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Stunt Biker Arrested for Marijuana Plants

Guruardas Singh Khalsa

A California man arrested for performing freestyle motorcycle stunts on a state freeway faces additional charges after police said they found dozens of marijuana plants and a gun in his Brentwood home. A California Highway Patrol spokesman said Guruardas Singh Khalsa, 32, was re-arrested Oct. 30 after CHP officers served a search warrant on his house. There they found a ...

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San Francisco Won’t Be Getting a New Dispensary

Golden Gate Bridge

Plans to open a “green light” marijuana district in San Francisco have run into problems at City Hall. The city’s planning commission voted in October to delay the permit process for a new medical cannabis dispensary in the Excelsior neighborhood, which is located near the border with South San Francisco. The neighborhood currently has three pot shops, and the industry ...

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The Best Places for Pot in California

Sebastopol, 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 May Charge 12-Year-Old for Selling Brownies

Marijuana Teens

Fresno authorities plan to charge a 12-year-old – a 12-year-old – for selling pot brownies at school. The boy, a student at Sequoia Middle School in Fresno, brought his older brother’s marijuana-laced brownies to class and sold them to at least one other student, police said. That student became so ill hospitalization was required. The student recovered. It’s hard to ...

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What Do Weed Votes Mean for California?

Election Day 2014 marked a major turning point in the movement to reform marijuana laws. Two new states legalized recreational pot by substantial margins, as did Washington, D.C. A major medical marijuana initiative failed in Florida, but it was the only setback of the day. So what does all this mean for the future of cannabis policy in California? Above ...

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San Diego Licenses First Pot Shop

potshop

San Diego officials have approved the city’s first license to run a medical marijuana dispensary. The license went to David Blair, owner of A Green Alternative pot shop. Blair plans to open the store in Otay Mesa. The license was cleared by a hearing officer at the San Diego Development Services Department Oct. 15. “We’re at the end of the ...

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California AG Says Legal Weed Inevitable

Legalization is coming to California, soon, and key political leaders are beginning to acknowledge that fact. Gov. Jerry Brown may still oppose legalization, but his political ground is shrinking by the day. In November, California Attorney General Kamala Harris said she doesn’t oppose legalization. Harris didn’t go so far as to endorse the idea of legal weed, but she said ...

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Vallejo Property Owners Find Abandoned Pot Grow

Marijuana Plant

The owners of a rental home in Vallejo were stunned when they discovered the residents had abandoned a large indoor marijuana grow operation and fled. “We’ve been violated,” said owner Leonardo Bordador. “This is the first time we’ve experienced this kind of thing. We can’t believe this could happen here.” Bordador said he and his wife leased the house to ...

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Almost All MMJ Patients Say Weed Has Helped Them

Medical marijuana has quickly become one of the most popular drugs in the United States. As it turns out, there’s a good reason for this: The vast majority of patients – almost all of them – say the drug works. A new California health survey found 92 percent of MMJ patients believe the medicine works on some of their conditions, ...

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Encinitas Council Votes Against Legalizaiton

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The Encinitas City Council voted in September to fight an effort to legalize medical marijuana dispensaries in the fall election. The vote, cast Sept. 10, means the city officially opposes the campaign to reverse the city’s ban on dispensaries. Measure F, the proposal that would legalize medical pot shops, will appear on the ballot in November. “It is up to ...

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