Attorney General: Marijuana Legalization Would Save Calif. "Hundreds of Millions"

If California legalized marijuana, the state would save "hundreds of millions of dollars," according to the Attorney General's office.

CALIFORNIA: Forget social justice, equality, and doing the right thing — when it comes to getting it done, politics and policy are all about that money. Backers of marijuana legalization have long argued that ending the war on a plant and lifting prohibition on cannabis means big money for California. And Attorney General Kamala Harris agrees Read the full article…

Susan Sarandon Admits Getting 'Stoned Before Most Awards Ceremonies'

Susan at the artist for peace and Justice Holiday Benefit

CALIFORNIA: Susan Sarandon has always had an unorthodox approach to her Hollywood life, but her admission of frequently enjoying a pre-awards joint still came as quite a shock. The Thelma and Louise star spoke candidly on her use of marijuana on Watch What Happens Live Wednesday, admitting that she prepares herself for the usually dreary bout Read the full article…

San Leandro Leaders To Decide Fate Of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Monday

If the council approves the draft ordinance allowing dispensaries, the ordinance will go to the city's Board of Zoning Adjustments and Planning Commission before returning to the council for final approval as early as November.

CALIFORNIA: Nearly a year after the expiration of the city’s moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries, the  San Leandro City Council will decide Monday night whether to proceed with a plan to allow and regulate the shops, or ban them.

San Leandro Leaders To Decide Fate Of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Monday

If the council approves the draft ordinance allowing dispensaries, the ordinance will go to the city's Board of Zoning Adjustments and Planning Commission before returning to the council for final approval as early as November.

CALIFORNIA: Nearly a year after the expiration of the city’s moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries, the  San Leandro City Council will decide Monday night whether to proceed with a plan to allow and regulate the shops, or ban them.

Ammiano, Steinberg Throw A Medical Marijuana Hail Mary

SB 604 is a mashup of past Ammiano and Steinberg bills. It would create a new department to regulate the industry and codify as law the current state Attorney General's guidelines for medical marijuana.

CALIFORNIA: A last-ditch effort is underway this week to clarify California medical cannabis laws and get the feds off the state’s back. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano and Senate leader Darrell Steinberg gutted and amended Senate Bill 604 on Friday and turned it into legislation that would regulate California’s medical cannabis industry.

Lawmakers Consider Medical Marijuana Bill To Protect California From Federal Raids

AB 604 would advance medical marijuana users’ interests by finally addressing the mandate of Prop 215 for a “safe and affordable” distribution system.

CALIFORNIA: The California legislature is about to vote on urgently needed legislation that would clarify the legality of medical marijuana sales, production, transportation, processing and testing through a state-regulated licensing system.

California: Assembly Considering Legislation to Restrict Use of E-Cigarettes and Smokeless Vaporizers

SB 648 would place vaporizers under the same stringent restrictions as tobacco cigarettes, banning their use in public buildings, restaurants, workplaces, hotel lobbies, and playgrounds.

CALIFORNIA: The California legislature is considering a bill that would ban the use of e-cigarettes and similar smokeless vaporizers in areas where tobacco smoking is banned (SB 648 – Sen. Corbett).