Possible Violations of State Law in Lake County

UPDATE 6/28 – Lake County Board of Supervisors’ efforts to pass an emergency, restrictive cultivation ordinance were stonewalled when 300 people showed up for the meeting and the fire marshall demanded it be rescheduled in a larger venue. The next meeting will be July 9 at 9 am at the Fairground theater. The proposed ordinance …

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US Attorney General Lies to House Judiciary Committee about Medical Marijuana Crackdown

Cal NORML Release Jun 8,2012  Yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder lied to the House Judiciary Committee in testifying that his agency is only going after medical cannabis dispensaries and growers that are going “beyond what states had authorized.” Just days ago, the DOJ announced  a new round of landlord letters in Los Angeles County.  Targets …

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Mixed Election Results for MMJ – Victory in Butte, Losses in Kern & Lake

June 6th – Yesterday’s election brought mixed results for medical marijuana proponents in California. Patient advocates won an important victory in Butte Co, where voters rejected Measure A, which would have sharply restricted patients’ right to cultivate on their own property, by 55%-45. Medical cannabis supporters had sponsored a referendum to repeal the measure, which …

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California Senate Rejects Drug Defelonization Bill

SACRAMENTO, June 1 – The California Senate roundly rejected Mark Leno’s bill SB 1506 to reduce penalties for simple possession of narcotics and dangerous drugs from a felony to a misdemeanor, by a vote of 11-24. The bill would also have eliminated felony penalties for hashish/concentrated cannabis. “With California’s prisons overflowing with violent criminals, it’s …

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California Assembly Passes AB2312, the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Control Act

May 31st – The California Assembly approved the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Control Act, AB 2312 by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, by a vote of 41-30. The bill would clarify the legality of dispensaries and other medical cannabis business by establishing clear, statewide rules for the industry under a new state Board of Medical Cannabis Enforcement …

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