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Patient Advocates Sue San Diego

A group of patient advocates sued the City of San Diego in early May, seeking to stop an ordinance regulating medical marijuana dispensaries. The Union of Medical Marijuana Patients Inc. filed the suit in Superior Court, alleging the regulations violate patient rights and the California Environmental Quality Act. This is the second time activists have sued to block the San ...

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New Rules in San Jose Could Ban Dispensaries

New regulations on medical marijuana dispensaries in San Jose could lead to a de facto ban in the city, advocates said in early May. The City Council is set to vote May 13 on two ordinances to regulate pot shops in San Jose. The city has been trying to crack down on a booming dispensary business for several years, with ...

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LA County Deputies Planted Guns in Dispensaries

Two former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were arrested in April and charged with trying to frame two workers at a medical marijuana dispensary. Anthony Manuel Paez, 32, and Julio Cesar Martinez, 39, both were arrested April 18. They were each charged with two felony counts of conspiracy to obstruct justice and altering evidence. Martinez was also charged with felony ...

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L.A. Closes 100 Pot Shops

Officials in Los Angeles have closed more than 100 medical marijuana dispensaries in the months since the city started regulating the shops, City Attorney Mike Feuer said March 10. Even so, the city may not be keeping pace with new shops opening every day. Feuer joined Police Chief Charlie Beck at a news conference, where they said the city has ...

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Kern County MMJ Ordinance Overturned

A judge invalidated Kern County’s marijuana ordinance Feb. 14, effectively opening the door to an all-out ban on medical weed dispensaries in unincorporated parts of the county. Superior Court Judge Kenneth Twisselman struck down Measure G, a referendum passed by voters in 2012 that limited where dispensaries could locate. Twisselman said the county had failed to conduct proper environmental studies ...

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Girl Scouts Go After Stoners

It’s the perfect mix of munchies and moolah. In cities across the country, including San Francisco, enterprising girls have discovered a novel method for selling Girl Scout Cookies: setting up shop outside medical marijuana dispensaries. And business is booming. Within just two hours of setting up her stand outside The Green Cross dispensary in San Francisco, 13-year-old Danielle Lei sold ...

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Three Arrested in Fresno County Pot Bust

Sheriff’s deputies in Fresno County discovered two plastic hothouses containing about 400 marijuana plants Feb. 13. Deputies first discovered several hundred marijuana plants growing in an outdoor hothouse at a home on the 45000 block of Panorama Lane in Squaw Valley, in unincorporated Fresno County. While searching the site, detectives found four medical cannabis recommendations that pointed them to a ...

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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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Cal. MMJ Pioneer Is Destitute

A long effort to drive one of California’s medical marijuana pioneers into destitution has apparently worked. Lynette Shaw, who opened the state’s first legal MMJ dispensary shortly after voters approved medical weed in 1996, says she’s broke, shut down three years ago by federal prosecutors and hounded by the IRS into insolvency. She’s millions of dollars in debt with no ...

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AG: Banks Will Be Able to Work with Weed Providers

America’s top law enforcement official promised the federal government will soon issue rules allowing marijuana businesses to work with banks and other financial institutions. The announcement could have important implications for medical pot in California. Attorney General Eric Holder said Jan. 23 that the regulations would deal with problems faced by providers now selling recreational weed in Colorado and medical ...

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