The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department has destroyed 47,000 marijuana plants in the county over the past few months during the annual marijuana eradication season, resulting in a loss of $131 million in street value.
California has rejoined the list of states seeking to legalize marijuana with two different ballot initiatives vying to appear in the November 2014 election.
On Sunday morning, crew members from the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Alert recovered approximately 3.3 tons of marijuana floating in the Pacific Ocean near the Channel Islands. During a routine patrol, a Coast Guard aircraft based in Sacramento spotted a suspected smugglers’ boat 90 miles west of San Nicolas Island, which prompted the traffickers to […]
In a national study, researchers at UC San Francisco found that a low to moderate level of marijuana usage is less harmful to the pulmonary system than tobacco use. The researchers believe the data can supplement the existing knowledge regarding the beneficial aspects of low to moderate use of marijuana in treating chronic symptoms such […]
The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors approved a ban on all medical marijuana dispensaries in the county at its Tuesday meeting after months of deliberation and failed alternate proposals. The board voted 4-1 to prohibit storefronts in unincorporated areas of the county after placing a temporary moratorium on local dispensaries in January 2010. The […]
Maybe I just don’t get it, but as a longtime reader of the Nexus’ drug articles, I still find myself at a loss as to what the paper or frequent drug columnist Kevin McCarty is actually advocating. A recent column (“The Pointlessness of Pot Persecution,” Daily Nexus, May 16, 2011) essentially stated “the man is […]
Santa Barbara’s oldest medical marijuana dispensary may close its doors after the Santa Barbara City Planning Committee denied its appeal to continue operations earlier this month.
In response to “Harmful Bath Salts Become New, Legal Substitute to Same, Old Weed.”
Today’s column is the last that I write as a student here at the University of Casual Sex & Beer, so I will babble in the form of a Life Thesis.
Santa Barbara city officials have resumed court hearings and legal proceedings regarding the sale and use of marijuana after a prosecution hiatus during the midterm general elections.