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Personnel from Southern California Edison were called in after investigators found an electrical bypass had been installed at the operation in Pinion Hills. (courtesy San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Dept.)

SoCal Edison Settles With Homeowners After Pot-Growing Tenant Racks Up $140K Bill

Southern California Edison has settled a lawsuit filed by two Rowland Heights women who claimed the utility company kept their home in the dark after a marijuana-growing tenant racked up a $140,000 electric bill and the women refused to pay.

04/11/2014

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1 Arrested After Panga Boat Carrying Marijuana Is Discovered In Malibu

At least one person was arrested Monday morning after a panga boat carrying marijuana was discovered in Malibu.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/07/2014

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Students Defend Teacher Accused In Wild Fistfight Caught On Cell Phone Video

On Facebook, a page backing Coach Black has thousands of “likes.”

04/05/2014

This screenshot from Tillys.com shows marijuana-themed leggings from the popular teen and young adult retailer.

OC Parents Mount Effort To Get Teen Retailer To Pull Pot-Themed Clothing

A popular Orange County-based retailer has come under fire for selling pot-themed clothing following complaints from a Huntington Beach parent organization.

03/12/2014

Marijuana plants sit on a rack at the Berkeley Patients Group March 25, 2010 in Berkeley, California. California Secretary of State Debra Bowen certified a ballot initiative late yesterday to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana in the State of California after proponents of the measure submitted over 690,000 signatures. The measure will appear on the November 2 general election ballot. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Study: National Cocaine Use Drops, Pot Consumption On The Rise

While cocaine use reportedly dropped heavily across the country between 2006 and 2010, the amount of marijuana use increased dramatically, according to a study released Monday by Santa Monica-based RAND Corp.

03/10/2014

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City Attorney, LAPD To Partner With Realtors On Pot Shop Ban

City prosecutors are teaming up with the LAPD to to help property owners and real estate agents comply with a voter-approved measure regulating medical marijuana dispensaries.

03/10/2014

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Gov. Brown Not Sure Legal Pot Is Good Idea For California

California Gov. Jerry Brown said he is not sure legalizing marijuana is a good idea in his state because the country could lose its competitive edge if too many people are getting stoned.

03/02/2014

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Family Sues SoCal Edison Over Nearly $140K Bill Racked Up By Alleged Pot-Growing Tenant

A San Gabriel Valley family is suing Southern California Edison after their power was cut off when they didn’t pay a nearly $140,000 bill that was racked up by an alleged pot-growing tenant.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/19/2014

(credit: Lancaster Sheriff's Station)

Leading Groups Won’t Seek Pot Legalization In 2014

A coalition of leading drug reform groups has decided against pursuing a ballot initiative this year to legalize the adult use of marijuana in California.

02/18/2014

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OC Lawmaker Joins Call For White House To Soften Pot Policy

An Orange County Congressman was among over a dozen Washington lawmakers Wednesday to call on President Obama to declassify marijuana as one of the nation’s most dangerous drugs.

02/12/2014

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Race Is On Among Pot Supporters To Get Issue On Calif. Ballot

The race is on among marijuana supporters to get the issue on the California ballot in November.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/07/2014

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Court: Feds Can Target California Pot Clinics

An appeals court Wednesday affirmed the federal government’s long-standing policy that California medical marijuana dispensaries have no protection under state law from drug prosecutions.

01/15/2014

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Study: 4 Of America’s Top 10 Pot-Friendly Cities Are In Southern California

Four of the nation’s top 10 pot-friendly cities are located in the Southland, according to a new study.

CBS Los Angeles–01/10/2014

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Santa Monica To Hold Public Hearings On Plans To Allow Medical Pot Shops

A wave of medical marijuana dispensaries that have opened up throughout Los Angeles in recent years could soon be spreading to the Westside.

12/11/2013

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$7M In Marijuana Found In Electronics Shipment After Possible Attempted Heist

Roughly 12 tons of marijuana valued at $7 million was found hidden among an electronics shipment in a tractor-trailer, authorities said Friday.

12/06/2013

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