California Medical Marijuana News

California: North Coast Grower Convicted Of Murdering Worker And Producing Marijuana

The San Francisco Appeal

March 3rd, 2015
A Humboldt County marijuana grower will be sentenced in federal court in San Francisco on June 3 for the shooting murder of one of his workers. Mikal Xylon Wilde, 33, of Kneeland, was convicted Monday by a jury in the court of U.S. District Judge Edward Chen of murdering Mario Roberto Juarez-Madrid, 40, in the course of a drug crime on Aug. 25, 2010.

California: Farm-To-Table Marijuana Startup Throws Posh Berkeley Launch Party

SF Gate

February 28th, 2015
When San Franciscans awoke Friday morning, those with medical marijuana cards were able to make high-grade, sun-grown cannabis appear on their doorsteps within an hour. Flow Kana, the startup behind it, celebrated its new farm-to-table — or farm-to-bowl — service by passing joints at a Berkeley hills launch party Thursday night.

California: Marijuana Quality Testing Going Mainstream

Santa Cruz Sentinel

February 28th, 2015
Cannabis used to be what moonshine is to alcohol, its content as murky as a cloud of smoke lingering over a Phish concert. Now a cadre of Bay Area laboratories can tell you exactly what you’re getting for your money — creating reliability, safety and standardization in a business that long relied on the casual assurances of a skanky friend from Stonerville.

California: The Bay Area’s Latest Movement - Organic Marijuana

Quartz Magazine

February 24th, 2015
San Francisco is a town full of snobs. People who live here expect restaurants to accommodate their local, organic, sustainable, vegan, gluten-free, no-MSG, Paleo diets. And when they go shopping for weed at posh dispensaries, they also expect variety: prerolled joints, flowers, concentrates, brownies, cookies, caramel corn, cheese crackers, pretzels, you name it.

California: Highlights Of Southern California Cannabis Cup 2015

PR Newswire

February 20th, 2015
The latest segment of TNMNews, the unbiased marijuana talk radio program from DigiPath, Inc. (OTCBB and OTCQB: DIGP), includes highlights of interviews with movers and shakers in the cannabis world at the recent Southern California Cannabis Cup, held in San Bernardino on February 7–9. Guests share their insights on the problems of the past and present of the cannabis industry, and also their visions of the future with TNMNews host Todd Denkin.

California: Pismo Dispensary Ban Was Too Hasty

The Tribune

February 20th, 2015
Without a peep of protest from the public, the Pismo Beach City Council this week unanimously passed a ban on mobile medical marijuana dispensaries.

California: Mims’ Fight Against Marijuana Is Futile

The Collegian

February 18th, 2015
Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims attended a “high-profile week for the president’s anti-drug agenda” in Washington, D.C., Feb. 5 at which she advocated for the federal government to send clearer messages when it comes to the legality of marijuana.

California: Still More Mixed Messages On Marijuana

The San Diego Union-Tribune

February 8th, 2015
The federal government’s war against itself over marijuana policy continues. Three new fronts have opened, involving the military, the Congress and, of all places, the Securities and Exchange Commission. The result is an even greater mishmash of mixed signals.

California: Region - Not All Welcome Cannabis Culture

The Press Enterprise

February 7th, 2015
Want to grow your own weed? Land a top job in the marijuana industry? Learn to cook cannabis? Enjoy an unforgettable pot party? The National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino is the place to go, organizers of the Cannabis Cup say.

California: Police Tackle Medical Pot Grows

The Sentinel

January 29th, 2015
A citywide ban on growing and distributing medical marijuana has been in effect for about two months, and local law enforcement is cracking down on local grow operations.

California: 'Clowns' And 'Weed Huts' - New Times Reviews Hundreds Of Pages Of Emails Between Morro Bay And Its Business License Auditor

New Times SLO

January 29th, 2015
Early in the afternoon last October, Kevin Weigant of the Fresno-based firm Municipal Auditing Services (MAS) sent an email to Morro Bay City Manager David Buckingham. In it, he laid out four points in defense of his company from what he characterized as exaggerations and “BS” from some upset members of the Morro Bay business community, and in anticipation of a pending City Council meeting.`

California: Op-Ed - Forty Acres Cannabis Club Is A Nightmare

Berkeley Side

January 28th, 2015
I support medical marijuana, decriminalization of marijuana, even recreational marijuana for those who enjoy it. But I opposed Forty Acres’ cannabis club and was dismayed that some of the city council made supportive noises about finding a way to permit the business as currently owned and run.

California: Pot Law Enforcement May Be Short $1M In Yuba County

Appeal-Democrat

January 15th, 2015
Whatever supervisors do to change Yuba County's medical marijuana cultivation ordinance, an estimated $1 million would be needed to boost enforcement, the county's top administrator said.

California: Marijuana Legalization's Biggest Foe Lives In San Francisco

SF Weekly

January 15th, 2015
There is no one reason why recreational cannabis is still illegal in California, the cradle of the country's experiment with legal marijuana. But as we watch Colorado count its marijuana tax dollars, as good an explanation as any can be found in San Francisco's Pacific Heights, in a $16.5 million mansion right off the Lyon Street steps.

California: Berkeley Accepting Applications For Fourth Cannabis Club

Contra Costa Times

January 15th, 2015
BERKELEY -- The application phase opened this week for what could become Berkeley's fourth medical marijuana dispensary. The deadline to submit an application is 4 p.m. March 20.

California: Testing - Three Kings Day Bread Laced With 'Substantial' Amount Of Synthetic Pot

Orange County Register

January 14th, 2015
A holiday sweet bread that caused dozens in Orange County to become ill might have been deliberately laced with a synthetic drug that mimics the active ingredient in marijuana, the president of a Santa Ana-based lab said Tuesday.

California: New Startup Delivers Premium Weed To Your Door

NBC News

January 14th, 2015
Marvina a monthly marijuana subscription service that is being called the "Birchbox of pot" is up and running. They currently deliver to anyone in San Francisco who has a medical marijuana card.

California: City Council Rejects Medical Marijuana Shop Appeal

FOX 5 San Diego

January 13th, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Tuesday afternoon members of the San Diego city council voted to deny an appeal set to stop the permitting for legal medical marijuana dispensaries within the city limits.

California: Legal Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Issue Reviewed By City Council

KUSI News

January 13th, 2015
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) - It's been years in the making, allowing medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in San Diego, and on Tuesday, the City Council made moves that would pave the way to happen sooner, rather than later.

California: Federal Judge Weighs Marijuana's Classification

The San Diego Union-Tribune

January 12th, 2015
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge in California is weighing the constitutionality of a 45-year-old act that classifies marijuana as a dangerous drug along with LSD, cocaine and heroin.