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L.A. voters want to legalize marijuana, so why won’t city leaders do it?

by The Times Editorial Board Los Angeles voters want to legalize marijuana, and they don’t seem particularly concerned that it remains illegal under federal law. In November nearly two out of three voters in the city of L.A. supported Proposition

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When it comes to regulating marijuana, can we ever count on Los Angeles to do the right thing?

By Robin Abcarian // LA Times I felt kind of sorry for the guy sitting next to me Monday at the “Future of Cannabis” event at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. He’s a commercial real estate broker who knows nothing

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Police Raids of Marijuana Businesses Continue to Worry the Pot Industry

By Alex Halperin // LA Weekly One morning this spring about two dozen L.A. cops arrived at a large marijuana grow facility with a battering ram. Without knocking, and armed with what the business owner called “full on assault rifles, like

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Former Yuba narcotics officer convicted in interstate pot trafficking scheme

by Peter Hecht // Sacramento Bee A former Yuba County narcotics officer was convicted Wednesday on federal charges involving trafficking nearly 250 pounds of marijuana to Pennsylvania. Yuba County Deputy Christopher Heath, 37, was a lead investigator who filed numerous

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Rohrabacher says he’ll take medical marijuana fight with Jeff Sessions to Supreme Court

by Brooke Staggs // OC Register Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said he hopes to convince Attorney General Jeff Sessions that good people do indeed sometimes smoke pot. But if he can’t, the Republican congressman from Costa Mesa said he’ll see his

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Trump issues statement on spending bill, rejects limits on federal marijuana laws

by Dave Boyer // Washington Times Like his two immediate predecessors, President Trump signed a massive spending bill into law Friday by adding caveats in a “signing statement” that asserts his authority against the wishes of Congress on issues ranging

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