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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.


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Pot Growing Operation Uncovered At Elk Grove Home Following Fire

Neighbors saw no sign of a marijuana operation here, but police say they bust a few of these types of grows in Elk Grove a month.


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Calif. Assembly Committee Rejects Roadside Drug Testing Bill

An Assembly committee has rejected a bill making California one of more than a dozen states that allow police to conduct roadside testing for marijuana and other drugs.


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Sacramento Federal Judge Declines To Remove Marijuana From Dangerous Drug List

A federal judge in California has declined to remove marijuana from the list of the most dangerous drugs.


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With Legalization Possible, Pot Growers Become Lobbyists

California’s marijuana farmers have existed in a legal gray area during the 18 years since the state became the first to allow residents to use the drug for medical purposes.


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Sacramento Men Busted In North Dakota With 136 Pounds Of Pot

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says an Interstate 94 traffic stop resulted in the seizure of 136 pounds of marijuana.o