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Belmont prohibits the sale of marijuana

Belmont prohibits the sale of marijuana

Andrew Shen, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under News

A new Belmont law prohibits marijuana retail stores despite California’s legalization of the recreational drug. When California passed Proposition 64, the statewide sale and use of recreational marijuana were legalized. Proposition 64 gave individual cities the authority to either ban or regulat...

Plans for legalization of marijuana go up in smoke

Plans for legalization of marijuana go up in smoke

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under News

Some Bay Area residents’ wishes of buying marijuana legally are going up in smoke. In the November 2016 election, California residents voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Medical marijuana had been legal in California since 1996. With the year coming to a close, no major California city...

America can’t cut ties with foreign partners

America can’t cut ties with foreign partners

Justin Som, Staff Writer

June 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Trade deals, immigration, and alliances -- those are the three bonds that bind America to the rest of the world. Whether it is for better or worse, these relationships cannot be erased. They will last for as long as the United States and other countries exist. That's a lesson that needs to be...

Urgency ordinance restricts marijuana usage

Urgency ordinance restricts marijuana usage

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016


Filed under News

The legalization of marijuana has hit yet another obstacle. On Nov. 1, San Jose City Council adopted an urgency ordinance prohibiting marijuana usage prior to the upcoming election on Nov. 8. The ballot includes Proposition 64. If passed by a majority vote, this proposition that would allow adults...

Pro-marijuana activists smoke in protest

Pro-marijuana activists smoke in protest

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer

April 8, 2016


Filed under News

On  April 2, hundreds of protesters openly smoked marijuana in front of the White House to bring attention to laws that send thousands to jail each year for possession of the drug. The activists had planned to parade a 51-foot inflatable joint to get President Obama to ease federal laws against marijuana. The Secret...

The truth about marijuana

The truth about marijuana

Tara Ebrahimpour, Staff Writer

December 11, 2013


Filed under Multimedia

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