Breaking News Authorities seize over 2,000 pounds of marijuana on California beachFederal and local authorities are still reportedly on the hunt for several people connected to a seizure of more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana off the Santa Barbara County coast in California Friday.
NBC LA reports 18 people have so far been arrested in connection with the attempted smuggling operation involving a small fishing boat and a truck, but others were able to elude police on foot.
The California National Guard reportedly first spotted nearly 24 people unloading bales of what it believed was marijuana from a so-called "panga" boat at Arroya Quemada Beach early Friday morning.
When sheriff's deputies descended, the smugglers high-tailed it from the scene, with some of the alleged conspirators hiding on the beach
Marijuana Moms in Beverley HillsMarijuana Moms in Beverley Hills
A CONTROVERSIAL group of women who say smoking marijuana makes them better parents meet for a cannabis infused dinner party in Beverly Hills, California. The 'marijuana moms' are one of a number of groups popping up all over California where medicinal marijuana use is legal. Mum-of-two Cheryl Shuman hosts parties every month where women can try new strains of the drug. Fellow group member January Thomas smokes marijuana up to five times per day while looking after her 2-year-old daughter, Zeena.
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California City accused of Vandalism and intimidation on Medical Marijuana dispensary.In Santa Fe Spring California, A Medical Marijuana Dispensary was bullied by the City to close shop. What you are watching was NOT a raid, no handcuffs were used, nothing was taken, and no one was arrested. This was ONLY to be an inspection to see if they where open.
Months Later the former Mayor for Santa Fe Springs, Joseph Serrano, was arrested and plead guilty in Federalcourt to soliciting bribes from Medical Marijuana Dispensaries. He was promising to keep them open.
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California cracks down on medical marijuanaThe rise in the use of so-called medical marijuana led to a boom industry in California, from dispensaries to start-ups offering grow-your-own gear. But the Obama administration has cracked down on the business -- with harsh consequences on local tax revenue. Duration: 02:08
News Update: California May Issue Marijuana Bonds If Prop 19 Passes"California may back new state debt with marijuana taxes if proposition 19 passes, which legalizes the drug, according to a Business Insider report, which cited Amy Resnick of Bond Buyer.
Resnick cites those who attended the California Public Finances Conference who are suggesting the market would accept the plan if the proposition passes.
She tweeted, ""Cal. Public Finance Conf. attendees say if Prop.#19 passes, the market will accept bonds backed by marijuana taxes."""
Marijuana Media Minute, Episode #3: News from CaliforniaPlease check out our new channel: MPPStaff
This third installment of the Marijuana Media Minutes covers three stories from California: marijuana vending machines, Oaksterdam University, and the effective banning of medical marijuana dispensaries in one California county.
Firefighters Find Marijuana Grow Operation During House Fire - Modesto, CaliforniaThis evening at around 8:15 p.m. the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Department was dispatched to a house on Tenaya Dr. near Empire Ave. in the Airport District of Modesto, California for reports of a house on fire.
When crews arrived they found fire and flames coming from the rear of the home. Upon further investigation they found that the fire was contained to a detached shed. The fire was threatening several other structures all around it.
Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control saving the surrounding homes utilizing 3 engine companies, 1 truck company, and 2 Battalion Chiefs.
When firefighters entered the shed they found a large amount of marijuana which appeared to be part of a grow operation. The shed was being used for drying and storing the drugs which is part of the production process of marijuana.
Firefighters called the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department to inform them of the find and 2 Deputies were sent to the scene along with a Fire Investigator to begin the criminal investigation.
The home appears to be a lived in residence however the occupants of the house were not present at the time of the fire. When and if they return, they are sure to face a lot of tough questions from Deputies.
Modesto News .org was there on the scene and is the only news agency to bring you footage of the incident along with an interview with Battalion Chief Rick Bussell of Stanislaus Consolidated Fire.
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MARIJUANA BECOMES LEGAL IN CALIFORNIA News Story 11-01Proposition 215 in 1996 effectively made marijuana legal in California. But within the first five years after enactment, 215's fuzziness led to a wide open market where anyone complaining of anything from asthma to "discomfort" could get a "prescription" for some of the most powerful hallucinogens available. This ground-breaking story began to tell the story.
Fox News Marijuana Straw Man on Legalization?125+ MORE examples of Fox News Bias at http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=A3BD2524FE99BD4D
With a kind of marijuana legalization on the ballot in California as Proposition 19 this November, it's not surprising to see our friends at Fox picking up the pace on the marijuana misinformation in a series called "Going to Pot" that included a segment rebutting a straw man argument for marijuana legalization with a very weak anti-legalization argument and went on to spread a series of anti-marijuana myths while purporting to debunk pro-legalization "myths" as I show in this video.
The clips I use of Fox News anchor Brian Kilmeade interviewing Bishop Ron Allen come from a segment on the Fox News program "Fox and Friends" broadcast on August 28, 2010, which is available online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH5vCiUO5Cs
The image I use of my July 2007 video titled "Fox News Gets Reefer Madness Over So-Called Killer Marijuana" comes from the YouTube player page at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcPF59CoGvs
The images I use of "Yes on 19" information on California marijuana arrests come from the webpage at http://yeson19.com/node/97
The charts I use of showing racial discrimination in California marijuana arrests come from the Drug Policy Alliance webpage at http://www.drugpolicy.org/docUploads/Targeting_Blacks_for_Marijuana_06_29_10.pdf
And, finally, the fact sheet I show debunking marijuana myths about being overly potent and a "gateway drug" comes from the Drug Policy Alliance webpage at http://drugpolicy.org/marijuana/factsmyths
California Medical Marijuana Association - Fox News Marijuana ProhibitionCalifornia Medical Marijuana Association is the first non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in the nation that is responsible for regulating California's extensive medical marijuana industry.
Cannabis Culture News LIVE HighLights: California Cities Can Ban Medical MarijuanaWatch Cannabis Culture News LIVE every Friday at 4PM PT on http://Pot.TV
In this HighLight, CCN LIVE host Jeremiah Vandermeer speaks to Ellen Komp, deputy director of California NORML, about the ongoing fight for medical marijuana in California.
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2 Day Tour: Fresno County Sheriff, Medical Marijuana EradicationMedical Marijuana Cultivation
In California's Central Valley
Poses Serious Risk to Public Health
Medical Marijuana May Expose Consumers to Dangerous
Bacteria and Fungus; Doctors Should Be Held Accountable
Los Angeles, September 17, 2012 -- Following a two-day tour with Lieutenant Rick Ko of the Fresno County Sheriff's Department, Alexandra Datig has given her eyewitness account of California's Central Valley marijuana grows. Today, Datig released a documented account of what she saw on the opinion page "Nip It In The Bud USA" (www.nipitinthebudusa.org). The short documentary is also available on YouTube.
Datig said; "California's medical marijuana laws have been exposed as a scam. Under existing laws, no one is held accountable, while California has become the marijuana trafficking capitol of the United States. Ninety percent of California's marijuana is being exported to other states and other countries. All this, made possible mostly through recommendations by California doctors."
John Lovell, lobbyist for the California Narcotics Officer's Association and the California Police Chiefs Associations saw the footage and said; "Every policy maker should be required to see it."
Calvina Fay, Executive Director of Drug Free America Foundation and Save Our Society From Drugs had this to say: "This video reveals very specific public health risks associated with the cultivation of marijuana. It shows that patients may be unknowingly ingesting dangerous toxins. We definitely need more resources like this video to help educate the public about the widespread contamination caused by these criminal enterprises."
Former Los Angeles City Councilman and California State Senator Nate Holden, who served on the Board of Public Safety with the City of Los Angeles for eight years, saw the presentation and said; "The FDA and the USDA is now aware how medical marijuana is being cultivated in an unsafe and unhealthy environment. They should immediately take action to protect the health, safety and welfare of our citizens and eradicate these marijuana grows and jail the cultivators who put in jeopardy our health, safety and welfare."
What Law Defines Legality of Medical Marijuana in California?http://www.kcet.org/shows/socal_connected/content/interview/california-supreme-court-considering-whether-city-state-or-federal-law-defines-legality-of-medical-m.html
Under California law, it's legal to buy medical marijuana, but it's not so under federal law. That's why some localities have banned pot shops.
California's highest court heard arguments Tuesday over whether cities can do that. In essence, the court will decide, when it comes to medical marijuana, whether federal or state laws prevail here in California, and whether cities can regulate dispensaries through zoning laws.
Weed Doc - The Emerald Cuphttp://WeedMaps.com - News Jan 20, 2013
For those of you that do not know, The Emerald Cup is the world's only outdoor organic cannabis competition. This year's event took place December 15th, 2012 at the Mateel Community Center in Redway, California. Redway is located in the heart of The Emerald Triangle, an area of Northern California known throughout the world as being the center of the outdoor marijuana cultivation universe. In it's ninth year, The Emerald Cup has moved from it's humble beginnings at Area 101 to the much larger Mateel Community Center. It has added sponsors such as WeedMaps, SC Labs, and Skunk Magazine. It has gone from twenty three entries to over two-hundred and has become a true public event. If you get a chance, visit the Emerald Cup which takes place every year after Fall harvest!
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