Stories you shouldn’t miss:
1. The DEA is making inquiries about a new Oakland law that will allow four large medical cannabis farms to open next year, The Bay Citizen reports. Medical marijuana is illegal under federal law, but the Obama administration has taken a hands off approach to the issue in states that have legalized it. However, it’s unclear whether Oakland’s proposed large pot farms will violate California law.
2. Billionaire Meg Whitman has spent nearly $100 million on her campaign to become California governor, AP reports. By contrast, state Attorney General Jerry Brown has spent only $377,000 so far and has more than $24 million in the bank for the November election campaign, the CoCo Times reports.