Marijuana

Wait-and-see on Placer medicinal pot grows

With an election in 2016 that could result in legalization of recreational cannabis use in California, Placer County is taking a wait-and-see stance on regulating or even banning m ...

Placer pot grows to be discussed by supes

Staff is slated to update the Placer County Board of Supervisors on public concerns and inquiries regarding medical marijuana cultivation. The item is scheduled to be heard at 9:4 ...

Alleged shooting, drug manufacturing incident triggers 2 arrests

By: Amy Lobenberg, Journal Staff Writer
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Auburn police officers made two arrests Tuesday after finishing an investigation of a local home that was believed to house a drug lab.

Officers arrived at the 800 block of Nott Court after receiving reports from neighbors who said they heard gunfire coming from the area.

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Pot dispensary a no-go in Colfax

The Colfax City Council declined last week to change an ordinance that forbids medicinal marijuana dispensaries in the city, but the group that rallied for opening one hasn’t ...

Group eyes Colfax for medical pot shop

Less than two years after federal actions shut down the only medical marijuana dispensary in Placer County, another group wants to try again, this time hoping for the endorsement o ...

Reader Input: Why glorify cannabis?

Eric Tomczak’s letter (“Legalize pot, the natural wonder,” Reader Input, Jan. 17) shows great ignorance about the dangers of marijuana. It’s popular to thin ...

Reader Input: Legalize pot, the natural wonder

Marijuana. I have no doubt that it will be legalized in this country. Instead of focusing on the political reasons for its continued prohibition, or the scientific data demonstrati ...

Marijuana found at Placer High

Less than one ounce of marijuana was discovered inside a vehicle at Placer High School Wednesday morning. According to Auburn Police Department Detective Sgt. Dale Hutchins, offic ...

100 pounds of marijuana found in Auburn traffic stop on I-80

About 100 pounds of marijuana was found inside a vehicle that was initially stopped for speeding on Interstate 80 near Auburn. According to a California Highway Patrol report, an ...

Auburn woman arrested with 18 pounds of marijuana, methamphetamines

An Auburn woman was being held without bail at Placer County Jail after Auburn police officers conducted a search of her vehicle and found what police described as several baggies ...

17-year prison term for marijuana ring's kingpin

  The leader of a Sacramento Valley-based marijuana ring caught with a massive outdoor grow operation in the Alta area of Placer County has been sentenced to a 17-year, 6-mon ...

Prison for Auburn, Foresthill indoor pot-growing conspirators

    Three Sacramento men have been sentenced in U.S. District Court to from 46 to 51 months in prison for their parts in a pot grow that established secret gardens insi ...

Conviction, possible deportation in Auburn, Foresthill pot-grow case

A key member of an indoor marijuana-growing ring that set up hydroponic pot operations inside high-end Foresthill and Auburn homes has been convicted on a conspiracy charge. Tien ...

Auburn, banned marijuana dispensary in settlement talks

The Auburn City Council authorized a settlement offer to the banned medical marijuana dispensary in hopes of avoiding further legal costs that, for Auburn alone, are estimated arou ...

Poll: California voters back marijuana legalization

  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A poll released Wednesday has promising news for marijuana users who hope California will join the two other states that have voted to legaliz ...