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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis says pardons for marijuana convictions can start in 90 days

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 02:30

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law Monday that allows him to mass-pardon Coloradans with minor marijuana possession convictions, but he has not said exactly how the process will work.

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Not your typical grow house: Bay Area buyers paid cash, moved in the marijuana

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 18:44

A marijuana raid in Merced County allegedly found an extensive growing operation in an unlikely-looking home.

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No study needed: Stoned drivers pose deadly threat

Sun, 06/28/2020 - 09:48

The Associated Press recently disclosed the results of two new studies attempting to determine the impact on traffic deaths in states that have legalized recreational marijuana.

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Over 10,700 illegal marijuana plants eradicated in Humboldt County

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 17:53

More than 10,700 pot plants were eradicated in Humboldt County during an investigation of illegal cannabis cultivation in the Dinsmore area, authorities said Thursday.

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2019 Monterey County Crop Report lists leaf lettuce in top spot, cannabis in fifth

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 12:50

The 2019 Monterey County Crop Report released Tuesday shows the overall production value of the agriculture industry in the county was up 3.5% to $4.4 billion.

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Recreational pot laws may boost traffic deaths, studies say

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 01:29

Laws legalizing recreational marijuana may lead to more traffic deaths, two new studies suggest, although questions remain about how they might influence driving habits.

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Recreational marijuana laws may boost traffic deaths, studies say

Mon, 06/22/2020 - 17:45

Laws legalizing recreational marijuana may lead to more traffic deaths, two new studies suggest, although questions remain about how they might influence driving habits.

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Sheriff: 2 tons of pot, $1 million seized from Chinese operation in California

Sun, 06/21/2020 - 13:38

Nineteen people were arrested after 23 search warrants were served Friday.

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Sheriff: 2 tons of pot, $1 million seized from Chinese operation in Southern California

Sun, 06/21/2020 - 01:19

Nineteen people were arrested after 23 search warrants were served Friday.

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Colorado lawmakers let governor mass-pardon marijuana possession convictions

Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:20

The governor would be able to mass-pardon marijuana convictions for possession of 2 ounces or less if he signs a bill that gives him that authority.

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Reward offered after San Jose man goes missing in Mendocino County

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 17:42

A search of the greenhouse property during a raid last month turned up no sign of Medina.

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Despite legalization, people of color still disproportionately targeted for marijuana, new studies say

Tue, 06/09/2020 - 12:03

Marijuana legalization has been touted as one way to unravel the consequences of the war on drugs, but two new studies suggest that the communities most harmed by the nearly 50-year crusade — namely people of color — are not reaping the benefits.

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San Jose man kidnapped from Mendocino County marijuana grow site, sheriff's office says

Tue, 06/09/2020 - 10:36

The suspect allegedly threatened to shoot the 23-year-old victim if he didn’t pay $30,000

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Denver's marijuana businesses lack diversity in ownership and employment, city study finds

Mon, 06/08/2020 - 22:29

The majority of Denver’s cannabis-focused businesses are owned and staffed by white residents, leading to a lack of opportunities for people of color to get involved in the industry, according to a city study released Monday.

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Study: Cannabis was used at biblical site in Israel

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 00:05

Once the cannabis and animal feces were set afire, the waste could have allowed a slow, low temperature burn that was conducive to group inhalation, the study suggested.

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Security Guard at San Jose's largest dispensary tests positive for COVID-19

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 22:04

A security guard at San Jose’s largest marijuana dispensary, Caliva, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a company spokesperson.

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Buzz kill: Massachusetts' pot shops reopen, but some fear another shutdown

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 17:43

BOSTON (AP) — Marijuana shops in many states have enjoyed brisk business during the coronavirus pandemic. In New England? Not so much.

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California joins push to let cannabis businesses use banks as part of coronavirus relief

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 23:25

Banking access including in House's latest stimulus bill, though Senate Republicans say proposal is DOA.

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