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Carter is a National Correspondent for Green Scene Marketing. He is a freelance writer and attorney who lives in Minnesota. He has lived in seven states, including New York and California. Carter writes about marijuana, politics, and legal issues. His favorite strain is Blue Dream.

Smugglers’ Boat Discovered at Big Sur

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Police discovered a boat beached on the coast of Big Sur that they believe was used to smuggle thousands of pounds of marijuana from Mexico. The 36-foot boat was found beached on the sand at Garrapata State Beach in Big Sur early Feb. 15. Police discovered it about 9:30 a.m. while conducting foot patrol, and found a 35-pound bale of ...

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San Diego Opens Door to Dispensaries Again

San Diego Reconsidering Dispensaries

After a long absence, medical weed is returning to San Diego. But it will be coming back with tight new restrictions that may not make everyone in the MMJ community happy. That said, many pot advocates were pleased to see the city adopt the new rules, since it was either that or nothing at all. “This ordinance provides clear and ...

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Shasta Lake Will Continue Outdoor Grow Ban

County of Shasta

A citizens’ committee has decided not to seek changes to medical marijuana rules enforced by the City of Shasta Lake. The city’s Marijuana Collectives/Cultivation Committee voted Feb. 15 to leave the current ban on outdoor cultivation as is. Committee members opted against making changes after looking at other options and considering the likely impact new regulations would have on the ...

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Three Arrested in Fresno County Pot Bust

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Sheriff’s deputies in Fresno County discovered two plastic hothouses containing about 400 marijuana plants Feb. 13. Deputies first discovered several hundred marijuana plants growing in an outdoor hothouse at a home on the 45000 block of Panorama Lane in Squaw Valley, in unincorporated Fresno County. While searching the site, detectives found four medical cannabis recommendations that pointed them to a ...

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Feds Preventing Regulation that Could Stop Water Loss

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California is in the middle of the drought of a century, and water is running low everywhere. The situation is especially bad in the Emerald Triangle, the famed pot-growing region on the North Coast, where marijuana farmers are draining creeks and rivers dry. The local officials who deal with these cultivators have tried to regulate their water use before. But ...

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Is It Over for Legalization in 2014?

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Californians are increasingly ready to legalize weed, yet observers say it’s looking increasingly unlikely that will happen this year. Four petitions are in the works to put legalization on the ballot in the 2014 elections. But the door may be closing on all four of them – and on legalization – for this election cycle. Why? There are a couple ...

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High Times Cup Hits SoCal

Cannabis Cup Los Angeles

Dope lovers by the thousands followed the smell of ganja to the Inland Empire in February, where they gathered for the first of five events around the world sponsored by High Times. The first leg of the 27th annual Cannabis Cup, one of the biggest competitions in the marijuana world, was held Feb. 8-9 in San Bernardino. Competitions pitted cultivators ...

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Robbers Hit Inland Empire Dispensary

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Three men with guns robbed a medical marijuana dispensary in San Bernardino County that had supposedly closed nine months ago. The county sheriff’s department received a call reporting the robbery Feb. 5 at 8:56 p.m., said department spokeswoman Cindy Bachman. According to the report, three armed men robbed the Woodland Healing Center. “The call doesn’t say what kind of business ...

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Third Legalization Effort Starts Gathering Signatures

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The list of initiatives vying to put legal weed on the state ballot in November continues to grow. This month the office of the California secretary of state announced it had cleared backers of a third petition to begin gathering signatures. The Drug Policy Alliance, which is behind a proposal known as the Control, Regulate and Tax Marijuana Act, was ...

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Fresno County Supervisors Close Last Hope for Pot Grows

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Fresno County leaders have closed the last door that still provided hope to patients and providers wanting to grow medical weed. County supervisors voted Feb. 4 to shut a loophole that allowed medical marijuana cultivation on manufacturing zone sites. Together with a general ban on pot grows passed in early January, the decision will make it impossible to grow cannabis ...

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