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Marijuana grow raided on San Juan Ridge

September 18, 2019

A multi-agency task force on Tuesday raided an illegal marijuana grow on the San Juan Ridge, seizing nearly 4,000 plants, according to a release from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s deputies, along with personnel...







Yuba County authorities bust Oregon House marijuana grow

August 29, 2019

Law enforcement shut down a suspected illegal indoor cannabis grow in Oregon House Tuesday morning, according to the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office. Around 8 a.m., the Marijuana Eradication Team Yuba, through the Yuba County Sheriff’s...


DOJ moves to add more marijuana growers for research

August 26, 2019

LOS ANGELES — The Justice Department said Monday it would move forward to expand the number of marijuana growers for federally-authorized cannabis research. The long-awaited move comes after researchers filed court papers asking a judge...


California Outdoors Q&A: Fish, wildlife and … cannabis?

August 22, 2019

Question: I follow the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s social media pages, and it seems like recently there have been a lot of posts promoting cannabis growing workshops and other cannabis activity. This makes...


Thomas Elias: Legal pot grows more popular, dangers disregarded

August 12, 2019

Billboards offering home delivery of legal marijuana decorate the streets of every major city in California. Licensed pot shops sporting green crosses are commonplace. Their owners lobby for reductions in sales, excise and cultivation taxes...


John Seivert: Pot and PT

July 8, 2019

Cannabis is widely used in health and wellness arenas all over the world. Across all medical cannabis laws in the United States, marijuana is legally recognized as a form of therapy or medicine for more...


Second cannabis dispensary opens in Marysville

June 17, 2019

After months of delays, Marysville finally has both of its allowed-for medical marijuana dispensaries open for business. By the end of the year, however, the city is looking to further expand its cannabis options, as...


Nevada City OKs permit renewal process for cannabis businesses

June 16, 2019

Nevada City’s city council on Wednesday approved a process for approval business permit renewals for cannabis businesses. Some modifications were made to streamline the process after some push-back from the business owners. But a proposed...



Nevada County supervisors approve new cannabis grow rules

May 14, 2019

Mark Schaefer broke two ribs and punctured a lung over the weekend, but that didn’t stop him on Tuesday from watching county supervisors approve a new cannabis cultivation ordinance. “I don’t want to be dramatic,”...