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Monthly Archives: June 2016

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate is backing a 15 percent sales tax for medical marijuana. State officials estimate the bill approved Wednesday would raise about $250 million per year, much of it for state parks, drug treatment programs and the state general fund. Democratic Sen. Mike McGuire of Healdsburg says his bill will also generate money to 
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Twenty-two boxes containing about 35,000 petition signatures of registered Long Beach voters who are in favor of repealing the city’s ban on medical marijuana dispensaries were delivered to the city clerk’s office Wednesday. The submission activates an in-depth verification process that could land the measure on the November ballot, allowing Long Beach voters to ultimately decide whether 
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SANTA ANA – In her bid to replace outgoing U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, Rep. Loretta Sanchez is getting a glowing endorsement from an industry that’s increasingly dabbling in politics: legal marijuana. The CEO of the first licensed medical marijuana dispensary in Orange County sent a letter to some 80,000 area customers encouraging them to support Sanchez, D-Orange, 
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