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Feds Plan to Crack Down on Ads for Marijuana
Gird your loins, LA Weekly: the feds are getting ready to crack down on newspaper ads for marijuana.
Since the 1996 passage of Prop 215, the Compassionate Use Act, ads for pot dispensaries have popped up on TV and in alt papers. Now, the Huffington Post reports that they're becoming more common in mainstream publications, including the Sacramento Bee.
And while medical marijuana is legal in California, it's still against federal law.
To that end, U.S. Attorney Laura E. Duffy will soon be focusing her attention on media companies that run ads for shops that sell weed.
"I'm not just seeing print advertising," Duffy told California Watch and KQED. "I'm actually hearing radio and seeing TV advertising. It's gone mainstream. Not only is it inappropriate - one has to wonder what kind of message we're sending to our children - it's against the law."
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.