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California cities ban pot sales ahead of state marijuana legalization vote

By Paul Elias, The Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif.  — Worried that California might legalize recreational marijuana, the state’s third-largest city by population has voted to ban pot sales ahead of Tuesday’s election. San Jose isn’t alone in scrambling to block the possible effects of Proposition 64, which would legalize pot but also allow local bans […]

In shake-up, Denver’s marijuana policy director will take over Excise and Licenses department

Denver mayor's officeDenver marijuana policy adviser Ashley Kilroy. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Monday announced a reshuffling that will merge his groundbreaking marijuana policy shop into the Department of Excise and Licenses, with Ashley Kilroy serving as director of both. The move elevates Kilroy, Hancock’s marijuana policy adviser, to the mayor’s cabinet, succeeding outgoing licensing […]