• FDA approves cannabis-based drug for epilepsy

    The Food and Drug Administration approved the prescription cannabidiol medicine Monday to treat rare and severe forms of epilepsy. FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb also issued an immediate statement saying this wasn’t an approval of marijuana, in general — and said anyone wanting to use cannabis-based products to treat disease must prove they are safe […]

  • Over 3,100 marijuana plants seized in San Bernardino County

    On Thursday at approximately 8:30 a.m., investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department – Marijuana Enforcement Team served three search warrants at residences in the unincorporated communities of Phelan and Pinon Hills. All three locations had outdoor marijuana cultivations on the property.  Over 3,100 marijuana plants and 932 pounds of processed marijuana were seized during the service of the search warrants.  Investigators do not believe the locations are linked together. […]

  • Yucca Valley Man Arrested for Large Marijuana Grow Operation

    On Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., investigators from the Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division-Marijuana Enforcement Team served a search warrant at a residence in the 58700 block of Desert Gold Drive in Yucca Valley. Yixian Chen, 53-years-old, was found inside the residence, which contained an indoor marijuana cultivation. Over 1800 marijuana plants, in various stages of growth, were found […]

  • California Cannabis Tax Revenues Total $60.9 Million in First Quarter

    The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) today released revenue numbers for cannabis sales in the first quarter of 2018. Tax revenue from the cannabis industry totaled $60.9 million since January 1, 2018, which includes state cultivation, excise and sales taxes. It does not include local tax revenue collected by cities or counties. […]

  • Denver Man Sentenced to 40 Years to Life for Indio Hotel Shooting

    A Denver man who fatally shot a woman during a drug-fueled night inside an Indio hotel room was sentenced Thursday to 40 years to life in state prison. Aaron Drayer, 22, was convicted of second-degree murder in March for the Jan. 15, 2017, death of 32-year-old Liliana Yanez at the Royal Plaza Inn at 82347 […]

  • Local Pot Users React to SF Marijuana Convictions Being Thrown Out

    Palm Springs, CA The San Francisco Dist. Atty. George Gascón will wipe out thousands of past marijuana convictions, which could have repercussion across the state.  Related: Recreational Marijuana Sales Become Legal Palm Springs resident Anthony is a convicted felon. He’ll never forget where it all went down, many years ago.  "Yosemite National Park," Anthony said. At the […]

  • Employers Could Fire or Not Hire For Legal Marijuana Use

    Palm Desert, CA Recreational and medical marijuana is now legal in the state of California, but if an employer does not want weed in the work place, they could still fire or not hire a person for having marijuana in their system. "If you’re using marijuana, you’re not safe. Just because you have that card, it doesn’t protect you from the employer […]

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