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Two voices from law enforcement disagree on ballot measure to legalize marijuana.
Some states are beginning to require physicians to take courses to learn how and when marijuana might work for their patients. There is no such requirement in California.
A Health Affairs study determines that Part D spending went down slightly on prescription drugs for which medical marijuana is viewed as a possible alternative.
Health experts remain divided on legalizing marijuana for recreational use.
A new analysis from UCSF warns that pot smoke is a danger to human health – but the California Medical Association has just endorsed a proposal to legalize it.
Hearings are scheduled in Sacramento this week to discuss implementation and revision of new laws governing California’s medicinal marijuana industry.
The California Supreme Court today in San Francisco will hear oral arguments over a legal conundrum involving medical marijuana. The city of Riverside wants to ban sale of medicinal marijuana, a decision that may violate state law ensuring legal access to it. At the same time it adheres to federal law banning marijuana’s sale and use.
To Riverside officials opposed to marijuana sales, the answer is pretty simple: “A medical marijuana dispensary constitutes ‘a Prohibited Use’ ” in Riverside’s zoning code, which makes it a public nuisance, the city’s attorneys wrote in a legal brief. “Any use which is prohibited by state and/or federal law is also strictly prohibited,” the attorneys said.
But marijuana advocates, in their own brief, said Riverside officials are prohibiting the distribution of medicine, and that’s against state law.