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San Diego Moving Forward with MMJ

Medical marijuana is getting closer to the light of day in San Diego. MMJ providers and patients won’t have an easy time under the city’s new dispensary law, but it’s a big step up from the months during which they were banned and the years during which the city has struggled over how to deal with them. In February, the ...

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Ultralight with 250 Pounds of Weed Crashes Near San Diego

All stoners have moments, deep in the grip of a good bake, when they dream of marijuana falling from the sky. But what happened outside San Diego was a little more serious than that. An ultralight aircraft carrying about 250 pounds of cannabis crashed in the mountains east of San Diego, federal agents said. The pilot apparently escaped unhurt and ...

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San Diego Opens Door to Dispensaries Again

San Diego Reconsidering Dispensaries

After a long absence, medical weed is returning to San Diego. But it will be coming back with tight new restrictions that may not make everyone in the MMJ community happy. That said, many pot advocates were pleased to see the city adopt the new rules, since it was either that or nothing at all. “This ordinance provides clear and ...

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U.S. Citizen Dies in Border Patrol Custody After Weed Arrest

Authorities in California are investigating the Christmas death of a U.S. citizen who collapsed in the custody of Border Patrol agents after he was detained for allegedly carrying three pounds of weed. Steven Keith, 58, collapsed Christmas Eve while in a holding cell at the U.S. Border Patrol station in Campo, outside San Diego, according to agency spokesman Gerardo Gutierrez. ...

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San Diego Could Allow Dispensaries

San Diegans could shop at legal medical marijuana dispensaries again soon, if the city council passes an ordinance designed to regulate the stores. The ordinance, drafted by city staff at the request of the council, has been presented to community groups and will go before council members in February, said Interim Mayor Todd Gloria. “Essentially, what I think it is ...

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Imperial Beach Resident Pushes for MMJ

There’s a new move afoot to bring medical marijuana dispensaries back to Imperial Beach. If it succeeds, it might help end an MMJ drought in the San Diego area that has persisted since the city’s last mayor left office. Marijuana activist Marcus Boyd, who was behind a failed attempt to regulate pot shops in 2012, has said he may push ...

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Navy Vet Sentenced for Running San Diego Dispensary

A Navy veteran was sentenced in December to four months in jail for running a medical marijuana dispensary in San Diego. Jovan Jackson was sentenced Dec. 13 to 180 days in county jail, minus 48 days served, along with three years probation. He will begin serving his sentence Jan. 3. Jackson is one of a long list of dispensary owners ...

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Drug Smuggling Stopped Off Of Del Mar Beach

Early Friday morning, November 15th, federal agents stopped a panga boat carrying over $500,000 in marijuana. 10 individuals were arrested on a Del Mar beach, with the operation a partnership between U.S. Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protections Office of Air and Marine. An OAM vessel went to intercept the panga boat while a Blackhawk Helicopter assisted. Border Patrol ...

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San Diego Starts Suing Dispensaries

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The crackdown has begun again in San Diego. Now that former Mayor Bob Filner, a staunch supporter of medical cannabis, has left office in disgrace, the city has reversed course and started suing marijuana dispensaries to shut them down. In late September, City Attorney Jan Goldsmith filed a civil complaint seeking to close the Central Wellness Collective. The move reflects ...

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San Diego Enforces Dispensary Restrictions Again

A brief period of respite for medical marijuana dispensaries in San Diego has come to an end. For nine months, while Bob Filner was mayor, he refused to enforce the zoning restrictions that keep medical pot shops out of the city. Now that he has resigned in disgrace, officials have announced that they plan to crack down on the dispensaries ...

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