A marijuana raid in Sequoia National Park on Sept. 5, 2018 found more than 3,500 marijuana plants in an illegal cultivation site within the park. Law enforcement destroyed the plants, which had an estimated value of $5.25 million.
A man from Michoacán, Mexico, was sentenced Monday, July 30, 2018, in Fresno, CA, federal court to almost four years in prison for conspiring to cultivate marijuana on public land, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.
UC Merced has a $3.8 million grant to create a center to study nicotine and marijuana policy. It’s the first to receive funding from the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, an initiative created with tobacco taxes.
A Fresno, CA, appellate court upheld Superior Court Judge Dale Ikeda's ruling that said Fresno County can't fine Laton marijuana grower Xiongh Thao $99,000 because he got rid of the plants before sheriff's deputies cited him.
Law enforcement has launched a new attack on illegal marijuana farm in California's forests, saying Mexican cartels are using huge amounts of pesticides that threaten endanger species. Officials say the problem has spread to at least 40 of California's 58 counties.