• vaping Jul 1

    UCLA Study Shows Surge in Vaping, Marijuana Use Among Young Adults

    The use of marijuana and electronic cigarettes jumped dramatically among young adult Californians between 2017 and 2018, with large proportions of users of both products being underage, according to a study released Tuesday by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The study, which highlights smoking trends among 18- to 25-year-olds, shows that e-cigarette vaping surged by 48% over that…

  • Los Angeles Jun 25

    LA Gives Initial OK for Reboot of Marijuana Marketplace

    Los Angeles moved Wednesday to reboot its once-promising legal marijuana market, giving initial approval to changes large and small to expand licensing and get more assistance to operators who endured the consequences of the nation’s war on drugs. Broad legal sales kicked off in California in 2018, and at that time Los Angeles was expected to quickly establish itself as…

  • Los Angeles Jun 16

    Men Who Robbed Marijuana Warehouse With Sheriff's Deputy to Be Sentenced

    Two Southern California men who conspired with an off-duty deputy sheriff to stage a fake drug raid and rob more than a half-ton of marijuana from a downtown Los Angeles warehouse face sentencing Tuesday. Jay Colby “Monte Jay” Sanford and Eric “Rooster” Rodriguez — who will be appear in court by videoconference — are among six co-defendants convicted of plotting…

  • marijuana May 14

    Sheriff's Raid Nets More Than 1,000 Marijuana Plants

    A raid on a Lake Elsinore home uncovered an indoor marijuana grow containing more than 1,000 cannabis plants under sun lamps, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Sgt. Glenn Warrington said that a search warrant was served Wednesday evening at the property in the 45000 block of Thalia Lane, in an area known as Rosetta Canyon, where anti-narcotics teams…

  • marijuana Apr 29

    Authorities Chop 14,601 Marijuana Plants in Anza, Aguanga; 3 Arrests Made

    Authorities served 10 marijuana-related search warrants in the unincorporated communities of Anza and Aguanga, chopping down more than 14,000 plants and arresting three Aguanga residents, sheriff’s officials reported Wednesday. The interagency operation included Riverside County Sheriff’s Department deputies and personnel from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. According to sheriff’s Sgt. James Burton, the 31 processed pounds of marijuana…

  • marijuana Apr 28

    High Times Owner Scores 13 California Marijuana Dispensaries

    The owner of High Times is going to start selling marijuana after championing its use in the pages of its magazine for nearly half a century.

  • San Jacinto Apr 26

    Pair Arrested in Alleged San Jacinto Marijuana Grow

    A Rowland Heights duo was arrested and accused of running an illegal marijuana grow operation in a San Jacinto residential neighborhood, sheriff’s officials said Sunday. Deputies discovered the grow after serving a search warrant Saturday morning at a home in the 1900 block of Loreto Street, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Inside, deputies found 12 makeshift grow rooms…

  • cannabis Apr 22

    LA's Cannabis Regulators Get $6 Million for Social Equity Program

    The Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation announced Tuesday that it will receive more than $6 million in grant funding from the California Cannabis Equity Grant Program for Local Jurisdictions. The grant program was created under the state’s Cannabis Equity Act of 2018 to aid local equity programs, which support people living in low-income areas or those who had been…

  • Los Angeles Apr 20

    LA Chefs Are Cashing in on California's Marijuana Market

    Los Angeles chefs Andrea Drummer and Holden Jagger are incorporating marijuana into multiple course menus for private meals and events.

  • Los Angeles Apr 20

    4/20 Uncertainty: Marijuana Industry Struggles in Virus Crisis

    The unofficial holiday celebrating all things cannabis arrives Monday as the nation’s emerging legal marijuana market braces for an economic blow from the coronavirus crisis, with many consumers reducing spending or going underground for deals. It was supposed to be a long weekend of festivals and music culminating on April 20, or 4/20, the code for marijuana’s high holiday. Instead,…

  • cannabis Apr 20

    4/20 Fizzle: Pot Industry Tested as Virus Slams Economy

    The unofficial holiday saluting all things cannabis arrives at a challenging time for the nation’s legal marijuana industry.

  • 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….

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