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Credit industry circles California pot banking

  As Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration turns toward tidying up California’s complex and still-unsettled marijuana laws, the massive market for money made from the plant’s products has begun to attract attention from financial services companies that want to take advantage without

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Federal uncertainty, local opposition hang over Proposition 64

Proposition 64’s easy passage Nov. 8 was assured in part by promises to voters that the state government was up to the challenge of regulating and overseeing marijuana’s legalization in California. But three months since Prop. 64’s landslide victory, critics

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California bill would ban driving while high

  Amid a patchwork landscape of laws and enforcement, California legislators eyed a new bill that would ban getting high behind the wheel. Joined by Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell, state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, introduced Senate Bill 65 to address an

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – December 8

Legislators in Sacramento try to include citizens in lawmaking Backlash for towns considering taxing streamed videos House Democrats, led by CA, want presidential pardon for “Dreamers” How San Bernardino handled its four-year bankruptcy Lawmakers call for new DUI law with recreational pot

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New era of marijuana dawns in California, nationwide

  Californians have gone down in history as leading a nationwide charge to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. “Voters on Tuesday approved Proposition 64, making California the most populous state in the nation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana,”

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Nancy Pelosi will vote for legal pot

  Although former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, waited until the last minute, she sent an unequivocal message to voters and fellow Democrats: It’s okay to mainstream weed.  On Friday, Pelosi revealed “she plans to vote for California’s Proposition 64,

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California voters poised to legalize marijuana

  Despite a mixed bag of support for the many propositions on California’s voluminous ballot, legalized recreational in-state marijuana use appears to be headed from far-off dream to dawning reality.  “Last month, the two most prestigious California public opinion outfits

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 22

Could felons soon vote from jail? Bad news for marijuana advocates More bad news for marijuana advocates Vehicle registration fees in SoCal may soon rise to fund smog reduction programs “Prop. 13: It’s better if you’re wealthier” Good morning. So close

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 12

What happened to CA oil exploration? Did governor’s veto threat sink CPUC reform? Out-of-state financial support for pot legalization causing controversy Darrell Issa and Loretta Sanchez make strange bedfellows Anti-Vax doctor under fire Good morning. Hopefully everyone enjoyed the return of NFL

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – August 24

Environmentalists get big win Cap and trade auction falls flat … again Lawmakers can’t commit to police body cameras Daylight savings time safe for now Recreational pot = big money for the state Good morning. Happy hump day.  Speaking of

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