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Feds Bust Synthetic Weed Ring in L.A.

Federal authorities say they’ve busted a major drug ring that distributed synthetic marijuana in Los Angeles. The U.S. attorney’s office for the region announced in October that federal agents had arrested a dozen suspects as part of a larger crackdown on synthetic weed, commonly known as Spice. All were California residents, and their alleged drug conspiracy targeted homeless people living ...

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Cops Find Body in Refrigerator Behind an MJ Grow Site

California Grow Site

Police in Los Angeles said they found the dead body of a man inside an old refrigerator behind a Los Angeles home whose resident was growing illegal cannabis. The Los Angeles Police Department got a tip in September about a possible body at a house on Runnymede Street in Sun Valley. Officers went to the house and found the body ...

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L.A. Judge Blocks Nestdrop App

A judge in Los Angeles has blocked a popular smartphone app from directing users to marijuana delivery services in the city. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Robert O’Brien issued an injunction in late December barring the Nestdrop app from operating in L.A. The app, the first of its kind, helps users find medical marijuana delivery services across California. City ...

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The Best Places for Pot in California

California is the nation’s pot basket: More weed is grown here than in any other state – a lot more. About half the nation’s supply of marijuana originates in California. Cannabis is also quasi-legal in the Golden State, which has a medical marijuana system with few regulations. It’s easy to get a doctor’s recommendation, and it’s even easier to find ...

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Cops Find 150 Pounds of Weed in Pamona

Police operating on a tip from a neighbor raided a Pomona home in late September and seized about 150 pounds of marijuana, along with methamphetamine, officials said. Officers went to the house on East Bonita Avenue at 6 p.m. Sept. 28, following an anonymous tip from a neighbor. They found “several large marijuana plants growing in the rear yard of ...

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Border Patrol Seizes $1.5 Million in Pot in Shipment of Christmas Bows

Border patrol officers discovered more than 3,000 pounds of marijuana hidden inside a shipment of Christmas package bows, officials said. On the afternoon of Aug. 28, a 28-year-old Mexican national tried to drive a 1998 Kenworth tractor across the border at Tijuana, officials said. The tractor pulled a trailer full of boxes masked as holiday bows. The tractor and trailer ...

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Driver Crashes into Warehouse, Exposes Weed Farm

A California driver attempting to flee police crashed through the wall of a Los Angeles warehouse, exposing what police called an illegal marijuana garden inside. The driver was paralyzed in the Aug. 15 collision, and police hauled away 800 plants from the site, though they were mum about the extent of the operation inside. Neighbors told reporters they knew the ...

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Two Busted with 600 Plants

Police destroyed more than 600 marijuana plants during a raid in Lake Los Angeles in late July. The raid, carried out July 30, also turned up a large amount of harvested weed, thousands of dollars in cash, and a shotgun, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Police found the plants inside a house and detached garage in Lake Los ...

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L.A. Judge Shuts Down Farmers Market

Los Angeles city officials won a restraining order in July to shut down a popular marijuana farmers market. An L.A. County Superior Court judge ruled July 15 that the cannabis farmers market in Boyle’s Heights must cease operations immediately. The ruling was a victory for City Attorney Mike Feuer, who said the market violated L.A.’s rules for medical marijuana dispensaries. ...

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L.A. Tries to Close Marijuana Farmers Market

Los Angeles city officials have launched an effort to shut down a new medical marijuana farmers market that opened in the city earlier this month. The California Heritage Market, which was organized by West Coast Collective, opened to big crowds and long lines over the Fourth of July weekend. It offered shoppers a chance to interact directly with growers and ...

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