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Calif. Town Lifts Smoking Ban for Marijuana Festival

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Calif. Town Lifts Smoking Ban for Marijuana Festival

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Calif. Town Lifts Smoking Ban for Marijuana Festival

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The California beach town of Santa Cruz bans smoking in its city parks. But that ban is less than two years old. On the other hand, a pot smoking festival (in support of medical marijuana) is 14 years old. With that in mind, the Santa Cruz city council is lifting the smoking ban temporarily.

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

The California beach town of Santa Cruz bans smoking in its city parks. But that ban is less than two years old, while a pot smoking festival in support of medical marijuana is fourteen years old. With that in mind, the Santa Cruz city council is lifting the smoking ban, temporarily, so marijuana smokers can, once again, light up at a local park. The festival organizer says it will be done in a very discreet manner.

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