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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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CLG Provides Public Comments To City of Los Angeles on Draft Cannabis Regulations

CLG Comments for LA City

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Weed Wars: Will the Trump Administration Stymie Marijuana Legalization?

By Jedamiah Wolf // Planet Experts The White House recently made some not-so-subtle hints about a federal crackdown on marijuana. Could the feds roll back the rapidly blooming end to prohibition? And what does this mean for the budding industry

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Marijuana reform went 8 for 9 on the ballot this week. It could be the tipping point.

by Christopher Ingram // Washington Post Today the Associated Press finally called Maine’s marijuana ballot measure in favor of legalization. The ‘yes’ votes just squeaked by the ‘no’ votes with just a couple thousand votes to spare. In sum, reform

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Marijuana legalization: big wins in California and beyond

by Amanda Paulson // CS Monitor   Boulder, Colo. — Marijuana legalization made major advances Tuesday, with at least three states voting to legalize recreational marijuana and four states approving medical marijuana laws. Most notably, California, home to nearly 40

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Killing the golden goose — don’t strangle the new cannabis industry with a big tax grab

Opinion by Michael Chernis as published on San Francisco Examiner (link below)   One major attraction of Proposition 64, which legalized recreational marijuana, for many California policymakers was a potential $1 billion in tax revenues from a market estimated to

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