Bay Area Congressmen are applauding a U.S. Sentencing Commission proposal to toughen sentences for illegal marijuana growers whose pot farms damage the environment, particularly on public lands and in national parks.
Authorities said a 15-year-old girl was forced to work on a marijuana grow and sexually abused by two men in Northern California who allegedly locked her in a metal toolbox for days.
An early Tuesday morning fire is out at a single-story home in Pinole, but now authorities suspect the location may have been used as a pot farm.
An illegal marijuana grow on the Llagas River near Morgan Hill was discovered and cleaned up just in time for the spawning of steelhead trout.
A Northern California town was reeling Monday after the death of a well-respected city councilman and former mayor who was gunned down after finding a remote illegal marijuana operation.
The summertime hunt for covert marijuana growing operations in California could be seriously scaled back next year unless state officials find a way to restore $1 million of lost funding.
San Francisco police officers who pulled over a Range Rover with no plates in Diamond Heights confiscated heroin and pot worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and uncovered a well-hidden marijuana farm in the driver’s nearby home.
Northern California’s top federal prosecutor has warned Oakland officials that large-scale marijuana farms licensed by the city would violate U.S. law and could lead to a crackdown.
Oakland officials were considering new amendments to a city law that licenses large medical marijuana growing operations following a warning from the district attorney.
Beginning Monday, the city of Oakland will accept applications for four permits to run industrial-sized marijuana farms within city limits.