On Nov. 2, Proposition 19, which would’ve effectively legalized recreational pot smoking in California, failed at the polls statewide. But it won in Long Beach, with the support of 53.5 percent of voters. Nearly 73 percent of city residents also approved a related municipal ballot measure that sought to tax all marijuana sales in the city. That proposal arose after the City Council passed an ordinance on March 20 allowing residents to form cannabis clubs—but Long Beach officials have yet to issue a permit to a... More >>>