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What to know: Legal marijuana in California

Last November's election legalized marijuana in California. The odor of smoked marijuana is no longer an indicator of criminal activity, which makes a huge difference on how police must now act.

Can anyone over 21 purchase marijuana? - Not yet, applications for cannabis businesses begin in December of 2017 and the first permits are expected January 2, 2018. After then, the businesses will start sales.  Sonoma seems to have started their sales off last month.

Where can I smoke Marijuana? - You can't consume marijuana in a public place or side walk or around children. Driving and boating are out. Your residence is a fine place to consume and there will also be consumption clubs where you can smoke in a social setting. Magnolia Wellness in Berkeley already is serving patients at their consumption area.

Can I grow marijuana? - Yes, I'm sure these adult use clubs will stock starter clones or seeds and each household can grow 6 plants (more with a med card). Don't carry more than an ounce of dried flowers or 8 grams of concentrate while traveling. At home you're allowed to have the harvest from 6 plants.

What's the price? - The price tends to tumble in states that legalize even if it starts out high. A local favorite here, Flow Kanna brand, already has eights for $35, expect that to drop to $25 or less.

What about edibles? - They are strong AF. Read the dose info on the package then follow it. It is extremely uncomfortable to over dose on THC, and ingested THC is a different THC than when smoked, so experience smokers beware. 

The marijuana industry in California is huge, nothing this size has come online yet. Look for tourism to be huge around LA and the Bay and points North.

Guam allows medical cannabis home gardens

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The Governor for the US territory of Guam signed interim legislation in October, permitting qualified medical marijuana patients and their caregivers the ability to grow personal use amounts of cannabis at home while waiting for the regulated marketplace to take root. Voters in November 2014 approved a ballot measure establishing a medical cannabis program but, as of April 2018, no patients […]

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Congress’ Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Trails in Latest Poll

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Congress’ Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Trails in Latest Poll | Paul Armentano

Texas Republican and ardent marijuana prohibitionist Pete Sessions trails by four points in his re-election bid, according to polling data released yesterday. According to the survey results, Sessions is behind Democratic challenger Colin Allred by a margin of 46 percent to 42 percent in the race for Texas’ 32nd Congressional District. As a member of Congress, Sessions […]

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Election 2018: Marijuana Legalization and Other Drug Policy Reforms on the Ballot

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Election 2018: Marijuana Legalization and Other Drug Policy Reforms on the Ballot | Drug Policy Alliance

This Election Day is shaping up to be a crucial moment for the movement to end the war on drugs – with Michigan and North Dakota voting on marijuana legalization, Utah and Missouri deciding on medical marijuana, and Ohio choosing whether to reduce drug possession from a felony to a misdemeanor.  The results are expected […]

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Missouri Voters Approve Medical Marijuana Amendment 2

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Missouri Voters Approve Medical Marijuana Amendment 2 | Marijuana Policy Project

Voters in Missouri approved Amendment 2 on Tuesday, making it the 31st state in the nation to adopt an effective medical marijuana law. The measure was leading 64-36 with 49 percent of precincts reporting when The New York Times called the election. Effective medical marijuana laws have now been adopted in 31 states, including Missouri, […]

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Marijuana Legalization Poised to Move Forward in New Mexico

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Marijuana Legalization Poised to Move Forward in New Mexico | Drug Policy Alliance

The outcome of today’s election puts New Mexico in position to advance marijuana legalization through the state legislature. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who won the governor’s race, has been an ardent supporter of the state’s medical cannabis program, from helping implement the program while she was Secretary of Health to supporting congressional legislation to allow veterans […]

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Florida Voters Pass Amendment Restoring Voting Rights to Marijuana Felons

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Florida Voters Pass Amendment Restoring Voting Rights to Marijuana Felons | NORML

Florida voters today passed Amendment 4, which amends the state constitution to restore voting privileges to those with non-violent felony convictions. Under Florida law, first-time possession of marijuana in amounts greater than 20 grams (less than one ounce) is classified under state law as a felony offense. Only one other state, Arizona, classifies minor marijuana offenses so […]

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Michigan Voters Approve Initiative to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana for Adult Use

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Michigan Voters Approve Initiative to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana for Adult Use | Marijuana Policy Project

Voters in Michigan approved a ballot initiative Tuesday to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana for adult use. Proposal 1 was leading 58-42 with 54 percent of precincts reporting when CNN called the election. Michigan is the 10th state to make marijuana possession legal for adults 21 and older, and it is the ninth state to […]

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Michigan Becomes First State in Midwest to Legalize Marijuana, As Missouri Approves Medical Marijuana and Florida Restores Felony Voting Rights

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Michigan Becomes First State in Midwest to Legalize Marijuana, As Missouri Approves Medical Marijuana and Florida Restores Felony Voting Rights | Drug Policy Alliance

This Election Day showed the burgeoning political clout of the drug policy reform movement, with the results expected to accelerate efforts to legalize marijuana and to end the broader war on drugs in states across the U.S., at the federal level, and internationally. Michigan voters approved Proposal 1, a ballot initiative to legalize, regulate and […]

Michigan Becomes First State in Midwest to Legalize Marijuana, As Missouri Approves Medical Marijuana and Florida Restores Felony Voting Rights | The Daily Chronic

 

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Texas: Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Fails in Congressional Re-Election Bid

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Texas: Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Fails in Congressional Re-Election Bid | Paul Armentano

One of Congress’ most powerful and vocal marijuana prohibitionists, Republican Pete Sessions of Texas, failed in his re-election bid for Congress’ 32nd District. Sessions was defeated by Democratic challenger Colin Allred. Representative Sessions used his position as Chairman of the House Rules Committee to block House floor members from voting on over three-dozen marijuana-related amendments during his leadership tenure. […]

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Michigan Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Proposition 1 Legalizing the Retail Sale of Marijuana for Adults

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Michigan Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Proposition 1 Legalizing the Retail Sale of Marijuana for Adults | NORML

With the approval of voter-initiated Proposal 1, Michigan has become the 10th state to legalize the possession and use of marijuana for adults. NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri said, “Voters in Michigan sent a resounding rebuke to their state’s failed policy of prohibition and elected to follow a new, more sensible path of regulation and legalization. […]

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Voters Approve Proposition 2, Legalizing Medical Marijuana Access in Utah

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Voters Approve Proposition 2, Legalizing Medical Marijuana Access in Utah | NORML

With the approval of Proposition 2, Utah has become the 33rd state to regulate the licensed production and distribution of medical cannabis products to qualified patients. The vote comes ahead of a proposed special legislative session of the Utah legislature to address specific rules and regulations governing medical cannabis patient access. “It is our hope […]

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Green Wave: Marijuana Initiatives Go Three for Four in Midterms

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Green Wave: Marijuana Initiatives Go Three for Four in Midterms | Phillip Smith

The expansion of legal marijuana continued apace in Tuesday’s elections, with medical marijuana initiatives winning in Missouri and Utah and recreational marijuana winning in Michigan. The only loss for weed came in North Dakota, where voters had approved medical marijuana two years ago, but weren’t ready to take the next step this year. In Michigan, […]

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Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative Projected to Pass

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Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative Projected to Pass | Marijuana Policy Project

The initiative to legalize medical marijuana in Utah is reportedly headed toward victory. Fox 13 News Utah projected Proposition 2 will pass, and the measure was leading 54-46 with 68 percent of precincts reporting. Even if the lead does not hold, Utah is expected to soon become the 32nd state in the nation to enact an effective medical marijuana law. Last month, backers of Proposition […]

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Voters Approve Amendment 2, Legalizing Medical Marijuana Access in Missouri

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Voters Approve Amendment 2, Legalizing Medical Marijuana Access in Missouri | NORML

With the approval of Amendment 2, Missouri has become the 32nd state to regulate the licensed production and distribution of medical cannabis products to qualified patients. The amendment was one of three competing ballot measures that seek to regulate medical cannabis use in Missouri. Of the three, NORML only endorsed Amendment 2. That is because […]

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Where marijuana is on the ballot Tuesday - and where it's most likely to win

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It has been a big year for marijuana policy in North America. Mexico's supreme court overturned pot prohibition last week, while Canada's recreational marijuana market officially opened its doors in October.

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Cannabis Use Associated With Improved Outcomes in Bipolar Patients

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Cannabis Use Associated With Improved Outcomes in Bipolar Patients | NORML

BELMONT, MA — Cannabis use is associated with an alleviation of clinical symptoms in patients with bipolar disorder, and does not negatively impact cognitive performance, according to clinical trial data published in the journal PLoS One. Investigators with Harvard Medical School, Tufts University, and McLean Hospital in Massachusetts assessed the impact of marijuana use on mood symptomology and cognitive […]

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Beware of This Frightful Marijuana Menace!

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Beware of This Frightful Marijuana Menace! | NORML

It’s not the myth of “marijuana-laced candy,” devilish ghouls, or vampire bats that are terrifying Americans this Halloween. It’s Jeff Sessions. This monster wants to lock up law abiding citizens who choose to responsibly consume marijuana. This fiendish freak shrieks “good people don’t smoke marijuana.” This reefer madness zombie believes marijuana has no medical use […]

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