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  • This California desert town is experiencing a marijuana boom

    This California desert town is experiencing a marijuana boom

    Carlos Bravo, the owner of a tow company here, was at work late last year when a real estate agent came to him offering half a million dollars for 5 acres of undeveloped, brush-pocked desert — five times what he'd paid for the land six months earlier. "I thought he was joking," Bravo said. The...

  • Grateful Dead members hope to boost pot legalization on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    Grateful Dead members hope to boost pot legalization on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    TV ads touting marijuana products are still a major taboo in the media business, but that hasn't stopped members of the Grateful Dead from breaking with convention to puff up their pet cause. Dead & Company, made up of surviving members of stoner-friendly jam band, are bringing at least 300 supporters...

  • Just say yes: Some California law enforcement leaders support legalizing recreational pot

    Just say yes: Some California law enforcement leaders support legalizing recreational pot

    As the movement to legalize pot for recreational use heads closer to a November ballot initiative, California law enforcement leaders are taking some very different positions on the matter. While Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said he's still reviewing the 62-page initiative, he offered...

  • California voters getting chance to fully legalize marijuana

    California voters getting chance to fully legalize marijuana

    A measure to legalize marijuana for recreational use in California appears headed for the Nov. 8 ballot. A coalition that includes former Facebook President Sean Parker on Tuesday said it has collected 600,000 signatures, more than enough to qualify the initiative. Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom...

  • Federal prosecutors drop case against Bay Area pot dispensary

    Federal prosecutors drop case against Bay Area pot dispensary

    Efforts to shut down the nation’s largest medical marijuana dispensary began in 2012, when federal agents posted a forfeiture notice on the Oakland Estuary store.On Tuesday, after years of high-profile litigation, celebratory Oakland city officials and a lawyer for the licensed dispensary announced...

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