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Teen Accused of Stealing 1.5 Million Gallons of Water

A California man is facing over $15,000 in fines after siphoning water from his subdivision’s reserve tank for an illegal marijuana garden. The 19-year-old was growing around 100 plants outdoors near Yosemite Lakes Park, a golf course community in Madera County. He ran more than 1,000 feet of hose from the community’s water 

The Road to Legalization in 2016

Politicians and voters in California already have their eyes on 2016—not for the Presidential race, but for the bid to get marijuana legalized for recreational use in California. Although California does not specifically have any marijuana reform legislation coming up—Assembly Bill 2312 that would have taxed and regulated marijuana statewide died at the end of

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