• marijuana Mar 6

    L.A. Cannabis Commission Looks to Aid Retail Applicants Waiting for Permits

    The Los Angeles Cannabis Regulation Commission voted Thursday to request the City Council begin issuing temporary approvals of licenses for applicants in the third phase of its program to give low-income residents and people who have been incarcerated for cannabis crimes a chance to operate their own cannabis retail shops. The third phase of the Social Equity Program was halted…

  • marijuana Feb 24

    SD District Attorney Asks Court to Reduce 25,000 Marijuana Convictions

    The San Diego County District Attorney has asked the courts to reduce 25,000 marijuana convictions from felonies to misdemeanors and dismiss an additional 1,000 misdemeanor convictions completely.

  • Los Angeles Feb 10

    Ex-Pot Warehouse Worker Faces 12 Years for Role in $2 Million Heist With LA County Sheriff

    A former marijuana distribution warehouse worker faces at least a dozen years behind bars Monday for working with a corrupt Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy to stage a $2 million robbery at a marijuana distribution warehouse. Christopher Myung Kim, 30, of Walnut, was convicted of drug crimes andconspiracy last year by a federal jury. He faces a mandatory minimum of…

  • Louisiana Feb 5

    Southern University Becomes First HBCU to Legally Market Marijuana

    Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has entered the cannabis industry, making history as the first historically black college or university to join the legal marijuana business, NBC News reported.

  • cannabis Feb 1

    Questions Remain After Chicago Marijuana Dispensary Heist

    It was the first heist since cannabis was made available for medical patients four years ago. But was the $200,000 burglary of a Chicago MOCA dispensary an inside job? Ask Chicago Police, and they’ll tell you without hesitation that the January 6th burglary of the MOCA dispensary in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood had all the hallmarks of a classic...

  • Tennessee Jan 29

    Man Arrested for Lighting Joint in Tennessee Court

    The rapper Afroman famously sang about how getting high on marijuana prevented him from going to court. A Tennessee man decided to combine the two when he lit a marijuana cigarette in the courtroom, authorities said. Spencer Alan Boston, 20, was arrested Monday and charged with disorderly conduct and simple possession after sparking up in the courtroom, news outlets reported….

  • Moreno Valley Jan 25

    Deputies Recover 600 Pounds of Marijuana Plants From Moreno Valley House

    Deputies raided an illegal marijuana grow in Moreno Valley and arrested two Baldwin Park men suspected of running it, sheriff’s officials said Saturday. When deputies served a search warrant at 4:14 p.m. Friday at a house in the 15800 block of Camino Real, they found 925 marijuana plants in various stages of growth that weighed in at about 600 pounds,…

  • marijuana Jan 25

    Pot Potency Leads to More Frequent Use among High Schoolers, USC Study Finds

    A USC study on teen marijuana use released Friday suggests that dosage and type of use play a determinative role in frequency, with cannabis concentrates leading to the heaviest use. The findings, which appear in JAMA Network Open, may help direct cannabis control efforts and guide public education campaigns, said researcher Jessica Barrington-Trimis, assistant professor of preventive medicine at the…

  • marijuana Jan 19

    1,800 Marijuana Plants, 50 Pounds of Marijuana Found in San Jacinto House

    More than 1,800 marijuana plants and 50 pounds of processed marijuana plants were found inside a home in San Jacinto Friday, deputies said. Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies received a tip from Southern California Edison about suspicious power readings at a home on the block of 1100 Laurel Heights. Deputies suspected it was a grow house and obtained a search warrant….

  • marijuana Jan 15

    City of San Diego Bans Cannabis Billboards Near Schools, Playgrounds

    City Council unanimously approved a ban Monday on marijuana billboard ads within 1,000 feet of “sensitive receptors” such as schools, playgrounds, day care centers, youth centers and parks with playgrounds.

  • border patrol Jan 8

    $24,000 Worth of Pot Found in Abandoned Boat on Malibu Shore

    A report of a boat beached on the Southern California coast led to discovery of more than 60 pounds of marijuana last weekend. The report came in Sunday and agents found a 40-foot panga boat on the shore near Point Mugu State Park in Malibu, the U.S. Border Patrol said. In addition to the marijuana, investigators found containers filled with…

  • marijuana Dec 29, 2019

    Man Arrested After Illegal Marijuana Grow Discovered in Wildomar

    Riverside County sheriff’s deputies raided an alleged illegal marijuana growing operation in Wildomar Saturday, seizing plants and processed pot, and arresting a man, authorities said. The deputies served a search warrant at 8:30 a.m. near the 23400 block of Crooked Arrow Drive, Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Glenn Warrington said. The warrant was obtained following complaints of illegal marijuana cultivating...

  • marijuana Dec 25, 2019

    High-Driving Arrests Rise, But There’s Nuance in the Numbers

    In the first year that recreational marijuana was legal in Vermont, the number of drivers arrested by state police for impaired driving who had THC in their systems more than doubled, according to state police data requested by The Associated Press. While some police believe the increase in 2018 shows more people are using cannabis and driving since legalization, other…

  • marijuana Dec 21, 2019

    Marijuana Dispensary in Wildomar Shut Down by Sheriff

    Deputies raided an illegal marijuana dispensary in Wildomar and arrested a 25-year-old man suspected of running it, sheriff’s officials said Saturday. Authorities served a search warrant Friday morning in the 23000 block of Bundy Canyon Road and found 50 pounds of marijuana, large amounts of cash and an AR-15 with an altered serial number, said Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. Glenn…

  • marijuana Dec 21, 2019

    Want to Know if That Dispensary is Legit? There’s a QR Code for That

    California marijuana users can now turn to their smartphones to find out if a dispensary is legit. The Bureau of Cannabis Control on Thursday announced a program encouraging licensed cannabis retailers to post QR codes in their store windows. The checkerboard codes can be scanned by a cellphone camera linking the reader to the bureau’s online license bureau. That...

  • marijuana Dec 16, 2019

    Suspected Burglars Leave Trail of Marijuana After Fleeing From Police

    A group of men suspected of burglarizing a marijuana business left a trail of marijuana scattered on the street after fleeing from police, the Santa Rosa Police Department said. The incident happened on Saturday at 3:36 a.m. when officers responded to burglar alarm activation at a business in the 900 block of Piner Place. When officers arrived at the scene,…

  • Major League Baseball Dec 13, 2019

    MLB, Union Agree to Testing for Opioids After Skaggs’ Death

    Major League Baseball will start testing for opioids and cocaine. But only players who do not cooperate with their treatment plans will be subject to discipline. Marijuana will be removed from the list of drugs of abuse and will be treated the same as alcohol as part of changes to the joint drug agreement between MLB and the players’ association....

  • MLB Dec 12, 2019

    MLB, Union Agree to Begin Opioid Testing

    Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association agreed to begin testing for opioids, cocaine, fentanyl and synthetic THC. They will also remove marijuana from the list of drugs of abuse.

  • marijuana Dec 12, 2019

    California Calls Pot Smoke, THC a Risk to Moms-to-Be

    A California panel voted Wednesday to declare marijuana smoke and the drug’s high-producing chemical — THC — a risk to pregnant women and their developing fetuses and require warning labels for products legally sold in the nation’s largest pot market.

  • Cannabis in Illinois Dec 12, 2019

    Cook County Moves to Vacate Pot Cases

    Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx personally presented the first 1,012 cases to the chief judge Wednesday.

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