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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose has banned sales of recreational marijuana ahead of next week’s vote on whether to legalize the drug in California. Several cities across the state have halted or regulated nonmedical pot sales in the days before Californians decide on Proposition 64 on Tuesday. The San Jose Mercury news reports […]
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