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Marijuana is Now Legal in California — If You Can Find It

Recreational use of marijuana is officially legal in the State of California as of New Year’s Day — provided that consumers can find someone to sell it to them at licensed dispensaries, which are still in short supply.

Marijuana poster (CasparGirl / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

California’s Marijuana Snobs Brace for Inferior Legal Weed

With California poised to legalize recreational marijuana through Proposition 64 in November, California’s existing marijuana cultivators in Mendocino County are looking to protect their highest quality buds by applying for wine-style appellations.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a Hispanic advisory roundtable meeting in New York, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Exclusive – RNC Official at Trump’s Hispanic Meeting Debunks False BuzzFeed, Univision Reports that Donald Succumbed to Amnesty Activists

A senior staffer at the Republican National Committee (RNC) told Breitbart News Saturday GOP presidential candidate Donald J. Trump did not say or suggest that he was open to granting any legal status–amnesty–to any illegal aliens in the United States at his campaign’s National Hispanic Advisory Council meeting as reported in BuzzFeed and Univision.

Research, including findings published last year in the Journal of the American Medical Association, shows marijuana has some effectiveness in helping treat chronic pain

$6 Million San Jose Pot Bust as California Nears Legalization

Despite reports that California voters seem on the the cusp of passing an initiative in November that would make the regulated production and consumption of marijuana for recreational use legal, San Jose police just made a $6 million pot bust.

Thousands of people take part in a march through Cape Town, calling for the South African government to legalise marijuana, on May 7, 2016

Legal Marijuana Qualifies for California Ballot

Californians will decide in November whether to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes, after a measure backed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Facebook investor Sean Parker gathered enough signatures to qualify for placement on the state ballot this fall.

Sean Parker (Paul Sakuma / Associated Press)

Sean Parker Backs Marijuana Legalization in California

Venture capitalist and former Facebook president Sean Parker has thrown his support behind a new ballot measure that seeks to regulate and legalize marijuana for recreational purposes in California this year.

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Marijuana Legalization in U.S. Cuts Mexican Pot Profits by 70 Percent

As marijuana legalization in states like Colorado and Washington continues, marijuana farmers in Mexico are starting to see a steep decline in the profits their crops once fetched. Some growers report they’re seeing a decline in income as high as 70 percent, and they blame the popularity of higher quality legal marijuana in the U.S.

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Mexico Supreme Court Decision Paves Way for Marijuana Legalization

On November 4, Mexico’s Supreme Court made a landmark—and highly controversial—decision, declaring that individuals should have the right to grow and distribute marijuana for their personal use. The ruling applies only to a single cannabis club that filed the suit, but may have initiated a domino effect that will pave the way for eventual marijuana legalization.

Marijuana sale taxes (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

Pot Tax: Sacramento Politicians ‘Jonesing’ for a Spending Fix

With Sacramento politicians desperate to find a new source of continuous tax revenue, the state’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy has just published a study, “Pathways Report Policy Options for Regulating Marijuana In California,” as a precursor to sponsoring a 2016 ballot initiative to legalize recreational pot use.

420 California (Credit: Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Happy 4/20: California Celebrates Marijuana Day–Sort of

For some in California, April 20th marks the 35th anniversary of Earth Day, a day to celebrate the environment and raise ecological awareness. For others. 4/20 is simply a day to get high on pot. The date–which is said to originate from a tradition among high school students in San Rafael of smoking marijuana at 4:20 in the afternoon– marks an unofficial day of appreciation for all things marijuana- and hemp-related–and a day of activism for legalization of the drug.

A soldier stands guard among marijuana plants at an illegal plantation found during a military operation on Friday at the Culiacan mountains, northern Mexico, Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. The drought in northern Mexico is so bad that it has hurt even illicit drug growers and their normally well-tended crops of …

Mexican Marijuana Production Slumps in Face of US Legalization

Mexican drug cartels may be raking in billions of dollars in profits every year, but new figures from both the United States and Mexican sources indicate marijuana from south of the border may be accounting for a much smaller share than before. Some drug war observers believe that legalization measures in certain U.S. states are causing not only a decline in marijuana smuggling, but a decline in Mexico’s homicide rate as well.