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  1. Ron Strider

    Canada: Charges Laid After Two Illegal Cannabis Dispensaries Found

    The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) said a number of charges are pending against a number of people after officers found two illegal cannabis dispensaries operating in the city. The first dispensary was discovered Thursday, November 30, when EPS Southeast Division officers followed up on a tip...
  2. Ron Strider

    Canada: Illegal Cannabis Dispensaries Shut Down By Police, Multiple Charges Pending

    City police shut down two illegal south Edmonton cannabis dispensaries and say charges are pending against the operators for "clearly" breaking the law prior to legalization of the drug anticipated next summer. Officers called to a building near 46 Avenue and 101 Street on Nov. 30 after...
  3. Ron Strider

    CA: Police Target Marijuana Delivery Service, Seize 45 Pounds Of Pot

    San Diego police investigating an illegal marijuana delivery business served search warrants at homes in Pacific Beach and Bay Park, seized about 45 pounds of marijuana and arrested two people Wednesday morning. An apartment on Haines Street near Fortuna Avenue in Pacific Beach and a house on...
  4. Ron Strider

    Paraguay Congress Legalizes Planting Of Medical Marijuana

    Paraguay's Congress passed a bill on Tuesday creating a state-sponsored system to import marijuana seeds and grow the plant for medical uses, a decision that followed other countries in Latin America. The landlocked South American nation had authorized the importing of cannabis oil in May...
  5. Ron Strider

    CA: Sacramento City Council Approves Funding For Illegal Home-Grown Marijuana

    The Sacramento City Council on Tuesday approved funding sources for increased law enforcement against illegal indoor pot grows, following a two-month pilot program that led to the closure of 614 pot houses. The city expects to spend between $700,000 and $1.1 million on police efforts to stop...
  6. Ron Strider

    Illegal Marijuana Grows Continue Even In Era Of Legalization

    Marijuana may be legal in Washington and Oregon, but police continue to bust illegal marijuana operations that are not licensed by the state. The latest numbers from the Washington State Patrol show that 89 illegal marijuana growing operations were shut down in Washington over the past year...
  7. Ron Strider

    CA: Hundreds Of Illegal Pot Houses Close After Sacramento Cracks Down

    Sacramento police broke up more than 600 illegal marijuana growing operations over a two-month period this year, arresting 10 people, issuing millions of dollars in fines and seizing nearly 5,000 plants. In response to concerns from multiple City Council members, a team of SWAT officers...
  8. Ron Strider

    CA: Police Raid Illegal Marijuana Grow In Palm Springs

    Law enforcement personnel raided a Palm Springs home Saturday and seized hundreds of marijuana plants and arrested an occupant who was believed to be using the residence as an illegal indoor marijuana grow, authorities said. At about 3 p.m., investigators, armed with a search warrant...
  9. Ron Strider

    Canada: Ontario Government Takes First Steps To Roll Out LCBO-Run Cannabis Store

    Municipalities in Ontario will find out in the coming weeks if a provincially run cannabis store could be located in their community. In a letter sent to the province's municipalities Friday, Finance Minister Charles Sousa said Ontario's store roll out aims to achieve the right geographic...
  10. Ron Strider

    CA: Cannabis Cultivation Raids Continue In Siskiyou County

    The SCSO recently released the latest statistical data on illicit drug seizures made during 2017 and during the last two weeks. The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office reported the following: The SCSO recently released the latest statistical data on illicit drug seizures made during 2017 and...
  11. Ron Strider

    UK: Facebook Is Slammed After Cannabis Seeds Were Brazenly Sold On Its Site

    Facebook has been condemned by campaigners after cannabis seeds were openly sold on its site. The seeds, sold through the site by dealers, could be used to produce hundreds of pounds' worth of the illegal drug. Batches of the seeds costing up to £95 were brazenly advertised with varieties...
  12. Ron Strider

    UK: Pupils Expelled For Smoking 'Cannabis Bong' At Top Devon School

    Four pupils have been expelled from a leading Devon school after teachers discovered that students had been smoking a cannabis 'bong' between lessons. A further two pupils at Torquay Boys' Grammar School were also excluded after the discovery of a group of Year 10 students smoking cigarettes...
  13. Ron Strider

    CO: 9 Arrested, $3.9M Worth Of Marijuana Found In Pueblo County Grow Operation

    Authorities seized more than 800 marijuana plants and 500 pounds of recently harvested marijuana in a major illegal grow bust in Pueblo County on Monday. The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, alongside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, arrested nine people, including one juvenile...
  14. Ron Strider

    Toxic Chemicals Killing California Wildlife At Illegal Marijuana Grows

    It's a massive crime scene, deep in Lassen National Forest. Through dense ground cover and brutal terrain, federal agents are making their way to what might well qualify as an industrial-scale farm operation, CBS San Francisco reported. There are living quarters, kitchens, bathrooms and trash...
  15. Ron Strider

    California's Excess Marijuana Could Put The State Under Federal Scrutiny

    Last year the state of California produced 13.5 million pounds of marijuana, but residents only consumed 2.5 million pounds of it. Most of the state's cannabis ended up being sold to other states, including those where it is illegal. Now experts say that excess marijuana could be a problem as...
  16. Ron Strider

    CA: Siskiyou Law Enforcement Agencies Continue Cannabis Cultivation Fight

    The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office recently released the latest statistical data on illicit drug seizures made during 2017. Operating primarily on private property using search warrants, the Siskiyou Interagency Marijuana Investigation Team conducted a series of counter-drug operations in...
  17. Ron Strider

    NH: Marijuana Decriminalization Law In Effect, But Do People Know Pot's Still Illegal

    A new state law loosening the penalties on marijuana possession officially took effect this weekend. Police departments around the state are worried some residents may not fully understand what the change means. Under the new law, people found with three-fourths of an ounce of marijuana will...
  18. Ron Strider

    Marijuana In Idaho: A Timeline

    1915: Utah makes marijuana illegal. It's the second state in the nation (California was first) and the first one bordering Idaho to do so. 1923: Nevada, Oregon and Washington pass laws making marijuana illegal. 1927: Idaho passes a law making marijuana illegal. Nebraska, Kansas and...
  19. Ron Strider

    CA: Santa Clara County Bans Commercial Marijuana Grows

    The rugged, mountainous terrain of unincorporated Santa Clara County has long hidden clandestine cannabis fields, and officials this week made it clear that despite the passage of Proposition 64, they’re still illegal. County supervisors have approved a 45-day moratorium on marijuana growing...
  20. Ron Strider

    CA: Sacramento Planning Crackdown On Illegal Cannabis Home Grows

    "They are truly a public nuisance," said Sacramento Fire Deputy Chief Niko King when speaking about illegal cannabis home grows. There have been 11 fires in the last year, and half of those are due to illegal marijuana home grows. "They tap into the electrical systems," said King, "they...