California

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
On a dismal election night, voters in four lucky states found something progressive to celebrate— recreational marijuana legalization . California , Maine , Massachusetts , and Nevada all voted to make it legal for adults over 21 to smoke weed, a sweeping mandate that many expect will prompt a legislative domino effect throughout the country...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
A potential sea change in marijuana legislation is coming, with ballot measures...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Money Corrupts demonstration
On November 8, voters in a number of states will weigh in on ballot initiatives...

Further

Bad news on all sides on our human propensity for taking without thinking. A new study finds researchers have "grossly underestimated" the impact on the Amazon rainforest of logging and other human activity, even as California park rangers combat a surge in nightime bandits - aka "midnight burlers" - poaching the burl from old-growth redwoods to sell for furniture. The tallest trees on earth, old-growth redwoods once covered almost 2,000,000 acres of California; today, less than 5% of that...