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New App Lets L.A. Stoners Order Weed by Delivery


California stoners in need of quick weed have a new tool at their fingertips: a smartphone app that lets you order medical marijuana delivery in the Los Angeles area. “We’re entrepreneurs, and we saw a need in the market, and we decided to fill that need,” said Roddy Rodnia, co-founder of the Nestdrop app. “We want to make it more ...

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Feds Take Medical Marijuana from Suffering Kids

Sick children who need medical marijuana to survive are going without because of a series of police raids up and down the Pacific Coast in California. In mid October a local task force of drug warriors raided a dispensary in the San Diego area and destroyed farms in Modesto and Mendocino County in Northern California. The operations were all providing ...

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San Diego Licenses First Pot Shop


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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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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San Jose Will Vote on Pot Shop Restrictions

Pro-pot activists in San Jose have succeeded in triggering a public referendum on a restrictive new law passed by the city earlier this year. Voters will decide in two years whether they want to repeal the new regulations, which many expect will end medical marijuana in San Jose. The law requires that all pot shops locate within less than 1 ...

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Leak in Murrieta Leads Cops to Weed

A leak at a home in Murrieta led authorities to an indoor pot garden with nearly 1,000 plants, police said. Police arrested Zi Ye Wu, 38, and Wei Ming Li, 30, during a raid on a home on Hannah Way, said Murrieta Police Sgt. Dave Baca. The two posted $50,000 bail and were released. They face drug charges. Murrieta code ...

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Encinitas Council Votes Against Legalizaiton


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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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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Reform Group Launches Legalization Campaign for 2016

A campaign to legalize marijuana in California is getting a head start on the 2016 election. The Marijuana Policy Project filed documents with the California secretary of state’s office in late September that registered a new campaign committee. Now that committee can start raising and spending money. The MPP is the biggest national group that fights for cannabis reform. Members ...

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Legislature Adjourns with No New Pot Regulations

Yet another attempt to impose new regulations on the medical marijuana industry in California has fallen apart. Legislation to regulate the chaotic MMJ market died in Senate committee before the end of the legislative session in August. The defeat followed the failure to pass another medical marijuana reform bill in the Assembly. Similar attempts have died in each of the ...

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