This California county took in $3.7 million in pot fees. Now it might ban cultivation – Sacramento Bee

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Earlier in his work life, Prapanna Randall Smith earned a doctorate in educational leadership and founded a nonprofit elementary and preschool in San Diego County. Soon after retiring in 2011, he moved to forested Calaveras County to pursue another intellectual passion: growing marijuana. The economically depressed county of 45,000 residents, a former mining and timber region, had an established pot …

Calaveras Prepares To Take Stock, Re-evaluate In Budget Talks – MyMotherLode.com

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Incoming Calaveras County CAO Timothy Lutz Enlarge Tori James, MML News Reporter San Andreas, CA – Calaveras government officials today released this next fiscal year’s recommended budget ahead of what should be a grueling three-plus days of budget hearings next week. Evoking the Great Recession, Butte Fire and other major disasters as specters that continue to loom over the county, Chief …

Good neighbor cannabis company helps feed the poor – The Leaf Online

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A San Francisco-based medical cannabis company, as part of its ‘good neighbor’ program, donated its 500,000th healthy meal to state nonprofit food banks in April. For every Bloom Farms product sold, the one-for-one cannabis business donates money to food banks across the state to cover the cost of sourcing and distributing a healthy meal to a family or individual in …

Man allegedly burglarizes Dillon businesses, attempts to break into bank vault – Montana Standard

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A 21-year-old man is being held in Beaverhead County Jail in connection with five burglaries in Dillon last week. Bryce Noctor of Dillon was arrested for burglary and could be facing a handful of felonies after he allegedly burglarized four businesses and attempted to break into a bank vault May 23 and 24, said Don Guiberson, Dillon chief of police. …

Calaveras County May Abandon Recreational Marijuana Regulation – Capital Public Radio News

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While the state scrambles to align rules for medical and recreational marijuana, counties face dilemmas about local regulations. The Calaveras Board of Supervisors may reverse its course and abandon regulation. In 2016, Calaveras County collected roughly $3.7 million from hundreds of applicants seeking a legal permit to cultivate marijuana. Residents who opposed the move sought to bring a ban before …

Calaveras County May Move To Ban Marijuana Cultivation After All – Capital Public Radio News

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While the state scrambles to align rules for medical and recreational marijuana, counties face dilemmas about local regulations. The Calaveras Board of Supervisors may reverse its course and abandon regulation. In 2016, Calaveras County collected roughly $3.7 million from hundreds of applicants seeking a legal permit to cultivate marijuana. Residents who opposed the move sought to bring a ban before …

Liens placed on four more Butte County pot grow properties – Oroville Mercury Register

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Oroville >> Liens have been placed on four more properties due to marijuana grows that violated Butte County codes. The Board of Supervisors had five properties on its agenda last week that had been found to be a public nuisance, but one landowner settled ahead of time. The other four properties were encumbered with liens ranging from $3,500 to almost …

Marijuana The Focus Of Calaveras Supervisors Meeting – MyMotherLode.com

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Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Enlarge B.J. Hansen, MML News Director San Andreas, CA — The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors will hold a meeting tonight and the main item on the agenda is a study session on cannabis cultivation. It is designed to allow the supervisors, county department heads and residents the opportunity to discuss and hear about issues related …

Butte Sheriff's Office destroys more than 17000 marijuana plants – KRCRTV.COM

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BERRY CREEEK, Calif. – The Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) eradicated a large marijuana grow in Berry Creek on Wednesday.  On May 17, the BCSO Special Enforcement Unit served a search warrant on two vacant parcels of land on Jatko Road in Berry Creek. During the service of the search warrant detectives located and destroyed 17,212 growing marijuana plants.  The marijuana …

Butte Sheriff's Office destroys more than 17,000 marijuana plants … – KRCRTV.COM

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BERRY CREEEK, Calif. – The Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) eradicated a large marijuana grow in Berry Creek on Wednesday.  On May 17, the BCSO Special Enforcement Unit served a search warrant on two vacant parcels of land on Jatko Road in Berry Creek. During the service of the search warrant detectives located and destroyed 17,212 growing marijuana plants.  The marijuana …

Boy overdoses on cannabis-infused gummy candy, police say – KXLF.com | Continuous News | Butte, Montana – KXLF Butte News

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Package of gummy candies police say 10 year old ate that had been infused with cannabis RAMAPO, N.Y. POLICE/CBS NEW YORK RAMAPO, New York – A boy in a northern New York City suburb suffered a health scare after eating sour gummy candy infused with medical cannabis, reports CBS New York. Police in Rockland County say the 10-year-old’s father allowed him …

More big changes coming for Montana's medical marijuana provider – KXLF.com | Continuous News | Butte, Montana – KXLF Butte News

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MISSOULA -Heirloom Remedies sits just off U.S. Highway 93 in Ravalli County, between Victor and Hamilton. The new business recently held its grand opening – complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce. Heirloom Remedies is one of the first medical marijuana dispensaries to open in Montana after voters approved Initiative 182 in November. The measure …

Pot-trafficking former cop convicted in federal court – Chico Enterprise-Record – Chico Enterprise-Record

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Harrisburg, Pa. >> A former Yuba County Sheriff’s deputy and Oroville resident was convicted of drug trafficking charges Wednesday in federal court. Christopher Mark Heath, 38, was convicted of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, conspiracy to manufacture and distribute 100 kilograms of marijuana, conspiracy to launder drug proceeds, and an additional drug trafficking count after a …

Former deputy convicted for drug trafficking, charges pending in Butte County – KRCRTV.COM

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BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – A former Yuba County deputy was convicted Wednesday of federal drug trafficking and a firearm charge for a multi-state marijuana trafficking scheme. Christopher Heath, 38, was arrested in Pennsylvania in December 2015 along with two others after hauling around 200 pounds of marijuana from California. Investigators also said Heath was carrying a loaded Glock and his …