San Diego DA Files Felony Charges Over Cannabis Extraction – Leafly

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Sixteen months after authorities used sledgehammers to break down the doors to Med-West Distribution, at one time the largest cannabis distributor in California, San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis filed felony charges Wednesday against the former owner and associates. The criminal complaint targets not only James Slatic, 58, the owner of the erstwhile San Diego business, but also former …

San Diego DA Files Felony Charges Over Cannabis Extraction | Leafly – Leafly

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Sixteen months after authorities used sledgehammers to break down the doors to Med-West Distribution, at one time the largest cannabis distributor in California, San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis filed felony charges Wednesday against the former owner and associates. The criminal complaint targets not only James Slatic, 58, the owner of the erstwhile San Diego business, but also former …

Backlash against pot festival spurs special fair board meeting – Rancho Santa Fe Review

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All eyes in the San Diego cannabis community are set squarely on May 30 after the managers of the Del Mar Fairgrounds called for a public forum on the region’s first-ever cannabis festival. The Goodlife Festival — which is planned for Sept. 23 — is expected to draw several thousand people to the fairgrounds. Organizers say it will be limited …

DA files charges against medical pot business owner – The San Diego Union-Tribune

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Two weeks after she was ordered to return $100,000 seized from a medical marijuana entrepreneur and his family, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis filed a sweeping criminal complaint against the business owner, four employees and his lawyer. Dumanis filed charges Wednesday against James Slatic, who owned Med-West Distribution in Kearny Mesa until drug agents raided the business in January 2016 and …

Marijuana Extract Helps Some Kids With Epilepsy: Study – NBC 7 San Diego

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A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot’s possible health benefits. “This is the first solid, rigorously obtained scientific data” that a marijuana compound is safe and effective for this problem, said one study …

Backlash against pot festival spurs special fair board meeting – Del Mar Times

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All eyes in the San Diego cannabis community are set squarely on May 30 after the managers of the Del Mar Fairgrounds called for a public forum on the region’s first-ever cannabis festival. The Goodlife Festival — which is planned for Sept. 23 — is expected to draw several thousand people to the fairgrounds. Organizers say it will be limited …

Backlash against pot festival spurs special fair board meeting – Del … – Del Mar Times

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All eyes in the San Diego cannabis community are set squarely on May 30 after the managers of the Del Mar Fairgrounds called for a public forum on the region’s first-ever cannabis festival. The Goodlife Festival — which is planned for Sept. 23 — is expected to draw several thousand people to the fairgrounds. Organizers say it will be limited …

California Legalization Lets Pot Convictions Go Up in Smoke – KQED

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LOS ANGELES — Jay Schlauch’s conviction for peddling pot haunted him for nearly a quarter century. The felony prevented him from landing jobs, gave his wife doubts about tying the knot and cast a shadow over his typically sunny outlook on life. So when an opportunity arose to reduce his record to a misdemeanor under California’s voter-approved law that legalized …

Adelanto wants to be the 'Silicon Valley of medical marijuana' – The San Diego Union-Tribune

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In a plot of desert surrounded by Joshua trees and aging factories, developer James Previti — in a suit coat and Louis Vuitton shades — watches as construction workers build the roof of a concrete building that from afar looks like a future Costco. Previti has spent years developing homes around the Inland Empire. But this is something new for …

Wildcats with weed —thanks, Reader and CityBeat – San Diego Reader

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City attorney Jan Goldsmith’s January 27 talk about medical marijuana dispensaries in Grantville began with him referring to long-ago election results. He spoke to a capacity audience at the Allied Gardens-Grantville Community Council town hall. The city attorney noted that Bill Clinton carried California the year voters approved Proposition 215, the 1996 Compassionate Use Act. Goldsmith said the medical-marijuana initiative …

East Village candy shop owners now making edibles – 10News

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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – They’re two best friends making candy and having fun doing it. In 2015, they opened a candy store in the East Village.  “The original recipe is my mom’s,” said Jena Perez. “It’s been a roller coaster ride.” Perez and her best friend Desiree Glade created Sweet Bricks and in two years it became a big hit, thanks …

Random people with great weed – San Diego Reader

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Jay’s daughter has osteosarcoma — “cancer of the bone. She had to have her leg amputated. It also tries to travel to your heart and lungs, and it’s ongoing. They actually prescribed cannabis for her in the hospital. It would have helped with the nausea and with the sleeping. But she didn’t want to partake; she was just anti- the …

Marijuana Is Shaping Up to Be a Defining Election Issue Across the County – Voice of San Diego

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California voters may have spoken on recreational marijuana in November, but rather than settling the issue, that vote has set the stage for several local battles over whether to allow marijuana operations. Because Proposition 64 passed last fall, state licensing to marijuana businesses is slated to begin Jan. 1, 2018 — though local jurisdictions have the power to forbid them …

San Diego DA ordered to return $100K to marijuana distributor 15 months after raid – The Cannabist

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Published: May 9, 2017, 10:03 am • Updated: May 9, 2017, 10:03 am By The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — San Diego’s district attorney has been ordered to return more than $100,000 seized from a medical marijuana businessman and his family, 15 months after drug agents raided the company and didn’t charge anyone with a crime. The Union-Tribune reported Monday …