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Temecula Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ban Goes to Supreme Court

Temecula Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ban Goes to Supreme Court

A lawsuit challenging Temecula, California’s ban on medical marijuana collectives is heading to the Supreme Court. Last week, the court announced that it is taking up the appeal of...
California Court Defines Marijuana “Abuse” vs. “Use” In Case of Medical Marijuana Patients with Children

California Court Defines Marijuana “Abuse” vs. “Use” In Case of Medical Marijuana Patients with Children

A California appeals court has released a father, “Paul M.,” from court-mandated parental supervision after distinguishing between marijuana “abuse” and “use.”  This ruling could act as a precedent for...
California Medical Marijuana Collective Suing DOJ and DEA

California Medical Marijuana Collective Suing DOJ and DEA

No Grey Sky, a Los Angeles medical marijuana collective, is suing the Department of Justice, the DEA, and Attorney General Eric Holder after the DEA raided their dispensary earlier...
Los Angeles Initiative for Regulating Medical Marijuana Collectives Approved for Signature Gathering

Los Angeles Initiative for Regulating Medical Marijuana Collectives Approved for Signature Gathering

On Monday, Los Angeles City Clerk June Lagmay announced that an initiative that would cut down the number of medical marijuana collectives in the city has been approved to...
Singer Melissa Etheridge Endorses California Medical Marijuana Ballot Measures

Singer Melissa Etheridge Endorses California Medical Marijuana Ballot Measures

Singer Melissa Etheridge has been vocal of her support of the marijuana community for years.  After completing cancer treatment in 2004, Etheridge smoked marijuana daily to manage her pain...
Los Angeles City Council Votes to Repeal Medical Marijuana Collective Ban

Los Angeles City Council Votes to Repeal Medical Marijuana Collective Ban

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council voted 11-2 to repeal its ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. After the ban was approved by the council in July, LA marijuana...
Drug Officials Reporting Drop in Marijuana Crop Seizures in California

Drug Officials Reporting Drop in Marijuana Crop Seizures in California

With the end of California’s outdoor marijuana growing season fast approaching, drug officials are reporting lower than average seizures of marijuana plants.  This year’s seizures are the lowest since...
Feds Launch Action Against 74 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Los Angeles County

Feds Launch Action Against 74 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Los Angeles County

Today, Tuesday September 25th, federal authorities took legal action against 74 medical marijuana collectives in Los Angeles County, California. Closure warning letters were sent to 68 dispensaries, and forfeiture...
Almost 12,000 Marijuana Plants Discovered in California National Forest

Almost 12,000 Marijuana Plants Discovered in California National Forest

Last week, 11,857 marijuana plants were seized by the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office from the Los Padres National Forest.  In addition to the plants, thirty-eight pounds of processed marijuana...
Sept. 6 Deadline Set for LA Collective Owners

Sept. 6 Deadline Set for LA Collective Owners

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office announced yesterday that the city’s 1,000-plus medical marijuana collectives will need to cease operations and close their doors by September 6.  If collective...