In A Decaying California Resort Area, A Pot War Erupts

Fresno County officials have issued $477,000 in fines to residents accused of illegally growing medical marijuana on private property.

CALIFORNIA:   Transients hole up in the old cottage resorts where vacationing families once came to fish and swim. Rotted docks and pier pilings litter Clearlake’s shoreline. Much of this city, in fact, and others nearby in Lake County, looks as if it was plucked from Appalachia — with weeds and unpaved streets, stray dogs and Read the full article…

California Lt. Gov. Will Back Legalization Of Marijuana

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said he would back a Marijuana legalization measure “if it is the right initiative.”

CALIFORNIA:  California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has made no secret of his overall support for marijuana legalization, he now says he is prepared to campaign for a ballot measure in Y 2016 to permit Recreational Marijuana (RM) use in the Golden State. During a luncheon meeting for the Marin County Bar Association last week, Mr. Newsom said he Read the full article…

Pot Smokers Sue San Diego, Say Long Drives To Dispensaries Pollute Air

Medical marijuana smokers in San Diego say the city has forced their pot shops to locate in remote areas and that means the drives to and from will increase air pollution — and ultimately, harm their lungs.

CALIFORNIA:  Medical marijuana smokers in San Diego say the city has forced their pot shops to locate in remote areas and that means the drives to and from will increase air pollution — and ultimately, harm their lungs. The Union of Medical Marijuana Patients has filed a lawsuit, saying the city is violating the California Read the full article…

California’s Medical Marijuana Industry Will Be Able To Make A Legal Profit — For The First Time

“I can say I think it’s working pretty well, and for that reason we are not planning on making any changes,” Kain said.

CALIFORNIA:  A landmark medical marijuana bill altering the rules for growing and selling the botanical now has a pivotal date in the California Assembly coming up. Senate Bill 1262 is scheduled to be heard in Assembly Appropriations on Aug. 13, according to a new update on the Assembly’s website. That’s the last day Appropriations meets for the Read the full article…

Marijuana Farmers Markets Budding Trend On West Coast

A new kind of farmers market is budding on the West Coast -- medical marijuana farmers markets.

WASHINGTON:  With farmers markets all the rage these days, especially in the summer, a new kind of farmers market is budding on the West Coast — medical marijuana farmers markets. Marijuana use prescribed by a doctor is legal in 23 states, and farmers markets featuring locally grown cannabis and other marijuana products have begun to Read the full article…

Paso Robles To Allow Mobile Marijuana Dispensaries

Mobile medical marijuana dispensaries can operate in Paso Robles after city leaders agreed not to take further action on the issue Tuesday night.

CALIFORNIA: Mobile medical marijuana dispensaries can operate in Paso Robles after city leaders agreed not to take further action on the issue Tuesday night. The Paso Robles City Council met Tuesday in a follow-up discussion to its July 15 session, where it deadlocked 2-2 on a vote to ban medical marijuana delivery services within the city. Read the full article…

Bankrupt California City Eyes Marijuana For Revenue

Attorney General Bob Ferguson today sent a letter to the Liquor Control Board sharing his recommendations about the board’s proposed permanent rules on recreational marijuana.

CALIFORNIA:  The bankrupt California city of San Bernardino has a new idea for raising revenue – legalize medical marijuana, and tax the pot. Ironically, the plan was spurred by concerns about not having enough resources to crack down on the illegal medical marijuana dealers springing up all over town. So the city is now looking Read the full article…

Smartphone App Promises Medical Pot Delivery

The site, run by a company called Columbia Care, which also operates facilities in Arizona and Washington, D.C., attracted several potential customers, including one man who showed reporters his purple and white New York State medical marijuana card.

CALIFORNIA:  Startup Eaze on Tuesday released a smartphone application promising prompt, professional delivery of medical marijuana at the doors of patients in San Francisco. Eaze said that drivers referred to as “caregivers” will get medicinal doses to their intended recipients in an average of 10 minutes in most cases. Eaze checks the medical eligibility of Read the full article…

L.A. City Attorney Seeks Court Order To Halt Cannabis Farmers Market

With recent changes to the medical cannabis laws the future of medical cannabis farmer’s markets in the state are looking uncertain.

CALIFORNIA:  The Los Angeles city attorney is seeking an injunction to stop what’s being dubbed as the city’s first-ever cannabis-centric farmers market, which opened for business over the Fourth of July weekend. The medical marijuana market opened July 4-6 inside a Boyle Heights warehouse and continued to operate this past weekend, following its successful start. Read the full article…

House Republican, In A First, Backs Legalizing Marijuana

House members voted 242 to 186 in favor of the amendment, offered by Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Sam Farr (D-CA), Reid Ribble (R-WI), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Joe Heck (R-NV), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Don Young (R-CA), Jared Polis (D-CO), Tom McClintock (R-CA), and Dina Titus (D-NV) as an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2016 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill.

CALIFORNIA:  US Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R) of California says he backs legalizing recreational marijuana, the first Republican member of Congress to publicly support such a shift. The longtime libertarian congressman from affluent Orange County told the Monitor on Monday he would “probably” endorse a 2016 California referendum to permit marijuana use by the general public, should it qualify for Read the full article…