Attorney General Kamala Harris called the legalization of marijuana "inevitable" Tuesday.

Los Angeles County voters will decide this fall whether to tax marijuana businesses to help pay for housing and health services for the homeless.

Six years ago, the California Democratic Party joined most of its elected leaders in declining to endorse the marijuana legalization initiative on the fall ballot.

Snoop Dogg, Too $Short, and Quincy Jones make key appearances in one of the first and most powerful new campaign videos for the California initiative to legalize marijuana in the November 8 general election.

Lori Ajax has two years to set up California’s first system to license, regulate and tax medical marijuana. Gov. Jerry Brown recently appointed the Republican to become the first chief of the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation.

California will need extensive regulatory oversight for cultivation, distribution and sales for pot intended for both social and medical use if voters approve recreational use of marijuana this year, according to a leading public policy group.

There are increasing signs that 2016 might just be the year the largest state in the nation legalizes recreational marijuana.

Marijuana policy is often a sticky subject in California, but that may change with the nomination of the state's first ever Marijuana Czar.

California was the first state to allow medical marijuana. Now, two decades later, voters are expected to be asked whether to legalize recreational use of the drug.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's largest organization of practicing physicians, the California Medical Association, announced Monday that it is backing a proposed 2016 ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.

As California seeks to regulate its medical marijuana economy, as well as set rules for personal cultivation, a March 1 deadline is making scores of cities and counties paranoid about how to govern pot.

Sean Parker file photo. Image: Amager via Wikimedia Commons

A plan backed by Silicon Valley billionaire Sean Parker to legalize recreational use of marijuana in California is on the path to the November ballot, potentially bringing more than $1bn a year in tax revenue, according to legislative analysts.

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California cannabis prohibition is costing the state about $1 billion per year in lost tax revenue that’s sorely needed for social services, a new analysis from the state’s Department of Finance reports this December 21.

The Brown administration has posted a job opening for the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation, which will set standards for California’s cannabis industry by 2018.


 

Sounds like an awesome opportunity, dude. You could get in on the ground floor of California’s push into regulating medical marijuana, making from $115,608 to $128,808 per year. 

But you’ll have to deal with writing a load of rules and regulations, like licensing standards for distributors. A first in California. 

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