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KPIX News Special: California's Green Rush, The Business Of Marijuana In The Golden StateKPIX 5 News' in-depth look at the marijuana business in California since it became the first state to legalize the use of medical pot 17 years ago.
States With Medical Marijuana Laws Have Fewer Overdose Deaths From Other DrugsA new study of states which have implemented medical marijuana laws shows those states also have lower rates of drug overdose deaths.
State Oversight May Curb California Marijuana IndustryA 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.
Gov. Brown Questions Benefits Of Legal MarijuanaGovernor 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.
San Jose Marijuana Dispensary Burglary Suspect Arrested After Stuck In Elevator ShaftA 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.
California Supreme Court Allows Cities To Ban Pot ShopsCalifornia’s highest court has ruled that local governments have legal authority to ban storefront pot shops within their borders.
Oakland Loses Bid To Block Feds' Action Against Marijuana ClubA 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.
Pot Club Owner Funds, IOUs Spur Hugely Successful Gun Buybacks In Oakland, SFGun 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.
San Jose Lawmakers Seek To Shut Marijuana Clubs That Don't Pay TaxesThree 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.
Paul Ryan Says Feds Shouldn't Interfere With Legalized Medical PotRepublican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan tells a Colorado television station that the federal government shouldn’t interfere with states that have legalized medical marijuana.
Shuttered Berkeley Pot Dispensary Reopening Down The Street From Old LocationA Berkeley medical marijuana dispensary forced to shut down by the federal government in May is reopening down the street.
San Jose Waits For State To Rule On Pot ClubsThis comes after the Los Angeles City Council voted this week to shut down pot clubs in the city.
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