Can Cities Ban Pot Dispensaries? State Supreme Court Hears Arguments
The California Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in San Francisco on Tuesday on whether cities and counties can ban retail pot dispensaries, even though state law allows for them. City of Riverside v. Inland Empire Patients Health and Wellness Center is one of at least six appellate court cases coming down on different sides of the issue -- and many people are looking to this case to deliver some legal clarity.
'Sequestration' Scares Calif. Military Contractors
There's a distinct possibility that automatic, across-the-board federal spending cuts will kick in on March 1, thanks to political gridlock in Washington D.C. Half the cuts would hit the military, and California has a lot at stake, with bases, research facilities and contractors up and down the state. The largest military trade show on the West Coast -- held recently in San Diego -- found lots of people talking about the "s-word."