Marijuana

Leaves of a mature marijuana plant. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Newsom Report Calls For Heavy Regulation If California Legalizes Marijuana

A blue-ribbon panel chaired by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday released a policy report recommending that any move to legalize marijuana in California should emphasize public safety, limiting access by minors, and limiting corporate control over the maximization of tax revenue.

07/22/2015

Police lifted out of Alum Rock Park in San Jose (CBS SF)

Manhunt Underway For Suspects After 7,500 Marijuana Plants Found At Grow Site Near Alum Rock Park

One man was arrested and around 7,500 marijuana plants were removed Friday at an illegal grow site east of San Jose’s Alum Rock Park

07/17/2015

Pittsburg Police said they seized $750,000 in hash oil and marijuana from this home on July 15, 2015. (CBS)

$750,000 In Hash Oil Seized, 5 Arrested In Pittsburg Drug Bust

Police busted perhaps the largest hash or “honey” oil lab found in Contra Costa County at a house in Pittsburg on Wednesday, arrested five people, and seized $30,000 in cash, police said Thursday.

07/16/2015

Medical marijuana and pill bottle (Getty Images)

San Francisco Won’t Permit ‘Pot Luck’ Medical Marijuana Food Festival

Last month, San Francisco’s first medical marijuana food festival made national headlines. Now, city officials said they will not allow a second one, and the organizer of the event accuses the city of intimidating cannabis clubs to discourage them from taking part.

07/15/2015

Medical marijuana and pill bottle (Getty Images)

Aptos Bar Owner Arrested For Allegedly Running Back Room Marijuana Dispensary

A bar owner was arrested last week for allegedly running a marijuana dispensary at his Aptos business, a Santa Cruz County sheriff’s spokesman said.

07/14/2015

Medical marijuana and pill bottle (Getty Images)

Court Rules San Francisco Medical Marijuana Dispensary Can’t Deduct Business Expenses

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that a San Francisco medical marijuana dispensary can’t deduct business expenses for sales of the drug from its taxable income.

07/09/2015

Medical marijuana and pill bottle (Getty Images)

California Bill Helps Medical Marijuana Users Access Organ Transplants

California lawmakers have passed a bill that prevents medical marijuana users from being denied organ transplants just because they use pot.

06/23/2015

Marijuana recovered from a panga boat ditched along Pescadero Beach. (CBS)

100 Bales Of Marijuana Worth $18 Million Found In Boat On Big Sur Coast; 4 Arrested

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested four men Friday, after deputies connected them to a boat found with a large amount of marijuana inside.

06/14/2015

Scene of marijuana growing operation that was raided in Hayward on June 4, 2015. (Hayward Police)

Hayward Police Raid Massive Marijuana Grow, Seize Estimated $15 Million In Plants

Three people have been arrested and charged in connection with a raid on a Hayward warehouse growing operation that appears to be the largest in the city’s history, police said Wednesday.

06/10/2015

2 ounces of hash oil. (jlcoving/Wikipedia)

East Bay Assemblywoman Proposes Cap On Buying Butane As Illegal Hash-Lab Explosions Become More Common

Health officials in California are concerned about a large increase in the number of hash-oil explosions stemming from illegal labs.

06/09/2015

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