Thursday, November 7, 2013 11:15 pm
Lodi’s ban on growing medical marijuana within city limits has been extended once more, leaving officials with another year to decide how they will manage pot cultivation in residential homes.
Saturday, January 26, 2013 6:10 pm
Lodi Boys and Girls Club president Paul Bonell is no longer employed by the club.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 12:00 am
The Lodi City Council is pondering banning qualified patients and caregivers from growing medical marijuana outdoors, but still allowing indoor cultivation as long as it is not a public nuisance.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 12:00 am
A bartender at California Street Pub was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of selling hydrocodone — similar to Vicodin — and possessing marijuana at the bar, according to Lodi police.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 12:00 am
Put from underground and out of the shadows, the dope dealer is
now a “bud tender” and wears a suit as he sells his wares in a
mahogany-paneled waiting room with mood music wafting through the
air-conditioned, nicely appointed office, protected by two security
guards in case the environment turns rowdy.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 4:16 pm
Storefront medical marijuana dispensaries will be banned in
unincorporated areas now that the San Joaquin County Board of
Supervisors has adopted an ordinance banning pot
The board adopted the ordinance Tuesday afternoon, after
approving an interim zoning ordinance in April 2010 and extending
it on March 1 of this year. The permanent ordinance will become
effective in 30 days.
Thursday, July 7, 2011 12:00 am
The San Joaquin County Planning Commission will consider
amending the county’s ordinance banning medical marijuana in
unincorporated areas at tonight’s meeting.
Saturday, May 21, 2011 12:00 am
Clad in 20-pound bulletproof vests, officers from eight
different law enforcement agencies swept through Lodi on Friday
evening conducting parole and probation searches. The effort
focused on the northern part of San Joaquin County and featured
nine separate teams knocking on doors to make sure subjects weren't
violating conditions of their release. Each team included a
combination of state, federal and local law enforcement
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:00 am
When it comes to medical marijuana in California, it's available
through dispensaries, collectives and cooperatives. And the Lodi
City Council wants nothing to do with any of them. During a meeting
Tuesday morning, the council unilaterally voiced its opposition to
any type of organized marijuana group within city limits.
Saturday, October 30, 2010 12:00 am
If marijuana is legalized on Tuesday, don't expect the Lodi
Police Department to suddenly have a lot more time.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 12:00 am
There will be no more withdrawals from the First Hemp Bank in
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 12:00 am
At first glance, it had all the makings of a major drug bust.
About 40 Lodi police and firefighters raided a commercial warehouse
Tuesday, Sept. 14, and found 30 pot plants worth roughly $4,200,
along with two pounds of what appeared to be crystal
George Mull, and attorney representing the Galt Wellness Center, stops in the halls of the Capital building while on a walk with his associate, Amir Daliri. Mull and Daliri co-founded the California Cannabis Association, which was founded to create a regulated framework for the medical marijuana industry.
George Mull, an attorney representing the Galt Wellness Center, co-founded the California Cannabis Center with Amir Daliri, which hopes to create a regulated framework for the medical marijuana industry.
George Mull, left, has his shoes shined by Eddie Wright, owner of Big City Shoe Shine, while walking through the halls of the Capital building with Amir Daliri on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. Mull and Daliri are co-founders of the California Cannabis Association, which hopes to create a regulated framework for the medical marijuana industry.
Saturday, September 4, 2010 12:00 am
1415 L St. is a tall building, towering above downtown
Sacramento. George Mull walks into a large conference room on the
10th floor, at home in the world of power lunches and consultation
meetings. The lawyer sits in a chair ergonomically fitted to ensure
good posture, across from floor-to-ceiling windows that look out
onto rows of palm trees and the white dome of the Capitol
Saturday, July 31, 2010 12:00 am
A Galt marijuana dispensary will have to temporarily close if a
judge's proposed ruling stands.
Friday, May 28, 2010 12:00 am
A medical marijuana dispensary will remain open in Galt after a
Superior Court of Sacramento County judge refused Thursday to issue
a temporary restraining order.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:00 am
The possibility of rain and a thunderstorm has led Lodi's
Liberty High School to move Thursday's graduation.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 12:00 am
Despite a city law forbidding its operation, a medical marijuana
dispensary opened in downtown Galt.
Saturday, March 13, 2010 12:00 am
Sean Becker was a happy single father until his life turned
upside down in January 2006.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 12:00 am
Sean Becker said he has an aggressive form of multiple
sclerosis, but he moves around since beginning to take medical
marijuana four months ago.
Sunday, April 19, 2009 10:00 pm
It's about time Lodi became more like San Francisco. The "City
by the Bay" has more marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks
franchises. The results of this progressive thinking are clear:
Homeless populations have disappeared. School test scores have gone
through the roof. Crime has become a non-issue.
Friday, April 10, 2009 10:00 pm
Dear Straight Talk: Do you think legalization
will cause an increase in use of marijuana among teens if it is
legalized? - Gary, Huntington Beach
Monday, December 4, 2006 10:00 pm
Locals prescribed marijuana to fight pain and illness may soon
be breathing cloudy sighs of relief, with a nonprofit group
announcing Monday through a lawyer that it would fight city plans
to close its downtown medical marijuana dispensary.