Recreational marijuana sales brisk, problems few in San Diego 3 months into legalization

SAN DIEGO — Three months after recreational marijuana went on sale in California, San Diego retailers say business has been brisk and the customer base diverse, including older people who use a private shuttle bus to reach one dispensary. “There’s been a change in the culture,” said Will Senn, who…

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‘Godfather of Grass’ sentenced to 57 months in prison on federal marijuana charge

Published: Mar 15, 2018, 5:21 pm • Updated: Mar 15, 2018, 5:21 pm By The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The “Godfather of Grass,” who fled to Canada after being indicted on federal drug charges and spent eight years on the run, was sentenced Thursday to almost five years in…

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Colorado’s 2017 marijuana sales reach $1 billion in just eight months

Published: Oct 11, 2017, 5:54 pm • Updated: Oct 11, 2017, 6:17 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Legal marijuana is a bona fide billion-dollar industry in Colorado. And it’s hitting the mark faster than ever. In 2017, Colorado eclipsed $ 1 billion in marijuana sales in eight months;…

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Montana dispensary owner gets 18 months for “conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana”

Published: Jun 16, 2017, 11:02 am • Updated: Jun 16, 2017, 11:02 am By The Associated Press MISSOULA, Mont. — The owner of a Montana medical marijuana dispensary network has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana. The Missoulian reports 40-year-old Charlton Victor…

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San Diego DA ordered to return $100K to marijuana distributor 15 months after raid

Published: May 9, 2017, 10:03 am • Updated: May 9, 2017, 10:03 am By The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — San Diego’s district attorney has been ordered to return more than $ 100,000 seized from a medical marijuana businessman and his family, 15 months after drug agents raided the company…

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Colorado marijuana DUIs down 33 percent from first three months of last year

Published: Apr 17, 2017, 6:20 pm • Updated: Apr 18, 2017, 8:40 am By Hayley Sanchez, The Denver Post The number of citations for driving while under the influence of marijuana dropped by 33.2 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the same period last year, but the number…

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Police: 4 men held captive at California pot farm, forced to work for months

Published: Sep 21, 2016, 7:09 pm • Updated: Sep 21, 2016, 7:09 pm By Kristin J. Bender,  the Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Two women have been arrested on charges of holding four brothers captive at an illegal marijuana farm in Northern California and forcing them to work there for…

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