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A task force in Santa Cruz arrested Justin Pullman on charges of producing butane hash oil. (Source: Santa Cruz Police)

Sophisticated Hash Oil Lab, $300K In Marijuana Found Blocks Away From Santa Cruz Hospital

A Santa Cruz County task force arrested a 30-year-old man last Thursday and confiscated more than $300,000 worth of marijuana after finding a sophisticated hash oil lab in Santa Cruz, a task force official said.

10/13/2014

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

Fremont Police Seize 277 Marijuana Plants And $70,000 In Honey Oil Lab Bust

Police confiscated 277 marijuana plants and nearly $70,000 in cash during the bust of a marijuana grow house and butane honey oil extraction lab in a Fremont home last month.

10/08/2014

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

Chopper 5 over a marijuana growing operation in Humboldt County. (CBS)

Northern California Marijuana Grows Attract International Investment

State drug agents told KPIX 5 the number of pot plants growing in California has doubled in the past five years. Marijuana is by far the state’s number one cash crop.

09/30/2014

A vial of medical marijuana

San Jose Considers Increasing Fines Up To $50,000 For Rule-Breaking Pot Clubs

Pot clubs not following San Jose’s new cannabis club regulations could soon be handed a massive fine.

09/29/2014

An erradication team goes on a pot farm raid in the Six Rivers National Forest. (CBS)

Behind The Scenes View Of Humboldt Pot Raid Shows Environmental Wreckage From Illegal Marijuana Farms

Deep in Humboldt County’s Six Rivers National Forest, a team of law enforcement agents deploys choppers filled with agents to battle illegal marijuana grows and combat the environmental damage from massive pot farms.

09/26/2014

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Fire Breaks Out At Marijuana Grow House In Antioch, Dogs Rescued

Firefighters have contained a fire that broke out at a marijuana grow house in Antioch Tuesday afternoon, a fire captain said.

09/23/2014

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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

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

Emerald Triangle’s ‘Murder Mountain’ In Marijuana Country Living Up To Its Name

Marijuana sales nationwide are estimated to hit $104 billion this year, and a lot of it is coming from California’s Emerald Triangle of Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity counties.

09/11/2014

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

‘420 Games’ Aims To Show Marijuana Smokers In A Positive Light As Athletes, Responsible People

An event organized to show that people who smoke marijuana are athletic and responsible members of society – not just stoners and slackers – is being held this weekend in San Francisco.

09/10/2014

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