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Sheriff: New California Law Plays Significant Role In Crime Rise

A recent change in California law making certain drug and property crimes misdemeanors instead of felonies played “a significant role” in the rising crime rate in Los Angeles County and has taken away the incentive for addicts to seek treatment, Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Thursday.

07/23/2015

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Blue Ribbon Panel Urges Tight Regulation For Proposed Calif. Pot Legalization

A new report on proposed guidelines to implementing marijuana legalization in California may be changing the views of one of the state’s most high-profile pot advocates.

07/22/2015

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New App Lets Users Get Medical Pot ID Card With ‘Virtual’ Doctor’s Visit

Want medical marijuana, but too lazy to get off the couch? There’s an app for that.

06/30/2015

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Marijuana Patients Sue Santa Ana Over Dispensary Raid

Attorney Matthew Pappas filed the lawsuit in federal court Monday against the city, Mayor Miguel Pulido and nearly a dozen other employees.

06/15/2015

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California Takes First Step To Regulate Medical Marijuana

California took the first step Thursday to regulate its nearly 20-year-old medical marijuana industry, one that lawmakers said currently resembles something out of the “wild, wild West.”

06/04/2015

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Police: Sun Valley Building Fire Was A Marijuana Grow House

Police say a commercial building in Sun Valley where a fire erupted Thursday was a marijuana grow house.

05/15/2015

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David Goldstein Investigation: Dozens Of Shut-Down Pot Shops Reopen Under New Names

After Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer claimed to have closed a large number of pot shops in the city, CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein found that dozens of them have reopened to defy the law once again.

04/28/2015

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Reality Star, Rapper Nelly Arrested On Drug Charges

When troopers searched the bus, they found five rocks that tested positive for meth, as well as a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

04/11/2015

A massive marijuana grow operation was uncovered in Arcadia because of a broken water pipe. (credit: Arcadia Police Dept.)

Broken Water Pipe Lead Police To Massive Marijuana Grow House In Arcadia

Police said they found irrigation systems and drying bins throughout the home.

04/11/2015

Anaheim Police fatally shot a man in Orange Saturday morning. (credit: CBS)

Man Fatally Shot By Anaheim Police Was Arrested Day Earlier

A 31-year-old man shot and killed by police in Anaheim had been arrested a day earlier after running from authorities and crashing his truck into a construction site, police said Sunday.

04/05/2015

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Hundreds Of Marijuana Plants Discovered Inside Torrance Automotive Business

A man was arrested and hundreds of marijuana plants were seized Thursday from a Torrance business specializing in customizing cars, police said.

03/26/2015

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Nearly 3 Tons Of Marijuana Seized From Panga On San Miguel Island

Three Mexican nationals face federal drug trafficking charges after being arrested Sunday in a marijuana-laden panga in the Channel Islands.

03/23/2015

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Evidence Of A ‘Honey Oil’ Lab Found At Site Of Rosemead Apartment Complex Fire

Officials Wednesday were investigating the link between a fire at a Rosemead apartment complex and a possible “honey oil” marijuana lab found on the premises.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/18/2015

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Security Guard Killed After Exchange Of Fire At Illegal Pot Shop

A security guard working outside an illegal pot shop in San Bernardino was shot several times and killed on Monday night.

02/17/2015

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Santa Ana Businesses Hope To Win Big In Marijuana Dispensary Lottery

Pending regulatory approval, those participating could be among a few dozen allowed to legally operate in the city – a first for Orange County after Sana Ana voters overwhelmingly passed Measure BB last year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/05/2015

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