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CA Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill To Allow Those Who Completed Court Ordered Diversion Programs to Clean Up Records

CALIFORNIA: California Gov. Jerry Brown acted on two life-changing companion bills, approving one, but vetoing the other. Brown signed A.B. 1352 which allows those who have completed court ordered drug diversion since 1997 to file with the court to convert their plea to a “not guilty.”  Before 1997, there was a pre-plea diversion option in California.  Read the full article…

Gov. Jerry Brown Brokering Late Deal On Medical Marijuana Regulations

CALIFORNIA:  Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration is crafting the framework for medical marijuana regulations in California, a session-closing play that could end nearly two decades of clashing interpretations and court battles. With the Legislature scheduled to leave town next week, Brown’s office is said to be bearing down on the details of a compromise medical cannabis Read the full article…

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Law Targeting Illegal Marijuana Grows

CALIFORNIA:  Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed into law a measure allowing steep civil fines against marijuana farms that damage the environment by dumping wastewater and chemicals, removing trees and killing wild animals. The measure, one of 16 bills signed by the governor Friday, is meant to expand the powers of the state Department of Fish Read the full article…

LA Times Editorial Gov. Brown, sign the medical marijuana bills

CALIFORNIA: Nearly 20 years after voters legalized medical marijuana, California lawmakers have finally passed legislation to regulate the growth and distribution of cannabis for patients’ use. In the final hours of their session last week, legislators passed three bills that together establish a system to license, test and track medical marijuana from “seed to sale.” Gov. Read the full article…

Jerry Brown Worries About Marijuana Legalization And ‘Potheads’

CALIFORNIA:  Gov. Jerry Brown said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that “fiscal discipline is the fundamental predicate of a free society,” but it may help if everyone isn’t getting stoned. Expressing reservations about legalizing marijuana for recreational use, Brown said a great nation requires a more alert citizenry “than some of the potheads might be Read the full article…

CA Gov Jerry Brown Vetoes Bill To Make Some Drug Crimes 'Wobblers'

CALIFORNIA: Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation Saturday that that would have given local prosecutors discretion when deciding whether a person charged with possessing a small amount of illegal drugs should be charged with a felony or a misdemeanor.

CA Gov Jerry Brown Vetoes Bill To Make Some Drug Crimes 'Wobblers'

CALIFORNIA: Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation Saturday that that would have given local prosecutors discretion when deciding whether a person charged with possessing a small amount of illegal drugs should be charged with a felony or a misdemeanor.

LA Times Editorial: Los Angeles Needs A New Medical Marijuana Policy

CALIFORNIA: In October, when Gov. Jerry Brown signed three bills establishing a statewide system to regulate medicinal cannabis, he called it a long-overdue framework that would “make sure patients have access to medical marijuana, while ensuring a robust tracking system.” He should have added: “Everywhere in the state, except Los Angeles,” because it turns out Read the full article…

California Marijuana Legalization 2015: New Medical Marijuana Law Rankles Top Cannabis Industry Investor

CALIFORNIA: California lawmakers quietly passed Friday the state’s most significant medical-marijuana legislation in almost two decades, but some leaders in the space worry that the law’s good intentions could get lost in the weeds. Paving the way for what supporters say is a much-needed regulatory framework for the state’s multibillion-dollar medical-cannabis industry, the California Senate and Read the full article…

California Lawmakers Announce Deal On Medical Marijuana Legislation

By Christopher Cadelago & Alexi Koseff CALIFORNIA: California lawmakers said late Thursday that they have reached a deal on legislation to regulate and license medical marijuana. The regulatory framework to corral the billion-dollar medical cannabis industry will be contained in three bills that have received the blessings of the two chambers and Gov. Jerry Brown, said Assemblyman Rob Read the full article…