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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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Cops May Charge 12-Year-Old for Selling Brownies

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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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San Diego Licenses First Pot Shop

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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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House Approves Bill to Stop Pot Presecutions

A bill approved by lawmakers in the House of Representatives could end the long-running crackdown on medical marijuana in California. The so-called Hinchey-Rohrbacher Amendment passed the House Dec. 11. Attached to the $1.1 trillion budget under consideration in Congress, the amendment would rescind funding from the Department of Justice that is used to “prevent (medical marijuana states) from implementing their ...

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Vallejo Property Owners Find Abandoned Pot Grow

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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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Butte County Voters Will Decide Whether to Allow Pot Growing

Voters in Butte County will get a chance to decide Nov. 4 whether they want tight new restrictions on marijuana grows. Measure A, a proposal to limit cannabis cultivation, would cement in place new rules adopted by the county’s Board of Supervisors earlier this year. The regulations would limit outdoor grows to 150 square feet. “Almost every day you see ...

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Court Upholds Grow Bans in Fresno County

For the second time this year, a California court has upheld Fresno County’s notorious ban on marijuana cultivation. County Superior Court Judge Carlos Cabrera recently dismissed a lawsuit against Fresno County officials filed earlier this year by the ACLU. Cabrera gave the plaintiffs 60 days to decide whether they want to pursue two related claims in Superior Court or appeal ...

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San Jose Hikes Marijuana Fines from $25 to $50,000

After the San Jose City Council passed a new law earlier limiting pot shops in the city, it became clear dispensaries that refuse to close would face fines. As of now, that means just $25. But if the council adopts a new ordinance now under consideration, the fine would increase 2,000 percent, to as much as $50,000. The plan is ...

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