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San Joaquin County Bans MMJ Patients from Growing Their Own Medicine

San Joaquin County Bans MMJ Patients from Growing Their Own Medicine

The Northern California county of San Joaquin officially banned the personal cultivation of medical marijuana today. The ban affects all San Joaquin County cities, including Stockton, Tracy, Lodi, Galt, Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop, South Woodbridge, and Escalon.

On April 7, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the ordinance to forbid medical marijuana patients from growing their own medicine, ignoring California MMJ laws and making life much harder for a lot of very sick people. The ordinance goes into effect today.

Business
California Legal Weed Outsells All Other States Including Colorado & Washington

California Weed Outsells Other States Including CO & WA

In spite of last year’s legalization of recreational weed in Colorado and Washington, another state has yet again come out on top of the weed market: California.

In 2014, California did $1.127 billion in legal weed sales, meaning just in the medical marijuana trade. Colorado, nicknamed the weed capital of the U.S., came in a not-so-close second with $801.9 million legal weed sales (combining medical and recreational). Washington was third with $316.2 million, followed by Arizona with $155 million and Michigan with $65.8 million in legal weed sales.

Business
Stoner Santa Window Art Causes Anger and an Investigation

Stoner Santa Window Art Causes Anger and an Investigation

“Santa’s smiling, alright, but he’s also holding a water-pipe!”

CALL THE ELVES WITH ATTITUDE! Santa has gone rogue.

Local news and San Pedro citizens were up in arms over window paintings of Santa smoking a joint that appeared at the Harbor House of Dank Dispensary’s last week. Also present was “a snowman posing with a pill bottle” according to the local news report (though I think we know the prescription bottle was just filled with more weed).

Lifestyle
Cannabis County Fair All Set to Take Place in California Wine Counrty

Cannabis County Fair Set to Take Place in California Wine Country

Talk about a “Hall of Flowers.”

Up to 10,000 medical cannabis patients and industry members have snatched up most of Santa Rosa’s lodgings for California’s annual cannabis county fair, The Emerald Cup, Dec. 13-14 at the sprawling Sonoma County Fairgrounds. The organic, outdoor flower competition broke new records for size this week and will feature nearly 800 entries in the buds, edibles, tinctures, and topicals divisions, said co-founder Tim Blake Wednesday.

“It’s just off the hook,” he said.