California Medical Marijuana News
October 28th, 2014SAN FRANCISCO — Medical marijuana dispensaries are outlawed in the Southern California city of Santa Ana, but that hasn't stopped pot shops from flourishing.
October 27th, 2014Last week, a well-known local activist and small business owner was effectively shut down when Police raided his office, stole his legal medical cannabis and ordered the electric meter removed. Very little explanation was given.
October 24th, 2014FRESNO, Calif. - A Fresno seventh grade student faces possible expulsion and drug charges for selling marijuana laced brownies at a local middle school. The 12-year-old said he stole the brownies from his older brother who has a medical marijuana card.
October 23rd, 2014Large companies and national advocacy groups are putting millions of dollars in ads behind ballot measures this year, from questions about oil companies' profits in Alaska to medical marijuana in Florida, according to an analysis of advertising data released Thursday from the Center for Public Integrity. Some $119 million in television ads had been aired through Monday to influence the 158 statewide ballot questions nationwide.
October 23rd, 2014SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — Smoking either tobacco or electronic cigarettes will be banned in apartments, condominiums and townhouses in unincorporated areas of San Mateo County.
October 22nd, 2014Smoking either tobacco or electronic cigarettes will be prohibited inside apartments, condominiums and townhomes in unincorporated areas of San Mateo County under a ban approved 4-1 Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors.
October 22nd, 2014A pro-marijuana legalization Democratic club has been commissioned by the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee to support marijuana-friendly candidates and work toward full legalization of the drug by 2016.
California: Latinos More Likely To Oppose Legalizing Marijuana Than The Overall U.S. Population, Study Finds
October 22nd, 2014With marijuana initiatives up for vote on ballots in a number of states, advocates of liberalizing marijuana laws won't be able to rely on the Latino vote to help them out on Nov. 4, a new study found.
October 22nd, 2014OAKLAND (KPIX 5) – Parents from across the country, including a group of moms from Florida, are traveling to the Bay Area to give their sick children what they can’t get at home: medical marijuana.
California: County Rules Target E-Cigs And Smoking - Board Of Supervisors Consider Complete Ban For Unincorporated Area Multi-Unit Buildings
October 20th, 2014Smoking inside apartments and condominiums in the unincorporated areas of San Mateo County would become a thing of the past under a proposed ban coming before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.
October 20th, 2014San Francisco is saying no to a medical marijuana green-light district. Cannabis, whether legally sold for medicinal purposes or illegally sold for recreational use, is California's biggest cash crop and one of the country's fastest-growing industries, but a further expansion of medical marijuana dispensaries in The City's Excelsior looks unlikely for now.
October 19th, 2014San Diego’s first legal medical marijuana dispensary has been approved by City Hall. It could still be appealed, but it’s likely the dispensary will be in operation in Otay Mesa before the year is out. A few more are expected to follow soon afterward in other city neighborhoods.
October 18th, 2014Word is spreading that San Bernardino and the National Orange Show is a platform for pot-related events and the push toward legalizing marijuana. And San Bernardino’s William Cioci, 44, is among those who believes it. The venue — known for years as a community gathering place for big events, from The Rolling Stones performing to auto racing — is becoming known statewide for its friendliness toward marijuana events.
October 17th, 2014Oregon moms take stands on Measure 91, a new Delaware poll has healthy support for legalization, say goodbye to most of San Jose's dispensaries, there's an asset forfeiture reform bill in Virginia, and more. Let's get to it:
October 17th, 2014The marijuana era may be ending in San Jose. Some San Jose pot club owners had to scramble on Friday to get applications in on the last day to apply for a city permit.
October 17th, 2014Ups and downs for dispensaries… Thousands arrested for possession in California… DEA looks across our northern border… Hillary’s cannabis joke… and more
October 16th, 2014Smoking-of any substance that creates smoke-is no longer legal within the walls of multiple unit residences (condos and apartments) in Culver City. The Council on October 13 acted as anticipated and passed an ordinance that, by forbidding smoking in shared residences, would help to dissipate the threat of health hazards from second hand smoke.
October 16th, 2014SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge says Lake County authorities must obtain a warrant before raiding homes to seize pot plants. U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson issued the ruling Tuesday in a case brought by Lake County residents whose homes were searched without warrants.
October 16th, 2014California should strengthen its regulation of the medical marijuana industry if the state wants to avoid federal intervention, Deputy Atty. Gen. James M. Cole said Thursday in an interview with The Times.
October 16th, 2014Pot may be federally illegal, but so is police activity that violates due process. This week, a federal court sided with California medical marijuana patients who are suing Lake County officials for the possibly illegal removal of their cannabis plants. Federal judge Thelton Henderson issued an injunction against the county Tuesday, saying police have to stop ripping up gardens without due process.