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California pot smokers can breathe a little easier next year. Under a state law that takes effect Jan. 1, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana will be an infraction punishable by a $100 fine. Today it is a misdemeanor punishable by a $100 fine. The new law does…

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About 1,500 people partied in the Ashland Plaza on Halloween night, but the unsanctioned event yielded fewer arrests than last year and no major incidents, police said. Police arrested about a dozen people downtown on Sunday night, mainly for alcohol- and marijuana-related offenses, according to preliminary reports. Last year, when…

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California voters will decide today whether to legalize marijuana for personal use and defy the federal government to enforce anti-drug laws in the state. Support for Proposition 19 has waned in polls, even as its predecessor, legalizing medical marijuana in 1996, has inspired referendums today in Arizona and South Dakota,…

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota could become the 15th state to legalize medical marijuana on Tuesday if voters agree with supporters that it’s an issue of compassion. A similar effort to allow patients suffering from a debilitating medical condition legal access to pot failed four years ago, receiving…

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About half of Boulder’s active medical marijuana businesses submitted an application for a license by Monday’s deadline. Sarah Huntley, a spokeswoman for the city, said 110 applications for operating licenses were turned in to the city by 5 p.m. Monday. All Boulder marijuana businesses, both dispensaries and growing operations, were…

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PLYMOUTH, Wis. — Authorities say the marijuana found by employees unpacking a shipment at an eastern Wisconsin plant has a street value of up to $3 million. Police in Plymouth say the marijuana discovered at the Toro Distribution plant weighs more than 3,000 pounds, making it the largest amount ever…

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