisco–10/20/2010

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