Tag Archives: California

Will unlicensed marijuana cultivation hurt California’s redwoods?

A new industry is thriving in California. It is green in terms of the money being made and the crop itself. Yet it is anything but that when it comes to the environment, posing horrendous ecological threats to the region’s

Recreational marijuana sales brisk, problems few in San Diego 3 months into legalization

SAN DIEGO — Three months after recreational marijuana went on sale in California, San Diego retailers say business has been brisk and the customer base diverse, including older people who use a private shuttle bus to reach one dispensary. “There’s

California’s “outlaw” marijuana culture faces a harsh reckoning: legal weed

Published: Mar 16, 2018, 1:40 pm • Updated: Mar 16, 2018, 1:54 pm By Scott Wilson, The Washington Post ARCATA, Calif. – The quaint town plaza here is lined with locally owned stores, their names and products recalling the post-Flower

California could cut marijuana taxes to lure consumers away from black market

Published: Mar 15, 2018, 3:13 pm • Updated: Mar 15, 2018, 4:52 pm By Michael R. Blood and Don Thompson, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Less than three months after California launched legal marijuana sales for adults, the state could

California medical marijuana recommendation provides legal immunity in Arizona, court rules

Published: Mar 15, 2018, 2:28 pm • Updated: Mar 15, 2018, 2:35 pm By The Associated Press PHOENIX — An Arizona Court of Appeals ruling says a man’s medical marijuana recommendation letter obtained from a physician under California’s medical marijuana

Marijuana tourists can smoke it where they buy it in San Francisco

Published: Mar 15, 2018, 10:17 am • Updated: Mar 15, 2018, 1:32 pm By Paul Elias, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — The smoke was thick and business brisk at the Barbary Coast Dispensary’s marijuana smoking lounge, a darkened room that

Op-ed: Welcome to California, Mr. President. We’ve got a few things to show you

Published: Mar 13, 2018, 8:14 am • Updated: Mar 13, 2018, 8:19 am By Los Angeles Times Editorial Board President Trump will visit Southern California on Tuesday for the first time since he traumatized the state’s liberal consensus by winning

Marijuana advocate Rep. Dana Rohrabacher battling to keep seat in Congress

Published: Mar 12, 2018, 10:01 am • Updated: Mar 12, 2018, 10:06 am By Amy Taxin, Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A well-known Republican on Friday filed papers to join a crowded field attempting to oust longtime GOP

Wholesale cannabis prices tumbled in 2017 — and they have yet to hit rock bottom

Published: Mar 8, 2018, 5:00 am • Updated: Mar 7, 2018, 5:12 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The price of a pound of legal marijuana has been plummeting for 18 months, according to a new report tracking the

California to Weedmaps: stop promoting illegal marijuana businesses or face criminal, civil penalties

Published: Mar 7, 2018, 3:43 pm • Updated: Mar 7, 2018, 3:43 pm By Brooke Edwards Staggs, Orange County Register California’s cannabis czar sent Weedmaps a cease and desist letter, ordering the Irvine company that maps marijuana dispensaries to immediately

Jeff Sessions acts “more like Fox News than a law enforcement officer,” California gov. says

Published: Mar 7, 2018, 12:40 pm • Updated: Mar 7, 2018, 12:40 pm By Sadie Gruman and Don Thompson, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown denounced U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for coming to the state to

States mull ‘sanctuary’ status for marijuana businesses

Published: Mar 5, 2018, 10:07 am • Updated: Mar 5, 2018, 11:54 am By Becky Bohrer, Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — Taking a cue from the fight over immigration, some states that have legalized marijuana are considering providing so-called sanctuary

Tribes cut out of California marijuana market might grow their own

Published: Feb 26, 2018, 7:00 am • Updated: Feb 26, 2018, 12:01 am By Michael R. Blood, Associated Press LOS ANGELES — American Indian tribes that say they have been cut out of California’s legal marijuana market have raised the

Oakland airport ex-employee pleads guilty to marijuana smuggling

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 9:43 am • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 9:43 am By The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Federal prosecutors say a former baggage handler at Oakland International Airport has pleaded guilty to conspiring with other airport employees

Will the Coachella festival be covered in haze of now-legal pot smoke?

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 6:00 am • Updated: Feb 22, 2018, 5:32 pm By George Varga, The San Diego Union-Tribune Will this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival audience be more fired up than usual? Well, why shouldn’t it

Chelsea Handler announces her own marijuana brand on Instagram

Published: Feb 13, 2018, 1:42 pm • Updated: Feb 13, 2018, 2:46 pm By Lindsey Bartlett, The Cannabist Staff Another celebrity has announced plans to enter into the retail marijuana industry. Comedian Chelsea Handler announced to her 3.3 million Instagram

One month after Sessions marijuana memo, where do U.S. attorneys stand on legal weed?

Published: Feb 5, 2018, 5:57 pm • Updated: Feb 5, 2018, 6:07 pm By Bruce Kennedy and Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff It’s been a month since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, Obama-era Department of Justice

California cannabis ‘logjam’ softens sales at Scotts Miracle-Gro

Published: Jan 31, 2018, 8:04 am • Updated: Jan 31, 2018, 10:01 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Hydroponics products now account for more than one-third of Scotts Miracle-Gro’s sales, but the lawn-and-garden company’s foray into the ancillary wings