State Experiments With New Approach To Regulate Pot Farms Water Use

Fish and Wildlife officers have recently joined local narcotics teams in inspecting pot farms that are allegedly draining a half million gallons of water a day from Northern California’s Eel River as part of a unique state effort to identify growers willing to work with authorities to monitor water use and environmental effects from marijuana cultivation.

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Lake County Man Allegedly Starts Back Fire To Protect Pot Plants From Jerusalem Fire

Lake County resident, Juan Ramos Silva, was arrested over the weekend for allegedly causing fire at his residence in the area of the Jerusalem Fire.



California Marijuana Industry Hopes To Make Inroads With Banking Industry

Many banks are unwilling to do business with marijuana dispensaries, saying they aren’t worth the risk. But for the first time, the state tax authorities are stepping in to help dispensaries do business.


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Feds Seize 12,000 Marijuana Plants From Modoc County Indian Tribes; No Arrests Made

Lauren Horwood, a spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner, said the plants and over 100 pounds of processed pot were found on Tuesday while agents were carrying out search warrants for the properties governed by the Alturas Indian Rancheria and Pit River tribes in Modoc County.


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Potbox Launches ‘Premium Cannabis’ Delivery Service

Now this is a fancy way to get your weed.


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Experts: Illegal Pot Farms In California Threatening Salmon Fisheries

A state legislative committee will look at the impact of the drought and water use by illegal marijuana cultivators on North Coast fisheries at a hearing in Sacramento.


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Monterey County Deputies Find Boat Containing $18 Million Worth Of Marijuana

Authorities say deputies arrested four men after finding a boat containing approximately $18 million worth of marijuana in Los Padres National Forest.


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State Report Suggests Marijauna Legalization Could Save On California Prison Costs

The report says California could add millions of dollars to state coffers if it legalized marijuana by reducing the number of marijuana offenders in prisons and jails, reducing probation supervision costs, reducing criminal court cases, and increased sales-tax revenue.



Man Fined, Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison For Growing Pot On Forest Land

A 26-year-old Mexican national has been sentenced to two years in prison for growing marijuana and destroying national forest land in California.



Home Invasion Robbery In Citrus Heights Leads To Police Chase, Arrests

A home invasion robbery tied to an alleged marijuana growing operation led to a police pursuit Tuesday morning.



Clearlake Lifts Its Short-Lived Marijuana Ban

A small Northern California city has lifted its short-lived ban on marijuana cultivation after critics filed a lawsuit and collected enough signatures to challenge the prohibition with a ballot measure.