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California cities create their own rules for medical marijuana

California cities create their own rules for medical marijuana

By Brittan Jenkins, Martin do Nascimento and Tom Blanton California voters legalized medical marijuana nearly two decades ago, but absent statewide regulation, it has spawned a vast network of illegal dispensaries, easy access to marijuana, crime and wide disparities over how businesses are monitored – if they are at all. In some parts of California, law enforcement officials have aggressively ... Read More »

By the Numbers: How diverse is your neighborhood?

By the Numbers: How diverse is your neighborhood?

When Tau Baraka was growing up, southeastern San Diego was already a pretty diverse community. Baraka, now 47 and the owner of Imperial Barbershop in Encanto, said that back then the area was primarily white, African-American and Hispanic. “But as the years start progressing, you start seeing a big change in that, especially with the Filipino population here,” Baraka said. ... Read More »