Peter Hecht

Author of "Weed Land", Senior Writer at Sacramento Bee

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper met with California lawmakers this week to discuss recreational weed.

California takes lessons from Colorado on legal marijuana

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper met with California lawmakers this week to discuss recreational weed.

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President Obama has granted clemency to more than 1300 people. A pair of friends in Modesto hope to get on that list.

California friends imprisoned for pot dispensary, seek clemency

President Obama has granted clemency to more than 1300 people. A pair of friends in Modesto hope to get on that list.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Prop 64 would legalize recreational marijuana statewide, and cities could make their own rules around the growth, sale and use of weed.

Banning weed before next week’s election

Prop 64 would legalize recreational marijuana statewide, and cities could make their own rules around the growth, sale and use of weed.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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In Washington D.C. today, at Donald Trump’s urging, thousands of people protested the results of the November election. A mob stormed the U.S.

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Governor Gavin Newsom’s approval rating was above 60% in June. Now California is one of the world’s coronavirus hotspots, and Governor Newsom is facing another recall attempt.

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Trump supporters gathered in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday to protest the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.

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One of the nation’s worst COVID outbreaks is in LA County, where the positivity rate over the last week is nearing 20%.

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It was a very different prediction for cannabis going into this year before the pandemic hit. With uncharted territory, no one really knew how the business would be affected.

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Today the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump for inciting an insurrection against the federal government. Ten Republicans broke party ranks to vote in favor.

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LA County continues to be the nation’s hotspot for COVID-19 cases. The county has been averaging around 16,000 new cases every day since the new year.

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The nation’s capital will have extensive military presence next week when Joe Biden takes the oath of office and becomes the 46th U.S. president.

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