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The Sacramento Bee
California researchers warn legal marijuana could be next Big TobaccoA ballot proposal legalizing recreational marijuana will likely launch a new pr
California researchers warn legal marijuana could be next Big Tobacco
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 3 days ago
A ballot proposal legalizing recreational marijuana will likely launch a new profit-driven industry similar to Big Tobacco that could impede public health efforts, according to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. The 66-page... Read more
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Computer Business Review
UX and mobile ads: How WhatsApp, Facebook and Gmail embraced new business models"A million dollars isn't cool, you know what's cool? A billion dollars." In th
UX and mobile ads: How WhatsApp, Facebook and Gmail embraced new business models
Computer Business Review / Posted 3 days ago
"A million dollars isn't cool, you know what's cool? A billion dollars." In the 2010 film the Social Network, Sean Parker presents Mark Zuckerberg with a vision of Facebook based on allowing the user base to grow before introducing advertising. It... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Here’s how marijuana legalization would work in CaliforniaCalifornia was the first state to allow medical marijuana. Now, two decades lat
Here’s how marijuana legalization would work in California
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 3 days ago
California was the first state to allow medical marijuana. Now, two decades later, voters are expected to be asked whether to legalize recreational use of the drug. The legalization measure most likely to qualify for the statewide November ballot is... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
California Medical Association backs recreational pot planSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) � California's largest organization of practicing physi
California Medical Association backs recreational pot plan
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) � California's largest organization of practicing physicians, the California Medical Association, announced Monday that it is backing a proposed 2016 ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. A... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
California Medical Association backs recreational pot planSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's largest organization of practicing physi
California Medical Association backs recreational pot plan
The Record Searchlight / Posted 4 days ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's largest organization of practicing physicians is backing a proposed ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The California Medical Association announced Monday that its board voted to... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
California doctors’ lobbying group formally backs marijuana legalizationCalifornia Medical Association, the influential lobbying group representing mor
California doctors’ lobbying group formally backs marijuana legalization
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 4 days ago
California Medical Association, the influential lobbying group representing more than 40,000 members statewide, has officially thrown its support behind a proposed November ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana. The doctors’... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Reaction mixed on how legal marijuana would change events like Cannabis CupA clerk holds “Purple O.G. Kush” at a medicinal marijuana clinic in Bloomington
Reaction mixed on how legal marijuana would change events like Cannabis Cup
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 8 days ago
A clerk holds “Purple O.G. Kush” at a medicinal marijuana clinic in Bloomington. FILE PHOTO Reactions are always mixed when it comes to legalizing marijuana. “There is no way to determine that,” said Dale Gieringer, director of National... Read more
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Inside Bay Area
Can Sacramento insider build bridges for Uber?SACRAMENTO -- A culture clash separates the state Capitol from the Silicon Vall
Can Sacramento insider build bridges for Uber?
Inside Bay Area / Posted 19 days ago
SACRAMENTO -- A culture clash separates the state Capitol from the Silicon Valley companies that are transforming the state's economy. Technology entrepreneurs move fast and see rewards for disrupting the status quo. In Sacramento, however, decisions... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Can Sacramento insider build bridges for Uber?SACRAMENTO -- A culture clash separates the state Capitol from the Silicon Vall
Can Sacramento insider build bridges for Uber?
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 19 days ago
SACRAMENTO -- A culture clash separates the state Capitol from the Silicon Valley companies that are transforming the state's economy. Technology entrepreneurs move fast and see rewards for disrupting the status quo. In Sacramento, however, decisions... Read more
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Inside Bay Area
Can Sacramento insider build bridges for Uber?SACRAMENTO -- A culture clash separates the state Capitol from the Silicon Vall
Can Sacramento insider build bridges for Uber?
Inside Bay Area / Posted 20 days ago
SACRAMENTO -- A culture clash separates the state Capitol from the Silicon Valley companies that are transforming the state's economy. Technology entrepreneurs move fast and see rewards for disrupting the status quo. In Sacramento, however, decisions... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Can Sacramento insider build bridges for Uber?SACRAMENTO -- A culture clash separates the state Capitol from the Silicon Vall
Can Sacramento insider build bridges for Uber?
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 20 days ago
SACRAMENTO -- A culture clash separates the state Capitol from the Silicon Valley companies that are transforming the state's economy. Technology entrepreneurs move fast and see rewards for disrupting the status quo. In Sacramento, however, decisions... Read more
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Orange County Register
O.C. Watchdog: There's a pot of gold in legalized pot - about $1 billion in taxes for CaliforniaLegalizing marijuana means going green, in more ways than one. Colorado hauled
O.C. Watchdog: There's a pot of gold in legalized pot - about $1 billion in taxes for California
Orange County Register / Posted 21 days ago
Legalizing marijuana means going green, in more ways than one. Colorado hauled in $76.2 million from taxes on marijuana sales and license fees in 2014. That windfall leaped nearly 71 percent – to about $130 million – in 2015. Washington state... Read more
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Daily Record
Best apps of the week: Is Peach the new WhatsApp?We've scanned the latest releases to highlight some of the most interesting acr
Best apps of the week: Is Peach the new WhatsApp?
Daily Record / Posted 21 days ago
We've scanned the latest releases to highlight some of the most interesting across iOS, Android and Windows Phone. This week's list features new chat App Peach, which is soaring up the charts and is already into the Top 10 social networking... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Best apps of the week: Is Peach the new WhatsApp?We've scanned the latest releases to highlight some of the most interesting acr
Best apps of the week: Is Peach the new WhatsApp?
Daily Mirror / Posted 21 days ago
We've scanned the latest releases to highlight some of the most interesting across iOS, Android and Windows Phone. This week's list features new chat App Peach, which is soaring up the charts and is already into the Top 10 social networking... Read more
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Orange County Register
Recreational pot could raise $1 billion in taxesIf California voters give the thumbs up in November to legalizing recreational
Recreational pot could raise $1 billion in taxes
Orange County Register / Posted 22 days ago
If California voters give the thumbs up in November to legalizing recreational marijuana, it could bring in as much as $1 billion annually in taxes for state and local governments – and reduce law enforcement costs by tens of millions more. That’s... Read more
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RTE News
DiCaprio pays 100k for Bono's guitar at auctionLeonardo DiCaprio paid 100k for one of Bono's guitar at a celebrity auction whi
DiCaprio pays 100k for Bono's guitar at auction
RTE News / Posted 23 days ago
Leonardo DiCaprio paid 100k for one of Bono's guitar at a celebrity auction while a Ukelele owned by Madonna sold for $300,000 at a Haitian Relief Organization event in Beverly Hills last Sunday. DiCaprio, who won a Golden Globe for his performance... Read more
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North Bay Bohemian
January 13, 2016REDWOODS DOWN? The city of Santa Rosa is moving forward with what it has calle
January 13, 2016
North Bay Bohemian / Posted 23 days ago
REDWOODS DOWN? The city of Santa Rosa is moving forward with what it has called a "high-priority infrastructure plan" to reunify Courthouse Square downtown, a plan that has been fraught with controversy over the fate of some 35 redwood trees, some... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
California NAACP gets behind marijuana legalization initiativeBoth efforts faltered, along with many others, and Huffman had little early suc
California NAACP gets behind marijuana legalization initiative
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 24 days ago
Both efforts faltered, along with many others, and Huffman had little early success collaborating with the leading legalization group, which is being funded by billionaire venture capitalist Sean Parker and is supported by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. “We... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Dan Morain: Long ago, gun control was hard to do in CaliforniaGov. Jerry Brown offered fatherly words of wisdom the other day: “Don’t smoke m
Dan Morain: Long ago, gun control was hard to do in California
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 27 days ago
Gov. Jerry Brown offered fatherly words of wisdom the other day: “Don’t smoke marijuana when you’re using your gun.” Hard to argue with that, except once upon a time, people did quibble with the notion of keeping intoxicants and guns separate. In... Read more
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Orange County Register
Free-market fans won't be high on new pot legalization measureProposition 19, the California marijuana legalization initiative that lost by s
Free-market fans won't be high on new pot legalization measure
Orange County Register / Posted 27 days ago
Proposition 19, the California marijuana legalization initiative that lost by seven points in 2010, was about 3,000 words long. The Adult Use of Marijuana Act, the legalization initiative that seems to have the best shot at qualifying for the 2016... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Sean Parker puts money behind California marijuana legalizationFormer Facebook President Sean Parker formalized his support for a proposed bal
Sean Parker puts money behind California marijuana legalization
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 29 days ago
Former Facebook President Sean Parker formalized his support for a proposed ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana with a half-million dollars in contributions. Parker this week donated $250,000 directly to the initiative committee and... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
State officials: Pot legalization could net $1B in new taxesCalifornia's legislative analyst and finance director estimate that legalizing
State officials: Pot legalization could net $1B in new taxes
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 30 days ago
California's legislative analyst and finance director estimate that legalizing marijuana for recreational use could net as much as $1 billion in new tax revenue for the state and local governments. Finance Director Michael Cohen and Legislative... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
State officials: Pot legalization could net $1B in new taxesCalifornia's legislative analyst and finance director estimate that legalizing
State officials: Pot legalization could net $1B in new taxes
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 30 days ago
California's legislative analyst and finance director estimate that legalizing marijuana for recreational use could net as much as $1 billion in new tax revenue for the state and local governments. Finance Director Michael Cohen and Legislative... Read more
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KTVN Reno
State officials: Pot legalization could net $1B in new taxesSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's legislative analyst and finance director
State officials: Pot legalization could net $1B in new taxes
KTVN Reno / Posted 30 days ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's legislative analyst and finance director estimate that legalizing marijuana for recreational use could net as much as $1 billion in new tax revenue for the state and local governments. Finance Director Michael... Read more
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Orange County Register
Can a Sacramento insider build bridges for Uber?A culture clash separates California’s capital from the Silicon Valley companie
Can a Sacramento insider build bridges for Uber?
Orange County Register / Posted 1 months ago
A culture clash separates California’s capital from the Silicon Valley companies that are transforming the state’s economy. Technology entrepreneurs move fast and see rewards for disrupting the status quo. In Sacramento, however, decisions unfurl... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Emerging players in the new pot economyTechnology and finance are forging a new world for marijuana business and polit
Emerging players in the new pot economy
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 1 months ago
Technology and finance are forging a new world for marijuana business and politics. Here are some of the emerging players: Sean Parker, former president of Facebook and co-founder of Napster. Parker is the key backer of the Control, Regulate and Tax... Read more
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Island Packet
Tech mavericks see green in burgeoning marijuana industryIsaac Dietrich was smoking marijuana at his best friend’s college apartment a f
Tech mavericks see green in burgeoning marijuana industry
Island Packet / Posted 1 months ago
Isaac Dietrich was smoking marijuana at his best friend’s college apartment a few years ago when an entrepreneurial vision burst forth as heady as the most potent strains of Head Cheese or Ghost Train Haze. “We had an epiphany,” he said. “Grandma... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Tech mavericks see green in burgeoning marijuana industryIsaac Dietrich was smoking marijuana at his best friend’s college apartment a f
Tech mavericks see green in burgeoning marijuana industry
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 1 months ago
Isaac Dietrich was smoking marijuana at his best friend’s college apartment a few years ago when an entrepreneurial vision burst forth as heady as the most potent strains of Head Cheese or Ghost Train Haze. “We had an epiphany,” he said. “Grandma... Read more
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