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San Diego cracking down on illegal marijuana dispensaries

Omar Sacirbey  | October 7, 2016

The city of San Diego has launched a campaign to crack down on illegal medical marijuana dispensaries and is asking residents to purchase MMJ only from licensed shops, a sign that authorities are trying to rein in the local black market.

The “Buy Safe, Buy Legal” campaign was launched Thursday through a partnership of the 

San Diego Dispensary Hit With Record Fine

Omar Sacirbey  | December 7, 2015

A San Diego judge has slapped a local medical marijuana dispensary with a $1.8 million fine for violating zoning regulations, ranking as the largest penalty assessed against an MMJ operation in the city’s history.

In addition to the fine levied on SoCal Holistic Health Inc., the judge issued a permanent injunction against the dispensary and its …

Marijuana Raids Target Four San Diego Dispensaries as DEA Continues to Close California Pot Shops

Chris Walsh  | January 18, 2012

The federal Drug Enforcement Agency has raided several medical marijuana businesses in San Diego over the past week, highlighting the Obama administration’s efforts to conduct a sustained crackdown on California pot shops.

In the latest series of marijuana raids, agents served warrants at four San Diego dispensaries, forcing the MMJ businesses to shut down and …

Cities, Counties Across California Making Key Medical Pot Decisions

Chris Walsh  | November 18, 2011

From Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz to Sacramento and San Francisco, a host of cities and regions in California have made some important decisions involving medical marijuana this month.

It’s hard to keep track of what’s going on given the flurry of court rulings, city council votes and other actions taken at the local level. …