On Election Day, voters approved a number of local marijuana taxes, which may bring simmering tensions between California and federal drug laws to a boil.
Compared to Prop. 19, the state attorney general’s race and city taxes on pot will have a much more lasting impact on marijuana policy in California.
San Jose voters passed Measure U, a bill that will allow the city to tax marijuana businesses up to 10 percent.
Menlo Park’s City Council passed an ordinance banning smoking in public places. The law takes effect in November, giving the city one of the toughest smoking laws in the state.