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CalWatchdog Morning Read – May 2

Trump, eggs and the CAGOP convention Bay Area residents ready to leave Cruz changes tune in CA Condoms in porn = condoms in life Medical marijuana industry lacks oversight Good morning and welcome to May. California Republicans greeted all three remaining

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – Aprili 20, 2016

License suspensions under pressure, Pot smokers rejoice, Trump’s winning, guns are losing and CA can’t breath  Good morning! The ACLU of Northern California and other groups are pressuring Solano County Superior Court to stop suspending the driver licenses of people

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CA pot faces bureaucratic, corporate future

With legal recreational marijuana potentially around the corner in November, California’s public and private sector has scrambled to keep up. In both cases, observers have suggested, the likely result will be increased centralization of what was once a scattered, underground industry.

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New poll shows support for legalizing marijuana in CA

A majority of likely California voters support legalizing marijuana, a new pollster announced. Just shy of 60 percent of respondents to a survey conducted by Probolsky Research threw their weight behind the Golden State’s upcoming referendum on pot, which would

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CA cities take advantage of misworded marijuana law

California marijuana law has lurched into a new phase of disarray. But legislators in Sacramento have swung into action to correct the mistake behind the chaos. At fault was a drafting error in a key piece of legislation designed to

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CA charts own course on marijuana

With outright legalization headed toward the ballot this coming election year, government and business alike have begun hardwiring marijuana into California law and economics. Already, state officials have begun their search for the right candidate to head the new Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation.

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Sean Parker jumps aboard CA pot campaign

One of Silicon Valley’s pro-marijuana giants has thrown his support behind one effort to legalize the drug in California next November. Sean Parker, known for co-founding Napster and presiding over Facebook, announced that he would lend considerable financial backing — a rarity

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CA fires could reshape pot landscape

As the smoke cleared from California’s wildfires, analysts agreed that the marijuana industry may never be the same. Legal, illegal and quasi-legal pot farms all faced an extraordinary risk from the blazes. And those which were wiped out were not expected

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Sneak peek: 5 tax proposals you may see on the 2016 ballot

There has been some movement on the tax initiative front. In August, I offered the following list of the top five measures most likely to make the ballot: 1) Prop. 30 Extension, 2) Cigarette Tax, 3) Split Roll Property Tax,

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Ballot initiative filing fees set to increase

One strategy for pursuing policy changes through ballot initiatives may become victim of the new law to charge a larger fee to file an initiative for title and summary with the Attorney General’s office. The $200 filing fee, in place

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