Articles Tagged With ‘Cannabis’




Testimony shines light on medical marijuana battle

A former Atascadero resident testified Thursday that large marijuana growers hide behind the cover of medical marijuana while growing hundreds of pounds of illegal weed to sell for big bucks on the black market. [NECN] “Everybody’s in this for money.... (Continue reading)

Deputies discover guns during marijuana bust

A San Luis Obispo man who resides at a home on the 100 block of Foothill Boulevard was allegedly growing marijuana for sale in his basement while armed with an array of illegal and legal weapons, San Luis Obispo Sheriff... (Continue reading)

Schwarzenegger reduces marijuana penalties

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation this week to reduce the penalty for minor marijuana possession in California. [Salem-News] Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 1449, which changes the crime of possession of less than an ounce of marijuana from a misdemeanor punishable only... (Continue reading)

2010 could be record year for state marijuana busts

Law enforcement officials believe that 2010 could be a record year for marijuana busts, topping the seven million pot plants destroyed last year. [California Watch] With the major fall pot harvest fast approaching, law enforcement agencies across the state are... (Continue reading)

Atascadero teens busted for school yard drug dealing

A group of Atascadero teens from three different schools are under investigation for possession of and dealing drugs on school grounds. [AtascaderoNews] The four students, two boys and two girls from Atascadero’s junior high school, the high school, and the... (Continue reading)

Paso police bust suspected pot grower

Paso Robles police arrested a man in connection with an alleged marijuana sales and cultivation operation. Shaun Michael Sweetin was taken into custody Jan. 7, following a search of his home at 813 Oxen in Paso Robles. Police conducted a... (Continue reading)

Dog busts Atascadero State Hospital pot party

By KAREN VELIE A canine police officer is being credited with busting a group of patients at Atascadero State Hospital for allegedly smoking marijuana on Jan. 5. After the canine officer discovered a group of patients that smelled of marijuana, two patients... (Continue reading)

Pot legalization headed for 2010 ballot

Supporters of a state initiative that would legalize marijuana in California claim they have collected enough signatures to ensure that it will be on the November 2010 ballot. According to the Los Angeles Times, the petition drive has collected more... (Continue reading)

What’s changing for medical pot under Obama?

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Signs abound that federal interest in medicinal marijuana use may be diminishing under the Barack Obama Administration. There’s also no indication that such a relaxation in enforcement by U.S. drug authorities would impact San Luis Obispo County much. Or... (Continue reading)