Littlerock medical marijuana dispensary worker shot during robbery. LITTLEROCK, Calif.
(KABC) -- A worker at a medical marijuana dispensary in Littlerock was shot in the stomach after a group of masked men stormed the store on Thursday. Sheriff's deputies from the Palmdale station said they received a 911 call about an armed robbery at the Littlerock Medical Marijuana Dispensary on the 7300 block of Pearblossom Highway around 4 p.m. Thursday. Responding deputies found a male employee shot in the stomach area. The victims described the suspects as three to five males wearing black hoodie-type jackets and masks covering their faces. Authorities said the suspects stole an unknown amount of marijuana, cash, cellphones and one computer hard drive. All three victims were transported to local hospitals, where they were treated for their injuries, which were described as not life threatening.
The incident was under investigation. Oregon To Start Taxing Recreational Marijuana January 4. Starting Monday, shoppers in Oregon will find themselves in the unusual position of paying sales tax.
But only if they're buying recreational marijuana. Oregon is one of just five states with no general sales tax. State legislators decided to make an exception for pot. The 2014 voter-approved initiative that legalized marijuana did include a tax, but it was focused at the grower and wholesale level. The legislature decided that a tax at the point of sale would be easier to levy. But that rate will actually go down later this year. Plot to steal seven pounds of marijuana turns deadly. A scheme to steal seven pounds of marijuana turned deadly when the 31-year-old dealer was shot and killed in a parking lot in Sunrise, court documents show.
The alleged shooter, Nicholas Clive Lewis, 21, and his alleged accomplice, Dalvin Hamilton, also 21, are being held in the Broward Main Jail without bond. The men were arrested before dawn Thanksgiving Day — Lewis in Lauderhill, and Hamilton in Miami Gardens, according to police reports. Once in custody, Hamilton, aka Afro or Mike Brown, told police he and Lewis had planned to purloin the pot instead of paying the agreed upon price of $12,000, an arrest warrant said. A Broward grand jury on Dec. 18 determined that each man should face a charge of pre-meditated first-degree murder for the Nov. 23 killing of Damion Ghurpersad. Hamilton on Wednesday morning will ask Broward Circuit Judge Andrew Siegel to release him on bond while he awaits trial, court records show.
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Former UFC fighter Karlos Vemola has been sentenced to one year in jail for his involvement in multiple illegal cannabis farms in Europe, according to a report from International Business Times. Vemola, his former partner, Sarah Sharp, and Sharp's parents, Linda Sharp and Terrance Byman -- the four individuals tied to the case -- were convicted at St. Albans crown court in Hertfordshire, England. All four suspects pled guilty to conspiring to produce cannabis. During a raid in January 2014, police found "skunk cannabis worth £18,200 (over $25,000 USD), as well as UV lighting, ducting and plastic sheeting" at one of the properties. World Famous Cannabis Cafe to close due to Oregon's clean air law. The owner of the World Famous Cannabis Café announced Monday that she will close her doors next week after another warning by public health officials that the establishment violates indoor air rules.
The cafe will host its final Stoner Bingo session March 7, said Madeline Martinez, a longtime marijuana legalization advocate and owner of the business, which offers people 21 and older a place to socialize and use cannabis. She doesn't want to face fines for violating the law, she said. Congressman: Army must immediately reinstate Green Beret who hit admitted Afghan rapist. WASHINGTON — A Green Beret selected last year for involuntary separation from the Army because he hit an admitted child rapist in Afghanistan will remain with the service at least two more months.
However, some lawmakers in Congress have said the Army’s decision this week to postpone a verdict on Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland’s future with the service is not enough. “It is unfathomable that the Pentagon has yet to reinstate Sgt. Martland,” Rep. Merced man killed while trying to rob pot dispensary, deputies say. Wyoming patrol arrests 2 hauling 292 pounds of marijuana - Roanoke Times: Wire. Falls, Donn Michael Donn Michael Falls, 77, Frederick County, died Friday, February 12, 2016, at his residence.Mr.
Falls was born in 1938, in Roanoke, the son of the late Johnnie J. and Mary D. Falls. He was a graduate of Jefferson High School in Roanoke and a veteran of the United States Navy. Each States cost to open a cannabis dispensary. Man Shot During Robbery At Marijuana Dispensary. HEMET, CA - A man was shot during a robbery at an illegal marijuana dispensary in Hemet, but the suspects got away before police arrived, authorities said Friday.
The attack occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday in the 600 block of North San Jacinto Street, according to Hemet police Lt. Police raid major Northern California medical #marijuana brand (AbsoluteXtracts). Police raids hit major Northern California medical marijuana brands. A popular medical cannabis brand in that gray area in Northern California was the subject of a local law enforcement sweep, according to scattered reports from sources today.
“RAID ALERT! Raid underway on Care By Design / AbsoluteXtracts in Sonoma county (right now) need help from communty [sic] for support,” wrote spokespeople for patient group Americans for Safe Access, in a Facebook post this afternoon. According to reports today from the Press Democrat, Sonoma County law enforcement agencies led a series of raids focused on cannabis extraction facilities, and at least nine were detained. #Cannabis dispensary robber shot in the foot by #security guard. Oregon Local News - State begins tracking medical marijuana. Regulators rely on self-reporting by industry players PARIS ACHEN - Carole Yann, analysis unit manager for the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program at Oregon Health Authority, gives a training Monday, June 6, 2016, on new requirements for reporting medical pot stock.
For the first time next month, the state will require the medical marijuana industry to report how much product it grows, processes, stores and transfers in the open market. The requirement is intended to track the stock of medical marijuana in Oregon and prevent it from entering the illicit supply. However, the tracking relies largely on the honor system, and the regulating agency — the Oregon Health Authority — has few inspectors to inspect sites or verify the accuracy of self-reporting by the industry.
More than 100 medical cannabis dispensary owners, growers and processors crowded a conference room at Oregon Health Authority’s Portland headquarters June 6 for the first of several trainings on the new reporting system. There’s a New Cannabis Warning Symbol in Washington State. 7 Pueblo County men indicted on marijuana charges. Caption + Seven men arrested in Pueblo County this year on suspicion of operating illegal marijuana grows and sending drugs to Florida have been indicted in Denver U.S. District Court.
County charges were dismissed against the seven June 16, according to court records, and federal charges were filed Monday. The men were indicted in Denver U.S. District Court on 13 counts of illegal marijuana production and distribution in a far-flung operation in which marijuana was produced in several illegal grow operations in Pueblo West and distributed in Florida. The defendants - Dennis Rodriguez, Richard Samples, Derek Brechbill, Nathaniel Clawson, Gary Bruce, Daniel Bingham and Angel Rodriguez - were individually indicted on one or more counts of manufacture and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and six counts of conspiracy to distribute.
If convicted, the suspects face penalties of up to 40 years in prison and $5 million in fines. Congress Again Denies Banking Services to Medical Marijuana Businesses - Medical Marijuana Inc. (OTC: MJNA) The House Committee on Rules has blocked an amendment to the appropriations bill aimed at protecting banks that service the legal cannabis industry. The U.S. House of Representatives appeared likely to approve an amendment to the House Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill that would prevent financial institutions from being penalized for providing services to state-sanctioned cannabis businesses.
However, the amendment was blocked before it could be brought before the House for a vote. A similar amendment has made it out of committee in the Senate and is awaiting approval. Congressman: pot shop robbery highlights need for change. PORTLAND, Ore. -- Security cameras were rolling when three men, with hoods covering their faces, walked right into the Mt. Hood Wellness Center, hopped the counter and held up the only employee working there at the time. Shop manager Stephanie Duval says it couldn't have happened to a better person. "It's really hard when you work with people and you go through ups and downs because you bond with them. This man did not deserve to have this happen to him. He didn't," Duval said as she fought back tears. Duval says those men stole $600 worth of pot and about $1,000 in cash, but they didn't make it far.
The best kept banking secret in the marijuana industry. Contact Us By Email, Phone, Fax or Form. Marijuana delivery man robbed by would-be customers. Updated 8:20 pm, Monday, February 8, 2016 PLEASANT HILL, Calif. (AP) — Police say two would-be customers robbed a marijuana dispensary delivery driver at gunpoint when he showed up at a home in Pleasant Hill to deliver one one-eight ounce of marijuana. The Contra Costa Times reports ( ) police say the thieves made off with $8,000 worth of marijuana products during the Jan. 29 robbery and that police are still looking for the suspects. Police say the marijuana delivery man told investigators one of the two male robbers was brandishing a gun and demanded he give up his belongings.
He gave them the keys to the car, money, marijuana, his wallet and his phone, before running way. They say that when officers arrived at the scene, the car was gone. Information from: The Contra Costa Times, Material på svenska. Chart of the Week: Top Regulatory Compliance Issues for Colorado Cannabis Companies - Marijuana Business Daily. By Becky Olson With cannabis poised to take its place as one of the most heavily regulated industries in the world, compliance is and will increasingly be the name of the game for marijuana companies. World Famous Cannabis Cafe to close due to Oregon's clean air law. Police: 3 arrested in illegal 1-pound marijuana exchange. By Dana Rieck Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Posted: 02/03/2016 02:15:08 PM MST Langley, Bergeron and Girten LOVELAND — Loveland police responded to a disturbance between two groups of people during a drug deal around 9:40 p.m. on Tuesday. According to a news release from Loveland Police Sgt.
Upon contact during a traffic stop near 18th Street and Madison Avenue, the release stated, Loveland officers and Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies spoke with James Bergeron, 21; Michael Langley, 20; and Shelby Girten, 20; who were reportedly involved in the incident. All three are from Cheyenne, Wyo. Officers then also made contact near the intersection of Albany Avenue and Boise Avenue with the person who called 911 — during that contact, officers discovered the two groups of people had originally met in north Loveland to exchange 1 pound of marijuana for money. Police seek witnesses in Parachute robbery. Marijuana dispensary employee shot during attempted robbery in Riverside. Security Guard Shot In The Face During #Marijuana / #Cannabis #Dispensary Robbery.
Nanaimo marijuana dispensary robbed - Nanaimo News Bulletin. Andrew Hanson, bud tender for GreenTree marijuana dispensary on Terminal Avenue, was greeted by police and damage from a break-in at the business Monday. Culprits ran off with a cash register, but left merchandise untouched. — image credit: CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin Green Tree medical marijuana dispensary was the site of a smash-and-grab robbery early Monday, in which suspects passed up product for cash. Andrew Hanson, budtender, was sent in to mind the store on Terminal Avenue only to find it had been broken into around 5:30 a.m. He was greeted by police, a smashed door window, a broken brick on the sidewalk and a missing cash register.
“They passed over thousands of dollars worth of product that was clearly on display and just took the cash register,” Hanson said. Inside there were dozens of jars of marijuana as well as edible products, such as gummy bear candies. Several hostages taken during armed robbery of N. Seattle pot store. SEATTLE - Police foiled an armed robbery at a North Seattle marijuana store overnight after an alert off-duty store employee spotted the robbery taking place via the store's security camera system and called 911 from home. Several store employees were taken hostage and tied up during the ordeal. All eventually were able to get away unharmed - but shaken up by the experience. Two suspects were captured and placed under arrest. The drama unfolded at about 10:20 p.m. Sunday when two armed suspects entered the Have a Heart medical and recreational pot dispensary in the 300 block of NW 85th Street, said Detective Mark Jamieson of the Seattle police.
DEA, rejecting medical use of marijuana, to deny rescheduling petition. DA: Suspect in Boulder County pot heist killed by police was shot 10 times. By Mitchell Byars Staff Writer Posted: 02/18/2016 06:05:29 PM MST | Updated: 2 days ago Jason Mesaros (Larimer County Sheriff's Office) The four law enforcement officers who shot and killed a suspect in a Boulder County pot heist in a hail of gunfire following a high-speed chase will not face criminal charges. In a decision released Thursday, 17th Judicial District Attorney Dave Young ruled that the four officers who shot Jason Mesaros in Brighton on Nov. 10 were all acting in the course of their duty and that there was no evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that their actions were not justified.
"The evidence does not support the filing of any criminal charges against any of the law enforcement officers who discharged their weapons in the fatal shooting incident involving Jason Mesaros," Young wrote in his decision. Mesaros was armed at the time of the shooting. According to the report, a total of 21 shots were fired by law enforcement, with 10 shots hitting Mesaros in the torso and left arm.
Medical marijuana delivery man robbed at gunpoint in Mesa. Men accused of armed pot robbery. By Mike Wiggins Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Two men who had recently moved from California to Parachute were arrested Wednesday in connection with the gunpoint robbery of a man who had just purchased marijuana from a retail store in Parachute Tuesday night. Reenoh Blanco and Prince Romello Sistunk, both 20, were jailed on suspicion of felony counts of aggravated robbery and menacing with a deadly weapon.
Parachute Police Chief Cary Parmenter on Wednesday credited several law enforcement agencies and the security camera system at The Green Joint, 315 E. First St., for helping catch the alleged robbers. “I have to give it to the state for when they made these regulations for retail shops,” he said. Feds Slap 70% Tax on Legal Marijuana Businesses. Oregon House Passes Marijuana Banking Bill. The Oregon House of Representatives passed a landmark marijuana banking bill, exempting banks and credit unions from any state liability for conducting financial services with state-regulated marijuana businesses.
Ultimately, the cannabis industry needs a federal fix to the banking issue, but the state of Oregon is showing real leadership by moving this important bill. House Bill 4094 passed the bill 56-3 with just 3 Republicans voting against the bill and one Democrat absent. Cannabis security companies - Dope Magazine. For those who live states where pot is illegal, the concept of cannabis security systems could seem outrageous. Ask the Expert: Straight Talk on Safety, Defense and Security, Part II – Cannabis Industry Journal. In this week’s Straight Talk on Safety, Defense and Security, we answer a reader’s question about traceability in quality processes and offer some practical advice for building a safety and security strategy.
Travis Lodolinsky from Gleason Technology submitted this week’s question. For a response, we sit down with Lezli Engelking, founder of the Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards (FOCUS), to help answer your questions. 6 people charged in violent home invasion in Calgary. My Week. Yle: Kummolas snusförslag godkändes – arbetsgrupp tillsätts 6.11.2015. Police seek two in Encanto dispensary robbery. One dead after attempted sale of 100 pounds of marijuana. North Bergen police probe home invasion robbery. Marijuana $5.4 billion sales: Wall Street eyes Silicone Valley-like industry? Man pleads guilty to 3 murders in drug robbery gone wrong. Man charged in shooting of teen, marijuana robbery headed to Circuit Court. How Federal Law Makes Legal Marijuana Businesses Haul Around Tons of Cash - The Libertarian Republic. Hollywood Hills robbery suspects remain at-large. Guilty verdict in North Park dispensary robbery, murder. Fourteen Companies Apply for Two Big Island Dispensary Licenses.
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Security guard attacked in San Bernardino marijuana dispensary robbery. Pot house robbed in south Sacramento Friday night. Two men break into Parkland store, steal $14,000 worth of marijuana. Tradiv - Solana Beach, CA. At least 1 likely shot in Ardmore Avenue incident - Appeal-Democrat: News. Samuel Gordon died Tuesday night during a suspected marijuana robbery home invasion in Durango near Fort Lewis College. Prosecutors: Colorado seeing increase in murders motivated by marijuana. Police say marijuana robbery led to killing of Fort Lewis College student.
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