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.

Murrieta, CA Lawsuit Seeks To Overturn Medical Pot Ban

Environmental lawyer Ray Johnson has sued Murrieta over its marijuana dispensary ban, saying the city failed to take the California Environmental Quality Act into consideration when passing the ban.

CALIFORNIA: A prominent attorney is suing to overturn Murrieta’s ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in all zones, as well as mobile operators who make deliveries.

Solano CA Town Supervisors To Discuss Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Salubrious, a medical marijuana dispensary, is shown in August 2011 at Rockville Corner on Suisun Valley Road. The Solano County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will once again take up the matter of medical marijuana dispensaries in the county.

CALIFORNIA: Solano County has come up with a list of potential locations in rural areas for medical marijuana dispensaries, from Mankas Corner in Suisun Valley to remote Birds Landing.

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…