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Opinion: Brooke Law Group “Will the San Gabriel Valley Medical Marijuana Business Owners be Eligible for Priority Licensing Under California’s New Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act?”

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 | 12:37 pm

In October 2015, the Governor of the State of California, at the urging of the federal government, signed into law the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act. The federal government was concerned that California did not have adequate regulation in place t... More »

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Opinion: Chief Beck’s and Chief Sanchez’s Tunnel Vision

Thursday, December 3, 2015 | 12:36 pm

Correction by authors Our Op-Ed on Tunnel Vision by Chief Beck and Chief Sanchez incorrectly stated that an Officer involved in the Ezell Ford shooting had been disciplined. It is correct that the LAPD Inspector General, by focusing on the events leading up to... More »

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Opinion: Running Out the Clock on the McDade Shooting OIR Report

Monday, November 30, 2015 | 1:15 pm

In our previous Op-Ed, we explored the surprising disclosure in the OIR Report on the Pasadena Police Department’s shooting of the unarmed African-American youth Kendrec McDade that the PD had not given specific feedback on their plethora of mistakes to the Of... More »

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Opinion: Why Did The City Council of Pasadena Order the City Attorney To Draft an Ordinance Prohibiting Delivery and Cultivation of Medical Marijuana, When To Do So Fails to Promote Public-Safety and Safe Access?

Monday, November 30, 2015 | 11:53 am

I attended a Pasadena City Council meeting on November 23rd where a staff recommendation was passed to “Direct the City Attorney to prepare and return with an ordinance within 30 days adding new sections to Chapter 8 of the Pasadena Municipal Code that pr... More »