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Denver Shuts Down 26 Legal Cannabis Businesses, Makes Arrests

The city's order shuttered 26 retail stores and other marijuana growing facilities operating under the name Sweet Leaf. Police investigation focused on eight locations licensed by the company.

California Senior Citizens Teach Garden-Wrecking Cops a Lesson

How the 'Lake County Ten' fought back (and won) after county deputies ransacked their backyard cannabis gardens.

California Auditor Accuses Sheriff of Misusing Cannabis Fees to Fund Raids

The Calaveras County auditor says the sheriff improperly spent some of the $1 million his office made from legal cannabis fees to go after illegal operators.

California Authorities Seize 27,000 Cannabis Plants in 4-Day Calaveras Raid

The crackdown on more than a dozen farms occurred in different parts of Calaveras County, southeast of Sacramento in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Cities Swap SWAT-Style Dispensary Raids for Softer Approach

Increasingly, authorities who turn up at cannabis raids are more likely to be armed with clipboards than submachine guns. What changed?

The Cannabis Culture Raids: Here’s What We Know at Day’s End

The dust is settling after police raids on Marc and Jodie Emery’s dispensaries across Canada today in Toronto, Vancouver and Hamilton.

Canadian Dispensaries: Why Vancouver Allows Them but Toronto Doesn’t

One city gives dispensary owners licenses. The other arrests them. What's up with that?

Trump and Sessions Seem Focused on Cartels, Not Cannabis

Rumors are flying about whether the Trump administration will crack down on cannabis, but what's the true story?

‘Nub-Kicking’ Cops No Longer Harassing Southern California Dispensaries

Three police officers who were caught ridiculing an amputee and noshing snacks during a dispensary raid are no longer working for the Santa Ana Police Department.

Cartel Bust: 6,500 Plants Seized from Illegal Oregon Operation

An illegal cannabis growing operation in rural Yamhill County, Ore., resulted in an arrest and the seizure of plants worth around $9 million.

In Denmark, Raid on Christiania’s Cannabis Market Spurs Push for Reform

It certainly wasn't the first raid on the autonomous Copenhagen neighborhood, where cannabis is openly bought and sold. But this time, the action was met with strong condemnation by others in Danish law enforcement.

Toronto Police Raid ‘Cannabis Culture,’ Arrest Staff

The crackdown on Toronto's cannabis storefronts continued Thursday in as police raided at least two businesses, Canna Clinic in Kensington Market and Cannabis Culture’s Queen Street location.

Did a Disgruntled Employee Talk Cops Into Raiding Sonoma County Cannabis Company?

California officials toured Care By Design’s facilities just three weeks earlier.

Coordinated Raids Hit Northern California Hash-Oil Producers

Law enforcement agencies raided multiple hash oil producers in Sonoma County on Wednesday, according to media and eyewitness reports.

The Shake: Who Was Behind the Toronto Raids? And the Dutch Can’t Handle German Cannabis Demand

Voters weigh in on a controversial California ballot measure, a federal prisoner walks free, and a Colorado bill to require MMJ in schools becomes law.

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