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.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has officially recommended that the federal government ramp up its production of marijuana in 2015. The DEA is asking for almost triple the cannabis production from the previous year and hopes to get their hands on nearly 900 pounds for research purposes.
In spite of the wholly negative reputation “synthetic marijuana” has earned through the media, some people are still using “spice” and seeing dire consequences.
Over Easter weekend alone, 28 people were hospitalized after using spice in Jackson, Mississippi, alone, and at least one person died from adverse effects to the harmful substance.
Federal prosecutors are breaking federal medical marijuana law in their quest to seize two California dispensaries and imprison Washington patient-cultivators, two California Congressmen charged today.
U.S. Reps. Sam Farr and Dana Rohrabacher released a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder today requesting the Department of Justice cease “marijuana prosecutions and forfeiture actions against those acting in accordance with state medical marijuana laws.”