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Proposition 64 Passes – What Does The Legalization Of Marijuana Mean For Davis Residents?

Proposition 64 Passes – What Does The Legalization Of Marijuana Mean For Davis Residents?

(From Press Release) – Effective November 9, 2016, the adult use of marijuana by persons 21 and over is legal in California.  Proposition 64 allows California residents 21 and older to legally possess up to an ounce (28.5 grams) of marijuana or up to 8 grams of concentrated marijuana products.  The passage of Proposition...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Mixed Bag on California’s Criminal Justice Reform Too

Nov 10, 2016
Commentary:  Mixed Bag on California’s Criminal Justice Reform Too

For all of the problems with the national polls, for the second time in four years, the polls heavily whiffed on the issue of the death penalty.  Despite polling that shows Californians increasingly opposing the death penalty, and polling that showed Prop. 62 neck and neck, while Prop. 66 was going down heavily –...

Davis Vanguard
Davis City Council Passes Cautious but Community Focused Cannabis Moratoriums

Nov 5, 2016
Davis City Council Passes Cautious but Community Focused Cannabis Moratoriums

by Eric M. Gudz In the 6th hour of an already contentious evening of civics in the City of Davis Community Chambers, The City Council voted 4-0 (R. Swanson not present for vote) on Tuesday, November 1st to enact two urgency moratoriums, defining new regulations for marijuana in the city (or the more appropriate...

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Davis Vanguard
The Evolving Paradigm of Cannabis: Perspectives on Community Potential

Oct 30, 2016
The Evolving Paradigm of Cannabis: Perspectives on Community Potential

by Eric M. Gudz  Our society is in the midst of a fundamental change in the cultural, political and scientific understanding of cannabis. The current policy landscape which defines the legality of cannabis reflects over 100 years of precipitous change, manifesting in every level of organized government. New state laws, such as the Medical...

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: Can We Be Safe without Overcharging Cases?

Oct 23, 2016
Sunday Commentary: Can We Be Safe without Overcharging Cases?

Recently we reconnected with a mother whose son was sentenced to 35 years to life.  It was a case we covered a few years ago, where her son and others were convicted of attempted murder after they fired on what turned out to be an uninhabited dwelling in Woodland. By the time the DA...

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California poised to be the next state to legalize recreational marijuana

Aug 25, 2016
California poised to be the next state to legalize recreational marijuana

On November 9th, California could become yet another state to pass an initiative to legalize recreational marijuana with Proposition 64. The Golden State is already one of 25 states including Washington D.C. where medical marijuana is allowed by law. However, the Drug Enforcement Agency continues to believe that the drug has no medical benefit and...

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Davis Vanguard
It’s Time for California to Legalize Marijuana

It’s Time for California to Legalize Marijuana

by Margaret Dooley-Sammuli California voters will be asked to legalize marijuana in November – and we couldn’t be happier that our state might finally end this chapter of the failed war on drugs. The last time Californians were given the option to legalize marijuana – Prop 19 in 2010 – it prompted then Governor...

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Davis Vanguard
Marijuana Infractions Unevenly Enforced Against People of Color in California

Marijuana Infractions Unevenly Enforced Against People of Color in California

(ACLU Press Release) – New data analyses conducted by the Drug Policy Alliance and ACLU of California find that racial disparities in marijuana policing have persisted, following the reduction of low-level marijuana possession from a misdemeanor to an infraction in 2011. Possession of under an ounce of marijuana is punishable in California by a...

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Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Tea party-influenced PAC gives $1,500 to campaign banning local outdoor marijuana grows

Tea party-influenced PAC gives $1,500 to campaign banning local outdoor marijuana grows

The tea-party influenced “Americans for Good Government” PAC has given $1,500 to the “Yes on W” marijuana ballot initiative, according to the latest campaign finance reports. Measure W, which would ban outdoor marijuana grows and limit indoor grows to 12 … Continue reading

Davis Vanguard
Substitute Teachers: Are Our Kids in Good Hands?

Mar 10, 2016
Substitute Teachers: Are Our Kids in Good Hands?

Tuesday’s incident on the Montgomery Campus where students reported a substitute teachers’ unusual behavior and police found that teacher to be in possession of cannabis, leading to her cite and release, let to some concerns by community members about the quality of substitute teachers in the DJUSD school system. One source, themselves a substitute...

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