California Medical Marijuana News

California: Two Marijuana Dispensaries Ordered Closed

SD Metro

November 20th, 2014
The City Attorney’s Office obtained court orders on Wednesday to close two more marijuana dispensaries operating in violation of San Diego zoning regulations. The unpermitted dispensaries are four miles apart on El Cajon Boulevard, one in North Park and the other in the College Area. Superior Court Judge Ronald S. Prager gave the operators 24 hours to shut down the dispensaries.

California: Big Marijuana Conference Coming To San Francisco In February

SF Gate

November 19th, 2014
Travel writer Rick Steves, columnist Andrew Sullivan, and the folks who legalized cannabis in Oregon this year are among those slated to speak at the International Cannabis Business Conference Feb. 15 and 16 in downtown San Francisco.

California: Petition Demands Tougher Yuba County Pot Law

Appeal-Democrat

November 19th, 2014
Yuba County supervisors — faced with increasing code violations and criminal activity from medical marijuana crops — have agreed to take a look at tightening up the county's pot growing ordinance.

California: Momentum To Legalize Marijuana In California Is Growing

SF Gate

November 17th, 2014
After this month’s election, just one piece of the West Coast remained unwelcoming to recreational pot: California. But with voters in Oregon and Alaska legalizing the use and sale of marijuana — joining Washington and Colorado in inviting retail spreads of cannabis-infused teas and brownies and joints — advocates see fresh momentum behind the slow shift in how the public regards the green stuff and those who enjoy it.

California: Strangest Expense Report Ever - TV Reporter Buys $600 Worth Of Medical Marijuana For Story

CBS San Francisco

November 17th, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — It’s not every day that a TV station’s general manager has to sign an expense report for $600 in pot, but this is California, and this is 2014, and this is a serious consumer story.

California: This Is Not Another Weed Ad In The Reader

San Diego Reader

November 17th, 2014
Since La Mesa voters on November 4 rejected a proposition to authorize and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries, the City of La Mesa will notify three dispensaries that they have ten days to "stop their business activities," assistant city attorney Greg Lusitana told the city council on November 12.

California: Santa Ana City Council To Vote On Medical Marijuana Enforcement Plan

Orange County Register

November 17th, 2014
The Santa Ana City Council on Tuesday will vote whether to approve an enforcement plan to shut down illegal pot shops in the city now that Santa Ana residents voted Nov. 4 to legalize and tax medical marijuana collectives.

California: Reporter Mike Sugerman Puts Bay Area Medicinal Marijuana Dispensary Products To The Test

CBS San Francisco

November 17th, 2014
Medicinal marijuana is legal in California. But what are patients really buying when they shop at their local dispensary? Reporter Mike Sugerman conducted a random test. Recently I was sick. Really sick. Life threatening sick. I had bacteria in my aorta.

California: Kamala Harris Says Legalization Of Marijuana Imminent In California

CBS San Francisco

November 17th, 2014
California Attorney General Kamala Harris says the legalization of marijuana in the Golden State is inevitable. Harris, a Democrat told BuzzFeed News she is not opposed to the legalization of marijuana, adding “I’m the top cop, and so I have to look at it from a law enforcement perspective and a public safety perspective.”

California: Our View - Measure S Doesn’t Mean Status Quo Is Sufficient

The Union

November 15th, 2014
More than a full week since Nevada County cast its vote on Election Day, several of the local races remain too close to call, as the Elections Office continues to count the remaining 2,832 ballots yet to be tabulated.

California: Marijuana Legalization Trend Calls For Research And Care

Los Angeles Times

November 15th, 2014
Four states out of 50 may not sound like much of a mandate, but the success of marijuana initiatives on the ballot last week suggests the nation is inching toward legalizing the once-demon weed.

California: Man Said All Three Pounds Of Pot Were For Personal Use, Jury Didn't Buy It

San Bruno Patch

November 13th, 2014
A San Mateo County jury on Wednesday found a 36-year-old San Francisco man guilty of attempting to bring marijuana aboard a flight at the San Francisco International Airport last year, prosecutors said.

California: Repeat Pot Shop Offender Stopped

The San Diego Union-Tribune

November 13th, 2014
SAN DIEGO — San Diego made headway Thursday in its efforts to shut down roughly 50 illegal pot shops still operating in the city when City Attorney Jan Goldsmith obtained a court order to close a Mission Valley marijuana dispensary that had moved from Bankers Hill.

California: Zoning Board Says Cannabis Collective A Public Nuisance

Berkeleyside

November 13th, 2014
Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board voted unanimously Nov. 6 to declare the Forty Acres Medical Marijuana Growers’ Collective a public nuisance – the latest step in Berkeley’s three-year odyssey to shut the place down.

California: City Closes Mission Valley Pot Dispensary

CW 6 News

November 13th, 2014
The city of San Diego obtained a court order Thursday to close a marijuana dispensary in Mission Valley, the owners of which had already been shut down once in another location.

California: Election Results Minute

The San Diego Reader

November 11th, 2014
With county Registrars of Voters around the state reporting the lowest voter turnout in decades, San Diego County's ballots were jam-packed with five congressional districts, three state senate, and seven state Assembly seats up for grabs.

California: Bakersfield Marijuana Store Employee Sentenced

ABC 23 News

November 10th, 2014
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - United States District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill sentenced Gustavo Angel Salinas, 26, of Bakersfield, today to 21 months in prison for conspiring to violate federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced today.

California: Prediction - California Crime Wave Coming

The San Diego Union-Tribune

November 10th, 2014
Here’s an unfortunate but realistic prediction: Six months from now, a year at most, Californians will look at a troubling new wave of crime and ask, “What happened?” Here’s what happened: Last week’s voter approval of Proposition 47.

California: Editorial - How Not To Legalize Marijuana

The Orange County Register

November 7th, 2014
As longtime defenders of individual liberty, we’ve been pleased to see the public take a decisively more libertarian turn on the issue of marijuana legalization in recent years.

California: Tougher Butte Pot Growing Code Should Go Into Effect In January

Chico Enterprise-Record

November 6th, 2014
After Tuesday's vote, Butte County officials are preparing to apply a more vigorous set of limitations on the local production of medical marijuana. This week the public overwhelmingly approved an ordinance adopted by the Butte County Board of Supervisors in February.