Legalizing pot could save California hundreds of millions every year, state says

A proposed ballot measure that would legalize possession, use, growth and cultivation of marijuana would save the state of California hundreds of millions of dollars a year, according to a summary issued Thursday by the state attorney general’s office. The summary [pdf], which Attorney General Kamala Harris’s (D) office releases for each proposed ballot measure, […]

Shark fins, tasters and tattoos: New laws on crime and courts

State legislatures passed more than 40,000 new laws in 2013, the bulk of which go into effect Jan. 1. We’ll spend this week taking a look at some of the new laws hitting the books this week, courtesy of an annual list published by our friends at the National Conference of State Legislatures. Here’s a […]