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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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Davis Vanguard
Judge Considers Ruling on Whether Search of Purse Reasonable

Judge Considers Ruling on Whether Search of Purse Reasonable

by Tiffany Yeh Another aspect of the motion to suppress hearing of defendants Kristy Church and Kenneth Miller, primarily for Church, was discussed Thursday, February 11, by Judge Daniel Maguire and Deputy Public Defender Emily Fisher, representing Church. Co-defendant Miller was represented by J. Toney, and the prosecution was represented by Deputy District Attorney...

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Davis Vanguard
At What Point Do the Police Have Reasonable Suspicion to Search a Vehicle?

At What Point Do the Police Have Reasonable Suspicion to Search a Vehicle?

Judge Maguire Partially Denies Motion to Suppress By Tiffany Yeh Twenty five minutes. This is the approximately the amount of time it takes me to watch a whole sitcom. Instead, imagine you are sitting on the hood of a police car with your hands behind your back in handcuffs. It’s February and about dusk...

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Davis Vanguard
At What Point Do the Police Have Reasonable Suspicion to Search a Vehicle?

At What Point Do the Police Have Reasonable Suspicion to Search a Vehicle?

Judge Maguire Partially Denies Motion to Suppress By Tiffany Yeh Twenty-five minutes. This is approximately the amount of time it takes me to watch a whole sitcom. Instead, imagine you are sitting for that amount of time on the hood of a police car with your hands behind your back in handcuffs. It’s February...

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The State Hornet
Why you should choose weed over cigarettes

Time Magazine just published a story revealing that college students are turning to marijuana versus tobacco products, particularly cigarettes.

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: New AG Doesn’t Seem Likely to Lead Reform Efforts

Apr 26, 2015
Sunday Commentary: New AG Doesn’t Seem Likely to Lead Reform Efforts

The political story was stand-off politically over the nomination of Loretta Lynch to fill longtime Attorney General Eric Holder’s spot at the head of the justice department. The nomination comes at a crucial time when the nation is struggling on issues like police misconduct, having conducted numerous investigations into police departments and officer involved...

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