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Medical Pot

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State Oversight May Curb California Marijuana Industry

A California lawmaker has introduced legislation to regulate the state’s free-wheeling medical marijuana industry — the farmers that grow the drug, the hundreds of storefront shops that sell it and especially the doctors who write recommendations allowing people to use it.

03/09/2014

Jerry Brown Interview

Gov. Brown Questions Benefits Of Legal Marijuana

Governor Jerry Brown said he is not sure legalizing pot is a good idea because the country could lose its competitive edge if too many people are getting stoned.

03/02/2014

Evidence from a robbery of a medical marijuana dispensary on Hillsdale Ave. in San Jose, January 21, 2014. (Matt Bigler/CBS)

San Jose Marijuana Dispensary Burglary Suspect Arrested After Stuck In Elevator Shaft

A man who had allegedly burglarized a medical marijuana dispensary in San Jose was arrested Tuesday morning after hiding in an elevator shaft and then getting stuck.

01/21/2014

Jars full of medical marijuana at a dispensary. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

California Supreme Court Allows Cities To Ban Pot Shops

California’s highest court has ruled that local governments have legal authority to ban storefront pot shops within their borders.

05/06/2013

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

Oakland Loses Bid To Block Feds’ Action Against Marijuana Club

A federal magistrate in San Francisco Thursday dismissed a lawsuit in which the city of Oakland was seeking to block a U.S. government bid to forfeit the property rented by California’s largest medical marijuana dispensary.

02/14/2013

guns

Pot Club Owner Funds, IOUs Spur Hugely Successful Gun Buybacks In Oakland, SF

Gun buyback events in San Francisco and Oakland proved to be more popular than originally planned, netting more than 600 guns over the weekend at $200 a piece.

12/19/2012

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San Jose Lawmakers Seek To Shut Marijuana Clubs That Don’t Pay Taxes

Three San Jose City Council members plan to propose an ordinance on Wednesday that would give the city the power to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries that skip out on their taxes.

09/11/2012

A vial of medical marijuana

Paul Ryan Says Feds Shouldn’t Interfere With Legalized Medical Pot

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan tells a Colorado television station that the federal government shouldn’t interfere with states that have legalized medical marijuana.

09/07/2012

A vial of medical marijuana

Shuttered Berkeley Pot Dispensary Reopening Down The Street From Old Location

A Berkeley medical marijuana dispensary forced to shut down by the federal government in May is reopening down the street.

08/29/2012

A vial of medical marijuana

San Jose Waits For State To Rule On Pot Clubs

This comes after the Los Angeles City Council voted this week to shut down pot clubs in the city.

07/26/2012

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