Articles Tagged With ‘Marijuana’




San Luis Obispo pot shop permits to cost nearly $100,000 a year

The city of San Luis Obispo plans to charge brick and mortar marijuana stores nearly $100,000 a year for operating permits, and it wants locals players in the pot industry, rather than out-of-town businessmen, to run the city’s pot shops.... (Continue reading)

Corruption allegations continue to dog local marijuana industry

By KAREN VELIE Battles over control of the multi-million dollar Central Coast marijuana industry have led to a barrage of ethical and criminal allegations. [Cal Coast Times] Some elected officials and government employees have been accused of taking bribes and... (Continue reading)

Immigrants find themselves captive to marijuana harvest

Editors Note: Since the legalization of marijuana, allegations of bribery, human trafficking, black market sales and money laundering have surfaced. The issues involved are complex and the profits are huge. Several public officials are accused of accepting bribes and entering... (Continue reading)

Money laundering claims linked to illegal out-of-state marijuana sales

Editors Note: Since the legalization of marijuana, allegations of bribery, human trafficking, black market sales and money laundering have surfaced. The issues involved are complex and the profits are huge. Several public officials are accused of accepting bribes and entering... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County eradicates $2.7 million in illegal marijuana

Santa Barbara County sheriff’s detectives raided multiple illegal marijuana grow sites earlier this week and then destroyed almost $3 million of marijuana. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after investigators arrived at a grow on the 1600 block of Santa Barbara Canyon... (Continue reading)

Did county staff ignore board direction at first cannabis hearing?

By KAREN VELIE Months after the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors passed a temporary resolution barring expansion of marijuana cultivation or additional grows, the county planning department is processing multiple  expanded cannabis cultivation permits. [Cal Coast Times] On... (Continue reading)

Investigators destroy nearly 1,600 marijuana plants

A newly formed cannabis compliance team seized and destroyed nearly 1,600 marijuana plants last week from illegal cultivation in an investigation that included sites in Santa Barbara County and Nipomo, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Nearly 1 in 5 cannabis products fail testing in California

Over the past two months, the state of California tested nearly 11,000 marijuana products for potency and purity and almost 2,000, or about 18 percent, failed the tests. [U.S. News & World Report] The majority of the products that failed... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo’s plans for marijuana businesses

The city of San Luis Obispo is eying seven different areas to possibly place marijuana businesses, which would include a total of three brick and mortar pot shops. [Cal Coast Times] SLO’s city council has already approved an ordinance allowing... (Continue reading)

Abel Maldonado does not have an illegal marijuana farm

Allegations that former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado was leasing his land to an illegal marijuana farm have been proven unfounded. [Cal Coast Times] A few weeks ago, a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy noticed what appeared to be 30... (Continue reading)