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In attempt to help small farmers, Humboldt reps call for one-acre cap on cannabis cultivation

The North Coast’s two state representatives are calling on the state to cap commercial cannabis farms to one acre per person, saying it will protect small farmers from larger companies.

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

Some 25,000 people are expected to head to San Bernardino this weekend to watch hip-hop shows, sample marijuana products and celebrate cannabis culture during Tommy Chong’s Blazers Cup. The festival is one of a couple dozen marijuana-themed events held each year at the city’s National Orange Show center. And California’s…

Here are the new rules for legal marijuana in California, effective Jan. 1

Marijuana businesses got their first look at 276 pages of regulations they must abide by come Jan. 1, when the state will start issuing licenses for the multibillion-dollar industry and allowing recreational sales to start for the first time.

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

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control has organized three workshops to help scores of entrepreneurs navigate industry licensing ahead of the scheduled Jan. 1 start of adult-use marijuana sales.

Crowdfunding site shuts down campaign for California cannabis farm fire victims

An online payment company has shut down a fundraising campaign set up to support cannabis cultivators who’ve been impacted by the deadly wildfires in California, saying marijuana remains illegal under federal law.

California cannabis growers reeling from “most financially trying, stressful year ever”

California cannabis farmers’ harvest worries have been compounded by wildfires and new expenses of marijuana legalization.

How many Californians will be able to buy recreational cannabis on Jan. 1?

The world’s biggest marijuana market will open for business in less than three months, as marijuana sales for anyone 21 and older become legal in California.

California’s cannabis farms under scrutiny to reduce their environmental impact

As the legalized marijuana industry expands in California, it could seriously challenge state goals to reduce greenhouse emissions.

Los Angeles races to get ready to be biggest legal marijuana market in world

The pressure is on for Los Angeles, as some anticipate that the city will be among the hottest marijuana markets in the country, if not the world.

How the War on Drugs crushed California greenhouses and cannabis legalization is bringing them back

A trade agreement with South American countries is largely blamed for the failure of greenhouse nurseries along the California coast. Now the vacant flower greenhouses are getting snapped up in a cannabis land boom.

Santa Clara County, Calif. bans commercial marijuana grows and shops

County supervisors have approved a 45-day moratorium on marijuana growing operations that can be extended for two years while they consider next steps in what officials called a changing landscape, as the state drafts its own regulations on recreational pot cultivation.

Former NFL All-Pro lineman says medical marijuana key to treating his laundry list of injuries

Two years ago, former NFL All-Pro lineman Kyle Turley began using marijuana in place of painkillers and other pharmaceuticals. Since then he has become one of the biggest advocates of cannabis for treatment of football injuries.

NFL players hope CBD can be breakthrough treatment

NFL players hope CBD research leads to breakthroughs with treatment for neurological disorders including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Humboldt County launches campaign against illegal indoor cannabis grows

The Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff’s Organization launched a public outreach and advertising campaign this week against illegal indoor cannabis grows and is calling on the public to weigh in on potential solutions.

Orange County MMJ dispensary partners’ legal battle includes bikers, attempted hit, drug rings, harassment

Feuding owners of Orange County’s first medical marijuana dispensary, South Coast Safe Access filed rival lawsuits alleging a range of illegal behavior.

Former NFL-er Nate Jackson: Cannabis safer, more effective than opioids

It’s in the NFL’s interest to recognize now what its players did long ago: Cannabis is a far safer and more effective treatment for pain than the powerful and dangerous opioids the league is doling out.

Los Angeles’ new cannabis czar for ‘new era’ is longtime legalization activist

An active campaigner to legalize recreational cannabis in California will head the agency tasked with regulating the Los Angeles marijuana industry.

California considering creating a state-run bank for cannabis businesses

California government, financial and marijuana business leaders met last week in a far-from-resolved debate over whether a state-run bank could be the solution to the cannabis industry’s banking problem.

Issues emerge in Oakland’s new marijuana equity biz program for those impacted by Drug War

Here’s an update on license applications for Oakland’s new cannabis reparations program that requires half of all medical marijuana licenses go to “equity” applicants.

Out of time: California moves to “emergency” rules to keep recreational weed sales on track

California officials announced they must craft recreational marijuana sales rules under an “emergency rulemaking process” that bypasses additional public hearings.