Medical Marijuana News

Santa Barbara and the Pot Prop

Is it high time California legalizes marijuana? Read story.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Dispensary Survives Weed Whackers

Council denies final appeal of new Milpas Street cannabis club. Read story.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Backlash Brews Over Pot Dispensary

Milpas neighbors worry about increases in crime and traffic. Read story.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Weed Debate Burns Hot at County Board

Supes approve ordinance for cultivation and deliveries. Read story.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

City Hastily Adopts Medical Marijuana Ordinance

Rushed by the clock, councilmembers admit the cultivation rules need work. Read story.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Medical Pot in the Pipeline

Cities and county adopting laws ahead of the November election. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., January 7, 2016
Updated 9:46 a.m., January 8, 2016

City Denies Permit for Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Applicant claims officials have made a "concerted effort” to refuse his application. Read story.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Pot War Flares Up

Council persuaded to allow some cultivation. Read story.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

New Pot Shop Gets Green Light

Controversy centers on parking near the upper State Street storefront. Read story.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

City Hall Ponders Pot Lawsuit

City Council gets update on case brought by Green Well. Read story.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Supreme Court Rules on City Pot Shops

Although the California Supreme Court just ruled that cities have the legal right to ban medical marijuana dispensaries outright, it's doubtful the ruling will any immediate impact in the City of Santa Barbara, once the site of a flourishing medicinal marijuana cottage industry. Read story.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The ‘Green Rush’ Is Crushed

At this point it is hard to imagine, but just a handful of years ago, Santa Barbara had more medical marijuana storefronts than it did Starbucks coffeehouses. Read story.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Plea Deals Reached in Medical Marijuana Dispensary Case

Alleged owner's case moves toward trial. Read story.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Glen Mowrer III Sentenced to Probation

Glen Mowrer III, whose 2010 arrest was the catalyst for several medical marijuana dispensary prosecutions around Santa Barbara over the last few years, was sentenced to three years of felony probation after he pleaded to possession of concentrated cannabis. Read story.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Probation for Miramar Collective Owner

Diane Norman, owner of the Miramar Collective in Summerland, pleaded to possession of concentrated cannabis and sentenced to three years of felony probation. Read story.

Thursday, July 19, 2012
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