Articles Tagged With ‘Cannabis’

San Luis Obispo changes pot shop rules

By KAREN VELIE In an apparent attempt to curtail marijuana mogul Helios Dayspring’s involvement in the cannabis industry, San Luis Obispo recently tweaked its rules for pot shop applicants. During the city’s previous pot shop application process, applicants were required... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man accused of trafficking cannabis

By KAREN VELIE A Paso Robles man is headed to trial following an arrest for allegedly trafficking black market cannabis on Interstate 44 in Missouri. On Thursday, Silvestre Avila Villanueva, 31, waived a preliminary trial. The court then set Avila... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County pot grow in line to be largest in California

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Santa Barbara County cannabis farm could become the largest contiguous outdoor cultivation site in California. [Pacific Coast Business Times] Farming First Holdings obtained permitting for a 134-acre outdoor cannabis farm located near Los Alamos. Previously, Glass... (Continue reading)

Fact check: Did SLO County ban investments in marijuana farms?

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors did not vote Tuesday to “tweak the county’s marijuana ordinance,” to disallow selling application rights, despite claims by the Tribune and a marijuana consultant. While it takes at least four votes to... (Continue reading)

Court says cities can ban pot stores

A federal appeals court known for its liberal leanings has affirmed a city’s ability to ban medical marijuana dispensaries without violating disability mandates. [San Francisco Chronicle] The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco issued its ruling Monday,... (Continue reading)

Wine, weed, and a new buzz

Marijuana-laced wine may be coming to the Central Coast. In fact, it may already be here. [DailyBeast] While wine fermented with cannabis is nothing new — it gained a level of popularity in the 1980s — it appears to be... (Continue reading)

Paltry pot inventory pushes prices up

Supply, demand, plant mold, and federal busts are pushing up the price of marijuana in California. [California Watch] And braced by threats from the U.S. Justice Department, property owners who rent to dispensaries now face the possibility of their property... (Continue reading)

Feds seize 9 tons of pot

Federal custom officials seized nine tons of marijuana they discovered inside a tractor-trailer at the Otay Mesa border crossing, officials announced Friday. On Tuesday, an x-ray search showed the trailer was packed with bricks of marijuana. The pot has an... (Continue reading)

California Medical Association wants marijuana legalized

California’s largest doctor’ group is calling for the legalization of marijuana despite its belief that there may be only questionable medical value. [LA Times] Trustees of the California Medical Association., which represents more than 35,000 physicians statewide, adopted the position... (Continue reading)

Feds explain medical marijuana crackdown

Federal prosecutors announced Friday that they’re using property seizures and criminal charges to crack down on California’s commercial medical marijuana dispensaries. The top U.S. prosecutors in California said their enforcement effort “is aimed at curtailing the large, for-profit marijuana industry... (Continue reading)