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Students at Oaksterdam University in Oakland check out the Autospense medical marijuana vending machine. (CBS)

Marijuana Vending Machines Popping Up At California Pot Clubs

Vending machines are commonly known for dispensing snacks and sodas, but machines dispensing medical marijuana have created a buzz among California dispensaries.

03/20/2013

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SF Assemblyman Introduces Bill To End Marijuana Rules ‘Chaos’

State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano introduced a bill that would turn licensing and regulation of medicinal marijuana dispensaries over to the state’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

03/19/2013

Police at the scene of a hostage standoff at a marijuana growing operation at a warehouse on the 2100 block of Jennings Ave., March 6, 2013. (CBS)

Suspects Identified In Standoff At San Francisco Pot Grow

San Francisco police on Thursday identified four men who were arrested after allegedly trying to rob a marijuana growing operation in the city’s Bayview District on Wednesday.

03/07/2013

Police at the scene of a hostage standoff at a marijuana growing operation at a warehouse on the 2100 block of Jennings Ave., March 6, 2013. (CBS)

4 Arrested In Standoff At San Francisco Pot Growing Operation

Four suspects are in custody after a six-hour standoff Wednesday morning at a building in San Francisco’s Bayview District that houses a roughly 1,000-plant marijuana-growing operation.

03/06/2013

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

Oakland Loses Bid To Block Feds’ Action Against Marijuana Club

A federal magistrate in San Francisco Thursday dismissed a lawsuit in which the city of Oakland was seeking to block a U.S. government bid to forfeit the property rented by California’s largest medical marijuana dispensary.

02/14/2013

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California High Court To Decide On Local Pot Shop Bans

The state’s highest court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether local governments can ban retail pot dispensaries within their borders. About 200 cities and counties already have, but this will be the first time the California Supreme Court entertains the question.

02/05/2013

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Marijuana Grow Found In East San Jose Home

Police are investigating a sophisticated marijuana growing operation in an East San Jose home that was discovered by firefighters putting out a blaze late Sunday night.

02/04/2013

Jars full of medical marijuana at a dispensary. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Battle Over Oakland Pot Dispensary Back In Federal Court

The doors of what’s considered the world’s largest medical marijuana dispensary remain open, as lawsuits over its future continue in a federal court.

02/01/2013

A vial of medical marijuana

Judge Turns Down Injunction Against Bay Area Pot Shops Targeted By Feds

A medical marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the nation’s largest has won another round in its fight to stay open amid a federal crackdown.

01/07/2013

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Pot Farm Boom Slams Northern California Environment

A flowering of pot farms driven by the rise of medical marijuana is battering Northern California’s wilderness areas, natural resources and endangered species.

12/23/2012

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