Knox Medical announces plans for five Florida dispensaries – West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

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Despite the long-held stigma and political pushback from wary municipalities, Knox Medical continues to expand into other Florida cities. Knox Medical, a Miami-based company that manufactures medical cannabis, plans to open five more retail dispensaries throughout the state in the next eight weeks. With its 35,000-square-foot greenhouse and lab based in Winter Garden’s Knox Nursery at 940 Avalon Road, the …

Cops Say Essex County Marijuana Bust Is Among Area's 'Largest Ever' – Patch.com

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — During what some authorities in Essex County are calling one of the county’s “largest seizures of marijuana,” police seized 1,470 budding cannabis plants from an East Orange garage that doubled as a “sophisticated indoor marijuana farm.”According to East Orange city officials, police discovered the marijuana plants in a four-car garage shortly after 9 a.m. on May …

East Orange cops bust massive pot operation | NJ.com – NJ.com

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EAST ORANGE — Authorities are set to announce the take down of what they called a “massive marijuana operation” in Essex County. Officials from East Orange said they plan to announce the details of the drug bust, which was conducted by the East Orange police, at a press conference at city hall Monday at 10 a.m. Authorities shared few details of …

East Orange cops bust massive pot operation – NJ.com

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EAST ORANGE — Authorities are set to announce the take down of what they called a “massive marijuana operation” in Essex County. Officials from East Orange said they plan to announce the details of the drug bust, which was conducted by the East Orange police, at a press conference at city hall Monday at 10 a.m. Authorities shared few details of …

Activists demand action on medical marijuana – WESH Orlando

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ORLANDO, Fla. —Carrying homemade signs and a loud speaker, a crowd of activists gathered Thursday outside the Orange County Department of Health, demanding action on medical marijuana. Advertisement “What part of 71 percent do politicians not understand?” Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith shouted to cheers from the crowd. The Democrat from Orlando opened the event by calling on state lawmakers to …

Activists demand action on medical marijuana – WESH.com – WESH Orlando

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Carrying homemade signs and a loud speaker, a crowd of activists gathered Thursday outside the Orange County Department of Health, demanding action on medical marijuana. Advertisement “What part of 71 percent do politicians not understand?” Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith shouted to cheers from the crowd. The Democrat from Orlando opened the event by calling on state lawmakers …

Investors gather in Huntington Beach to talk taxes, stocks and marijuana – OCRegister

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Want proof that marijuana is going mainstream? Look no further than a wealth management conference that kicked off Thursday, May 11, at the Hyatt in Huntington Beach. Between discussions on tax strategies and building a real estate portfolio, experts offered tips on investing in cannabis real estate to guests that paid upwards of $2,000 a pop to soak it in. …

5 Reasons Why Jeff Sessions' Drug War Reboot Will Fail – Leafly

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On the day he issued a two-page bid to revive the federal government’s failing war on drugs franchise, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped up to a lectern in West Virginia to address a conference on America’s opioid crisis. Sessions sees a nation keening with 52,000 overdose deaths and scolds us for our ‘complacency.’ “We’re on a bad trend right now,” …

Man injured in Costa Mesa fire is suspected of running marijuana-related operations – Los Angeles Times

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A man suspected of running an illegal butane honey oil extraction lab and a marijuana growing operation inside a Costa Mesa home was burned in a fire Thursday night, authorities said.The fire in the backyard of the home in the 2200 block of Avalon Street was reported around 9 p.m. Fire crews extinguished the blaze within 20 minutes, said Costa …

Man injured in Costa Mesa fire is suspected of running marijuana … – Los Angeles Times

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A man suspected of running an illegal butane honey oil extraction lab and a marijuana growing operation inside a Costa Mesa home was burned in a fire Thursday night, authorities said.The fire in the backyard of the home in the 2200 block of Avalon Street was reported around 9 p.m. Fire crews extinguished the blaze within 20 minutes, said Costa …

Suspected hash oil lab fire in Costa Mesa injures 1 – Orange County … – OCRegister

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COSTA MESA — A man suspected of running an illegal butane honey oil extraction lab suffered moderate burns when his operation caught fire on Thursday, May 11, authorities said. The fire began after 9 p.m. at the 2200 block of Avalon Street and was contained to the backyard. The fire was put out within 20 minutes, Costa Mesa Fire Department Capt. Chris …

Suspected hash oil lab fire in Costa Mesa injures 1 – OCRegister

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COSTA MESA — A man suspected of running an illegal butane honey oil extraction lab suffered moderate burns when his operation caught fire on Thursday, May 11, authorities said. The fire began after 9 p.m. at the 2200 block of Avalon Street and was contained to the backyard. The fire was put out within 20 minutes, Costa Mesa Fire Department Capt. Chris …

Legal pot shops make better neighbors – OCRegister

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There have certainly been bumps along the road as the Santa Ana City Council has navigated the changing landscape of marijuana in California, but what has remained is that the city, unlike many others in the county, has always moved forward. Now, Santa Ana is learning what we’ve always known: that the competitive pressures of the free market incentivize businesses …

Why legal marijuana shops make better neighbors – OCRegister

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There have certainly been bumps along the road as the Santa Ana City Council has navigated the changing landscape of marijuana in California, but what has remained is that the city, unlike many others in the county, has always moved forward. Now, Santa Ana is learning what we’ve always known: that the competitive pressures of the free market incentivize businesses …

UC Irvine considering center to study marijuana – Ventura County Star

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CLOSE A look into the future of legal pot. (November 17, 2016) Richard Lui/The Desert Sun AP FILE PHOTO(Photo: AP FILE PHOTO) IRVINE – A California university is considering creating a special center to study marijuana. The Orange County Register says UC Irvine is looking into creation of an interdisciplinary cannabis research institute. It’s the brainchild of Daniele Piomelli, a …