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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. …

Stats: Do Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Really Fuel an Increase in Crime?

Chris Walsh  | July 12, 2011

You’ve no doubt read articles about dispensaries robbed at gunpoint. And we’ve all heard about attacks on workers delivering medical marijuana. It’s enough to make you want to close up shop or abandon plans to start a medical marijuana center.

Lawmakers who oppose the medical marijuana industry often cite these examples when bashing the industry, …