DEAIt's a miracle.Marijuana might still be a federal outlaw. But it's so mainstream that one of the country's biggest gardening concerns, Scotts Miracle-Gro, wants in on the action. Scotts CEO Jim Hagedorn told the Wall Street Journal that he wants a piece of the medical marijuana cultivatio ... More >>
1ncognitoAnother legalization effort likely in 2012.Full legalization for marijuana in California was voted down in November. But it was close enough to give pot backers hope for another try. And that try is officially coming in 2012, at least by all appearances. The Coalition for Cannabis P ... More >>
Historic effort to legalize marijuana returns in 2012
George Soros tries to smoke out the vote for Prop. 19.It looks like at least one big-money angel is coming to the aid of California's pot-legalization effort, but with the election coming in one week and Prop. 19 losing in polls, is it too little, too late? Billionaire investor George Soros, ... More >>
George Soros put a mil on it.Billionaire George Soros stuffed $1 million into California's pot-legalization bowl -- for an effort that has been hurting in the polls. California Secretary of State campaign-finance data shows that the Soros made the contribution Tuesday to the Drug Policy Act ... More >>
By Hillel Aron The California Legislature's crack gerrymandering teamThe editorial boards of California newspapers agree: Proposition 27, which would overturn a voter-approved 2008 reform that prevents Sacramento legislators from gerrymandering voting districts to keep their jobs, is an ugly ... More >>
Politico dropped into California to report on Prop. 19, California's pot legalization voter initiative, and here's what they offered: Cheesy, snarky headline (California Dreaming For Legal Pot Advocates); point-and-laugh lede about Oaksterdam; perfunctory paragraph about why legalization mi ... More >>
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