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This Week's Most Commented & Recommended
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The LA Derby Dolls took top honors, so how did our photo essay on their victory fare with readers? | Photo by Michael Zampelli/LAist
So here are this week's top posts, as endorsed by you via the recommend feature, or as indicated by the level of talk going on in the comments:
California to Legalize Weed for Everyone This means no scrip needed to get your smoke on, if voters say yes to an initiative in the works for our November ballot. The California Constitution would be amended with this "Inalienable Rights Enforcement Initiative" that would allow marijuana to be sold wherever alcohol is available. So if you're ready to fight for your right to get high, this could be your lucky election day. Of course, where things get debatable is the sales tax issue, and at 82 comments, that debate ran off course and into the ground. [Also our #1 Recommended post.]
Where are the Best Fireworks in Los Angeles? Well, since by law they can't be in your front yard (for most of us, at least) we asked our readers to tell us where they've been and where they'll go to see fireworks for this 4th of July.
Marijuana Initiatives, What Went Down in '06 In the spirit of legalization (see above) we also took a look at the year 2006 and how marijuana-related initiatives played out on ballots across the nation.
Weed Review: Master Kush So not only does LAist's Anti pass on the lowdown about the politics of weed and how your vote can count, he also does his research. Like a field experiment. You know, as an informed consumer. To help you make better purchases. Really. It's for you, readers.
LA Takes the Win in a Weekend of Roller Derby Last weekend found our LA Derby Dolls team the LA Ri-ettes meeting up with teams from all over in a huge inter-league tourney here in town. And the trophy went to the local heroes in a final game that saw the Derby Dolls take on Team Awesome in a chaotic game that had to be decided by the "enforcers" (refs). Check out our awesome photos from the game!
Are You Ready to Go Hands-Free Tomorrow? Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow crept into our petty pace*, because July 1 was "Hands-Free" day, the day on which driving while talking on a hand-held cellphone became a ticketable offense. As the sun was about to set on a not-entirely blissful era of behind the wheel distraction courtesy of the ubiquitous cellphone, LAist helped out by giving you some information on your hands-free options--what to get and where to get it. (Of course, the fact that we can still text message is a whole other issue...) *Hello, it's Macbeth.