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Legalization Doesn’t Mean Higher Traffic Fatalities

A new study indicates that the number of fatal accidents on the road is not affected by whether or not marijuana is legal. The study evaluated fatal accidents from 1992 through 2009. During that time period, 12 states legalized marijuana use. During the time period studied, researches say that accidents increased more rapidly in just

Medi-Cone Creator Teaches Growers How to Conserve Water

A former movie-rental mogul is teaching the next generation of marijuana manicurists how to grow more with less. George Bianchini is the founder and CEO of the Medi-Cone marijuana collective, purveyor of a distinctive marijuana cigarette that holds about a gram of marijuana. But Bianchini is shifting focus from the sales end of things to

Dispensary Owner Tortured and Disfigured

Four people have been arrested in the 2012 case of the kidnapping, torture and disfigurement of California medical marijuana dispensary owner. Police say the dispensary owner had taken a few suppliers to Vegas last year on an expensive trip. After the trip, one of the suppliers, Kyle Handley, came up with a plan to kidnap

Proposition 47 Would Reduce Penalties for Nonviolent Crimes

A new initiative on the November ballot in California would change the way the state punishes nonviolent offenders. It could also possibly allow more than 14,000 current inmates petition the court for resentencing. The measure would take current felony crimes and reclassify them as misdemeanors including some drug offenses etc..

Anaheim Leaves Dispensaries in the Dark

The City of Anaheim banned all dispensaries from operating within city limits in 2011, but some medical marijuana businesses remain operating illegally. Now, the city is doing something about it. Nine dispensaries closed up shop in September of this year, and eight more closed last week. What is the city’s secret to finally getting

Teen Arrests, Dropout and Overdose Rates Fell After Legalization

One of the most common reasons community leaders cite for harsh zoning laws that restrict growing or cooperative business is the idea that kids will get their hands on medical marijuana if it’s too easily accessible. In reality, the numbers have shown that medical marijuana patients are mostly older individuals with a serious medical

Anaheim May Start Naming Convicted Johns

The Anaheim City Council will be voting on a measure to publish the names of convicted johns and distribute them to local media outlets. Anaheim will be following the lead of Orange County, which already distributes the lists of names of men who have been convicted of soliciting sex. The names are given to

Transient Attacks Orange County Real Estate Agent

The Orange County Sherriff’s department says a transient brutally attacked a real estate agent in Laguna Nigel. The attack happened as the 55-year-old was accessing a lock box on a home for sale. The man put the real estate agent in a chokehold and punched her until she was knocked unconscious. The suspect fled,

FBI Reclassifies Crimes of Animal Cruelty

The FBI has announced plans to reclassify animal cruelty in order to make it easier to track those who engage in violence against animals as young people. Previously, animal abuse charges were filed under “other” along with many other, lesser crimes, making animal abusers difficult to track and count. The FBI hopes the reclassification

Women Acted as Housekeepers to Steal Jewelry, Cash

Orange County detectives say two women have been arrested who were posing as housekeepers in order to steal jewelry and cash from homes. Police say Sandra and Marie Rojas, two women related by marriage, would follow actual housekeepers from home to home in Orange County and enter after they left. If no one was