Everyone Should Have Access to Weed, Democrats Say

Gustavo Turner/L.A. Weekly California’s dominant political party is saying yes to drugs. The California Democratic Party’s executive board met in Long Beach over the weekend. It voted to endorse a number of ballot measures, including the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), which is headed for your vote in November. The initiative would legalize holding up to an ounce of weed for those older than 21 — no doctor’s note necessary. Read entire story

UCSD Seeks Test for Drivers High on Marijuana

UC San Diego will try to develop a faster, better way to determine whether drivers are high on marijuana through a study prompted by the possibility that California voters will approve the recreational use of pot in November. The $1.8 million project was commissioned by the Legislature, which said sobriety tests currently used by law enforcement aren’t ideal for spotting drivers impaired by marijuana. Researchers at the university plan to use Read entire story

U.S. Surgeon General to Headline San Francisco Marijuana Conference

Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders will headline the International Cannabis Business Conference on Feb. 13 and 14 in downtown San Francisco. She’ll be joined by Andrew Sullivan, a prominent author and blogger; Tommy Chong, star of the Cheech & Chong movies; Arjan Roskam, who started the “Strain Hunters” documentary series; and Anthony Johnson, the executive director of Oregon’s successful campaign to legalize marijuana. “Business and Read entire story

Gov Brown Signs Historic Bills to Regulate California’s Medical Marijuana Industry

Nearly 20 years ago, California led the nation in legalizing cannabis for medical use with the enactment of the Compassionate Use Act (Proposition 215). However, the Act offered little guidance on how patients should obtain medical cannabis or how the industry should be monitored. This uncertainty has created a hodgepodge of local rules and ordinances and some very disturbing environmental and safety issues, but that’s all about to Read entire story

Historic California Medical Marijuana Regulation Bills Await Governor’s Signature

In September, California lawmakers approved a series of bill that would establish a statewide regulatory framework for California businesses that produce and distribute medical marijuana in the state. AB 243, AB 266, and SB 643 create standards for licensing businesses as well as testing, packaging, labeling, and tracking marijuana products, among other things. Gov. Jerry Brown The bills establish a new agency within the Department of Consumer Read entire story