Marijuana activist since 1960s facing California pot charges

By DON THOMPSON Associated PressDecember 20, 2017 08:50 PM SACRAMENTO, Calif. A marijuana activist whose advocacy dates to the 1960s counterculture has been arrested in California toting 22 pounds of illegal marijuana, prosecutors said Wednesday.Irvin Dana Beal, 70, of New York, was arrested Saturday in far Northern California after prosecutors said his rental car was …

Burgeoning Marijuana Market Prompts Concerns about Crop’s Environmental Impact

By Melati Kaye on February 2, 2017 A visit to a marijuana farm in Willow Creek, the heart of northern California’s so-called Emerald Triangle feels like strolling through an orchard. At 16 feet high and eight feet around, its 99 plants are too overloaded with cannabis buds to stand on their own. Instead each plant …