An all-day symposium at UC Irvine Thursday is not only dedicated to one of OC Weekly's favorite topics (marijuana legalization), but it includes ... um ... colorful characters who have filled our pages (print and otherwise) for years (Dana Rohrabacher, Lou Correa, Judge Jim Gray and Tom Umberg).
It's official: Former OC Weekly cover story icons Joe Byron and Joe Grumbine are no longer convicted felons.Both men were operators of a pair of Long Beach marijuana dispensaries as well as Garden Grove's Unit D collective that were raided in Dec. 2009; they were convicted of pot sales in a Dec ... More >>
Inside the biased, anti-medicinal marijuana courtroom of the Long Beach jurist
Joe Byron and Joe Grumbine, who operated a pair of Long Beach cannabis clubs as well as Garden Grove's Unit D collective until they were raided and arrested along with all of their employees two years ago this month, were found guilty by a jury today of selling marijuana, tax evasion, and electri ... More >>
UPDATED, DEC. 7, 3 P.M.: The good news, if you can call it that, is that Judge Charles Sheldon, the 80-something judge in the trial of Joe Byron and Joe Grubmine, the former operators of a pair of Long Beach cannabis collectives as well as Garden Grove's Unit D dispensary, has taken down the scre ... More >>
Ever since their December 2009 arrests for selling marijuana, Joe Byron and Joe Grumbine, founders of two collectives in Long Beach as well as Garden Grove's Unit D, have been to countless hearings at Long Beach Superior Court. They've been joined by their supporters of the activist group The Hum ... More >>