CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2014 |
The "chef" hunkered over a batch of hash oil he was making in a kitchen in Redondo Beach, using a common but extremely dangerous method known as "open blasting. " The 26-year-old meticulously stirred and heated the marijuana extract into the highest clarity, slowly producing "butane honey oil" that would be as clear and pure as amber. This potent type of hash, also called "wax," has taken off in the marijuana market with the rise of electronic cigarettes and other vaporizing devices.
January 31, 2014 |
How odd is it that the two contenders in the Super Bowl -- the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos -- hail from the two states in the Union that have legalized sale and use of marijuana? Are there two activities more different than the amped-up aggression of professional football and the laid-back mellowness of smoking a joint? I've got nothing against Denver -- a perfectly fine city, as far as I'm concerned. But, as many of my readers know, I am a Seattle boy. My great-grandparents arrived in the muddy little town on the shore of Puget Sound in the 1880s.
January 26, 2014 |
Question: I own a rental home that has been occupied by a very nice tenant for more than 10 years. About two years ago, her adult son moved into the house. When I realized he was living there, I reminded my tenant that her rental agreement required every adult living in the property to be a party to my rental agreement. The son complied, which means both mother and son are now on the month-to-month agreement. But over the last several months, neighbors have told me that the son is growing marijuana in the backyard and selling it to his friends.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2014 |
Investigators seized 200 marijuana plants and about 30 pounds of dried pot during a narcotics investigation in Lancaster, law enforcement officials said Wednesday night. The stash was discovered Wednesday morning after Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department investigators served a search warrant at the home in the 4200 block of Westminster Way, according to department officials. The owner of the home, Christopher Neelley, was arrested on suspicion of felony cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sales, officials said in a statement.
January 19, 2014 |
Colorado Springs Airport recently installed three green metal containers in the terminal where travelers can deposit marijuana, which is legal to buy in Colorado but banned in the airport. Sorry, but the airport is not taking job applications for amnesty box attendants. With recreational marijuana now on sale in Colorado, Denver International and Colorado Springs airports have made it clear that travelers cannot bring pot through their facilities. Even medical marijuana is forbidden.
January 19, 2014 |
SEATTLE - The new year is shaping up to be one of the marijuana movement's strongest ever. The first legal pot storefronts in America opened to long lines in Colorado 20 days ago. Washington state is poised to issue licenses for producing, processing and selling the Schedule I drug - once officials sift through about 7,000 applications. Signature gatherers have been at work in at least five states, including California, to put marijuana measures on the ballot in 2014. On Wednesday, organizers announced they had gathered more than 1 million signatures in favor of putting a medical marijuana measure before voters in Florida, a high-population bellwether that could become the first Southern state to embrace pot. "Florida looks like the country as a whole," said Ben Pollara, campaign manager for the Sunshine State's effort.