7 Murdered At California Illicit Marijuana Operation

Seven people were fatally shot on Monday at a rural home in Southern California that authorities say served as an illicit marijuana cultivation operation. Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said at a press conference on Tuesday that the property in Aguanga, an unincorporated area northeast of San Diego, was a…

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7 killed at large-scale California marijuana operation

AGUANGA, Calif. – An illegal marijuana growing operation where seven people were fatally shot in a small, rural Southern California town had the markings of organized crime, authorities said Tuesday. More than 20 people lived on the property, which had several makeshift dwellings, a nursery and vehicles used in production,…

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Police Destroy 30,000 Illicit Cannabis Plants In California Raid

Deputies with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office destroyed approximately 30,000 cannabis plants in raids at two separate private parcels this week. The busts are the latest in a series of enforcement actions this summer that have highlighted the environmental damage that can result from unlicensed marijuana grows. The sheriff’s office…

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A marijuana shop at your door: Home delivery in California surges amid outbreak

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD and HAVEN DALEY | The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO  — One company rushed to expand its delivery fleet. Another has seen sales triple. The global coronavirus pandemic has left millions of people locked out of bars, restaurants and theaters, but it’s been an unexpected boost for…

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California passes $1 billion in cannabis tax revenue two years after launching legal market

California has raised $ 1 billion in cannabis tax revenue since the industry kicked into gear in January 2018, according to figures recently released by the state. The bulk of that $ 1.03 billion in tax money, after covering regulatory costs, has been spent on programs such as child care…

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California passes $1 billion in cannabis tax revenue two years after launching legal market

California has raised $ 1 billion in cannabis tax revenue since the industry kicked into gear in January 2018, according to figures recently released by the state. The bulk of that $ 1.03 billion in tax money, after covering regulatory costs, has been spent on programs such as child care…

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Police found more than 1,400 marijuana plants inside a building in Northern California

By Nicole Chavez | CNN A man was arrested in West Point, California, after authorities discovered 440 pounds of illegal marijuana inside a building, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office said. More than 1,400 marijuana plants were seized Thursday when deputies served a search warrant and found that a large shop…

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California marijuana regulations remain complex, but growers steadily becoming compliant

FORTUNA– Save for a few adjustments in state laws, a cannabis permitting workshop in Fortuna on Wednesday carried out in exactly the same way as another workshop 18 months prior — each serving as an effective how-to on becoming legally compliant with California’s pot regulations. But for state officials walking…

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Man sentenced for bribing 2 New Jersey postal workers to deliver packages of marijuana shipped from California

NEWARK, N.J. — A New Jersey drug dealer who bribed postal workers to bring him marijuana parcels he had shipped in from California has been sentenced to two years in prison. Glenn Blackstone, 50, of Newark will also have to serve five years of supervised release once he’s freed from…

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Whoopi Goldberg’s California cannabis company has shut down

By Alicia Wallace | CNN Business Whoopi & Maya, the medical cannabis company co-founded by Whoopi Goldberg, is closing up shop, according to a statement posted on its website. In an interview with CNN Business, Rick Cusick, a Whoopi & Maya board member who helped found the company with Goldberg…

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