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Southern California counties clear 100,000 cannabis convictions by July 1 deadline

As calls for criminal justice reform sweep the nation, California is taking steps to reverse some effects of the war on drugs, which continues to disproportionately impact people of color. California’s 58 county district attorneys had a deadline of Wednesday, July 1, to accept or challenge the state’s recommendation to clear the records of some […]

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Not your typical grow house: Bay Area buyers paid cash, moved in the marijuana

Custom-built house, wraparound porch, great views, perfect for … a grow house. A marijuana raid in Merced County allegedly found an extensive growing operation in an unlikely-looking home. Three buyers, from San Francisco and San Leandro, paid $590,000 cash for the house in April, the Merced County Sheriff’s Department said on Wednesday. Read the rest […]

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Over 10,700 illegal marijuana plants eradicated in Humboldt County

EUREKA — More than 10,700 pot plants were eradicated in Humboldt County during an investigation of illegal cannabis cultivation in the Dinsmore area, authorities said Thursday. Search warrants were served Wednesday on two parcels that did not have the required county permit or state license for commercial cannabis cultivation, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said. […]

2019 Monterey County Crop Report lists leaf lettuce in top spot, cannabis in fifth

SALINAS – The 2019 Monterey County Crop Report released Tuesday shows the overall production value of the agriculture industry in the county was up 3.5% to $4.4 billion. Leaf lettuce is the top crop followed by strawberries, head lettuce, and broccoli rounding out the top four in the main report. The Crop Report also includes, […]

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Recreational marijuana laws may boost traffic deaths, studies say

By LINDSEY TANNER | The Associated Press Laws legalizing recreational marijuana may lead to more traffic deaths, two new studies suggest, although questions remain about how they might influence driving habits. Previous research has had mixed results and the new studies, published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, can’t prove that the traffic death increases they […]

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Sheriff: 2 tons of pot, $1 million seized from Chinese operation in California

Two tons of marijuana and $1 million in cash were seized from an organization from China that was running an illegal growing operation in Southern California, authorities said Friday. Nineteen people were jailed on suspicion of maintaining a drug house, theft of utilities, marijuana cultivation, marijuana sales and conspiracy, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said. […]

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Sheriff: 2 tons of pot, $1 million seized from Chinese operation in Southern California

Two tons of marijuana and $1 million in cash were seized from an organization from China that was running an illegal growing operation in Southern California, authorities said Friday. Nineteen people were jailed on suspicion of maintaining a drug house, theft of utilities, marijuana cultivation, marijuana sales and conspiracy, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said. […]

Reward offered after San Jose man goes missing in Mendocino County

Police are publicizing a reward in the case of a San Jose man who went missing in April from a Mendocino County marijuana farm. Victor “Gallo” Medina, 39, had reportedly been working at marijuana greenhouses on the Round Valley Indian Reservation, in Covelo. His family reported him missing to San Jose police in mid-April. A […]

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San Jose man kidnapped from Mendocino County marijuana grow site, sheriff’s office says

COVELO – A 23-year-old San Jose man was kidnapped at gunpoint from a marijuana grow site in Mendocino County last week, authorities said Monday. His abductor threatened to shoot him if the victim didn’t pay $30,000 he owed to the man. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office said the victim escaped serious injury and the suspect […]

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Study: Cannabis was used at biblical site in Israel

By Kristen Rogers | CNN If there were any more fun facts to learn about cannabis, its ritualistic use at a biblical site in Israel can now be added to the list. In 1963, two limestone altars were found at the entrance to the “Holy of Holies” of a Judahite shrine at Beersheba Valley, in […]

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