Monthly Archives - September 2016

It’s time to legalize and regulate marijuana in California. Yes on Proposition 64.

Six years ago California voters were asked to make recreational marijuana legal under state law and they declined to do so. But the close decision — 46% voted “yes” on Proposition 19 — suggested that the battle was not yet over. At that time, The Times opposed Proposition 19 not because legalization was necessarily a bad idea, but because it was a poorly drafted mess that would have created a regulatory nightmare. In the years since, a lot has changed. Four states, starting with Colorado and Washington,...

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California voters will most likely legalize recreational marijuana this November

I know you’ve been distracted/disgusted/gobsmacked by the presidential campaign all summer. But history, polling and common sense tell us that California’s electoral votes already belong to Hillary Clinton (sorry, Donald Trump fans). So stop wasting time worrying about that, Golden State types, and turn your attention to the doorstop of a ballot that you’ll be facing when you vote Nov. 8. This year, 17 measures qualified for the statewide ballot. There is something for everyone to get worked up about: prescription drug prices, the...

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Prop 64: As Recreational Pot Legalization Vote Looms, What Can California Learn From Colorado?

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Among the many decisions California voters will be faced with in November, recreational marijuana legalization is one that has sparked discussion and debate. Prop 64 would legalize the recreational sale and use of pot. In the course of five stories this week, we’ll take an in-depth look at all the potential impacts of recreational marijuana legalization in California. Marijuana: Whether it’s smoked, eaten, dabbed or licked, is legal in Colorado. “As soon as recreational sales hit, it exploded,” said...

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From California to Maine, nine states to vote on marijuana Nov. 8

Christopher Ingraham The Washington Post By Christopher IngrahamThe Washington PostThis is a pivotal year for American drug policy. More states than ever will consider easing restrictions on marijuana use this November: Voters in five states will decide whether to fully legalize recreational use, while voters in four more will weigh in on whether to allow medical marijuana. The outcome of these initiatives could set the tone for the national marijuana legalization discussion going forward. Big state victories for the pro-marijuana contingent...

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Patients may soon be able to use pot at Marin hospital

In a first-ever for California, patients at Marin General may soon be allowed to consume medical marijuana in the hospital. If members of the Marin Healthcare District approve the resolution introduced by Dr. Larry Bedard at Tuesday’s meeting, the hospital’s staff would begin a review process examining the legal and medical implications of using medical pot at the acute-care center. Patients, however, would not be allowed to smoke the drug, which doctors have been legally prescribing in California since the late 1990s...

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