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KPIX Special California's Green Rush

KPIX News Special: California’s Green Rush, The Business Of Marijuana In The Golden State

KPIX 5 News’ in-depth look at the marijuana business in California since it became the first state to legalize the use of medical pot 17 years ago.

12/20/2014

Green Friday Sales

California Tradition Of ‘Green Friday’ Medical Pot Sales Spreads Nationwide

It’s an annual tradition familiar to medical marijuana users in the Golden State. Now, with recreational pot legal in Washington and Colorado, “Green Friday” has gone national.

11/28/2014

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Strangest Expense Report Ever: TV Reporter Buys $600 Worth Of Medical Marijuana For Story

It’s not everyday that a TV station’s general manager has to sign an expense report for $600 in pot, but this is California, and this is 2014, and this is a serious consumer story.

11/17/2014

A Marijuana plant (Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Man Tried To Take 3.5 Pounds Of Marijuana On SFO Flight; Claimed He Was A Big Pot Eater

A San Mateo County jury Wednesday found a 36-year-old San Francisco man guilty of attempting to bring marijuana aboard a flight at the San Francisco International Airport last year, prosecutors said.

11/12/2014

The "Cannamoms" are among a number of parents from outside California who travel to the Bay Area to obtain medical marijuana for their children. (CBS)

Out-Of-State ‘Cannamoms’ Visit Bay Area To Get Medical Marijuana For Their Kids

Parents from across the country, including a group of moms from Florida, are traveling to the Bay Area to give their sick children what they can’t get at home: medical marijuana.

10/22/2014

Medical marijuana at a dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

50 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries In San Jose File For Permits Despite Strict Requirements

There was a filing frenzy by owners of medical marijuana dispensaries in San Jose seeking as they sought to beat a registration deadline on Friday but strict new requirements force most of them close.

10/21/2014

Vallejo Fire truck

Vallejo Fire Crews Encounter A Booby-Trapped Marijuana Grow While Fighting Fire

Firefighters attempting to extinguish a fire inside a burning building in Vallejo Thursday night soon discovered the structure, used as medical marijuana grow was booby-trapped, authorities said.

10/03/2014

Cannabis plant leaf (OLIVER BERG/AFP/Getty Images)

Few Legal Consequences For Growers Gaming California Marijuana Laws

They call it the green rush: People from all over the world are flocking to Northern California’s Humboldt County to grow marijuana. The law says it has to be for medicine, but it’s all too easy to game the system with hardly any legal consequences.

10/01/2014

Tensions ran high at a town hall meeting held by police chief Greg Suhr after a fatal officer involved shooting in SF's Bernal Heights neighborhood. (CBS)

Family Of Man Fatally Shot By SFPD In Bernal Heights Call Medical Examiner’s Report Defamatory

Supporters of Alejandro Nieto, the man shot and killed by San Francisco police last march in Bernal Heights, are calling the medical examiner’s report that rules his death a homicide defamatory

09/12/2014

Marijuana

Mysterious Men Dropping From Helicopters To Chop Down NorCal Marijuana Grows

There’s been some mysterious activity in the skies over Mendocino County lately. Folks who live there want to know: Who are the armed men dropping out of helicopters to chop down their marijuana grows?

09/12/2014

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