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  1. Ron Strider

    CA: Orange County Moves To Ban Marijuana Sales And Distribution

    The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to an ordinance banning marijuana sales, distribution and cultivation in unincorporated parts of the county. Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson cast the lone dissenting vote. He argued the board was ignoring the will...
  2. Ron Strider

    Think You'll Be Able To Buy Recreational Marijuana In Sacramento Jan. 1? Think Again

    When recreational marijuana sales became legal in Nevada on July 1, customers were lined up around the block of a dispensary near downtown Reno, eager to buy buds. In Las Vegas, cannabis enthusiasts showed up in limos and tour buses, ready to participate in the opening-day pot festivities...
  3. Ron Strider

    IL: Preckwinkle Backs Putting Marijuana Legalization Question To Voters

    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle signaled her support Tuesday for an advisory referendum on whether recreational marijuana use should be made legal. Preckwinkle, a longtime advocate for reducing the focus on the decades long war on drugs to concentrate more on violent crime, backs...
  4. Ron Strider

    CO: Nearly Half Of Larimer County Young Adults Used Cannabis In A Year

    Marijuana use in Larimer County spiked following legalization of recreational use, according to a survey by the Health District of Northern Larimer County. Almost a third of adults used it in the 12 months prior to the survey, which was conducted in fall 2016, including almost half of people...
  5. Ron Strider

    FL: Legal Marijuana May Bloom In Lee County

    The roads of rural Lee County form a web running around and between vast fields of oranges and grapefruit, melons and potatoes, steer and cows. Soon the agricultural acres and fodder fields could lie next to what may be Florida's next cash crop – medical marijuana. As the first anniversary...
  6. Ron Strider

    CO: Investigators Find Nearly 200 Pounds Of Marijuana At Illegal Pot Grow

    Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested five men over the past year in connection with a drug investigation that began with social media posts about illegal activity. The latest development in the case came Sunday, when Domingo Gonzalez, 54, of Berthoud was arrested after a...
  7. Ron Strider

    GA: Major Troup County Drug Bust Reveals $1.6 Million In Marijuana

    Two men are behind bars after the Troup County Sheriff's Office says they were caught trafficking more than 150 pounds of high-grade marijuana. A press release from Sgt. Stewart Smith says Thursday night around 8:45 p.m., a deputy noticed a white tractor trailer passed a weigh station without...
  8. Ron Strider

    Five Takeaways About Pennsylvania Doctors Who Can Prescribe Medical Marijuana

    1. Over the summer, experts said the big unknown in Pennsylvania's bid to launch a medical marijuana industry would be whether doctors would sign on. Poor participation could make it difficult for patients to find a practitioner willing to recommend marijuana. And fewer patients could drive up...
  9. Ron Strider

    CA: Hemp Farmers Sue San Joaquin County, Plants For 'Research' Were Illegally Removed

    A Southern California company that planted a hemp farm in the Delta for "agricultural and academic research" has filed a federal lawsuit against San Joaquin County, after supervisors banned such farms and authorities seized the plants. Cannabis Science Inc., along with other plaintiffs...
  10. Ron Strider

    CA: Tribal Group Sues San Joaquin County Over Hemp Grow

    A Nevada-based tribe is suing the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, as well as the county's counsel and the Drug Enforcement Agency, over the removal of 26 acres of what it's calling industrial hemp. Court papers obtained by KCRA show that the tribe is asking for a temporary...
  11. Ron Strider

    They've Been Legally Growing Weed For Medicine. Merced County Wants To Pull The Plug

    With degenerating discs in his back, Adam Pluguez of Merced County lives with daily pain and lack of mobility, but the medical cannabis he grows outside helps him get by. Originally from Modesto, the 33-year-old said he settled in the unincorporated part of Merced County about four years ago...
  12. Ron Strider

    CA: County Seeks Input On Pot Legalization

    As California prepares for legalized recreational marijuana to hit the market next year, San Mateo County officials are asking the public for input on a draft ordinance allowing indoor commercial cultivation. The Board of Supervisors agreed to proceed with rules and a licensing system to...
  13. Ron Strider

    CA: Hundreds Of Illegal Marijuana Grow Operations Sprout In Shadow Of Mount Shasta

    It's happening in the shadow of Mount Shasta – hundreds of marijuana gardens pockmarking the landscape in neighborhoods that have little in the way of housing. For law enforcement officials in Siskiyou County, it's a state of emergency. "This is a monumental effort but, then again, we've...
  14. Ron Strider

    CA: Cannabis Working Group Votes For Special Use Permits

    The members of the Plumas County Cannabis Working group have decided that if a Plumas County citizen wants to grow cannabis, he or she must apply for a Special Use Permit (SUP). At its regular meeting Oct. 19, the group reiterated that decision for all zones, excluding all residential zones...
  15. Ron Strider

    MD: Linthicum Medical Marijuana Dispensary Receives County Approval, Building Permit

    A Linthicum medical marijuana dispensary has been approved by the county and the site has been granted a building permit for renovations. In September, GPD LLC received approval of its special exception to run the dispensary, and it received the building permits in October for renovations at...
  16. Ron Strider

    Hunter Stumbles On Multi-Million Dollar Central Texas Marijuana Farm

    Authorities recovered about 10,000 marijuana plants worth millions of dollars after a hunter stumbled on a pot farm on Corps of Engineers property a few miles outside of Malone in Hill County. The Hill County Sheriff's Office received a tip call about the operation on Monday. In order to...
  17. Ron Strider

    Over 100,000 Cannabis Plants Seized On Public Lands In Siskiyou County Thus Far

    It is estimated that illegal, outdoor marijuana sites, on private property alone, are expending up to 3 million gallons of water a day. According to Sheriff Lopey, “I would also like to remind my fellow citizens that we are not seeking enforcement against legitimate medical marijuana users or...
  18. Ron Strider

    NY: Men Had 100 Lbs Of Marijuana

    Three Delaware County men were arrested on felony charges after state police investigated an illegal marijuana-growing operation in the town of Meredith, said authorities who seized about 100 pounds of processed marijuana and seven long guns. Richard Lane, 59, of Walton; Edward Lane, 48, of...
  19. Ron Strider

    MD: County Ponders Zoning Regs On Medical Marijuana

    A medical marijuana dispensary could be in the works for southern Calvert County, county staff confirmed this week, as they sought guidance Tuesday from the Board of County Commissioners on zoning and planning regulations for prospective cannabis facilities in the county. Commissioner Pat...
  20. Ron Strider

    Pikesville Dispensary Latest Conflict Between Medical Cannabis Providers, Neighbors

    Pikesville residents gathered Tuesday in a Towson hearing room, waiting patiently on benches to voice their fears about and opposition to a proposed medical cannabis dispensary in their community. The dispensary might be a magnet for crime, they told a zoning appeals board Tuesday. There...