Four lucky winners on Wednesday were awarded cannabis dispensary permits under a new program designed to help Oakland residents affected by the U.S. war on drugs
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Many California shoppers have been surprised by the tax rates that have taken effect since Jan. 1, when recreational cannabis sales became legal
Sky High Holistic, a previous target of Santa Ana police, was one of two dispensaries closed by city officials Tuesday morning.
In one California hospital, medical marijuana patients can’t volunteer to help comfort patients in their dying days.
The day after Councilwoman Monica Garcia recommended a company get a monopoly on transporting cannabis, she received a $4,400 campaign contribution from the company’s CEO.
The first state license for a cannabis business in L.A. went to MedMen Beverly Hills.
Spoiler alert, Californians like weed.
California legislators are launching letter-writing campaigns, proposing new laws and discussing federal lawsuits to safeguard legal marijuana.
Los Angeles officials last Friday started issuing temporary approvals to cannabis businesses, which allows those businesses to apply for state licenses.
After recreational sales became legal, houses close to Denver dispensaries saw their value increase more than 8 percent, says a new study.
People from around the Los Angeles area lined up Tuesday outside shops in West Hollywood, some of the few in the area that are licensed to sell recreational marijuana.
Celebrating a major shift in cultural attitudes about cannabis, Californians lined up at dispensaries up and down the state Monday morning.
It’s wise to educate yourself a bit on available strains, products and methods before you take your first shopping trip.
California’s Department of Food and Agriculture started accepting applications for temporary licenses Monday, and issued the first license that same day
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.
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…
As cannabis consumption becomes fashionable, the world of high fashion is also embracing the plant in subtle and bold ways.
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.
A fast-growing world of athletes — from pros to weekend fitness enthusiasts — are incorporating cannabis into regular workouts and competitions.
San Jose residents next year can buy marijuana at any of the city’s 16 licensed medical pot shops, the City Council decided in a unanimous vote on Tuesday.
Here’s a look at destinations around the globe where cannabis freedom can be a perk or a focus of your next vacation.
Growing cannabis for personal use may be legal in California, but it will cost you at least $160 in Humboldt County’s city of Blue Lake.
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.
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.
Two former San Jose city employees launched the “Silicon Valley Cannabis Alliance,” a trade organization for Santa Clara, San Benito and San Mateo counties.
California cannabis farmers’ harvest worries have been compounded by wildfires and new expenses of marijuana legalization.
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.
As the legalized marijuana industry expands in California, it could seriously challenge state goals to reduce greenhouse emissions.
Environmental groups see regulation and oversight of cannabis cultivation as key factors in minimizing impact as the industry moves forward.
Starting in January, when California’s vast legal marijuana market opens, all cannabis must be tested — and most chemicals will be banned.
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.
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.
Terra Tech, a national cannabis company announced a $7 million deal to buy The Reserve dispensary in Santa Ana, which has been co-owned by rapper The Game.
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.
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.
Former Cincinnati Bengals star linebacker Reggie Williams doesn’t go anywhere without his 96-hour cannabis patch for pain relief. It helps him live with a right knee that is as gnarled as redwood burl.
After years of managing pain through the use of alcohol, nonprescription anti-inflammatory drugs and highly addictive opioids, some former football players are turning to cannabis for relief.
NFL players hope CBD research leads to breakthroughs with treatment for neurological disorders including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
More than nine months after San Bernardino residents voted to allow medical cannabis businesses in town, city officials have approved a dispensary permit for the location now occupied by Flesh Showgirls.
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.
Feuding owners of Orange County’s first medical marijuana dispensary, South Coast Safe Access filed rival lawsuits alleging a range of illegal behavior.
Veterinarians are seeing an unforeseen consequence of marijuana legalization — the accidental poisoning of pets who consume their owners’ weed.
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.
Yolo County, California is fostering what could be a prime example of the cannabis industry working in tandem with local economy and law.
An active campaigner to legalize recreational cannabis in California will head the agency tasked with regulating the Los Angeles marijuana industry.
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.
As California’s legal marijuana industry booms, property owners and entrepreneurs are seizing the chance to transform spaces across the state into cannabis grow sites, processing facilities and dispensaries.
A former Congressional aide was arrested on federal bribery and extortion charges that allege he took $5,000 in a shakedown of a Compton marijuana store.
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.
California officials announced they must craft recreational marijuana sales rules under an “emergency rulemaking process” that bypasses additional public hearings.