California

Fri
22
May

New Poll Shows Those Living In Cannabis-Legal States Consider The Law Successful

For residents in states that have legalized marijuana, the grass is indeed greener on their side.

That’s the takeaway from new polling data released earlier this month. The survey, from pollster YouGov, found that in “many states where recreational cannabis is legal, a plurality of citizens believes these laws have been more of a success than a failure overall.” 

Wed
20
May

Will States Impacted By Coronavirus Turn To Marijuana Legalization?

States still searching for the best path forward in balancing economic and health concerns amid the continuing coronavirus outbreak also face another challenge once businesses reopen: recovering billions lost in state tax revenue, as well as millions of lost jobs.

In the long term, marijuana legalization might provide an answer. Even in historically conservative Texas, where marijuana is not legal but has been decriminalized, a movement is growing to legalize cannabis. Many believe the resulting tax revenue can help the state recover.

Tue
19
May

Special Ops Veterans Launch Pot Company To Provide Medical Cannabis For Other Vets

Three veterans in California are so determined to promote the benefits of medical cannabis among service-members, they went out and launched a company to accomplish the mission.

It’s called the Helmand Valley Growers Company, and it was founded last year by Andy Miears, Bryan Buckley and Matt Curran—all of whom are so-called “Marine Raiders,” veterans of the United States Special Operations. Their mission is straight-forward: provide medical cannabis to fellow veterans of the U.S. Military. To do that, they have launched a recreational cannabis brand to ultimately serve as a profit center for the company and subsidize their altruistic goals.

Fri
15
May

Poll: Respondents in Adult-Use Marijuana States Say Legalization Has Been Successful

Most adults living in states where marijuana use is legal view the policy change as successful, according to state-specific polling data compiled by YouGov.com.

Respondents in California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, and Washington were asked their opinion regarding whether their state’s adult-use legalization policy “has been a success or a failure.”

Wed
13
May

San Francisco gives alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana to people dealing with addiction while isolating

San Francisco is using private donations to deliver alcohol, tobacco, and medical marijuana to a few dozen people dealing with addiction as they isolate or quarantine in city-leased hotel rooms during the coronavirus pandemic, officials confirmed Wednesday.

There are about 270 people, mostly homeless, staying in hotel rooms to recover from COVID-19 or to wait out possible exposure to the virus. Nearly a dozen people have received alcohol, and more than two dozen have received tobacco, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Wed
06
May

UCLA researchers develop chemistry needed to create marijuana breathalyzer

The legalization and decriminalization of marijuana in California and elsewhere have made marijuana detection especially important, said senior author Neil Garg.

UCLA chemists have reported the key chemical discovery necessary for the creation of a small, electronic marijuana breathalyzer. The research is published in Organic Letters, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Chemical Society.

Thu
30
Apr

What Cannabis Companies Can Learn From Their Colleagues In California

Cannabis businesses are no doubt one of the more resilient industries. They already operate under some of the tightest laws and compliance in their respective states. Right now, that same resiliency is proving itself in the pandemic climate. As the war on the novel coronavirus continues, businesses have adapted in unprecedented ways.  

Tue
28
Apr

California County Set To Expunge 11,500 Cannabis Convictions

More than 11,500 convictions for cannabis offenses are set to be expunged or reduced in Santa Clara County, California this week as part of a continuing effort to clear criminal records of actions that are no longer a violation of state law. The expungements are scheduled to be granted on Wednesday by Judge Eric S. Geffon, according to a release from the Santa Clara County Superior Court.

Mon
27
Apr

L.A. Cannabis Cafe converted into drive-through during pandemic

America’s first cannabis cafe has been granted temporary permission to operate as a drive-through during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Located in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, the Original Cannabis Cafe is now allowing customers to pre-order food and cannabis online, which they can pick up in front of the restaurant.

Customers can also order in person in the cafe’s parking lot. All orders will be handed to customers by the cafe’s flower hosts, who disinfect the card readers on the spot after each payment.

Mon
27
Apr

Indoor Cannabis Cultivations Powered by the Wind

Wind technology is growing to become a cost-saving and sustainable way to help power indoor cannabis operations.

Solar power has long been discussed as a way for indoor cannabis cultivators to lower energy costs and reduce their carbon footprint. However, as of recent, wind power is now being considered as a viable solution to some of the energy and environmental concerns the indoor cultivation industry faces.

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