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.
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.
After a topsy-turvy race and flip-flopping polls, Californians voted to defeat Proposition 19 on Nov. 2.
San Jose voters passed Measure U, a bill that will allow the city to tax marijuana businesses up to 10 percent.