Northern California

Concerns Arise Over Environmental Impact of Marijuana Growing in Northern California

Concerns Arise Over Environmental Impact of Marijuana Growing in Northern California

Scientists and researchers are finding that Northern California marijuana grows are having a negative impact on the environment.  According to researchers, both medical marijuana cultivation sites and illegal marijuana...
Humboldt State University Opens Marijuana Research Institute

Humboldt State University Opens Marijuana Research Institute

Humboldt State University, located in the heart of the Northern California medical marijuana scene, has opened the Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research. The institute is dedicated to conducting...
City of Oakland Sues to Stop Closure of Harborside Health Center

City of Oakland Sues to Stop Closure of Harborside Health Center

The city of Oakland, California has filed a lawsuit to stop federal authorities from shutting down Harborside Health Center.  The suit names US Attorney Melinda Haag and Attorney General...
Legal MMJ Cultivators Left with Overstock as Collectives Close

Legal MMJ Cultivators Left with Overstock as Collectives Close

As the federal and city crackdowns on medical marijuana dispensaries continue in California, some legal MMJ growers in Northern California are being left with an overstock of marijuana that...
UPDATE: Oaksterdam University Raided by Feds

UPDATE: Oaksterdam University Raided by Feds

Federal officials raided Oakland’s Oaksterdam University Monday morning at approximately 8 a.m. Oaksterdam is a staple in the medical marijuana community and has played a large role in acceptance...
Man Denied Construction Job Due to Medical Marijuana Use

Man Denied Construction Job Due to Medical Marijuana Use

Larry Mazzola Sr. is a business manager for the UA Local 38 plumbers union in San Francisco.  He was recently denied work on a city project after testing positive...
US Attorney Comes ‘Clean’ with Reason for California MMJ Crackdowns, Doesn’t Add Up

US Attorney Comes ‘Clean’ with Reason for California MMJ Crackdowns, Doesn’t Add Up

After maintaining a relatively high level of silence, US Attorney Melinda Haag (Northern California) spoke to the media last week about her, and the Justice Department’s, reasoning for the...
Oakland, CA Approves Opening of 4 New Collectives, More Could Be on The Way

Oakland, CA Approves Opening of 4 New Collectives, More Could Be on The Way

On Wednesday, Oakland, CA officials issued approvals for 4 new medical marijuana collectives to open in the city.  Should all 4 open, it will double the number of city...