Medical Marijuana News
Controversy centers on parking near the upper State Street storefront. Read story.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
City Council gets update on case brought by Green Well. Read story.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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
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
Alleged owner's case moves toward trial. Read story.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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
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
Bill would create official oversight and regulatory commission for California. Read story.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
In the wake of federal raids, Santa Barbara medical marijuana dispensaries face an uncertain future. Read story.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Plans to open a medical marijuana dispensary on property owned by the family of former lieutenant governor and congressional candidate Abel Maldonado may have become derailed as news of the potentially embarrassing deal came to light just before Thanksgiving, thanks to a political blogger. Read story.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Juan Solis and Sinthia Martinez, owners of Westside marijuana dispensary The Healing Center, and manager Rudy Lopez were sentenced on 11/7 to probation after Judge Frank Ochoa found them guilty of various offenses related to the store's operation. Read story.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Vote to make emergency moratorium a permanent part of county code. Read story.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
On Wednesday, two planning commissions gave the green light for a permanent moratorium on cannabis dispensaries. Read story.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Status of pot dispensaries murkier than ever. Read story.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Supes reject ordinance proposed by staff allowing a few storefronts. Read story.