Cannabis Product and Services Reviews - Trusted leaves
Growing Elite Marijuana

California News

Anaheim man arrested after Placentia fire linked to marijuana honey oil operation

PLACENTIA — A 41-year-old Anaheim man was booked Wednesday on suspicion of manufacturing a controlled substance stemming from a blaze at a marijuana honey oil operation in Placentia, police said. David Hoffman was found in front of a business that caught fire in the 700 block of Dunn Way about 8:40 a.m., police said. Police said he told first responders there was a marijuana honey oil operation in the burning building and that there were several flammable chemicals on the premises, leading firefighters to evacuate workers in the Dunn Way Business Park as well as businesses on the 700 block of Orangethorpe Avenue. Read the rest of this story on ocregister.com.

Redwood City could soon allow up to six storefront cannabis dispensaries

REDWOOD CITY — Cannabis connoisseurs who have long fretted over the veritable dispensary desert on the Peninsula could soon find an oasis in Redwood City. Redwood City residents are being asked to weigh in on allowing up to six cannabis retailers to open up in certain parts of the city during a Plan Commission meeting on Tuesday, two weeks after the city council expressed support for expanding access to the popular drug during a council study session. Ever since cannabis was legalized for recreational use back in 2016, no Peninsula city has gone the way of San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland in allowing storefronts to open up. There are several delivery services across the Peninsula, but Redwood City is the first to seriously consider cannabis clubs to open. Read the rest of this story on ...

Illegal marijuana farms are risky for workers who don’t make much, California sheriff says

Workers on large, illegal marijuana farms in Riverside County such as the one in Aguanga where seven people were slain early Labor Day often live in plywood shacks as they tend the leaves that bring someone else millions of dollars – a lifestyle that could cost them their lives, Sheriff Chad Bianco said. There have been eight incidents with 14 homicides in Riverside County this year alone that authorities have linked to illegal marijuana-growing operations. “The amount of money that we know is being generated by this – they are certainly not making it,” Bianco said of the workers in an interview Wednesday. Read the rest of this story on MercuryNews.com.

With 7 dead, large-scale California marijuana operation is tied to organized crime

By ELLIOT SPAGAT and MICHAEL R. BLOOD | The Associated Press AGUANGA  — An illegal marijuana growing operation where seven people were fatally shot in a small, rural Southern California town had the markings of organized crime, authorities said Tuesday. More than 20 people lived on the property, which had several makeshift dwellings, a nursery and vehicles used in production, Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said. Marijuana was processed to honey oil, a highly potent concentrate made by extracting the high-inducing chemical THC from cannabis. Read the rest of this story on MercuryNews.com.

7 deaths tied to illegal grow operation shake rural Riverside County community

Aguanga in Riverside County was reeling Tuesday, Sept. 8, following the shooting deaths of seven people at what authorities said was one of many illegal marijuana growing operations in the rural area where residents say they seem to thrive despite numerous raids by sheriff’s deputies. The seven victims, none yet identified, were found in a residence in the 45000 block of Highway 371 shortly after 12:30 a.m. Monday after Riverside County sheriff’s deputies were called about a shooting in the area. They found a woman with severe gunshot wounds, then discovered six victims at the same home with gunshot wounds; all six died at the location. The woman died later at a hospital. Read the rest of this story on ocregister.com.

7 fatally shot at illegal marijuana grow in Southern California

Published: Sep 8, 2020, 5:10 am • Updated: Sep 8, 2020, 5:11 am By Steve Scauzillo Seven people were shot to death early Monday, Sept. 7, at a home in the unincorporated Riverside County community of Aguanga, authorities reported. The victims were found in a residence in the 45000 block of Highway 371 in what was reportedly a house being used to grow illegal marijuana, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported. Investigators found more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana and several hundred marijuana plants at the location, the Sheriff’s Department reported. Read the rest of this story on MercuryNews.com.

7 fatally shot at illegal marijuana grow in Riverside County

Published: Sep 7, 2020, 11:46 pm • Updated: Sep 7, 2020, 11:47 pm By Steve Scauzillo Seven people were shot to death early Monday, Sept. 7, at a home in the unincorporated Riverside County community of Aguanga, authorities reported. The victims were found in a residence in the 45000 block of Highway 371 in what was reportedly a house being used to grow illegal marijuana, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported. Investigators found more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana and several hundred marijuana plants at the location, the Sheriff’s Department reported. Read the rest of this story on ocregister.com.

California man arrested in alleged marijuana-by-mail ring that led to shooting death of beloved South Carolina postal worker

Kingstree, South Carolina — In a shocking announcement this week, federal authorities linked a Santa Rosa man to a plot to traffic marijuana across the country that allegedly ended with the premeditated killing of a popular postal worker, allegedly by two South Carolina residents. Ricky Jesus Barajas, 28, of Santa Rosa, was arrested near his home last week and is being extradited to South Carolina to face federal marijuana distribution charges, according to court records. The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that Barajas was one of three suspects indicted on charges related to the killing of Irene Pressley, 64, a postal worker in Andrews, South Carolina. Trevor Raekwon Seward, 22, and Jerome Terrell Davis, 28, both of Andrews, face charges of shooting Pressley to steal a pack...

Man who robbed Bay Area cannabis delivery truck gets 42 months; Judge criticizes prosecutors but acknowledges ‘brazen’ crime

SAN FRANCISCO — A Bay Area man who admitted to participating in the 2018 robbery of a cannabis delivery truck was sentenced to three years and six months in federal prison Tuesday, by a judge who acknowledged “all of the good work” the defendant has done to better himself since his arrest. Lamar Johnson, 31, has already spent roughly 16 months in Santa Rita Jail awaiting resolution in his case. He was indicted on federal charges in March 2019, five months after he and two others approached a cannabis delivery truck in San Francisco — after trailing it through the East Bay — and made off with nearly $29,000 in cash. “This was a brazen, big time robbery,” U.S. District Judge William Alsup said Tuesday. But he also praised Johnson for being willing to “risk his own life” as a module worker at...

Court says Bay Area auto thief should not be banned from using marijuana

Published: Aug 26, 2020, 1:31 pm • Updated: Aug 26, 2020, 1:32 pm By Gary Klien A state appeals court has ruled that a convicted auto thief in San Rafael should not have been barred from marijuana use as a condition of his probation. The vehicle was reported stolen in March 2019. Brayan Alexander Cruz Cruz, 21, was arrested five days later after police found him in the vehicle. Cruz Cruz accepted a guilty plea in less than two weeks. Before the sentencing, Cruz Cruz told the probation department he used alcohol and marijuana on occasion. He said he had used marijuana on the day of his arrest. Read the rest of this story on MercuryNews.com.

Are cannabis shops targeting California’s Black, Latino and poor communities?

Unlicensed cannabis retailers are disproportionately setting up shop in California communities with higher percentages of Black and Latino residents, according to a new study by health experts from USC. That means, nearly four years after the state voted to license recreational cannabis businesses, residents of minority neighborhoods still have easier access to marijuana products that are highly potent, less likely to be tested for safety, don’t have child-safe packaging and are often cheaper than the highly regulated products found in licensed marijuana stores. Researchers say such access could worsen existing health disparities for minority and poor communities. Previous studies have shown that a similar pattern of locating disproportionate numbers of liquor and tobacco retailers in lowe...

Are cannabis shops targeting California’s Black, Latino and poor communities?

Unlicensed cannabis retailers are disproportionately setting up shop in California communities with higher percentages of Black and Latino residents, according to a new study by health experts from USC. That means, nearly four years after the state voted to license recreational cannabis businesses, residents of minority neighborhoods still have easier access to marijuana products that are highly potent, less likely to be tested for safety, don’t have child-safe packaging and are often cheaper than the highly regulated products found in licensed marijuana stores. Researchers say such access could worsen existing health disparities for minority and poor communities. Previous studies have shown that a similar pattern of locating disproportionate numbers of liquor and tobacco retailers in lowe...

  • 1
  • 2
  • 8