Posts Tagged ‘marijuana’

Low turnout in 2014, high initiative count in 2016

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Elections have consequences. Ironically, California's abysmal election turnout this November has teed up a veritable flood of ballot initiatives for 2016. Because the signature threshold for qualifying initiatives is pegged to the number of Californians who cast votes in the previous election, acti...

CA GOP looks ahead to broaden base

Friday, November 14th, 2014
Wendy Davis

Analysts expected it, but it hurt all the same. The gains in the California Legislature were welcome. But in state-level races, California Republicans did not enjoy the same tidal-wave election results as their fellow party faithful across the country. For decades at the national level, moderate,...

VIDEO: Is the pot legalization movement more important than the Tea Party?

Monday, November 10th, 2014
VIDEO: Is the pot legalization movement more important than the Tea Party?

California led the way on many fronts, including the legalization of marijuana. Is it time to give pot to needy Californians now? Reason Magazine's Editor Matt Welch joins CalWatchdog's James Poulos to talk about the weird world of legalization culture in California. ...

New CA pot bill snuffed out

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Medical marijuana card, wikimedia

Despite the backing of California cops, the latest effort to craft statewide rules on medical marijuana has stalled in Sacramento. Widely criticized as an imperfect bill, SB1262 nonetheless mustered support as a good faith attempt to bring order to the chaos unfolding in the wake of the 1996 pas...

CA, feds struggle with — and spar over — pot regulation

Friday, July 18th, 2014
marijuana-gavel

As California muddles ahead with its disorganized decriminalization of marijuana, local and federal lawmakers are adopting distinctly different approaches to the prospect of pot-related crime. City councils are apt to worry about different kinds of drug crime than Congress. But the new attention...

CA congressman changes GOP pot game

Monday, June 23rd, 2014
Rohrabacher

Faced with a choice between traditional drug attitudes and federalist political principles, 49 Republican members of the House of Representatives recently voted in favor of the latter. And a California Congressman led the way. In a result unthinkable just a few years ago, enough GOP representativ...

Feinstein wants to keep pot illegal, alcohol legal

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
carrie-nation

It used to be liberals strongly favored personal liberty. Some still do. Many don't. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has joined Gov. Jerry Brown in opposing legalizing marijuana in California, a state that's the country's biggest pot farm. AP wrote: The state's senior senator told The Associated Press in ...

Unregulated CA entrepreneurs thrive in … the pot business

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
prop-19

Happy New Year! Are you familiar with the state that has such an innovative and advanced marijuana industry that quality control extends to making sure pot brands consistently produce the same sensations? Where entrepreneurs are turning to increasingly sophisticated tools to improve their product...

Sac Bee ignores drug cartels in pot farming story

Monday, August 5th, 2013
200px-Guerrilla_Cannabis

Instead of blowing the lid off of the growing pot-farming problem in some Northern California areas, the Sacramento Bee did a lightweight opinion story Sunday on Butte County, never once addressing the Mexican drug cartels behind many of the illegal pot farms, which are flourishing because of the s...

A political form of reefer madness

Monday, April 9th, 2012
A political form of reefer madness

April 9, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- Some Oakland residents are furious that on the same day a gunman murdered seven people this week at the private Oikos University in the city, SWAT teams raided a different educational institution less than a mile away, where only peaceful activities ...