Medical Marijuana News
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.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Judge cites unclear state laws in sentencing former medical marijuana dispensary owner, Joshua Braun. Read story.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Former medical marijuana dispensary owner Josh Braun saw his sentencing hearing continued this week until early October as presiding judge Brian Hill was forced to miss the September 19 court date due to a scheduling conflict related to the Corey Lyons murder trial. Read story.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Staffers select only seven potential storefront sites. Read story.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Santa Barbara City Council voted to give two medical marijuana dispensaries up to four years to find new locations. Read story.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
De la Vina dispensary denied. Read story.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
The maximum number of dispensaries allowed may increase from three to five. Read story.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Thumbs up for Santa Barbara Patients Group; thumbs down for Compassion Center. Read story.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
With time running out on their emergency moratorium preventing any and all new medical marijuana dispensaries from opening up in the unincorporated areas of the county, Santa Barbara County supervisors voted unanimously this week to extend the de facto ban for another year. Read story.