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State Supreme Court Takes Tax Case Involving MJ

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A fight over taxes in the small Inland Empire city of Upland has landed at the California Supreme Court in a case that could determine whether medical marijuana dispensaries can survive there. The case started in 2015, when pro-cannabis activists collected enough signatures to require a special election so voters could decide the issue. Advocates have long pushed for a ...

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San Bernardino Will Vote on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

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Voters in San Bernardino will get a final say on Election Day whether they want to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in their struggling city. The City Council voted in early July to add a proposal to the November citywide ballot that would legalize a small number of dispensaries subject to certain regulations. Most council members were careful to stress that ...

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Struggling California Town Looks to Marijiuana

It has been a long time since the people of California’s Inland Empire had much reason to smile. Many of its small desert communities were crushed by the collapse of the housing market eight years ago, and few have recovered. The people of Adelanto have it especially tough. This town of 31,000 residents is really only known for one thing: ...

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The Best Places to Smoke Marijuana in California

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It’s no secret California is a great place to smoke marijuana. The state produces 60 percent of the nation’s pot supply, and medical cannabis laws have long been notoriously lax, so at least a few California cities should appear on any serious list of the best places for stoners. Indeed, a study from 2014 ranked the top 10 cities for ...

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Cops Arrest 14 in San Bernardino County Pot Sting

Authorities in San Bernardino County raided a marijuana grow site in August, seizing more than 5,000 plants and multiple guns, the county sheriff’s department said. Fourteen people were arrested. Sheriff’s deputies, part of a marijuana enforcement team, served nine search warrants Aug. 20 and 21 on several properties in unincorporated San Bernardino County. The sites included the communities of Landers, ...

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San Bernardino, Out of Money, Could Turn to Medical Marijuana

Bankrupt and swamped with illegal medical marijuana dispensaries, the City of San Bernardino is turning to a promising solution: more weed. City officials are considering a move to legalize, regulate, and tax pot shops in town. Dispensaries are currently banned under city ordinance, though medical pot is allowed statewide in California. The new approach was prompted by worries about the ...

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San Bernardino Cops Raid Grow Houses

Police in San Bernardino raided two grow houses across the street from each other May 9, arresting seven people and hauling away 2,600 marijuana plants that were close to harvest. Police arrested Synatra Tip, 68; Phua Ha, 34; Saoline Phoeuk, 63; Sveong Danh, 61; Sue Song; and Choua Yang. It wasn’t immediately clear what charges would be filed against them. ...

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High Times Cup Hits SoCal

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

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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