Users of medical marijuana in California scored a double victory this week in the state Supreme Court, which upheld a law that protects users from arrest if they show an official identification card and overturned limits on how much pot patients can possess.
The court unanimously ruled that the limits (eight ounces of dried pot, six mature plants or 12 immature plants) conflicted with Proposition 215, which legalized marijuana for medical use in 1996. Proposition 215 says patients can possess an amount “reasonably related” to current health needs, and sets no specific amounts.
The possession limits were set in a 2003 law. The Legislature voted out the limits in 2004, but Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed that bill.
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- Two new exhibits debut this weekend at Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding. “Native Images: The Works of Edward Curtis and Thomas Houseworth” features photographs, memorabilia and artifacts from the Wintu and other Native American tribes. “Turtle Travels” is an interactive exhibit about turtles and habitat change. For more, click here.
- Mark Your Calendars for Feb. 4, when KIXE-TV televises its annual Sweetheart Auction at 7 p.m. Art, jewelry, weekend getaways and more will go on the auction block. More info here.
- Movies We’ve Seen: “The Book of Eli,” a post-apocalyptic thriller starring Denzel Washington as a “walker” in the wasteland, but one with a mission (and cool weapons). Beautifully filmed in an eerie sepia tone by the Hughes Brothers.
- Rules for Successful Living #22: Do not use the defibrillator paddles for ping-pong. Clear?
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