Sunday, November 23, 2014

US CO: Column: ‘Dude, I Think This Whole Town Is High’

November 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Boulder Weekly, 13 Nov 2014 – It was great to hear that Boulder City Council decided at its Nov. 6 meeting to relook at some of the rules created to regulate the cannabis industry. Overall, council and staff did an admirable job under enormous time constraints after last year’s floods, but as we approach the end of one year of legalization, it’s not a bad time to take a second look at its own decision-making. One of the rules to be reviewed currently doesn’t allow retail shops to sell any marijuana-related merchandising. It’s understandable that council would be wary at the beginning, especially after Boulder County Health recommended no dispensary merchandising, arguing that it might induce teenagers to try cannabis.

West Hollywood Medical Marijuana Shop Raided by Feds

October 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Happy Monday. Here’s your reminder that the war on medical cannabis is alive and well — even in the state that basically started it all: California. Last week U.S. Drug Enforcement Administra…

"420 Nurses" Opens Photography Studio for Models Seeking Canna-Businesses

October 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Even in L.A., it’s still something of a taboo for a woman to brand herself as a pot-smoker. So in 2009, native Angeleno ChaCha VaVoom (née Vanessa Sahagun) launched 420nurses.com, a social net…

Law Would Make it Harder For Cops to Take Your Stuff

September 19, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Cops, backed by federal law, have been taking stuff from innocent people, and some not-so-innocent people, at alarming rates for more than a decade. The government’s “equitable sharing” civil fo…

Hossein Nayeri Extradited To California In Pot Shop Sexual Mutilation

September 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hossein Nayeri, one of three suspects charged in the gruesome torture and sexual mutilation of a Newport Beach, California medical marijuana dispensary owner, will be arraigned today at Orange …

L.A. Pot Factory Churned Out Millions Worth of Weed, Cops Say

September 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In the middle of the scenic San Fernando Valley stood a 14,000-square-foot warehouse. And in this warehouse, cops say, was much weed. So much weed, in fact, that the operation allegedly churned…

Santa Ana Pot Busts Clog Court, Annoy Judge

September 5, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Remember the itty-bitty pot raid that Santa Ana PD carried out on July 31st? September 2nd was the arraignment for some 123 total marijuana misdemeanor violations. And so far it seems only one o…

Will the California Drought Cause Smaller Cannabis Harvests?

September 4, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Harvest season is upon us. We’re not talking about tomatoes, lettuce and carrots. We’re talking about that most green of crops, marijuana. Late summer marks the beginning of bud harvesting in th…

Santa Ana, California’s Great Pot Raid: After years of doing nothing to stop dispensaries from coming to town, the police crack down

August 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s about 2 o’clock on July 31, a hot and humid Thursday afternoon, and Mike and Scott (who asked to be identified only by their first names) are kicking back in Aloha Community Collective Assoc…

California border patrol finds 30 pounds of meth during routine stop

August 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Was anyone out there expecting a delivery of 30 pounds of methamphetamine from a 24-year-old fellow who is a citizen of the United States? It’s not coming, advises the U.S. Border Patrol. …

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