Reefer Progress

by Chris Bodenner

We almost missed this AP item today:

Oakland residents overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to approve a first-of-its kind tax on medical marijuana sold at the city's four cannabis dispensaries. Preliminary election results showed the measure passing with 80 percent of the vote, according to the Alameda County Registrar of Voters.

The Dish recently featured the story of a "budtender" from Oakland (also follow the link for Josh Green's Atlantic report on "Oaksterdam").