Articles Tagged With ‘Marijuana’




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)

Judge stalls removal of pot plants from California Valley

In a potentially precedent-setting case, a San Luis Obispo judge ruled Thursday that SLO County was justified in finding that a pot grower was violating local code by operating a farm in the California Valley, but officials have been temporarily... (Continue reading)

Is California’s pot tax revenue a bust?

The state of California failed to collect even half of the marijuana tax revenue it was expecting in the first six months of 2018, signaling that much of the state’s cannabis business remains in the black market. [CBS Sacramento] Between... (Continue reading)

Medical marijuana services now permitted in Arroyo Grande

The Arroyo Grande City Council repealed a disputed regulation on Tuesday that required marijuana delivery services to have a physical location — that had to be outside the South County city — in order to deliver to customers with its... (Continue reading)