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Sacramento County Puts Squeeze on Hash Oil

Authorities in Sacramento County are cracking down on hash oil makers following a series of explosions and hospitalizations caused by the manufacturing process. The Sacramento County District Attorney’s office has prosecuted more than a dozen people for hash oil offenses this year, said Michael Neves, assistant chief deputy district attorney for the county. Hash oil, also known as wax or ...

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L.A. Judge Shuts Down Farmers Market

Los Angeles city officials won a restraining order in July to shut down a popular marijuana farmers market. An L.A. County Superior Court judge ruled July 15 that the cannabis farmers market in Boyle’s Heights must cease operations immediately. The ruling was a victory for City Attorney Mike Feuer, who said the market violated L.A.’s rules for medical marijuana dispensaries. ...

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2 Arrested in Bakersfield Raid

Police in Bakersfield arrested two men after finding more than three tons of weed in the U-Haul van they were driving. The 6,700 pounds of marijuana, valued at $76 million, was allegedly discovered early July 9 after the driver ran a red light. Two officers pulled the van over at about 5:30 a.m. and smelled a strong odor of cannabis ...

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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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Narcs in Nevada County Raid Honey Oil Lab

A pot bust in Nevada County in June ended with sheriff’s deputies seizing weed, butane containers, weapons, and thousands of dollars in cash. Two people were arrested at the scene of the raid. Eric Paul Normart, 45, and Jillian Rose Terzian, 26, were charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, criminal conspiracy, and committing a felony while armed. The Nevada County ...

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Raids Find Plants, Cash, Cocaine

Police raided a suspected marijuana network in Fremont, Union City, and Hayward in June. They arrested four people and seized hundreds of plants, cash, and other drugs, authorities said. The investigation lasted almost a month, and police confiscated nearly 700 plants, processed weed, cocaine, cash, and a car, according to the Southern Alameda County Major Crimes Task Force. The operation ...

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Bill to Regulate Medical Weed Would Allow Extracts

If a plan to regulate medical marijuana in California becomes law, patients would still be able to use concentrates, wax, and other extracted forms of the drug. State Sen. Lou Correa, a Democrat from Santa Ana, is pushing a bill that would impose new rules on the state’s notoriously chaotic medical weed industry. His approach has the backing of law ...

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San Jose Puts Tough New Limits on Dispensaries

San Jose officials are moving ahead with plans to crack down on medical marijuana, launching a new effort to apply tight regulations that could make it difficult, if not impossible, for dispensaries to do business in the city. The San Jose City Council voted 7-3 June 10 to pass an ordinance that will limit MMJ shops to less than 1 ...

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AG Candidate Supports Legal Pot

Ron Gold, the Republican candidate challenging California Attorney General Kamala Harris in her bid for re-election, said he wants to see the state legalize marijuana and reap the financial rewards. Gold, a lawyer from Woodland Hills and a former deputy attorney general, said California could use the money that would come with legal weed. The criminal justice system could move ...

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San Diego Could Go After Delivery Services Next

San Diego is already on a tear against unauthorized medical marijuana dispensaries. Now officials may be gearing up to go after MMJ delivery services. The City Council’s Committee on Public Safety has already met once on the issue and will do so again next month. With regulations now in place for dispensaries, officials are looking to clamp down on the ...

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