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Pop-up marijuana event in Syracuse robbed of weed, money and security guard’s gun, police say

Westport police raid local smoke shop, seize many THC products; shop not licensed for cannabis sales
CT Post

Man who called deputies to his home ‘was not making sense,’ arrested on drug charges

Pot Luck: 23 Charged in Burglaries of Over 40 Marijuana Dispensaries in Denver

Illegal marijuana grow farms raise national security concerns

Teens arrested after getting nearly 500 THC vapes delivered to Hall County home, deputies say

Police have barely begun rooting out Maine’s illegal Chinese marijuana grows

Illegal Marijuana Grow Raided By Police In Banning

Authorities bust $36.9 million illegal marijuana warehouse in Oakland

Former Adelanto mayor sentenced to prison in cannabis bribery scheme
LA Times

Delta 8 and marijuana found in search of York Tobacco and Vape Shop
ABC 8 News

NYC landlords can now be fined $10K per raid for renting space to illegal weed sellers
New York Post

Renter converted Murrieta home into marijuana grow house, destroyed interior, owner says

‘I am a murderer.’ 20-year-old kills dad in fight over marijuana, Illinois cops say
The Sacramento Bee

UConn student shot and killed in attempted marijuana robbery

Court docs: Struggle over marijuana, AK-47 led to deadly Greenwood shooting; suspect charged with burglary

4 Workers Busted Selling Marijuana Vapes To Minors At Suffolk County Businesses, Police Say
Daily Voice

Teen Charged With Murder Following Fatal Shooting of College Student in East Elmhurst Last Month

I-Team: Concern Over Hash Oil Explosions Abounds as Pot Use Goes Mainstream

Athol cannabis shop Elev8′s license suspended after owner threatens ex-employees

Van full of marijuana explodes on Highway 101

16-year-old girl shot in the head after refusing to pick up marijuana bag, KY cops say

State: Uptick in reported robberies of marijuana delivery drivers
Oakland Press

HCSO detention deputy arrested for selling ‘cannabis-laced brownies’ to inmates
News Channel 8

Million Dollar Home Used for Illegal Marijuana Grow Engulfed in Flames

‘Never heard of anything like this’: Unauthorized weed shop in Phoenix hiding guns and selling mushrooms

Illegal hash oil lab causes garage explosion in Santa Rosa

DEA Marijuana Busts Increased In 2021, Seizing Over 5.5 Million Plants
Marijuana Moment

2 men arrested after police seize over 220 pounds of marijuana from package delivered to Norfolk supermarket

Las Vegas home converted into massive marijuana growth operation catches fire

270+ pounds of pot, cash seized from Salem-Keizer homes

Beach Park man arrested after drug bust leads to over 35 pounds of cannabis being seized

California marijuana regulators could be deposed for ‘burner distribution’ lawsuit

Domestic Violence Investigation Leads, in a Roundabout Way, to the Discovery of a Big Butane Hash Oil Operation in McKinleyville, Sheriff’s Office Says
Lost Coast Outpost

Looters steal $5 MILLION of products from 15 cannabis shops in the San Francisco Bay Area in a single month: One business owner insists it was ‘safer to sell on the streets illegally’

California’s legal weed industry can’t compete with illicit market

Suspension Upheld for Doctor in Medical Marijuana Case
U.S. News

State Of Emergency Declared For Illegal Marijuana Growing Operations

Cartels Using Narco-Slaves to Grow Illegal Marijuana on Industrial Scale in Oregon
The Epoch Times

Physicians Warn Cannabis Can Cause Serious Health Hazards

Overwhelmed by illegal pot, Oregon county declares emergency
The Seattle Times

DEA agents had found bulk marijuana on Amtrak train before the deadly shooting in Arizona, court documents say

Despite legalization, most marijuana is still bought illegally

Black-market cannabis turns California’s deserts green
LA Times

21 indicted in Colorado in connection with international black market marijuana and money laundering scheme
The Denver Post

Billions in black-market weed still selling in Illinois 18 months after marijuana legalized
Chicago Sun*Times

Grand Island 16-year-old allegedly sells marijuana on social media
The Grand Island Independent

Feds bust large-scale drug ring, arrest 21 tied to fraternities at 3 North Carolina universities

Unlicensed Cannabis Grower Busted in Santa Maria for Guns, Marijuana Possession
Santa Barbara Independent

Marijuana delivery driver robbed at gunpoint, assaulted in Portland
News Center Maine

Mendo Sheriff Investigating Possibility That Minor Located at Raided Covelo Grow is a Victim of Sex, Labor Trafficking
Lost Coast Outpost

Sudbury Police discover teen missing for more than a year along with $250K worth of pot
Milford Daily News

Two Tons of Marijuana Seized in San Jacinto Raid
NBC Los Angeles

Two Tons of Marijuana Seized in San Jacinto Raid

Coast Guard unloads several tons of seized cocaine and marijuana in Fort Lauderdale

Anaheim man arrested after Placentia fire linked to marijuana honey oil operation

Drug seizures along Canadian border up 1,000%, CBP says

Los Angeles Deputy DA: California Illicit Cannabis Is “Worst of Any State That Has Legalized”

Chinese nationals arraigned on federal charges of manufacturing large quantities of marijuana in Monson and Palmer

Massive illegal pot farms discovered in California wilderness
USA Today

El Paso County resident pleads guilty to federal marijuana charges

Chula Vista Police shut down two illegal pot shops, seize thousands in cash

Grand Jury Returns Indictment In Pipeline Drug Case Charging Pair With Possession Of Marijuana With Intent To Distribute
US Dept. of Justice

$3 million in marijuana seized in Savoy, police say; feds say Chinese nationals setting up large grow operations in rural Western Massachusetts

Marijuana Enforcement Team Seizes $1.5 Million In Contraband

Police searching for suspected victim of modern day slavery after cannabis farm raid
Manchester Evening News

2 men accused of trying to sell marijuana candies, vapes near school

Colorado authorities arrest 3 people in marijuana bust spanning 3 counties

Authorities in Mesa County investigating illegal marijuana grow on public land

Marijuana grow potentially worth $15M in profits shut down, deputies say

Hash Oil Lab Found After Fire at El Cajon Home
NBC San Diego

Prominent marijuana grower accused of black market sales
Cal Coast News

Marijuana grow owner arrested in connection to shooting death of burglary suspect

CBP Officers Nab another 1,785 Pounds of Marijuana
US Customs and Border Protection

Police: Tushar Atre was murdered by people who worked for him

Chino real estate agent pleads guilty in marijuana-growing scheme in San Bernardino County, prosecutors say
Daily Bulletin

DEA Announces Massive Increase in Marijuana Seizures; Mostly Driven by Illegal Grows in California
Smart Approaches to Marijuana

$9 Million Worth of Smuggled Drugs Discovered in Santa Barbara

Teen stabbed in head, neck over marijuana deal: police

Marijuana grow operation in vacant apartment unit caused Midtown fire, officials say

K9 Deputy locates drug contraband hidden all around Vehicle
Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office

YCSO K9 Team Recent Cases include the seizure of Large Quantities of Marijuana, THC Wax,and a Stolen Handgun
Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office

Aspen businessman busted in black market marijuana case

Police bust burglary ring that targeted marijuana businesses in Washington, Oregon

Former Baltimore lawmaker scheduled to be arraigned

Denver dispensary burglaries hit 3-year high as 2019 ended with rash of armed robberies
Denver Post

Police: 5 arrested for stealing marijuana from victim’s car during drug deal in Brookline

“It’s not worth it”: Denver-area dispensaries on alert after string of armed robberies


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