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Merced County Cops Bust Elaborate Underground Grow

Sheriff’s deputies in Merced County destroyed about 400 marijuana plants they found in an elaborate commercial garden carefully hidden beneath a house on an almond ranch. Victor Arreola Barajas, 40, was arrested in the Hilmar area in connection with the raid. He was booked in lieu of $20,000 bail on charges of marijuana cultivation and utilities theft. Officers arrested Barajas ...

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Police, Local Leaders Change Their Tune on MMJ Legislation

After 18 years of resistance, law enforcement groups in California are showing signs they may be willing to work with the medical marijuana community to make MMJ work. California voters approved medical marijuana in 1996 when they passed the Compassionate Use Act. The legislature implemented several aspects of the program in 2003, but MMJ has remained largely unregulated in California ...

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Fremont Bars Outdoor Grows

The Fremont City Council has banned all outdoor cultivation of medical marijuana in response to neighborhood complaints. The council voted unanimously Feb. 18 to prohibit all outdoor growing, as well as cultivation inside residences if the plants can be seen from public places. The new policy was enacted after several residents complained their neighbors were growing large amounts of weed ...

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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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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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Cops Fight Legalization

Marijuana fever may be sweeping the nation, but there’s one place it still hasn’t caught on, and probably won’t, at least not any time soon: the halls of law enforcement. There are police groups that back legalization – most notably LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition). But most mainstream police groups, especially the big, powerful ones, have made it their mission ...

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Deputies Seize 400 lbs. at Arizona Border

An investigation into illegal trafficking led to the seizure of more than 400 pounds of marijuana along the Arizona border at the end of January, police said. The weed was taken while sheriff’s deputies from San Bernardino County served search warrants in the Mojave Desert in California and Arizona as part of an investigation into illegal drug sales at California ...

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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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Cal. Cops Continue to Kill Reform

If police are acting like this now, just imagine the tactics they’ll employ once California legalizes marijuana completely. Voters in the Golden State approved medical marijuana 18 years ago when they passed Proposition 215, but don’t tell that to most police officers. As far as they’re concerned, no such law has ever existed. That’s why the California Narcotics Officers’ Association, ...

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Elementary School Teacher Charged with Dosing Employees

A grade school teacher in Benicia was arrested in January and charged with spiking colleagues with marijuana-laced food at an employee potluck, police said. The event was held for faculty and staff of the Matthew Turner Elementary School in Benicia, a city of about 27,000 in the Bay Area. Several people who ate food at the potluck in late November ...

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