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California Hospital Considers Allowing Patients to Use Medical Marijuana

Lisa Fine Patients may one day soon be able to openly use medical marijuana inside a Northern California hospital. If the hospital’s governing board approves the idea, Marin General Hospital would become the first in the state to allow it. On Tuesday evening, the Marin Healthcare District Board took a step in that direction by voting to ask its staff to investigate clinical and legal issues related to patient use of the drug on-site. Medical marijuana is legal in the state, but hospitals haven’t...


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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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Marijuana legalization 2016: A glance at 9 states with pot measures on the ballot

By Paul Elias and David Crary, The Associated Press Published: Sep 28, 2016, 6:56 am • Updated: 7 days ago SAN FRANCISCO — From California, with its counterculture heritage, to the fishing ports and mill towns of Maine, millions of Americans in nine states have a chance to vote Nov. 8 on expanding legal access to marijuana. Collectively, the ballot measures amount to the closest the U.S. has come to a national referendum on the drug. Definitive guide to marijuana on the 2016 ballot: Recreational &...

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California Hospital Considers Allowing Patients to Use Medical Marijuana

Lisa Fine Patients may one day soon be able to openly use medical marijuana inside a Northern California hospital. If the hospital’s governing board approves the idea, Marin General Hospital would become the first in the state to allow it. On Tuesday evening, the Marin Healthcare District Board took a step in that direction by voting to ask its staff to investigate clinical and legal issues related to patient use of the drug on-site. Medical marijuana is legal in the state, but hospitals haven’t...

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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...

News

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...