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Humboldt County Cops Bust 6 Grow Sites

Cops in Humboldt County busted six weed grows near unincorporated Dinsmore off California Route 36 July 17. Deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office served warrants on each of the sites and discovered more than 4,000 marijuana plants between the six grows. The sheriff’s department asked local prosecutors to file charges against them, but no arrests were made. “Some of ...

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Two Busted with 600 Plants

Police destroyed more than 600 marijuana plants during a raid in Lake Los Angeles in late July. The raid, carried out July 30, also turned up a large amount of harvested weed, thousands of dollars in cash, and a shotgun, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Police found the plants inside a house and detached garage in Lake Los ...

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Man Accused of Starting Wildfire, Growing Weed

Authorities have accused a Northern California marijuana grower of starting a large wildfire while he was transporting material for a pot garden. The man, who gave his name as Freddie Alexander Smoke III, was arrested July 12. He was charged with recklessly causing a fire and cultivating marijuana, both felonies, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. ...

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MMJ Entrepreneur Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Charges

A onetime marijuana entrepreneur, among the flashiest in California, pleaded guilty to cannabis-related charges in federal court July 1. Yan Ebyam, 37, who was once a major player in MMJ, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of conspiracy to manufacture marijuana. He now faces between six and eight years in prison if the judge accepts his plea deal with prosecutors. ...

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Lake County Growers Ban Outdoor Grows

Lake County Voters Ban Outdoor Weed Grows

There will be no more outdoor marijuana grows in much of Lake County. Voters opted to ban all outdoor grows in the more populated parts of the Northern California county during the June 3 election. They voted in favor of a policy adopted by county supervisors last year and challenged by marijuana proponents at the ballot. Under the ordinance, outdoor ...

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New Indoor Grow Rules in Sacramento County

Sacramento County residents will now have a harder time growing weed indoors. County supervisors voted June 10 to limit the number of plants that may be grown inside, as well as where they may be grown. The move comes just two months after the county banned all outdoor grows. Sacramento County is following in the footsteps of places like Live ...

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Martinez Bans Outdoor Grows

Another day, another city in Northern California has banned outdoor marijuana grows. The city council of Martinez, located in the northern Bay Area, voted 4-0 May 7 to prohibit all outdoor cultivation of cannabis, despite the state law that specifically allows California residents to grow their own medical weed. Martinez becomes another in a growing list of California communities targeting ...

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San Jose Dealing with House Grows

Police in San Jose say illegal grow houses are becoming an increasing problem – one they’re not fully equipped to handle as their resources shrink and other issues take priority over weed. In March, the body of a 26-year-old man was found in a grow house in the Coyote Creek neighborhood. He had been shot to death. Police haven’t said ...

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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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Shasta Lake Will Continue Outdoor Grow Ban

A citizens’ committee has decided not to seek changes to medical marijuana rules enforced by the City of Shasta Lake. The city’s Marijuana Collectives/Cultivation Committee voted Feb. 15 to leave the current ban on outdoor cultivation as is. Committee members opted against making changes after looking at other options and considering the likely impact new regulations would have on the ...

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