San Diego Man Charged With Running 13 Illegal Pot Farms

RIVERSIDE — A San Diego man has been charged with operating illegal marijuana farms at 13 homes across three Southern California counties. Authorities say they seized nearly 19,000 marijuana plants at the indoor farms and arrested nine people they believe w...
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Marijuana Vaping Product Sales Sink Amid Lung Disease Scare

PORTLAND, Ore. — Vaping products, one of the fastest-growing segments of the legal marijuana industry, have taken a hit from consumers as public health experts scramble to determine what's causing a mysterious and sometimes fatal lung disease among people who ...
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Only on AP: Popular Pot Vape Gets Makeover to Counter Fakes

LOS ANGELES — A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counterfeit marijuana vapes that have infected California’s cannabis mar...
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California’s Legal Marijuana Watchdogs Are Stressed Out

The agency overseeing California's legal marijuana market has been overmatched by the job and is struggling to hire sufficient staff and set an overall strategy for the nation's largest cannabis economy, an audit found. About two-thirds of the 219 staff pos...