Authorities Seize 20 Tons of Cannabis in 4-Day Raid

Jun 23, 2019

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have seized 20 tons of illegal cannabis in a raid that took four days complete following a two-month investigation.    The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's office also says Saturday it destroyed 350,000 cannabis plants from the illegal grow outside Buellton, about 140 miles from Los Angeles.    Police say the raid began June 17 and it took officials four days to seize the cannabis. They also executed a search warrant in Santa Maria in San Luis Obispo County.

Taxes On Free Cannabis Now Being Addressed

Jun 20, 2019

For decades now, charity groups have been giving free cannabis to low income veterans, sick kids and other patients 'under the radar.' Now that pot is legal in California, they're having to pay taxes on these donation. CapRadio's Sammy Caiola has the latest on a bill addressing this issue.


A bill to establish specialized cannabis-only banks in California has been overwhelmingly approved by the state Senate.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Marijuana is still illegal at the federal level and federally insured banks won't do business with cannabis companies.

Democrat Bob Hertzberg authored the measure.

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State lawyers have given the final okay to a regulation allowing home marijjuana deliveries statewide, even in communities that have banned commercial cannabis sales. Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric has more.