California Medical Marijuana News

California: Cartels Abandon National Forest In Mendocino County

SF Weekly

September 10th, 2014
Hikers, campers, and hunters were, for years, warned to stay away from public lands in certain California counties. Because, in addition to spectacular redwoods and hidden creeks, places like the Mendocino National Forest were full of Latino gangsters with machine guns, guarding illicit marijuana crops.

California: Inaugural 420 Games Planned For Golden Gate Park

SF Station

September 8th, 2014
The inaugural 420 Games are planned for this weekend at Golden Gate Park with a 5k race, a talk with Harborside dispensary founder Steve DeAngelo, a live performance from all-female Led Zepplin tribute band Zepparella and a beer tastings from Lagunita’s Brewing Co.

California: Fresno Man Sentenced In Large-Scale Marijuana Operation Near Newman

The Modesto Bee

September 8th, 2014
A judge on Monday sentenced a 52-year-old Fresno man to two years in federal prison for his role in a marijuana-growing operation on agricultural land in Stanislaus County.

California: Two Events In LA This Week - Ending The 100-Year War On Marijuana In California

California NORML

September 8th, 2014
September 8, 2014 - The disastrous legacy of the war on marijuana will be addressed at a press conference to mark the 100th anniversary of the nation’s first “marihuana” raid in LA’s Mexican Sonoratown neighborhood (pictured) on Thursday, Sept 11 at 10 am. at LA City Hall, Spring Street Steps.

California: The Green Cross’ Debut Muni Ads Keep It Classy

SF Gate

September 8th, 2014
Here’s a cure for your MUNI rage — buds. San Francisco medical cannabis dispensary The Green Cross is launching a month-long advertising campaign in a somewhat controversial place: the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

California: Temporary Restraining Order Ruling A Setback, Not Defeat


September 8th, 2014
The temporary restraining order sought by plaintiffs who allege their fourth and fourteenth amendment rights were violated by Lake County authorities was denied by a federal court on Thursday. However, with the chance to amend their case in an appeal for a preliminary injunction, plaintiffs argue the ruling is a setback, not a defeat.

California: Long Allowed For Medical Purposes, The Pot Market In California Could Explode If It Is Legalized

The Columbus Dispatch

September 6th, 2014
Looking around last week at the exhibitor showroom of CannaCon, the huge marijuana-business expo held outside Seattle, Greg James had something of an epiphany: The pot industry in America is growing like, you guessed it, a weed.

California: Students Rushed To Hospital After Eating Pot-Laced Cookies


September 5th, 2014
Two California high school students were rushed to a hospital and three others were sickened on Thursday after eating marijuana-laced cookies that a classmate was selling during the lunch hour, police said.

California: New Berkeley Law Gives Free Marijuana To Low-Income Residents

CBS 8 News

September 5th, 2014
BERKELEY, Calif. — The city of Berkeley will require medical marijuana dispensaries to give away two percent of the amount of cannabis they sell each year free to low-income patients.

California: Cannabis News Roundup - 09.05.14


September 5th, 2014
Restraining order refused in Lake County cannabis case… OK for Washington town to ban “pot shops”… You want THC with that PBJ?... Legalization survey shows most support ever… and more.

California: San Diego City Council District 6 Candidates Agree On Many Issues, Differ In Experience


September 4th, 2014
One thing that sets the two candidates running to represent San Diego's sixth city council district apart is their professional backgrounds. Each touted their experience at a forum Wednesday evening as a key to their success if elected to City Hall.

California: California City Mandates Free Medical Marijuana For Low-Income Residents

FOX News

September 4th, 2014
Weed welfare? That’s what the Berkeley City Council in California has unanimously approved, ordering medical marijuana dispensaries to donate 2 percent of their stash to patients making less than $32,000 a year.

California: Federal Judge Denies Temporary Restraining Order Request Filed Over Measure N Enforcement

Lake County News

September 4th, 2014
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – A federal judge on Thursday denied a request filed by a number of medical marijuana patients who sought a temporary restraining order over searches and eradications carried out under the county's Measure N marijuana cultivation rules.

California: Regulating Marijuana Delivery Services — Not Just Dispensaries — Could Help Address Recreational Use


September 3rd, 2014
Banning medical marijuana dispensaries or regulating their number and density in a given city may not be sufficient to lower marijuana use if delivery services open in their place, according to UCLA research.

California: Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Warrantless Seizures

Record Bee

September 2nd, 2014
According to attorney Joe Elford, a lawsuit was filed Friday at the U.S. District Court in San Jose against Lake County authorities. Elford said the suit was on behalf of residents who claim they were subject to warrantless searches and unlawful abatement procedures by the Lake County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) in violation of Measure N.

California: Marijuana's Hazy Contribution To Highway Deaths

The San Diego Union-Tribune

September 2nd, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends.

California: Driving Under The Influence Of Marijuana - 5 Things To Know

NBC San Diego

September 1st, 2014
The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states -- Colorado and Washington -- and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel. What's not clear is whether that will translate into an increase in fatal crashes.

California: Mendocino County Sheriff Questioned On Pot Raids

The Press Democrat

August 31st, 2014
Rumors of vigilante marijuana eradication operations continue to circulate and grow in Mendocino County since a spate of summer pot raids ignited tales of unidentified men being dropped into gardens from unmarked helicopters.

California: California Marijuana Market Poised To Explode

San Jose Mercury News

August 31st, 2014
Looking around last week at the exhibitor showroom of CannaCon, the huge marijuana-business expo held outside Seattle, Greg James had something of an epiphany: The pot industry in America is growing like, you guessed it, a weed.

California: Will 2016 Be The Golden Year For Pot?

The Drum

August 31st, 2014
CannaCon, the huge marijuana-business expo held outside Seattle last week, produced this opinion from publisher Greg James : “The pot industry in America is growing like a weed.”