Fairfax's pioneer pot apothecary is back in business – Marin Independent Journal

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Six years after the federal government forced the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana to close, the Fairfax dispensary is back in business. Lynnette Shaw, the self-styled godmother of medical marijuana dispensaries in California, reopened the doors to the dispensary at 6 School St. on June 2. A ceremonial grand opening is set for Thursday. Already, phones were ringing off the …

Blog: California Lawmakers Reach Deal On How To Spend Tobacco Tax Money – Capital Public Radio News

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June 12, 7:19 p.m.: Democratic lawmakers have reached a deal with California Governor Jerry Brown over how to spend more than a billion dollars in Proposition 56 tobacco tax revenue.A little less than half of that money would go toward increasing Medi-Cal reimbursement rates for doctors and dentists, which health advocates say have been far too low.Anthony Wright with the …

Blog: California Budget Deal Emerges Despite Lack Of Formal Announcement – Capital Public Radio News

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June 13, 5:58 p.m.: There’s still no formal declaration of a California budget deal at the state Capitol – though that’s expected as soon as Tuesday morning. But the contents of the agreement have nearly all been made public. The spending plan would increase money for K-12 schools, community colleges and the CSU system. But in an unprecedented move, the Legislature …

Blog: New Marijuana Rules Included In Budget Deal – Jefferson Public Radio

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melfoody / Flickr Tweets by @adlerben June 13, 5:58 p.m.: There’s still no formal declaration of a California budget deal at the state Capitol – though that’s expected as soon as Tuesday morning. But the contents of the agreement have nearly all been made public. The spending plan would increase money for K-12 schools, community colleges and the CSU system. But …

Future of Pot Industry: Robotic Security – NBC 7 San Diego

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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 …

Marijuana having big impact on county business – Mail Tribune

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Prosecutor Charges Marijuana Business Attorney – Cannabis Now

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Photo Emmanuel Huybrechts An attorney who successfully returned money seized from a dispensary owner has now been changed with criminal action. The case is being called “vindictive prosecution.” It appeared Bonnie Dumanis had lost. As San Diego’s district attorney, Dumanis had seized more than $324,000 from a local medical marijuana distributor during a January 2016 raid. But in May, with …

Future of Pot Industry: Robotic Security – NBC Southern California

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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

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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 …

Sonoma Co. cannabis entrepreneur Dennis Hunter bounces back from prison to become model CEO – Sonoma Index-Tribune

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Upon release from prison, he started a couple of businesses, including an online store where people would drop off merchandise they wanted to sell. It had locations in Petaluma and San Rafael.“It didn’t make money,” he said. He closed the business after a couple of years. In about 2009, ex-wife Khanhvi Dang started selling GeoPot containers of porous fabric that …

Pot-sniffing dogs' jobs haven't gone up in smoke – San Francisco Chronicle

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Legal marijuana is in the air across California, but local and state law enforcement agencies say they won’t retire their pot-sniffing narcotics dogs anytime soon. At first, it might seem like California’s legalization of recreational pot would render canine units’ weed-sensitive noses obsolete. Indeed, some dogs are being pulled from routine patrols, and new ones are sometimes not trained on …

Pot-sniffing police dogs face uncertain future – San Francisco Chronicle

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Legal marijuana is in the air across California, but local and state law enforcement agencies say they won’t retire their pot-sniffing narcotics dogs anytime soon. At first, it might seem like California’s legalization of recreational pot would render canine units’ weed-sensitive noses obsolete. Indeed, some dogs are being pulled from routine patrols, and new ones are sometimes not trained on …

City Hall's 'Office of Cannabis' Begins To Bloom – SFist

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Photo of Hippie Hill by Justin Sullivan via Getty. What little popularity San Francisco Mayor Ed is able to muster up these days may be contingent on pandering to the emerging local marijuana industry, but Lee might be screwing that one up too. While the mayor has tried to trim the local industry by proposing limits on industrial marijuana grow …

Hueneme moves ahead with access to medical MJ – Ventura County Reporter

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Let’s get the jokes out of the way first. We’re not renaming the city “POT Hueneme” or “Port HIGHneme.” Nor are we rebranding the city to “Port Hueneme, where the GRASS is greener” or “Hueneme isn’t just about HIGHER education.”  And no, Cheech and Chong will not be filming their sequels here (although they haven’t asked). The cannabis industry is …

Kern County man pleads guilty to marijuana cultivation operation in Sequoia National Forest – KERO 23ABC News

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FRESNO, Calif. – Russell Lee Riggs, 69, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana grown in the Sequoia National Forest. He delivered supplies and material to a marijuana cultivation site containing over 3,000 marijuana plants in the Fay Creek drainage inside the Sequoia National Forest, according to court documents. He also received …