• 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,…

  • baseball 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.

  • marijuana Dec 12, 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....

  • Cannabis in Illinois Jan 3

    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.

  • marijuana Dec 11, 2019

    California Considers Calling THC in Pot a Risk to Moms-to-Be

    More than three years after California voters broadly legalized marijuana, a state panel is considering if its potent, high-inducing chemical — THC — should be declared a risk to pregnant women and require warnings. Studies have indicated that a rising number of mothers-to-be have turned to marijuana products for relief from morning sickness and headaches, though it’s effectiveness has not…

  • Dec 5, 2019

    Willie Nelson Is Still Using Pot, Just Isn’t Smoking It

    Willie Nelson may have given up smoking, but he hasn’t stopped using marijuana. While in San Antonio last week for two performances, the 86-year-old country music legend told KSAT TV that in an effort to take better care of himself, he no longer smokes. The longtime marijuana advocate says he “started smoking cedar bark, went from that to cigarettes to...

  • Dec 4, 2019

    Willie Nelson Says He Stopped Smoking Pot to ‘Take Better Care’ of Himself

    America’s proudest pothead has decided to hang up his joint. Willie Nelson, the country music luminary whose name is practically synonymous with lighting up, said in a recent interview that he has stopped smoking marijuana due to breathing issues. “I have abused my lungs quite a bit in the past, so breathing is a little more difficult these days...

  • Dec 4, 2019

    Over 500K Pot Vapes Seized in 2 Years as Busts Rise in US

    As health officials scrutinize marijuana vaping, it’s increasingly on law enforcement’s radar, too. From New York City to Nebraska farm country to California, authorities have seized at least 510,000 marijuana vape cartridges and arrested more than 120 people in the past two years, according to an Associated Press tally derived from interviews, court records, news accounts and official releases. A…

  • Nov 20, 2019

    Man Arrested in NYC Marijuana-Hemp Mixup Case Likely Will Get Charges Dropped

    Prosecutors are planning to drop all charges in a New York City case that spotlighted how similarities between legal hemp plants and marijuana can cause confusion

  • Nov 2, 2019

    DEA Cracking Down on Marijuana Vaping Products

    The Drug Enforcement Administration in San Diego (DEA) said it’s cracking down on vaping marijuana products, products federal agents now refer to as a “public health crisis.”

  • Oct 26, 2019

    Drug Sniffing Dogs Find 420 Pounds of Marijuana in Rental Truck in Connecticut: Police

    Two Los Angeles men face drug charges in Connecticut after troopers pulled over a rental truck filled with marijuana.

  • Oct 10, 2019

    California Schools May Allow Medical Cannabis on Campuses

    California schools will get to decide if parents can administer medical marijuana to their children on school campuses.

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