First sales of recreational marijuana in Berkeley usher in ‘whole new era’

Mikki Norris, right, with her husband Chris Conrad are longtime marijuana advocates, and were the first to buy recreational marijuana in Berkeley at 6 a.m. on Jan. 1.
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Mikki Norris, right, with her husband Chris Conrad are longtime marijuana advocates, and were the first to buy recreational marijuana in Berkeley at 6 a.m. on Jan. 1.

In a city with a history of advocacy for marijuana legalization and decriminalization, the pre-dawn ribbon-cutting ceremony at Berkeley Patients Group was a victory celebration of what has been decades of activism and lobbying efforts by many in the community.
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Senate Bill 630 will protect those standing against hate

East Bay communities have been resoundingly clear: racist, anti-semitic, homophobic and other hate motivated acts are not welcome. It’s heartening to see that same message growing across the country –from last week’s Boston rally to the CEOs who resigned from President Trump’s commissions. Self-identified white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups have
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