• Marijuana Use by People Over 65 Rising Sharply, Study Says

    (CNN) — The sweet scent of baking cookies wafting from grandma’s house may be mixed with a more pungent aroma these days. The smell of marijuana. The numbers of American seniors over age 65 who now smoke marijuana or use edibles increased two-fold between 2015 and 2018, according to research published Monday in JAMA. California […]

  • Deputies Seized 233 Tons of Marijuana from Illegal Grows in Hemet in 2019

    Sheriff’s officials Sunday said they seized 233 tons of marijuana in 2019 as a result of their yearlong effort to crack down on illegal marijuana grows in Hemet. Deputies from the sheriff’s Hemet Station served nearly 250 search warrants related to illegal marijuana cultivation last year, leading to the seizure and destruction of about 280,000 […]

  • Two Arrested for Marijuana Cultivation in Riverside County

    On Monday, members of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Marijuana Enforcement Team served a search warrant at a large-scale, illegal marijuana grow in the 34000 block of Olive Avenue in unincorporated Winchester. During the service, approximately 1904 immature plants were eradicated, 4,168 pounds of processed marijuana was collected, and 13 weapons were confiscated. 30-year old […]

  • Pair Suspected of Operating Indoor Marijuana Grow at Wildomar Property

    A Wildomar man suspected of operating an indoor marijuana grow containing hundreds of plants was being held Thursday in lieu of $10,000 bail, while his alleged cohort posted bond and was released from custody. Rene Robert Luna, 21, was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning on suspicion of cultivation of […]

  • Thousands of Cannabis Plants Seized from Wildomar Property

    Riverside County sheriff’s investigators Friday were attempting to identify the individuals responsible for cultivating more than 3,000 thousand marijuana plants seized at a Wildomar property. The illegal outdoor grow was uncovered thanks to an anonymous tip that pointed investigators to the 24000 block of Cottonwood Street, near Cedar Avenue, according to sheriff’s spokesman Jeff Reese. […]

  • 43 bales of pot worth $1 million found floating near Catalina Island

    U.S. Coast Guard officers found 43 bales of marijuana, worth about $1 million, floating in the ocean near Catalina Island, authorities said in a news release Wednesday. Law enforcement responded to the area after a caller on Tuesday reported seeing multiple bales of what appeared to be narcotics, the Coast Guard said. Officers arrived to […]

  • Port Police Seize 1,200 Pounds of Marijuana

    Police Tuesday reported the seizure of 1,200 pounds of marijuana valued at about $450,000 from a boat being hauled from the water in San Pedro. Los Angeles Port Police marine units at Cabrillo Beach noticed the 23-foot boat was “suspiciously bow heavy” as three people attempted to exit a public launch ramp on Saturday. “Numerous […]

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