Detectives bust illegal marijuana grow operation in Santa Ana

Detectives acting on community tips raided an illegal grow operation in Santa Ana on Thursday, seizing more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana and more than 2,500 plants. Community complaints regarding an illegal business drew vice and narcotics detectives to the facility in the 2000 block of South Ritchey, according to…

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Santa Clara County shutters recreational marijuana take-out under COVID-19 shutdown

Cannabis dispensaries in the Bay Area’s most populous county are closing their doors to recreational users under new orders. Santa Clara County has stopped allowing for in-store purchases of marijuana for non-medical customers, according to the county website. The change in policy apparently occurred in the last couple days. Recreational…

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Police seek owners, operators of unlicensed pot shop in Santa Ana

Santa Ana police sought the owner and operators of an illegal marijuana business that was raided on Tuesday, March 10. Police had received complaints from citizens regarding the business at 230 W. Warner Ave., said Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. “Based on those complaints, the vice and narcotics unit…

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Santa Rosa Hydroponics sold to Colorado retail chain GrowGeneration

During the Gold Rush, it was the merchants selling sifting pans who struck it rich and not the legions of 19th century fortune seekers looking for wealth in California’s rivers. Santa Rosa brothers Rick and Jason Barretta applied that wisdom to the nascent marijuana industry about 10 years ago when…

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Santa Clara County, Calif. bans commercial marijuana grows and shops

Published: Sep 15, 2017, 10:00 am • Updated: Sep 15, 2017, 10:00 am By Eric Kurhi, The Mercury News SAN JOSE — 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…

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City of Santa Ana will pay $100K to settle lawsuit over infamous dispensary raid

Published: Oct 26, 2016, 9:29 am • Updated: Oct 26, 2016, 10:37 am By Scott Schwebke, Orange County Register SANTA ANA – The city will pay a Santa Ana marijuana dispensary $ 100,000 to settle a federal lawsuit in connection with a controversial raid last year where police officers were…

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Officers Involved In Santa Ana Medical Marijuana Dispensary Raid Should Be Fired

Three officers are facing charges stemming from a raid on a medical marijuana dispensary in Santa Ana, California last year. The raid was conducted at the Sky High Holistic medical marijuana dispensary, and involved alleged police misconduct. I say alleged, because the officers haven’t been found guilty for what they…

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Next Saturday The 420 Games Comes To The Santa Monica Pier

The 420 Games’ first event of 2016 takes place March 26th at the Santa Monica Pier. For the first time ever, this Southern California landmark will host an organized cannabis-related event, one that is expected to gather more than 1,000 participants. Created to de-stigmatize cannabis and the people who use it,…

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