Tag Archives: California

Bay Area is divided on legal marijuana as Jan. 1 approaches

Published: Dec 12, 2017, 2:12 pm • Updated: Dec 12, 2017, 5:11 pm By Lisa M. Krieger, East Bay Times On the eve of California’s experiment with legal marijuana sales, the Bay Area is dividing into a kaleidoscopic landscape as

California cannabis festivals will be different in 2018, but many freedoms remain

Published: Dec 1, 2017, 7:01 pm • Updated: Dec 1, 2017, 7:01 pm By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian Some 25,000 people are expected to head to San Bernardino this weekend to watch hip-hop shows, sample marijuana products and celebrate

More veterans parlaying their military skills into cannabis careers

Published: Nov 10, 2017, 10:00 am • Updated: Nov 10, 2017, 10:09 am By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Chad Drew considers himself a veteran of not only the Air Force but also the cannabis industry. The 41-year-old is sales

A melted mess of gold, silver: Marijuana farmers’ savings plans all too vulnerable

Published: Nov 10, 2017, 7:01 am • Updated: Nov 10, 2017, 7:01 am By Joe Mozingo, Los Angeles Times REDWOOD VALLEY, Calif. — She knew just where she had buried the gold and silver coins — down a ravine from

Cannabis ads have landed at a busy California airport

Published: Nov 1, 2017, 5:57 pm • Updated: Nov 1, 2017, 8:12 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A cannabis company has an important announcement for travelers departing one of California’s busiest airports. “Cannabis is legal. Traveling with it is

FDA sends warning letters to CBD companies, including Colorado’s CW Hemp

Published: Nov 1, 2017, 11:40 am • Updated: Nov 1, 2017, 2:36 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The Colorado company known for the “Charlotte’s Web” cannabidiol-rich extract and three other businesses that make CBD products were put on

Fears mount for California MMJ patients over “cannabis deserts”

Published: Oct 31, 2017, 7:25 am • Updated: Oct 31, 2017, 7:25 am By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff With California on the verge of creating a cannabis market worth an estimated $7 billion by 2025, medical marijuana advocates are

Natural disasters spotlight lack of insurance options for cannabis industry

Published: Oct 23, 2017, 4:11 pm • Updated: Oct 23, 2017, 5:08 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The devastation recent natural disasters inflicted on legal cannabis businesses is bringing into sharp relief the lack of comprehensive insurance coverage

California cannabis growers are assessing the damages. After the shock, resignation.

Published: Oct 20, 2017, 9:38 pm • Updated: Oct 20, 2017, 10:13 pm By Katie Zezima, The Washington Post The deadly wildfires that ravaged communities and wineries in Northern California also severely damaged numerous marijuana farms, just before the state

Want to start a cannabis business in California? Tips from a recent workshop

Published: Oct 19, 2017, 7:53 am • Updated: Oct 19, 2017, 7:53 am By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian An hour after the start of Friday’s workshop on how to get a state license to run a cannabis business, some

Crowdfunding site shuts down campaign for California cannabis farm fire victims

Published: Oct 18, 2017, 8:39 am • Updated: Oct 18, 2017, 10:39 am By The Cannifornian, The Cannabist Staff An online payment company has shut down a fundraising campaign set up to support cannabis cultivators who’ve been impacted by the

After the smoke clears: What’s next for Northern California’s cannabis industry?

Published: Oct 14, 2017, 7:29 am • Updated: Oct 13, 2017, 9:31 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The devastating and deadly wildfires in Northern California could hardly have come at a worse time for the region’s well-established and

Colorado drags down national marijuana prices in first half of 2017

Published: Oct 2, 2017, 10:59 am • Updated: Oct 2, 2017, 10:59 am By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The price of a pound of legal marijuana continues to plummet in 2017, according to a new report tracking the commodity’s

Growing weed has a bad rap for harming the environment. Some growers are trying to change that

Published: Sep 27, 2017, 9:26 am • Updated: Sep 27, 2017, 9:26 am By Lauren Williams, The Cannifornian Inside a warehouse in an industrial part of downtown Los Angeles, where rats can be as big as seagulls, the one thing standing between

Hmong marijuana farmers in California are fighting attempts to shut them down

Published: Sep 14, 2017, 3:24 pm • Updated: Sep 15, 2017, 5:28 pm By Paige St. John, Los Angeles Times SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — The narcotics officer stood on a windswept ridge near the Oregon border and surveyed the fields

On-demand cannabis: California becoming hot spot for weed delivery, e-commerce

Published: Sep 14, 2017, 3:09 pm • Updated: Sep 16, 2017, 10:14 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Eaze’s e-commerce platform is meant to feel familiar. Scrolling horizontally and vertically through product pictures is practically Netflixian. Refining results with

Eaze accelerating marijuana delivery tech with $27 million investment

Published: Sep 14, 2017, 12:40 pm • Updated: Sep 14, 2017, 6:01 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A tech company focused on cannabis delivery is going full-throttle in California. Eaze, a San Francisco-based firm that developed software to

Lawyer disbarred after conviction for planting weed, pipe, opioids in PTA rival’s car

Published: Sep 13, 2017, 1:24 pm • Updated: Sep 14, 2017, 7:30 am By Sean Emery, Orange County Register Kent Wycliffe Easter and Jill Bjorkholm Easter were convicted of a felony count for false imprisonment. Jill has since changed her