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Ex-Convicts Charged In Marijuana Deal Murder In Oakland Parking Lot

Two ex-convicts have been charged with murder for the fatal shooting of an Alameda man in the parking lot of a Walmart store in East Oakland in December that police said took place during a marijuana deal.

02/26/2014

Girl Scouts sell cookies as a winter storm moves in on February 8, 2013 in New York City. The scouts did brisk business, setting up shop in locations around Midtown Manhattan on National Girl Scout Cookie Day. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Girl Scouts Wisely Selling Cookies In Front Of SF Marijuana Dispensaries

Inside the Green Cross medical marijuana dispensary, Girl Scout cookies are one of the most popular types of pot for sale. Now, the real ones are also being sold outside.

02/20/2014

2 ounces of hash oil. (jlcoving/Wikipedia)

Popularity of Butane Hash Oil Alarms East Bay Fire Investigator

A growing trend among marijuana users of using highly flammable butane to create hash oil has firefighters in Contra Costa County on edge about potentially explosive fires that can lead to serious injuries.

02/20/2014

Firefighters discovered a marijuana grow operation during a firefight in Pittsburg. (CBS)

Pot Grow Fires Too Dangerous For Contra Costa County Firefighters

Firefighters in Contra Costa County say illegal pot growing operations will be going up in smoke if the homes they are contained in catch fire.

02/20/2014

Pot Warehouse Will Pad Oakland's Coffers

Calif. Pot Legalization Supporters Won’t Put Measure On 2014 Ballot

A coalition of leading drug reform groups has decided against pursuing a ballot initiative this year to legalize the adult use of marijuana in California.

02/18/2014

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Novato Man Arrested After Police Find Meth, Marijuana In His Backpack

A man was arrested in Novato on Sunday night after police found marijuana and methamphetamine in his backpack, according to police.

02/18/2014

Marijuana leaves (AP Graphic)

Lifeguards Discover Boat Containing Bale of Marijuana Off Monterey Coast

A suspected drug-running boat was found abandoned along the Monterey County coast on Saturday, after potentially unloading hundreds of bales of illegal marijuana just south of Carmel Highlands, sheriff’s deputies said.

02/17/2014

Marijuana is poured from a jar at at medical marijuana dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Bay Area Lawmakers Demand Change To ‘Unjust And Irrational’ Federal Marijuana Policy

The current federal policy on marijuana “perpetuates an unjust and irrational system,” according to a letter signed by 17 members of congress, including four Bay Area representatives.

02/12/2014

Vladislav Miftakhov

Accused Penn-State Bomb Maker From Bay Area Faces Deportation

A university student from Russia charged with making bombs in his central Pennsylvania apartment is scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate next week who will determine whether he’ll remain jailed until the charges go to trial.

02/07/2014

Vladislav Miftakhov

No Bail Reduction For Bay Area Student In Penn State Bomb-Making Case

A Pennsylvania judge has refused to reduce bail for a college student from Russia charged with possession of bomb-making and marijuana-growing materials.

02/06/2014

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