Marijuana Legalization: California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom To Head ACLU Panel

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will head the American Civil Liberties Union's new panel studying marijuana legalization in California,

CALIFORNIA: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will head the American Civil Liberties Union’s new panel studying marijuana legalization in California, with an eye toward drafting a measure for 2016′s presidential-year ballot. “The prohibition of marijuana has had an enormous human and financial cost in communities across this state,” Newsom said in a statement Thursday. “It is far Read the full article…

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

A police officers conducts a traffic stop in Lincoln, CA.

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'

A police officers conducts a traffic stop in Lincoln, CA.

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.

California Water Officials Agree To Inspect Marijuana Grows

Fish and Game wardens search for illegal marijuana farms last year in the Sierra foothills. Both legal and illegal farms can have harmful environmental effects, from pesticide pollution to illegal logging.

CALIFORNIA: California water quality regulators will soon begin inspecting illegal marijuana growing operations in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada, reversing an earlier ban intended to protect employees.

Northern California's Illegal Marijuana Trade Takes Deadly Toll

"Homicides are very uncommon, but homicides involving marijuana are common," Sonoma County Sheriff Steve Freitas said.

CALIFORNIA: A youthful adventurer raised in Sonoma County. A Colorado entrepreneur. A former stockbroker from New York. The three men, who were killed in February during a suspected pot robbery in Forestville, are among at least 18 people who have died since 2006 in Sonoma and Mendocino counties under circumstances involving the sale and cultivation of Read the full article…

Northern California's Illegal Marijuana Trade Takes Deadly Toll

"Homicides are very uncommon, but homicides involving marijuana are common," Sonoma County Sheriff Steve Freitas said.

CALIFORNIA: A youthful adventurer raised in Sonoma County. A Colorado entrepreneur. A former stockbroker from New York. The three men, who were killed in February during a suspected pot robbery in Forestville, are among at least 18 people who have died since 2006 in Sonoma and Mendocino counties under circumstances involving the sale and cultivation of Read the full article…