6 face federal charges in Fresno medipot bust

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Nov 162010
 

Six people, including three Fresno residents, have been charged in federal court for allegedly growing marijuana in unincorporated Fresno County under the guise of the state’s medicinal-use law and distributing it in three other states. The criminal operation grew thousands of pounds of marijuana at Central and Valentine avenues southwest of Fresno, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims said Monday at a news conference in U.S. District Court. The indictment comes as county officials struggle to [read more …]

Fresno dispensary owner arrested for kidnap plot

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Nov 122010
 

Tower District medical marijuana clinic operator Rick Morse was booked into Fresno County Jail on Thursday after investigators uncovered an alleged plot by Morse to kidnap a Fresno city attorney. Morse, who was booked into and released from the jail three times earlier this year because of overcrowding, was being held on suspicion of battery and attempted kidnapping stemming from the incident in May. Sheriff’s officials said Thursday the attempted kidnapping count makes Morse ineligible [read more …]

Nov 112010
 

Tulare County has sued a medical marijuana operation for growing and distributing in an area zoned for agriculture — not for medical marijuana. The lawsuit, filed in mid-October in Tulare County Superior Court, wants a judge to stop the Foothill Growers Association collective from operating out of a former dental office near Ivanhoe. Worries about violence in the region prompted the Board of Supervisors to vote unanimously in closed session in late September to file [read more …]

Fresno County growing ban takes effect Dec. 1

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Nov 032010
 

By Bud Green CalPotNews.com Medical marijuana growers have until midnight Nov. 30 to legally harvest their outdoor plants in Fresno County, a judge has ruled. The preliminary injunction granted Wednesday blocks Fresno County from enforcing its ban on outdoor cultivation, which was passed by supervisors as an urgency ordinance Sept. 14. Fresno County Superior Court Judge Jeff Hamilton seemed skeptical of the county’s arguments supporting the ban, which included two widely circulated law enforcement “white [read more …]

L.A. Times: Prop. 19 heading to defeat

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Nov 022010
 

After taking a serious look at legalizing marijuana, California voters in early returns Tuesday appeared to be rejecting Proposition 19, which would have made the state the first to allow the drug to be sold for recreational use. According to a state exit poll, the measure drew strong support from voters under 25 years old, as the campaign had hoped, but those voters did not turn out in unusually high numbers. The initiative also failed [read more …]