One of California’s new medical marijuana laws will allow the botanical drug to be marketed like wine beginning Jan. 1.

Landmark legislation bringing overdue order to a muddled market establishes the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation, which will have the authority to establish wine-style geographic pedigrees for pot and make Humboldt Hash and Santa Cruz Sinsemilla as legitimate as Napa Valley Viognier and Paso Robles Pinot Noir. Continue reading

Sacramento County Says Cannabis Wastes Water, Sets $500 Fine

Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan does not abide cannabis in Sacramento County.

The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors appears to be intent on squeezing cannabis growers dry. Having banned all outdoor cultivation last year and just last month limiting the number of plants citizens can grow indoors, supervisors today unanimously declared cultivating cannabis to be a form of water waste punishable by a $500 fine.

“Given the severity of our drought, and the clear policy direction from the Board of Supervisors that marijuana cultivation is impermissible in Sacramento County, it is essential to ensure that our limited water resources are not wasted on illegal grow operations,” Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan said.

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