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Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:13:29 -0800

Last Build Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:10:01 GMT

 



US CA: California Police Are Watching Volunteers Get High On

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The State, 16 Feb 2018 - Now that marijuana is legal in California, people don't have to hide their marijuana use -- in fact, some are smoking it right in officers' faces. But these pot smokers aren't being brazen. They're actually helping police better detect impaired drivers on the road, CBS Los Angeles reported.



US CA: Berkeley Declares Itself A Sanctuary City For Recreational

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 14 Feb 2018 - Berkeley may be the first city to declare itself a cannabis sanctuary city. A customer shops at marijuana dispensary MedMen in West Hollywood in January. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times) The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously to declare the city a sanctuary for recreational marijuana, a move that may be the first of its kind.



US CA: Should Veterans Be Allowed To Use Medical Marijuana for

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 09 Feb 2018 - Frustrated with traditional therapies for chronic pain and post-combat stress disorders, a growing number of military veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are turning to medical marijuana for their treatment, a move that has put them at sharp odds with the Trump administration. The White House has resisted calls from Democrats in Congress, pro-reform activists and even the American Legion, the nation's largest wartime veterans service organization, to support research into whether marijuana can help veterans, apparently fearing that any move by the Department of Veterans Affairs to study its effectiveness will be another step toward nationwide legalization.



US CA: For The Legal Cannabis Trade, Some New Wrinkles: Older Users

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 10 Feb 2018 - Even before California legalized recreational marijuana Jan. 1, pot was enjoying a gray renaissance. From 2006 to 2013, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported a 250% rise in marijuana use by Americans 65 and older. It is still a small share, climbing from 0.4% to 1.4% of that population, but local dispensaries see plenty of silver-haired shoppers.



US CA: Compton Voters Reject Marijuana Sales In City

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 24 Jan 2018 - Compton voters Tuesday soundly rejected two competing proposals for regulating cannabis businesses in the city, where marijuana dispensaries and other pot-related operations are now banned. The city's proposal, known as Measure C, would have allowed marijuana sales while imposing a 10% business tax and banning commercial cultivation of marijuana. It was rejected 76% to 23%. The competing initiative, Measure I, included many of the same provisions as Measure C, but called for a 5% business tax and would have allowed indoor marijuana-cultivation businesses. It was rejected 77% to 23%.



US CA: Laguna Beach 'church' Was Really An Illegal Marijuana

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 23 Jan 2018 - Laguna Beach police this month shut down what they allege was a marijuana dispensary posing as a church, the department said Monday. Officers seized more than 20 pounds of marijuana and more than $3,000 in cash, according to police Sgt. Jim Cota.



US CA: L.a. County Sheriff's Deputy Charged With Selling Drugs

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 16 Jan 2018 - A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has been charged with operating a large-scale drug trafficking operation in which he boasted that he hired other law enforcement officers to provide security to drug dealers and could assault people for his clients, according to court records. Kenneth Collins, a deputy assigned to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and two other men were arrested by FBI agents Tuesday morning in a sting operation when they arrived to what they thought was a drug deal, according to records unsealed following the arrest.