Eight state senators traveled to Denver this month to study the highs and lows of marijuana in Colorado, one of four states where voters have legalized the drug’s recreational use.
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Two Bay Area state legislators called on federal prosecutors Wednesday to "cease your senseless assault" on medical marijuana dispensaries, but at the same time said they want to talk to U.S. officials to clarify the goals of the crackdown.
When state Sen. Karen Tallian first floated the idea of introducing a bill to look at legalizing marijuana, her Statehouse colleagues warned the Portage Democrat that it could kill her chances for re-election.
State lawmakers Wednesday took a step toward possibly licensing and taxing medical marijuana sales in California, despite objections that such sales are not sanctioned by federal law.
After Tuesday's state Senate session, we are arguably five steps closer. On March 8, 2011, the Senate voted to pass five medical marijuana-related bills on to the House.