SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced a spike in arrests for illegal marijuana grows Monday. During the statewide raids this year, officials arrested 148 people, seized 168 weapons and 950,000 plants from 345 raided grow sites. In total, 25 tons of processed marijuana were recovered. The AG’s office said those figures increased from 2018. The Department of Justice said its Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP), is the largest illegal marijuana grow eradication program in the country. CAMP is a special state and federal partnership under the department of justice. With arrests on the rise, CBS13 looked into how legalizing marijuana has impacted illegal pot grows. READ: Authorities Find, Destroy $1B Worth Of Marijuana Plants In Central California California has its own state agency that regulates marijuana grows — the Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW). Their seizures from illegal grows more than doubled when … [Read more...] about How Has Legalizing Marijuana Impacted Illegal Pot Grows?
SACRAMENTO (AP) — California schools will get to decide if parents can administer medical marijuana to their children on school campuses. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday he signed the legislation that reverses a current prohibition on cannabis within 1,000 feet of K-12 campuses. School districts will have the final say on whether they will allow it. The law will take effect Jan. 1. Newsom’s predecessor, fellow Democrat Jerry Brown, vetoed a similar law last year. State Sen. Jerry Hill, the bill’s author, named it “Jojo’s Act” for a teenager in South San Francisco who uses medical cannabis to treat severe epilepsy. California has legalized medical marijuana since the 1990s, but there are strict rules about its use on campus. Washington, Colorado, Florida, Maine, New Jersey, Delaware, Illinois and New Mexico already have similar laws in place, Hill’s office said. “Jojo’s Act would lift barriers for students with severe medical … [Read more...] about California Schools May Allow Medical Cannabis On Campuses
(CNN) — A tip about supposedly legal hemp production led California investigators to fields of marijuana plants. About 10 million of them. The Kern County Sheriff’s Office — with the help of the FBI and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife — executed search warrants on 11 fields in the Arvin area, about 100 miles north of Los Angeles. From the 459 acres of land, authorities destroyed about 10 million marijuana plants — a value of approximately $1 billion on the black market, the sheriff’s office said. “These illicit marijuana gardens were grown under the guise of legitimate hemp production,” the sheriff’s office said. The Food and Agricultural Code and Health and Safety Code define industrial hemp as containing less than 0.3% THC content. Tests showed THC levels in those fields were much higher than the legal limit, the sheriff’s office said. THC is the psychoactive substance within cannabis. An investigation is … [Read more...] about Authorities Find, Destroy $1B Worth Of Marijuana Plants In Central California