7 Shot Dead at Large-Scale Illegal California Marijuana Operation

Local law enforcement report seven people were shot dead at an illegal cannabis growing operation in Aguanga, a rural Southern Californian town. Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said the large-scale grow site and the killings bear the hallmarks of an organized criminal syndicate. “This was not a small operation,” Bianco [...]

2020-09-21T07:39:26-07:00September 21, 2020|

House Votes To Protect Legal States Against Federal Interference

The House of Representatives approved an amendment to a defense spending bill that would protect marijuana businesses operating legally under state, territory, or tribal law from federal interference. The amendment, passed in a 254-163 vote, would prohibit the Department of Justice (DoJ) from using taxpayer funds to enforce federal marijuana [...]

2020-08-11T02:17:22-07:00August 11, 2020|

Five Unlicensed Dispensaries Raided by Police in San Diego County

Five unlicensed marijuana dispensaries in San Diego County were served search warrants at the end of July by local law enforcement which resulted in six arrests and seizures totaling $1.1 million and 3,000 pounds of cannabis. San Diego County Sheriff’s Department carried out the raids on the illegal cannabis shops [...]

2020-08-06T06:03:48-07:00August 7, 2020|

Feds Issue Subpoena In California Cannabis Industry Probe

Federal prosecutors in California issued a grand-jury subpoena to Weedmaps, a popular online cannabis-retail directory, demanding wide-ranging records held by the company on its own operations as well as those of dozens of marijuana businesses listed on its website. The US attorney’s office for the Eastern District of California issued [...]

2020-05-23T08:11:14-07:00May 23, 2020|

California Bill Would Override Local Cannabis Retail Bans

Ten U.S. states still haven’t allowed cannabis stores despite voters wanting them. Although many cities and counties voted in favor of state legalization, over 50 percent prohibit local stores. But soon, California could be the first state to force local officials to allow at least one marijuana store in municipalities [...]

2019-06-06T03:12:59-07:00June 8, 2019|

California Clamping Down On Illicit Cannabis

Criminal, civil, and tax law enforcement of commercial-scale cannabis operations in California is becoming more robust in 2019, judging by a flurry of recent arrests and closures across the state. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in his state of the state speech in February that he'd be redeploying some National Guard [...]

2019-03-07T03:12:13-07:00March 5, 2019|

Legal Cannabis Is Gathering Momentum In California

As California’s adult-use market nears its first year of existence, issues that have come under review include deliveries, the forthcoming final regulations, licensing, the illicit market, demand, and employment. Regarding deliveries, various reports describe how many of California’s delivery services operate without permits. Municipalities have banned delivery services, but the [...]

2018-11-26T05:43:57-07:00November 30, 2018|

California Governor Vetoes Four Bills and Signs Five Into Law

Early this month, California Gov. Jerry Brown cleared his desk of some marijuana bills. Since California voters approved the Control, Regulate, and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act in 2016, legislation and regulations have been approved to address the mandate. Although Brown is known as a progressive, he has not [...]

2018-10-24T07:59:04-07:00October 29, 2018|
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