Murrieta, CA Lawsuit Seeks To Overturn Medical Pot Ban

Environmental lawyer Ray Johnson has sued Murrieta over its marijuana dispensary ban, saying the city failed to take the California Environmental Quality Act into consideration when passing the ban.

CALIFORNIA: A prominent attorney is suing to overturn Murrieta’s ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in all zones, as well as mobile operators who make deliveries.

Solano CA Town Supervisors To Discuss Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Salubrious, a medical marijuana dispensary, is shown in August 2011 at Rockville Corner on Suisun Valley Road. The Solano County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will once again take up the matter of medical marijuana dispensaries in the county.

CALIFORNIA: Solano County has come up with a list of potential locations in rural areas for medical marijuana dispensaries, from Mankas Corner in Suisun Valley to remote Birds Landing.

Northern California's Illegal Marijuana Trade Takes Deadly Toll

"Homicides are very uncommon, but homicides involving marijuana are common," Sonoma County Sheriff Steve Freitas said.

CALIFORNIA: A youthful adventurer raised in Sonoma County. A Colorado entrepreneur. A former stockbroker from New York. The three men, who were killed in February during a suspected pot robbery in Forestville, are among at least 18 people who have died since 2006 in Sonoma and Mendocino counties under circumstances involving the sale and cultivation of Read the full article…

Northern California's Illegal Marijuana Trade Takes Deadly Toll

"Homicides are very uncommon, but homicides involving marijuana are common," Sonoma County Sheriff Steve Freitas said.

CALIFORNIA: A youthful adventurer raised in Sonoma County. A Colorado entrepreneur. A former stockbroker from New York. The three men, who were killed in February during a suspected pot robbery in Forestville, are among at least 18 people who have died since 2006 in Sonoma and Mendocino counties under circumstances involving the sale and cultivation of Read the full article…

Humboldt Reacts To Drive To Legalize Pot: Secretary Of State Says Proponents Can Start Gathering Signatures

Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said he thinks it is rational to decriminalize marijuana and regulate it.

CALIFORNIA: As marijuana legalization advocates prepare another statewide ballot measure, the question remains: Will Humboldt County get on board this time?

Marijuana Legalization Measure Gets Go Ahead For Signature Gathering In California

The initiative aims to legalize the possession, use, cultivation, and sale of both marijuana and hemp.  Additionally, the initiative would have the Legislature pass new laws licensing and taxing the commercial sale of marijuana and regulating marijuana DUI laws.

CALIFORNIA: A new voter-driven initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in California has received approval from Secretary of State Debra Bowen to start gathering signatures to get the initiative onto the 2014 ballot.

New Long Beach City Rules For Medical Cannabis To Be Drafted

“It’s just gone berserk,” he said. “There’s no accountability, no paper trail. They’re not corporate entities. It’s a cash business.” A search for “Long Beach” on medical marijuana collectives mapping site weedmaps.com reveals at least 30 different delivery-only operations serving the city.

CALIFORNIA: In a reversal from what was originally proposed as a ballot initiative, the Long Beach City Council approved 8-0 to proceed with having the city attorney’s office draft an ordinance creating a conditional use permit (CUP) process under the city’s zoning laws to allow medical marijuana collectives to operate in Long Beach.

Officials Note Issues With Enforcing Shasta County's Marijuana Ordinance

Shasta County Sheriff's Agents

CALIFORNIA: This week, KRCR News Channel 7 flew over Shasta County’s mushrooming marijuana gardens with drug agents. In looking at the gardens one question arose – what is being done to keep the growers in line with the county ordinance?