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8,500 Pounds of Marijuana Seized off California Coast

8,500 Pounds of Marijuana Seized off California Coast

On Wednesday, almost 350 bales of marijuana, totaling over 8,500 pounds, were discovered floating off the coast 160 miles west of Los Angeles.  The US Coast Guard busted a...
Proposed Residential Smoking Ban Fails in Santa Monica Due to Medical Marijuana Questions

Proposed Residential Smoking Ban Fails in Santa Monica Due to Medical Marijuana Questions

A proposed measure, which would have banned all residential smoking in apartments and condos in Santa Monica, CA, was tabled by city officials who worried about how the ban...
Police Bust Marijuana Growing Operation in San Marcos

Police Bust Marijuana Growing Operation in San Marcos

An illegal marijuana grow in San Marcos, CA was discovered by the San Diego County Narcotics Task Force on Monday. Over 3,700 marijuana plants were found growing on a...
In Landmark Ruling, California Court of Appeal Rules Dispensaries are Legal

In Landmark Ruling, California Court of Appeal Rules Dispensaries are Legal

Yesterday, the California Second District Court of Appeal ruled that medical marijuana collectives are legal under state law.  In addition, the court rejected all bans imposed by municipalities. As...
Long Beach to Consider Extending Exemption that Allows Dispensaries to Operate

Long Beach to Consider Extending Exemption that Allows Dispensaries to Operate

An exemption that allows 18 medical marijuana dispensaries to legally operate in the city of Long Beach, CA will expire in almost one month.  That is, unless the City...
Cudahy, CA Mayor Allegedly Took Bribes in Exchange for Support of MMJ Collective

Cudahy, CA Mayor Allegedly Took Bribes in Exchange for Support of MMJ Collective

Three Cudahy, CA city officials, including the mayor, have been charged with accepting bribes for supporting the opening of a medical marijuana collective in the city. Mayor David Silva,...
Lawsuit Filed Against San Bernardino County MMJ Ordinance

Lawsuit Filed Against San Bernardino County MMJ Ordinance

Letitia Pepper, attorney and director of Crusaders for Patients’ Rights, is speaking out against San Bernardino County’s medical marijuana ordinance.  She is taking a new position against the ordinance,...
Patient Denied Kidney Transplant Due to MMJ Use, ASA Speaks Out

Patient Denied Kidney Transplant Due to MMJ Use, ASA Speaks Out

Two years ago, Toni Trujillo came to California from Pennsylvania to receive specialized treatment from Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles.  Trujillo suffers from kidney problems and has been on...
Federal Collective Crackdown Continues in Los Angeles County

Federal Collective Crackdown Continues in Los Angeles County

An ongoing crackdown on medical marijuana collectives throughout California has been perpetuated today, as federal authorities target dozens of collectives throughout 11 cities in Los Angeles County. In a...
New Poll Suggests Majority of California Voters Disapprove of Marijuana Legalization

New Poll Suggests Majority of California Voters Disapprove of Marijuana Legalization

A new poll conducted by USC Dornsife and Los Angeles Times found that 50% of California residents disapprove of legalizing the “general or recreational use” of marijuana by adults. ...