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California voters back pot legalization, but support is shaky – latimes.com

California voters back pot legalization, but support is shaky – latimes.com.

By John Hoeffel, Los Angeles Times

May 31, 2010 | 3:00 p.m.

California voters, by a modest margin, think they should be allowed to grow and consume marijuana, according to a new poll that also found more than 1 in 3 [read more …]

Humboldt DA candidates views on pot enforcement.

A growing problem? Humboldt County DA candidates weigh in on marijuana enforcement.

Thadeus Greenson/The Times-Standard

Posted: 06/02/2010 01:24:11 AM PDT

Of the three Humboldt County District Attorney candidates, only one has committed to voting to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana when it comes up on the November ballot.

While incumbent Paul Gallegos and challenger Allison Jackson [read more …]

Eureka Approves New Pot Rules

Eureka Planning Commission Approves Marijuana Ordinance

By Ahron Sherman, The North Coast Journal, 6/1/2010

Fourteen years have gone up in smoke since Californians passed Proposition 215. Tuesday, Eureka’s Planning Commission voted 4-1 to recommend the city’s first medical marijuana ordinance to the Eureka City Council.

The ordinance — Medical Cannabis: Cultivation, Processing and Distribution [read more …]

Pot-Farmer’s Market in Yolo County?

A smoky farmer’s market model for Yolo County

From the Daily Democrat

The sale and distribution of medical marijuana in unincorporated Yolo
County is an issue never formally addressed by the Board of Supervisors,
but the subject is gaining popularity.

“We are rural; the trendy stuff that hits San Francisco and L.A. will
eventually trickle to Yolo County, it’s [

“Marijuana pollution”

From the New York Times blog

Today’s idea: Pot isn’t so green after all, an article says. California’s large marijuana growing operations — most illegal — “are polluting local ecosystems on an industrial scale in rural counties and places as unlikely as state parks.”

Environment | Is pollution an under-publicized argument for legalizing and regulating [read more …]

Weed Workers Unionizing

Related NYT article

San Jose union begins organizing pot workers

Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Staff Writer

Friday, May 28, 2010

A major California labor union is organizing medical cannabis workers in Oakland, a move that analysts say will help efforts to legalize marijuana and open the door for the union to organize thousands more workers if state voters [read more …]