California Medical Marijuana News

California: Democratic Marijuana Club Launches In Alameda County

Breitbart

October 22nd, 2014
A 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

FOX News

October 22nd, 2014
With 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.

California: County Rules Target E-Cigs And Smoking - Board Of Supervisors Consider Complete Ban For Unincorporated Area Multi-Unit Buildings

The Daily Journal

October 20th, 2014
Smoking 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.

California: SF Medical Marijuana Industry Expansion On Hold

SF Examiner

October 20th, 2014
San 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.

California: A Pot Shop Mess Of The City Council’s Own Making

The San Diego Union-Tribune

October 19th, 2014
San 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.

California: Hempcon Brings Money, Shame Into San Bernardino National Orange Show

The Sun

October 18th, 2014
Word 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.

California: OR Battle Of The Moms, San Jose Dispensaries Gone, Four Pillars Revisited, More

Drug War Chronicle

October 17th, 2014
Oregon 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:

California: Closing Time For Dozens Of San Jose Marijuana Dispensaries

NBC Bay Area

October 17th, 2014
The 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.

California: Cannabis News Roundup - 10.17.14

KALW News

October 17th, 2014
Ups and downs for dispensaries… Thousands arrested for possession in California… DEA looks across our northern border… Hillary’s cannabis joke… and more

California: Council Passes Smoking Ban For Multi-Unit Residences

Culver City Observer

October 16th, 2014
Smoking-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.

California: Judge Rules Against Lake County's Surprise Pot Raids

The Press Democrat

October 16th, 2014
SAN 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.

California: DOJ Official - California Should Strengthen Medical Marijuana Oversight

Los Angeles Times

October 16th, 2014
California 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.

California: Warrantless Medical Marijuana Raids Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Finds

East Bay Express

October 16th, 2014
Pot 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.

California: DOJ Official - California Should Strengthen Medical Marijuana Oversight

Los Angeles Times

October 16th, 2014
California 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.

California: Measure S Is All About The Medicine

The Union

October 16th, 2014
The Union published a front-page article giving Greg Zaller a soapbox on which to expound his views on Measure S. With all due respect to Mr. Zaller, who has done a great deal of good for people who suffer from addiction, his position on Measure S and medical marijuana is far from enlightened and compassionate.

California: Suspects At Large After Man Shot West Of Santa Rosa

The Press Democrat

October 16th, 2014
A man was shot Thursday afternoon in a rural neighborhood west of Santa Rosa by men apparently dressed as FBI agents in what sheriff’s officials are saying was possibly an attempted marijuana robbery.

California: Measure A And B - Voters Will Choose Which Marijuana Rules Prevail In Butte County

Chico Enterprise-Record

October 15th, 2014
From a quick glance, two marijuana measures on the November ballot in Butte County look fairly similar. Both allow cultivation of marijuana. Both require that growers live in Butte County for at least one year before growing pot. Both require growers to have a permanent water supply, not to draw unpermitted water and not to illegally discharge water from the property.

California: No On A Committee Leads In Contributions

Chico Enterprise-Record

October 15th, 2014
If the success or failure of Measures A and B on the November ballot were dependent on finances alone, those opposed to A and in favor of B would have the election in the bag. The two measures are competing proposals related to the legal cultivation of medical marijuana in Butte County.

California: Federal Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Against County Of Lake Over Warrantless Marijuana Searches

Lake County News

October 15th, 2014
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – A United States District Court judge on Tuesday granted a group of medical marijuana patients a preliminary injunction against the county of Lake's enforcement of marijuana cultivation rules through warrantless searches.

California: For People Who Find Traditional Yoga Too Stressful, Now There Is 'Ganja Yoga'

SFist

October 15th, 2014
Have you ever been in triangle pose, savasana, or child's pose and thought "yoga would be so much better if I were high"? Well, that's fantastic, because local instructor Dee Dussault has recently launched a class with you, yes, you in mind.