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Published: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:23:54 -0700

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US CA: Pot Edibles That Look Like Gummy Bears Should Be Illegal To

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep 2017 - California companies would be prohibited from selling marijuana edibles made in the shape of a person, animal, insect or fruit under a measure given final legislative approval Thursday and sent to the governor for consideration. "We are trying to protect children," said Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), who authored AB 350.

US CA: Olivia Newton-John Cannabis Treatment: She Uses Marijuana In

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Kansas City Star, 03 Sep 2017 - Singer Olivia Newton-John has used medicinal marijuana during her battle with breast cancer and plans to promote the drug this week to raise money for her wellness and research center. "I will do what I can to encourage it. It's an important part of treatment, and it should be available," Newton-John, who announced a second battle with breast cancer in May, told News Corp. Australia.

US CA: Ten Bills Regulating Pot In California Are Sidelined For The

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 01 Sep 2017 - Ten bills aimed at regulating marijuana were shelved Friday by state lawmakers, giving California's new Bureau of Cannabis Control time to finish its own rules before lawmakers pile on with additional restrictions. The bills held by the Senate Appropriations Committee without comment would have further regulated where pot can be used, how marijuana is marketed, the trademarking of products and would have required the state to produce a consumer guide.

US CA: California Lawmakers Ask Gov. Jerry Brown To Bar The Marketing

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 24 Aug 2017 - Just months before shops can begin selling marijuana for recreational use, state lawmakers on Thursday sent the governor a bill aimed at preventing the drug from being marketed to minors. The measure approved by the state Senate prohibits packaging and labeling of marijuana products that show "pot edibles" such as cookies and candy bars. The bill by Sen. Jim Nielsen (R-Chico) also bars packaging that mimics the name or packaging of non-marijuana candies, snacks and drinks.

US CA: Former Kern Co. Sheriff's Deputies Avoid Prison For Selling

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 08 Aug 2017 - SEIZED IN DRUG RAIDS Two former Kern County Sheriff's deputies avoided prison time Monday for stealing and selling marijuana that was seized during drug busts. Logan August and Derrick Penney were sentenced Monday to three years' probation for the charge of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute marijuana, according to the U.S. attorney office in Fresno.

US CA: OPED: Race Case For Reefer Reparations

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

NOW Magazine, 03 Aug 2017 - Time to redress the harm done to thousands of Black youth who have life-limiting criminal records because of pot The war on drugs has had a devastating and disproportionate effect on racialized groups, particularly young Black men.

US CA: Editorial: L.A. Voters Want To Legalize Marijuana, So Why

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 22 Jul 2017 - IT? Los Angeles voters want to legalize marijuana, and they don't seem particularly concerned that it remains illegal under federal law. In November nearly two out of three voters in the city of L.A. supported Proposition 64, a statewide initiative to let adults grow, buy and use recreational marijuana. A few months later, voters overwhelmingly backed Measure M to create a city permitting system for marijuana businesses.

US CA: California Is Working To Avoid A Shortage Of Legalized

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 19 Jul 2017 - California hopes to avoid the same shortage of legalized marijuana that now faces Nevada when sales begin here in January. (File photo | Los Angeles Times) With Nevada suffering a shortage of legalized marijuana, California's state pot czar said Wednesday that efforts are being made in her state to make sure sufficient licenses go to farmers, testers and distributors to supply retailers.