Study: Closure of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Causes Crime Stats to Rise

A new study has found that closing medical marijuana dispensaries does not reduce crime in neighborhoods, but rather, causes the exact opposite.

Once again, we have academia and science to prove our point: weed dispensaries make for good neighbors.

According to data, published in the Journal of Urban Economics, researchers found that closing MMJ dispensaries was associated with an increase in larceny, property crimes, car break-ins and other street crime in the surrounding areas. Continue reading “Study: Closure of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Causes Crime Stats to Rise”

Grand theft marijuana: Carjackers in California steal truck hauling half-ton of cannabis

Authorities have arrested three men they say carjacked a big-rig hauling half a ton of marijuana and led them to a pot-growing operation at a Pomona home.

Authorities say the whole thing may have been a drug deal gone wrong.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports the truck was stolen Friday in Pomona. A short time later, a police helicopter spotted people unloading the trailer and throwing large bags into the backyard of a home. Continue reading “Grand theft marijuana: Carjackers in California steal truck hauling half-ton of cannabis”

DEA eyes Schedule I classification for a batch of synthetic cannabinoids

Are shops already – illegally – selling recreational marijuana in California?

The online ad for Green Light District – a pot shop in a brick office building five miles from Disneyland – was clear: Anyone 21 years and older was welcome to buy weed with only a “valid ID.”

During a visit to the unlicensed Anaheim dispensary Tuesday, a worker behind tinted glass in the lobby did ask to see a doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana. Continue reading “Are shops already – illegally – selling recreational marijuana in California?”

‘Godfather of Grass’ arrested in Canada after eight years on the run

Authorities say a man known as the “Godfather of Grass” has been arrested in Canada after eight years on the run.

The U.S. Marshals Service says authorities sought John Robert “Johnny” Boone after they seized 2,400 marijuana plants on his Kentucky farm. The agency said he was arrested Thursday when information led authorities to a small town outside of Montreal. Continue reading “‘Godfather of Grass’ arrested in Canada after eight years on the run”

Five teens arrested in connection with dispensary burglaries in Colorado

Five teens ranging in age from 14 to 17 have been arrested in connection with a series of marijuana dispensary burglaries in Boulder County and are also suspected to have burglarized other dispensaries across the state. Continue reading “Five teens arrested in connection with dispensary burglaries in Colorado”