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Marijuana Basically Already Legal in California

Shift in attitudes 'shocking,' says lieutenant governor

(Newser) - Pot may not technically be legal in California, but the stigma against it is already long gone in the state, reports the New York Times . With medical marijuana legal since 1996 and even former a Republican governor—Arnold Schwarzenegger, of course—having decriminalized possession of small amounts of the drug,... More »

Calif. Dem: Lying Ryan Is Like Goebbels

Delegation chief John Burton: I never used the word 'Nazi'

(Newser) - The head of the California delegation to the Democratic National Convention has triggered a storm of criticism after he compared Paul Ryan's "lying" to the actions of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. “They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie," John Burton... More »

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