Tag: California

California Cops, Tax Collectors Auction Off Property Seized in Cannabis Raids

Glass bongs, money counters, a La-Z-Boy recliner and a snow cone machine were among the goods auctioned off Friday at an auction hosted by the CHP and CDTFA to raise money for unpaid taxes on cannabis businesses. The California Department of Taxes and Fee Administration released a notice last week about the auction, held Friday, […]

19 Charged in Connection to Southern California Drug Trafficking Organization

Department of Justice indictments against an accused drug trafficking organization operating out of Southern California were unsealed Tuesday, revealing a vast criminal network which allegedly moved millions of dollars worth of drugs from California to Canada. According to a Department of Justice press release, the criminal network they targeted was responsible for trafficking hundreds of […]

Long Beach, California To Slash Pot Taxes in Half for Stores in Good Standing

Long Beach, California is on track to establish an ordinance that will give cannabis retailers a minor tax break and reward the ones in good standing on their payments with a bigger tax break, cutting their local tax in half. At a Jan. 23 meeting, Long Beach City Council members voted to request an ordinance […]

California Agency Announces Illegal Cannabis Seizure Data from 2023

On Jan. 16, the California Unified Cannabis Enforcement Taskforce (UCETF) released its first annual report of money, illegal cannabis plants/products, and firearms obtained in its seizure operations last year. In total for 2023, which was the UCETF’s first full year of operation, the task force stated that it has seized more than $312 million in […]

California Judge Rules Against Feds in Suit Filed by Ayahuasca Church

A federal judge in California has ruled against a motion from the U.S. Attorney General’s office to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a church that uses the psychedelic brew ayahuasca as a sacrament. The suit was filed last year by the Church of the Celestial Heart after a shipment of ayahuasca to the church was […]

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