California Medical Marijuana News

California: For Pot, Politics Remain Local In California

The Fresno Bee

October 28th, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — Medical marijuana dispensaries are outlawed in the Southern California city of Santa Ana, but that hasn't stopped pot shops from flourishing.

California: Mysterious Burglary Leads To Raid On Activist’s Office Space

ASA San Diego

October 27th, 2014
Last 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.

California: 12-Year-Old Facing Charges For Allegedly Selling Marijuana Brownies

ABC 7 News

October 24th, 2014
FRESNO, 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.

California: Highlights Of Ballot Initiatives Voters To Weigh

The Fresno Bee

October 23rd, 2014
Large 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.

California: Apartment Smoking Ban In Parts Of San Mateo County

The Seattle PI

October 23rd, 2014
SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — Smoking either tobacco or electronic cigarettes will be banned in apartments, condominiums and townhouses in unincorporated areas of San Mateo County.

California: San Mateo County Bans Smoking Inside Apartments, Condos And Townhomes

San Jose Mercury News

October 22nd, 2014
Smoking 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.

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: Out-Of-State ‘Cannamoms’ Visit Bay Area To Get Medical Marijuana For Their Kids

CBS Local

October 22nd, 2014
OAKLAND (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

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.