Ventura County Cannabis News

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Deputies seize 60 guns, 87 pounds of marijuana in raid of illegal farm

Jeremy Childs, Ventura County Star | Published 12:52 p.m. PT May 8, 2020

On Wednesday, detectives served a search warrant in the 16000 block of Curtis Trail. During the search, authorities seized approximately 87 pounds of marijuana, worth over $80,000, according to authorities.

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The Tatum family presents its $250,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme. (Photo: Freedom 1st Association)

Voters could be asked to OK pot-growing businesses in unincorporated area

Kathleen Wilson, Ventura County Star | Published 10:11 a.m. PT May 1, 2020

Backers are circulating a petition to put a measure on the November ballot allowing limited indoor commercial production of marijuana in unincorporated areas of Ventura County.


The Tatum family presents its $250,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme. (Photo: Freedom 1st Association)

Here’s the true story of how ‘420’ became code for marijuana

Jessica Levy, for HPC Port Hueneme | Published 3:00 a.m. PT April 7, 2020

Have you heard the story about how “420” became slang for using marijuana because it was the police department’s radio code for calling in a marijuana-related violation? You’re not alone. But it’s also wrong.


The Thousand Oaks City Council Tuesday night denied a request to approve a planned location for Leaf Dispensary to open a second medical marijuana dispensary in town

Thousand Oaks council denies new location for one of two medical marijuana dispensaries

Mike Harris, Ventura County Star | Published 3:35 p.m. PT April 22, 2020 | Updated 4:41 p.m. PT April 22, 2020

Leaf Dispensary, given the green light last year by the Thousand Oaks City Council to open a second medical marijuana dispensary in town, is having trouble finding a location.


The Tatum family presents its $250,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme. (Photo: Freedom 1st Association)

Local cannabis dispensary donates to Port Hueneme’s youth

Skunkmasters | Published 3:00 a.m. PT March 11, 2020

“The Port Hueneme clubhouse provides a safe, welcoming and nurturing place for children and teens across Port Hueneme,” Antrim said. “Freedom 1st is allowing us to continue this vital work.”


For Conor Scribner, local California Budtender at HPC Port Hueneme dispensing cannabis lets him spread knowledge and open people’s eyes to the benefits of the products. (Photo: Beth Luna)

A behind-the-scenes look at the life of a Port Hueneme budtender

Jessica Levy, for HPC Port Hueneme | Published 3:00 a.m. PT March 10, 2020

Ever since California’s legalization of cannabis in 2016, many customers of HPC Port Hueneme have been curious to learn more about what cannabis can do for them but aren’t sure where to get started. That’s where Scribner and his fellow cannabis consultants come in.


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With 30% dip in violent offenses, crime declines in Port Hueneme, according to report

Published 6:00 a.m. PT March 6, 2020 | Updated 7:57 p.m. PT March 6, 2020

After recreational marijuana became legal in the state, Port Hueneme embraced the industry. As a result, tax revenues from cannabis businesses have been a boon to the once cash-strapped city’s budget coffers. 


Hemp, which has recently been legalized for commercial production, is expected to be a big factor in Ventura County's agricultural industry. Ventura County Star.

Pot odors spark lawsuit against Carpinteria cultivators

The Associated Press | Published 10:16 a.m. PT Feb. 28, 2020 | Updated 10:27 a.m. PT Feb. 28, 2020

The odor of marijuana has driven some residents of Carpinteria — just outside Ventura County — to sue local growers.

The lawsuit filed Thursday contends the growers should seal their greenhouses and use “carbon-based filtration methods,” KEYT-TV reported.


HPC Port Hueneme, a licensed dispensary, is one of the first to provide direct-to-door cannabis delivery in California. (Photo: DEMKEN)

Direct-to-door cannabis delivery offers customers privacy and convenience

Jessica Levy, for HPC Port Hueneme  | Published 2:00 a.m. PT Feb. 12, 2020

One marijuana dispensary was among the first to provide delivery service to customers: HPC Port Hueneme, in partnership with Tree Factory is a licensed dispensary that began delivering cannabis direct-to-door in August 2019.


HPC Port Hueneme’s friendly budtenders are ready to answer all your “burning questions.” (Photo: Provided by HPC Port Hueneme)

A curious beginner’s guide to shopping for cannabis at the local dispensary

Jessica Levy, for HPC Port Hueneme |  Published 2:00 a.m. PT Jan. 27, 2020

Thanks to Proposition 64 — the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act — the state of California now permits recreational sales of marijuana to anyone over the age of 21. In other words, if you can buy alcohol, you can buy cannabis. Bring your driver’s license or passport with you as proof of age.