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Published: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:37:37 -0800

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US CA: Border Tunnels Left Unfilled On Mexican Side Pose Security

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 15 Jan 2017 - [photo] A cross-border drug smugglers' tunnel that had been shut down but left unfilled on the Mexican side was found to be back in operation in December, officials said. (Mexico attorney general's office / Associated Press) Mexican drug cartels have burrowed dozens of tunnels in the last decade, outfitted them with rail and cart systems to whisk drugs under the U.S. border and, after being discovered by authorities, abandoned them.



US CA: State Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana Brings No

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 12 Jan 2017 - Newport Beach Police Chief Jon Lewis, seen in this file photo, says Prop. 64, which legalized recreational marijuana possession and use for adults 21 and older in California, will make for "an interesting year" in Newport. (File photo) Marijuana dispensaries and growing and delivery remain illegal in Newport Beach, but residents can smoke it in their homes under California law.



US CA: Marijuana Brands Can Trademark Almost Anything, Except

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 07 Jan 2017 - Hi is a cannabis brand. Its logo -- "hi" in white letters inside an orange circle -- can be found above the front door of a Portland, Ore., marijuana shop and on a handful of cannabis products, including massage oil and Hi Releaf pain-relief balm. But you wouldn't guess any of that from Hi's trademark filings. In 2015, the brand's parent company, Cannabis Sativa Inc., filed a trademark application -- not for any of Hi's core products, but for hats, T-shirts and a wide array of other apparel.



US CA: Column: Drug War Overkill

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 06 Jan 2017 - A pot bust against legal growers in Yolo County seems to go too far If ever you needed proof that we live in an age of confusion about marijuana laws, let me share with you the story of Ted Hicks and Ryan Mears, two Sacramento-area entrepreneurs who decided to start a legal medical cannabis business last year and ended up on the business end of assault rifles wielded by officers from a multi-agency, anti-drug task force.



US CA: Hollywood Sign Altered To Read 'Hollyweed'

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 01 Jan 2017 - Los Angeles residents awoke Sunday morning to see that one thing, at least, looked different in the New Year: the Hollywood sign. Photos shared on social media showed the iconic sign modified to read, "HOLLYWeeD."



US CA: Trump Attorney General Pick May Spur Legal Battles Over Pot

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Napa Valley Register, 30 Dec 2016 - Thomas Elias writes the syndicated California Focus column, appearing twice weekly in 93 newspapers around California, with circulation of over 2.2 million. As a United States attorney in Alabama serving under President Ronald Reagan in 1986, the 39-year-old Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III was charged with enforcing civil rights laws. But he said then that he didn't have much of a problem with what the Ku Klux Klan stood for, musing that he thought the KKK was "OK until I found out they smoked pot."



US CA: California Needs A Specific Ban On Smoking Pot While Driving

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 30 Dec 2016 - Two state legislators say Californians might think it's illegal to smoke marijuana while driving, but that there's no specific ban on the practice in state law. Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell) and Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) said Thursday that they'll introduce legislation to close what they call a loophole.