This story is part of a collaboration between member station KQED and the Center for Investigative Reporting's California Watch.
Mendocino County in Northern California is expected Tuesday to end an unusual program that put pot growing under supervision of the local sheriff. It was the first effort of its kind in the nation and proved a success, at least in the eyes of many locals. But federal officials had a different view.
With neighboring Vermont and Maine now allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to their sick patients, a new bill with the same goal is afoot in New Hampshire. But it has an uphill battle as recent similar proposals have failed before. We’ll get the latest on the discussion here, and see how Maine and Vermont are doing, since medical marijuana was approved.