California

Mon
17
Jun

California budget deal helps keep marijuana growers in business

California cannabis farmers facing a potential “extinction event” could see help in the state budget package with measures that would allow nascent businesses to continue operating with provisional licenses and open opportunities for new growers.

The fixes would give the state and local governments more time to decide whether to grant annual licenses to marijuana businesses that obtained temporary ones after voters passed Proposition 64 in 2016 to legalize recreational cannabis.

Fri
14
Jun

5 things you need to know about funding your cannabis business

Any investment in the cannabis industry is considered a high-risk. Why? Cannabis is still pretty much the wild west. While marijuana is not yet federally legal, cannapreneurs struggle with balancing enticing opportunities in the industry with the limiting legislation. Many entrepreneurs commit to loans with high interest rates that are difficult to pay off in desperation to get their business off the ground, but you don’t have to. Here’s everything you need to know about securing funding for your cannabis business.

Fri
14
Jun

Cannabis’ black market continues to thrive amidst continued legalization

Despite legalization continuing to spread, and efforts advocating towards federal legalization of cannabis, the black market in the U.S. for cannabis continues to thrive across the nation.

Simply put, despite access and legal product being available, people are still as or more likely to purchase their cannabis from black market sources, with this trend not showing any signs of stopping.

Fri
14
Jun

California Court rules possession of small amounts of marijuana legal in prison

We already know that inordinate amounts of people are in jail for small-time marijuana possession across the country — even in states that have legalized recreational marijuana, but are behind the times when it comes to the expungement of past criminal records.

Compounding this issue is the prisoners who are caught with cannabis when they are already in jail, an offense that can end up adding years to their sentence and hence, costing taxpayers a whole lot of money to keep non-violent offenders locked up.

Thu
13
Jun

Yet another study: Proximity to dispensaries is not why young people use cannabis

In the spring of 2017, students at the Vaughn Next Century Learning Center, a charter school surrounded by strip malls in Pacoima, a working-class area of Los Angeles boxed in by freeways northeast of downtown, were under siege.

Mon
03
Jun

Are there any downsides to marijuana legalization?

Marijuana has been legal now in some parts of the United States for around two decades. It all began with the legalization of a reasonably liberal medical marijuana program in California back in 1996 and progressed into a scene where adult residents in 10 states now have the freedom to purchase cannabis in the same way they might beer. It’s a concept that is preventing thousands of people from going to jail every year as a result of personal pot possession. It also boosts local and state economies, creates thousands of new jobs and helps put the food on the tables of around 211,000 families nationwide.

Tue
28
May

Vets may soon be able to recommend medical marijuana to sick pets in California

Veterinarians in California may soon be able to recommend medical marijuana for sick pets, writes Calvin Hughes.

Last year, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill allowing vets in the state to discuss medical marijuana with pet owners, but they couldn't formally recommend cannabis.

That could soon change, however. On Thursday, the state Senate unanimously passed a bill that would allow pet owners to purchase medical marijuana for their animals if recommended by a qualifying vet.

Mon
27
May

Top 10 weed documentary shows: Cannabis documentaries worth watching

In my opinion, there’s no better way to learn something new on the topic that you’re already passionate about than by watching documentaries.

Since you’re here and reading this article, it’s safe to say that we both share a passion for cannabis.

When you Google weed-related things to watch, you’ll notice there’s a huge number of weed documentary movies, shows, and sitcoms. So, how to choose what’s good?

To save you time, I’ll be your reader’s digest with this list of 10 best weed documentaries that are worth your while.

Wed
22
May

California on a fast track to CBD sales legalization

In January this year, California introduced Assembly Bill 228 under which food, beverage, and cosmetic products with hemp extracts or derivatives are no longer considered adulterated by these ingredients, and will not be subject to sales restrictions or prohibitions based on the presence of hemp.

Three California committees – Assembly Business and Professions Committee, Assembly Health Committee and Appropriations Committee – all passed the bill unanimously. The most recent bill passing by the Appropriations Committee occurred last week. Once the California Assembly passes the bill and it gets signed into law by the Governor, CBD products will be legal to sell in the State of California.

Mon
20
May

California's marijuana industry is a mess, new data shows

On the surface, the marijuana industry looks like the greatest thing since sliced bread to hit Wall Street. We're talking about an industry that's been collecting tens of billions of dollars under the table for decades and is now stepping into the light of legality. After generating $12.2 billion in worldwide revenue in 2018, some Wall Street investment firms foresee legal weed sales hitting up to $75 billion a year globally by 2030.

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