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California to legalize pot?

<p>Medical marijuana plants are pictured as they dry in the Los Angeles area June 1, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Medical marijuana plants are pictured as they dry in the Los Angeles area June 1, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Medical marijuana plants are pictured as they dry in the Los Angeles area June 1, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>A man in a doctor's coat stands outside a medical marijuana dispensary on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California, July 19, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

A man in a doctor's coat stands outside a medical marijuana dispensary on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California, July 19, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A man in a doctor's coat stands outside a medical marijuana dispensary on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California, July 19, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>A customer makes a medical marijuana purchase at the Coffeeshop Blue Sky dispensary in Oakland, California June 30, 2010.REUTERS/Robert Galbraith</p>

A customer makes a medical marijuana purchase at the Coffeeshop Blue Sky dispensary in Oakland, California June 30, 2010.REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

A customer makes a medical marijuana purchase at the Coffeeshop Blue Sky dispensary in Oakland, California June 30, 2010.REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>A customer inspects medical marijuana at a dispensary in Oakland, California June 30, 2010.   REUTERS/Robert Galbraith  </p>

A customer inspects medical marijuana at a dispensary in Oakland, California June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

A customer inspects medical marijuana at a dispensary in Oakland, California June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>Richard Lee, founder of Oaksterdam University, looks over medical marijuana plants in a grow room in Oakland, California June 30, 2010.  REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/Files </p>

Richard Lee, founder of Oaksterdam University, looks over medical marijuana plants in a grow room in Oakland, California June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/Files

Richard Lee, founder of Oaksterdam University, looks over medical marijuana plants in a grow room in Oakland, California June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/Files

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<p>Customers browse the showcases at the Harborside Health Clinic in Oakland, California June 30, 2010.     REUTERS/Robert Galbraith </p>

Customers browse the showcases at the Harborside Health Clinic in Oakland, California June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Customers browse the showcases at the Harborside Health Clinic in Oakland, California June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>Richard Lee, founder of Oaksterdam University, inspects a marijuana bud in Oakland, California June 30, 2010.  REUTERS/Robert Galbraith  </p>

Richard Lee, founder of Oaksterdam University, inspects a marijuana bud in Oakland, California June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Richard Lee, founder of Oaksterdam University, inspects a marijuana bud in Oakland, California June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>Marijuana buds, including their cost and degree of potency, are shown in a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith </p>

Marijuana buds, including their cost and degree of potency, are shown in a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Marijuana buds, including their cost and degree of potency, are shown in a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>Small marijuana plants, available for sale, are shown in a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith </p>

Small marijuana plants, available for sale, are shown in a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Small marijuana plants, available for sale, are shown in a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>A medical marijuana patient places an order at a dispensary in Oakland, June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith </p>

A medical marijuana patient places an order at a dispensary in Oakland, June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

A medical marijuana patient places an order at a dispensary in Oakland, June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>Students listen to a lecture during evening class at Oaksterdam University, a trade school for the cannabis industry, in Oakland, July 23, 2009.  REUTERS/Robert Galbraith  </p>

Students listen to a lecture during evening class at Oaksterdam University, a trade school for the cannabis industry, in Oakland, July 23, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Students listen to a lecture during evening class at Oaksterdam University, a trade school for the cannabis industry, in Oakland, July 23, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>Richard Lee, president of Oaksterdam University, a trade school for the cannabis industry, looks at cannabis plants maintained by students in Oakland, California July 23, 2009. Students are educated on marijuana law and cultivation techniques and are on the forefront of a new industry as cities like Oakland look to tax medical marijuana dispensaries. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith   </p>

Richard Lee, president of Oaksterdam University, a trade school for the cannabis industry, looks at cannabis plants maintained by students in Oakland, California July 23, 2009. Students are educated on marijuana law and cultivation techniques and are...more

Richard Lee, president of Oaksterdam University, a trade school for the cannabis industry, looks at cannabis plants maintained by students in Oakland, California July 23, 2009. Students are educated on marijuana law and cultivation techniques and are on the forefront of a new industry as cities like Oakland look to tax medical marijuana dispensaries. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>A student listens to a lecture during evening class at Oaksterdam University, a trade school for the cannabis industry, in Oakland, July 23, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith </p>

A student listens to a lecture during evening class at Oaksterdam University, a trade school for the cannabis industry, in Oakland, July 23, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

A student listens to a lecture during evening class at Oaksterdam University, a trade school for the cannabis industry, in Oakland, July 23, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>A trimmer removes the leaves from a marijuana bud as it is prepared for sale at the Humboldt Patient Resources Center in Arcata, April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Alexandria Sage </p>

A trimmer removes the leaves from a marijuana bud as it is prepared for sale at the Humboldt Patient Resources Center in Arcata, April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Alexandria Sage

A trimmer removes the leaves from a marijuana bud as it is prepared for sale at the Humboldt Patient Resources Center in Arcata, April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Alexandria Sage

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<p>Fridge magnets are displayed for sale outside a medical marijuana dispensary on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, July 19, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

Fridge magnets are displayed for sale outside a medical marijuana dispensary on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, July 19, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Fridge magnets are displayed for sale outside a medical marijuana dispensary on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, July 19, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Young men smoke from a vapor pipe (L) and a water pipe at the The Wonders of Cannabis Festival in San Francisco, October 27, 2007. REUTERS/Kimberly White </p>

Young men smoke from a vapor pipe (L) and a water pipe at the The Wonders of Cannabis Festival in San Francisco, October 27, 2007. REUTERS/Kimberly White

Young men smoke from a vapor pipe (L) and a water pipe at the The Wonders of Cannabis Festival in San Francisco, October 27, 2007. REUTERS/Kimberly White

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<p>A customer looks at medical marijuana prior to making a purchase at a dispensary in Oakland, June 30, 2010. 

REUTERS/Robert Galbraith</p>

A customer looks at medical marijuana prior to making a purchase at a dispensary in Oakland, June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

A customer looks at medical marijuana prior to making a purchase at a dispensary in Oakland, June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>Pancreatic cancer surviror Mellody Gannon smokes medicinal marijuana during the annual convention of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) in San Francisco, September 25, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith</p>

Pancreatic cancer surviror Mellody Gannon smokes medicinal marijuana during the annual convention of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) in San Francisco, September 25, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Pancreatic cancer surviror Mellody Gannon smokes medicinal marijuana during the annual convention of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) in San Francisco, September 25, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>A bag of medical marijuana is shown at Oaksterdam University, a trade school for the cannabis industry, in Oakland, July 23, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith   </p>

A bag of medical marijuana is shown at Oaksterdam University, a trade school for the cannabis industry, in Oakland, July 23, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

A bag of medical marijuana is shown at Oaksterdam University, a trade school for the cannabis industry, in Oakland, July 23, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>A sign advertises a medical marijuana dispensary on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, July 19, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

A sign advertises a medical marijuana dispensary on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, July 19, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A sign advertises a medical marijuana dispensary on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, July 19, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Medical marijuana is displayed in Los Angeles, August 6, 2007. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>

Medical marijuana is displayed in Los Angeles, August 6, 2007. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Medical marijuana is displayed in Los Angeles, August 6, 2007. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Cannabis plants grown by students at Oaksterdam University, a trade school for the cannabis industry, are shown at the school in Oakland, July 23, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith  </p>

Cannabis plants grown by students at Oaksterdam University, a trade school for the cannabis industry, are shown at the school in Oakland, July 23, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Cannabis plants grown by students at Oaksterdam University, a trade school for the cannabis industry, are shown at the school in Oakland, July 23, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>A fan listens to music during the "Summer of Love" 40th anniversary concert at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, September 2, 2007.  REUTERS/Robert Galbraith  </p>

A fan listens to music during the "Summer of Love" 40th anniversary concert at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, September 2, 2007. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

A fan listens to music during the "Summer of Love" 40th anniversary concert at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, September 2, 2007. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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