To Promote Equity, Oakland Launches New Cannabis Permits – Hoodline

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Oakland launched a new medical cannabis permit application today, the first step in a plan to make the industry more inclusive after a city analysis found cannabis laws continued to be disproportionately enforced against minority, and particularly black, residents. The application revealed today is for people interested in cultivating, manufacturing, delivering, distributing, testing or transporting medical cannabis in Oakland. It …

Should we make Big Pharma pay for drug take-back programs? – Asbury Park Press

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Buy Photo Abby Boxman lost her mother to opioid addiction in 2008 and her son Justin to a heroin overdose in 2011. She now tries to educate the public about the proper disposal of medicine. Freehold, NJ Thursday, May 18, 2017 @dhoodhood(Photo: Doug Hood)Buy Photo Abby Boxman lost her mother in 2008 due to bad health brought on by years of …

Stranded? Meet the Band of Bay Area Volunteers Here to Save You – CALIFORNIA

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How’s this for a job description? No pay (in fact, you’ll have to buy your own equipment, and it doesn’t come cheap), ability to push through mental and physical exhaustion, crazy hours, and willingness to take up to two years of rigorous training before actually getting started. Oh, and assignments sometimes end in heartbreak.Doesn’t sound like much fun, does it? Yet …

Stranded? Meet the Band of Bay Area Volunteers Here to Save You … – CALIFORNIA

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How’s this for a job description? No pay (in fact, you’ll have to buy your own equipment, and it doesn’t come cheap), ability to push through mental and physical exhaustion, crazy hours, and willingness to complete two years of rigorous training before actually getting started. Oh, and assignments sometimes end in heartbreak.Doesn’t sound like much fun, does it? Yet the people …

Benchmark just backed an ER doctor who wants to keep people off the road while stoned – TechCrunch

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Many people enjoy several careers over their lifetimes. Then there’s Mike Lynn, an emergency room doctor in Oakland, a reserve deputy sheriff with Alameda County in the Bay Area, a faculty member at UCSF, a former venture capitalist, and the founder of Hound Labs, a three-year-old, Oakland, Ca.-based company at work on a breathalyzer for marijuana. (Did we mention that he …

Brown's 23 New Trial Judges Include Ex-Big Law, Prosecutors – The Recorder

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S. Raj Chatterjee SACRAMENTO—Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday appointed 23 trial court judges, including four in the Bay Area. S. Raj Chatterjee, a partner at Antolin Agarwal and Chatterjee, will join the Alameda County Superior Court bench. Chatterjee, a former partner at Morrison & Foerster for 20 years, opened a litigation boutique in San Francisco last month. At Morrison & …

Brown's 23 New Trial Judges Include Ex-Big Law, Prosecutors | The … – The Recorder

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S. Raj Chatterjee SACRAMENTO—Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday appointed 23 trial court judges, including four in the Bay Area. S. Raj Chatterjee, a partner at Antolin Agarwal and Chatterjee, will join the Alameda County Superior Court bench. Chatterjee, a former partner at Morrison & Foerster for 20 years, opened a litigation boutique in San Francisco last month. At Morrison & …

Marin Dancers Commit To Their Craft But Won't Quit Their Day Jobs – CBS San Francisco Bay Area

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Large Pot Grow Discovered In Burning Antioch HomeFirefighters responding to a Sunday afternoon house fire in Antioch got a surprise when they entered the burning building and discovered dozens of marijuana plants. Joe Vazquez reports. (5/21/17) Military Family Awaits Reunion With Long Lost CatA cat that was missing for six years has turned up in Hayward. The owners, who have …

Governor's race heats up among California Democrats – San Francisco Chronicle

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SACRAMENTO — Californians won’t pick their governor until November 2018, but one story line is emerging among the Democrats battling to replace termed-out Gov. Jerry Brown: Because they largely agree on the issues, the race to lead the world’s sixth-largest economy is likely turn more on style and biography. The top four announced candidates for governor have been busy, collectively …

It's Time to Fight Not a War on Drugs but a War on Drug Addiction – Afro American

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So I’ve decided this morning, with everything going on, that I would talk a little bit about what’s going on in terms of our criminal justice system. And specifically because of this – our system of justice I think was shaken last Tuesday when the President, being aided and abetted by Jeff Sessions, fired FBI Director Jim Comey. Sen. Kamala …

San Francisco's BART police capture convicted killer wanted in … – Sky Valley Chronicle

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(SAN LEANDRO, CA.) — A man arrested by BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) police in San Leandro on suspicion of possessing drugs was found to be a convicted killer wanted in Seattle for allegedly punching, choking and threatening to kill his pregnant girlfriend, according to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate.com.San Leandro is a city of 86,000 people in …

Panel delays vote on pay raises for California's governor and legislators – Los Angeles Times

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Republican Rep. Steve Knight joins call for special prosecutor to … – Los Angeles Times

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Palmdale Rep. Steve Knight said on Tuesday that it's time for a special prosecutor to take over the investigation … – Los Angeles Times

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Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has now endorsed two people for one state Democratic Party job – Los Angeles Times

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