Future of Pot Industry: Robotic Security – NBC Southern California

cristina st. germain Santa Barbara County

The new security guard doesn’t need sleep. It doesn’t need a bathroom break. It won’t be distracted by cellphones. It doesn’t get tired. It’s like RoboCop but without the gun. It’s autonomous robotic security and it’s going to be used to guard pot farms in California. The first robots are rolling out in the coming months at Southern California marijuana farms in …

Future of Pot Industry: Robotic Security | NBC Southern California – NBC Southern California

cristina st. germain Santa Barbara County

The new security guard doesn’t need sleep. It doesn’t need a bathroom break. It won’t be distracted by cellphones. It doesn’t get tired. It’s like RoboCop without the gun. It’s autonomous robotic security, and it’s going to be used to guard pot farms in California. The first robots are rolling out in the coming months at Southern California marijuana farms in Desert …

Los Angeles releases draft marijuana business regulations – KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Area News – KSBY San Luis Obispo News

cristina st. germain Santa Barbara County

By MICHAEL R. BLOODAssociated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles moved Thursday to bring order to its emerging legal marijuana industry, proposing rules for how and where the fragrant buds will be grown and sold while driving out rogue operators.There will be no swaying fields of bright green pot plants along the Hollywood Freeway – businesses will only be …

Colorado marijuana market funds busts of illegal growers – KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Area News – KSBY San Luis Obispo News

cristina st. germain Santa Barbara County

By KRISTEN WYATTAssociated Press DENVER (AP) – The first recreational pot market in the U.S. was set Thursday to notch another marijuana first when Colorado approves using marijuana taxes to fund police efforts to crack down on illegal growing operations.A measure scheduled to be signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper sets aside nearly $6 million a year in Colorado …

Los Angeles releasing draft marijuana business regulations – KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Area … – KSBY San Luis Obispo News

cristina st. germain Santa Barbara County

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles officials are releasing proposed regulations for governing the emerging commercial marijuana industry in the city. The release Thursday sets in motion a 60-day public comment period prior to further action by the City Council. Councilmember Paul Koretz says release of the draft ordinance is a crucial step to prepare for the Jan. 1 statewide …

Pot Shop Takes One Step Forward – Santa Barbara Independent

cristina st. germain Santa Barbara County

In the same breath that city hearing officer Suzanne Reardon approved the pot dispensary proposal at 2609 De la Vina Street, she directed opponents exactly where they could appeal the controversial project. Plans for the medical marijuana dispensary have been in the works for more than two years. Applicant Ihab Ghannam has been leasing the vacant small space, tucked between Yellow …

Who Murdered Henry Han and His Family? – Santa Barbara Independent

cristina st. germain Santa Barbara County

There was no shortage of harrowing images exploding off the walls in Judge Brian Hill’s courtroom during last week’s preliminary hearing of Pierre Haobsh ​— ​a 27-year-old cipher ​— ​accused of killing Santa Barbara’s highly regarded Chinese herbalist Dr. Henry Han; his wife, Jennie; and their young daughter, Emily, in March 2016 at their Goleta home. Most upsetting were the autopsy photographs of Emily showing …

'Pedal to the Metal': Commercial Pot Famers Staking Their Claim in … – NBC Southern California

cristina st. germain Santa Barbara County

What to Know Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, was approved by voters on Nov. 8, 2016. The law legalizes the cultivation, possession and use of marijuana by adults for nonmedical purposes. The state begins issuing licenses to commercial marijuana cultivators on Jan. 1, 2018. Inside an air-conditioned warehouse in a dusty Southern California desert city, bud trimmers …

Powerful new opioids, overdose deaths worry EU drug agency – KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Area … – KSBY San Luis Obispo News

cristina st. germain Santa Barbara County

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Potent new synthetic opioids that mimic the effects of heroin and morphine are a growing health threat in the European Union, the bloc’s drug agency said Tuesday. The Lisbon-based European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction also expressed concern in its annual report about a rise in drug overdose deaths in 2016 for the third …

Local marijuana delivery service prepares to compete for Grover … – KSBY San Luis Obispo News

cristina st. germain Santa Barbara County

The Grover Beach City Council gave the final go-ahead for marijuana dispensaries Monday night. Pre-applications will be accepted soon and there’s already a competitive pool of would-be businesses. The assistant manager of Diamond Cannabis Direct, Corban Hansen, says they have about 1,500 medical marijuana customers across the Central Coast. The business, with the help of lawyers, has all the paperwork set to go for …

Grover Beach anticipates strong competition for marijuana dispen – KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara … – KSBY San Luis Obispo News

cristina st. germain Santa Barbara County

Applications for marijuana dispensaries will soon open up in Grover Beach and the city is anticipating a competitive process for those vying for the two available spots. Pre-application doesn’t open until June 14, but the city says it’s been getting calls from those interested in opening up shop for several months. “We do believe this will be a competitive process. …

Grover Beach anticipates strong competition for marijuana dispensary applications – KSBY San Luis Obispo News

cristina st. germain Santa Barbara County

Applications for marijuana dispensaries will soon open up in Grover Beach and the city is anticipating a competitive process for those vying for the two available spots. Pre-application doesn’t open until June 14, but the city says it’s been getting calls from those interested in opening up shop for several months. “We do believe this will be a competitive process. …

Reggae star Damian Marley, others buy control of High Times – KSBY San Luis Obispo News

cristina st. germain Santa Barbara County

By JOHN ROGERSAssociated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – Put this in your pipe and smoke it.An investment group that includes legendary ganga guru Bob Marley’s son has bought a controlling interest in High Times, the magazine that for decades has separated the stems and seeds from the leaves when it comes to showing people the best ways to grow, roll …

The Latest: Marijuana 'sanctuary' bill passes Assembly – KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Area News – KSBY San Luis Obispo News

cristina st. germain Santa Barbara County

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The Latest on bills passed by the Legislature the day before the house of origin deadline (all times local): 9:10 p.m. California lawmakers voted to keep state and local police from helping enforce federal anti-marijuana laws that conflict with state law. The state Assembly voted Thursday to shield Californians complying with state cannabis regulations like those …

Reggae star Damian Marley, others buy control of High Times – KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Area … – KSBY San Luis Obispo News

cristina st. germain Santa Barbara County

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Put this in your pipe and smoke it. A group of investors that includes reggae star Damian Marley has bought a controlling interest in High Times, the magazine that for decades has been the bible of pot smokers. Adam Levin, the magazine’s new CEO, said Thursday his group acquired a 60 percent stake in the magazine …