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San Diego City Council considering options to crack down on illegal marijuana dispensaries

The City Council's Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee considered a handful of proposals Wednesday designed to toughen enforcement against illegal marijuana dispensaries in San Diego, including a scheme under which customers could be targeted for buying pot from an unlicensed facility.

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Marijuana festival at Del Mar Fairgrounds postponed as organizers re-evaluate contract

A medical marijuana festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds may not go on as planned, it was reported Wednesday.

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Teens to urge Chula Vista City Council to include marijuana in social host law

Teen members of the South Bay Youth 4 Change will speak before the Chula Vista City Council Tuesday afternoon in an effort to have marijuana and controlled substances added to the city's social host ordinance.

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Encinitas flower farmer hopes to use part of farm for marijuana

Encinitas flower farmer hopes to use part of farm for marijuana Encinitas flower farmer hopes to use part of farm for marijuana

A very successful and respectable flower farmer in Encinitas is hoping to add about an acre of marijuana to save the family farm.

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Flower grower in Encinitas wants to dedicate 1 acre to growing marijuana

One of the biggest flower farmers in North County is hoping to save his farm by replacing some flowers with marijuana plants.

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Business owners react to county's ban on medical marijuana enterprises

Business owners react to county's ban on medical marijuana enterprises Business owners react to county's ban on medical marijuana enterprises

Kristin Gaspar and others who supported the ban on marijuana say they did not want to manage the unintended consequences of allowing more marijuana businesses to operate. 

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County considers barring all marijuana businesses in unincorporated areas

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors The San Diego County Board of Supervisors

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will consider Wednesday a ban on all marijuana businesses in unincorporated county areas, including medical marijuana dispensaries already open for business and any new retailers. 

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City Council unanimously approves regulations for recreational marijuana operations in San Diego

Proposed rules for recreational marijuana use to be heard by City Council Tuesday Proposed rules for recreational marijuana use to be heard by City Council Tuesday

The City Council Tuesday unanimously approved regulations for recreational marijuana operations in San Diego in light of voter passage last November of state Proposition 64.

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San Diego County Board of Supervisors considers ban on all marijuana businesses in unincorporated areas

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to consider a ban on all marijuana businesses in unincorporated county areas, with plans to vote on the proposal before a moratorium expires in March.

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City Council extends marijuana moratorium for 10 1/2 months

The City Council Tuesday extended a moratorium on establishing businesses related to recreational marijuana in San Diego for 10 1/2 months to buy time for city officials to set up land use and public safety regulations.

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City Council to consider extending moratorium on recreational-use marijuana Tuesday

The City Council Tuesday will consider extending a moratorium on establishing businesses related to recreational marijuana in San Diego.

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Medical marijuana miracle gives an infant and family a fresh start

Medical marijuana miracle changes the lives of a family Medical marijuana miracle changes the lives of a family

Sadie Higuera, a young child from Ramona, will turn three years old on May 4 but was never expected to see her first birthday. Sadie was born with a debilitating and rare disease called Schinzel-Giedion syndrome that caused doctors to consider her terminally ill.

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Regulating medical marijuana

Regulating medical marijuana Regulating medical marijuana

New laws for medical marijuana are in effect this year that could change how cities deal with the sale of it.

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San Diego Rules Committee passes marijuana tax proposal

The Rules Committee for the City of San Diego approved a proposal Monday to impose a tax on businesses that plan to sell recreational marijuana in the future and voters may see it on the ballot in November.

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Moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries extended to March of 2017

A moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas of San Diego County was extended until March of next year by a unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors Wednesday.

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Half of Juvenile Hall minors say marijuana was their first illegal substance

Half of Juvenile Hall minors say marijuana was their first illegal substance Half of Juvenile Hall minors say marijuana was their first illegal substance

More than half of 123 minors interviewed at Juvenile Hall used marijuana as their first illegal substance and consider it to be less harmful than other drugs

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California residents prepare to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana

California led the Vanguard, becoming the first state in the nation to legalize medical marijuana.

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Effects of marijuana use on traffic safety

Effects of marijuana use on traffic safety Effects of marijuana use on traffic safety

A coalition of drug prevention groups unveiled a new study Thursday that looks at the impact of marijuana use in California.

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County officials detail 'handful of problems' with marijuana legalization

A letter prepared by county officials detailing the problems associated with the legalization of marijuana is scheduled to be considered by The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. 

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Protesters target medical marijuana dispensaries in Chula Vista

Medical marijuana is legal in California, but in dozens of cities around San Diego county, unlicensed dispensaries are flourishing.

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Special Report: Ramping up for California's legal marijuana industry

By an over-whelming majority, voters in California decided to legalize marijuana. By approving Prop 64, California now opens the doors to a new multi-billion business.

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Leading the charge to legalize marijuana in California

Lieutenant Gov. Newsom supports Prop 64 Lieutenant Gov. Newsom supports Prop 64

If California legalizes marijuana, it would be the fifth state to allow pot for recreational use.

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California Election Results: Proposition 64 passes, marijuana legalized statewide

The state of California voted yes on Proposition 64, legalizing recreational marijuana use for individuals 21 and older.

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New marijuana law reduces or removes convictions

When California voters approved the legal use of marijuana, they also ushered in some changes to the criminal justice system. People who have been convicted of marijuana offenses can now get their convictions reduced or even wiped clean. 

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City releases recommended guidelines for prospective marijuana businesses

The city of San Diego Thursday released recommendations for guidelines for prospective business owners seeking to open marijuana businesses in the city limits.

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City of San Diego places temporary ban on recreational marijuana use

The City Council Tuesday slapped a 45-day moratorium on recreational marijuana activities in San Diego, such as commercial cultivation or sales.

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Medical marijuana using urban Aquaponic gardens for cultivation

Medical marijuana using Aquaponic gardens for cultivation Medical marijuana using Aquaponic gardens for cultivation

A local cannabis farmer is still feeling the effects of an armed robbery that happened over the weekend. The robbers got away with about 18 pounds of marijuana.

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San Diego People: Marijuana Legalization in California

San Diego People: Legalizing Marijuana San Diego People: Legalizing Marijuana

One of the most controversial issues facing California voters this November is regulating recreational marijuana, and this week on San Diego People, we explore both sides of the issue. 

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Special Report: Study on effects of marijuana use

Dr. Michael Taffe of the Scripps Research Institute Dr. Michael Taffe of the Scripps Research Institute

California voters will go to the polls next week to decide if marijuana should be legalized for recreational use.

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City Attorney launches new marijuana campaign

City Attorney launches new marijuana campaign City Attorney launches new marijuana campaign

The city attorney and the city's 14 regulated medical marijuana dispensaries are teaming up. They want medical marijuana users to only patronize the law-abiding clinics.

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Proposition 64: The legalization of marijuana

Proposition 64: The legalization of marijuana Proposition 64: The legalization of marijuana

Statewide ballot measure, Proposition 64 would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in California.

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