Mayor says voters made the right choice.
Palo Alto city attorney Molly Stump discusses city’s current marijuana laws, the changes that would result if voters pass Measure C, and how existing federal and state laws come into play.
Palo Alto voters decide Tuesday whether to allow three medicinal marijuana dispensaries to operate in the city. Other places, including San Jose and Los Angeles, have allowed dispensaries with mixed results.
Santa Clara’s narcotics squad plans to continue investigating medicinal marijuana dispensaries, putting it at odds with the district attorney’s office.
In September, 22 medicinal marijuana delivery employees were arrested in “Up in Smoke,” a Santa Clara County sting operation. They claim innocence, expressing frustration with unclear medical marijuana laws.
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.
Northern California Natural Collective operator Clinton Cronin makes the transition from a delivery service to a storefront in San Jose—but not without some legal tangles along the way.
On Oct. 14, protesters gathered at San Jose’s Terraine Courthouse to protest the arrests of 22 medicinal marijuana delivery people in a Sept. 30 police sting.