California

Thu
08
Nov

California: Central coast voters approve cannabis business taxes

Voters across the Central Coast resonated with the prospect of bringing cannabis businesses to the area by passing seven separate measures toward that tax.

Cities in both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, including Paso Robles, Atascadero, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, Goleta, Lompoc and Solvang, all voted yes on passing the cannabis tax measures by quite a landslide.

Goleta had a final tally of 81.9 percent voting yes and 18.1 percent voting no on the measure, similar to Solvang’s results of around 80 percent for yes votes and 20 percent for no votes. Lompoc also had a high approval percentage, with 76.7 percent voting yes and 23.3 percent turning down the tax.

Thu
08
Nov

5 of the best marijuana-friendly travel destinations (besides Colorado, obviously)

Colorado will forever be the first state in the U.S. to legalize recreational marijuana, but as more states and countries follow suit the possibilities for traveling with bud are blooming.

If you're itching to visit new and exciting destinations but want to do make sure that you can engage in cannabis culture while doing so, take a look through this list of marijuana-friendly travel destinations.

Wed
07
Nov

California: One year after cannabis legalization

It comes as no surprise that since January 1st of this year, California has seen a significant rise in cannabis sales. Within the state, the current $2.7 billion industry is predicted to nearly double by 2020.

Part of this has to do with the number of people trying to make a buck off the new market. Within the first six months alone, California saw an increase from 1,272 licenses to 6,421. Yet, the more important factor is the evolving perspective of cannabis happening across the country. Just two decades ago, only 31 percent of Americans felt the plant should be legalized. In 2018, that number doubled—making the support for recreational weed at an all-time high.

Tue
06
Nov

San Francisco cannabis dispensary offering $1 pot to Veterans on Veteran's Day

A San Francisco cannabis dispensary, Bloom Room, is offering eighths of lab-tested medical-grade cannabis for $1 to all veterans this Veterans Day.

General Manager of Bloom Room, Stephen Rechif, tells EIN News that new regulations have forced them to sell the drug to veterans for the first time instead of giving it to them as a donation.

"We used to be able to give veterans their eighth's for free but that is not allowed with the new laws," said Rechif.

Tue
06
Nov

California judge protects will of voters by allowing home cultivation under marijuana legalization initiative

On November 8, 2016, the people of California voted in favor of Prop. 64, which allows adults 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and cultivate up to six marijuana plants at their private residence away from public view.  Despite these protections a number of localities have adopted overly restrictive ordinances aimed at severely limiting this provision of Prop. 64.

Fri
02
Nov

Much like its varietal wines, California cannabis varies by region

Farmers around the world grow their crops with the hope and desire of creating the best possible products, usually with their own tricks of the trade that set them apart. Planting methods, soil supplements, harvesting ways and watering practices all go into how the final product looks, tastes, smells and feels. Cannabis is no different and California is on the cusp of creating regional marijuana appellations, just like Champagne is to the sparkling wine world.

Tue
30
Oct

The eruption of unlicensed cannabis dispensaries in L.A. is a problem of the city's own making

Despite owning one of the largest cannabis markets in the world, Los Angeles officials were ill-prepared for the legalization of recreational marijuana earlier this year. As a result, unlicensed dispensaries have been popping up throughout the city at a rapid clip, and now dwarf their licensed counterparts in number.

"We were being railroaded by kangaroo courts."

Mon
29
Oct

California: San Francisco Prop. D would tax recreational cannabis sales

Top-of-the-line cannabis at BASA on Grove Street used to cost much less. But when the 15 percent state excise tax kicked in this year, Tariq Alazraie had to hike his prices and now an eighth-ounce of his premium product costs $62. If Proposition D, a San Francisco cannabis tax measure, passes in November, Alazraie said he’ll have to tinker with his prices again.

But in a new industry still competing with a robust black market, Alazraie says there’s a fine line to how much he can charge his customers: Too little and he’ll hurt his profit margin. Too much and his customers will go somewhere else. “My profit margins are just getting thinner and thinner and thinner,” said Alazraie, president of the collective, pinching his fingers closer together.

Tue
23
Oct

High Hampton enters into binding letter of intent to acquire licensed California cannabis manufacturing company

High Hampton Holdings Corp. (CSE: HC) today announced that it has entered into a binding Letter of Intent with Mojave Jane, LLC to acquire 100% of all of the issued and outstanding member interests of Mojave Jane.

Tue
23
Oct

California marijuana delivery businesses face digital disruption

California is now the largest state to legalize recreational marijuana. The Los Angeles area alone is expected to become the largest legal cannabis market in the world, bigger than Northern California, Oregon, Colorado and Washington state combined. That’s opened the door to businesses that provide door-to-door delivery. But a tech platform that makes it easy to order the drug from a smartphone wants in on the action. Since recreational pot became legal Jan. 1, pot delivery has jumped.

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