California

Fri
22
Oct

Explosions, fire rage through suspected marijuana operation, killing 2 in California

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Two people were killed on Monday in a fire at an alleged illegal marijuana grow operation in Los Angeles, officials say.

The Los Angeles Fire Department received reports of the warehouse fire from a paramedic crew that passed by it at around 12:18 p.m. Within moments of the report being received, the fire had already seared through the roof of the building, the fire department said in a news release.

The firefighters who arrived at the scene saw with three severely burned people running out of the building while calling out a fourth person’s name, Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Erik Scott told KTLA.

Tue
19
Oct

Growing pains: Prop 64 unleashed recreational pot, but with heavy financial burdens

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 Five years ago, California’s approval of Proposition 64 opened the door to recreational marijuana and budding new local economies.

The proposition was billed as a win for increased tax revenues, entrepreneurship, jobs and the hope of beating back marijuana’s long-established and vast illicit cannabis market.

Tue
19
Oct

California marijuana busts surge despite legalization as agencies target illicit growers

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Four years after weed became legal in California for adult recreational use, state law enforcement officials have doubled the amount of illicit marijuana plants seized and eradicated in an annual campaign. California Attorney General Rob Bonta on Monday announced that the California Department of Justice’s annual Campaign Against Marijuana Planting program, also known as CAMP, had eradicated nearly 1.2 million illegally cultivated cannabis plants this year.

Fri
15
Oct

Palm Springs City Council approves new fee schedule for cannabis business violations

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The Palm Springs City Council on Thursday unanimously approved a new schedule for municipal fines that can be levied on cannabis-related businesses that violate the city rules governing them. 

In 2019, Palm Springs adopted a set of revised regulations for cannabis businesses, such as dispensaries and production operations, that was motivated largely by concerns raised by residents about the impact of odors those businesses can produce. 

Thu
14
Oct

Long Beach expands cannabis social equity program

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The Long Beach City Council this week voted to allow more cannabis dispensaries and delivery-only marijuana businesses, but asked staff to figure out how to pay for the expanded program without raising taxes.

“It could potentially cripple the businesses we’re trying to lift up,” Councilman Al Austin said about the rejected tax increase. “That’s my real concern.”

The city’s social equity program was created in 2018 to allow those who were targeted for cannabis-related crimes to benefit from legalization.

The ordinance will allow eight more dispensaries to operate in Long Beach, exclusive to those who qualify for the equity program.

Wed
13
Oct

Los Angeles County Earmarks $5M to Combat Illicit Cannabis

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has allocated nearly $5 million to combat illicit cannabis, earmarking the money to address the proliferation of unlicensed dispensaries across the county and illegal marijuana cultivation sites in the region’s Antelope Valley. Supervisor Kathryn Barger announced the approval of the funding last week, characterizing the illegal cannabis growing operations and retailers as dual “crises.”

“Illegal cannabis operations continue to threaten the well-being of our residents, water supply and environment,” Barger said in a press release. “By empowering and equipping our law enforcement partners with the resources they need, we can better protect our communities.”

Tue
12
Oct

Many adults with breast cancer use cannabis but don’t tell their doctors

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Almost half of US adults with breast cancer use cannabis (marijuana and hemp), most commonly in combination with cancer treatment to control symptoms and side effects, according to a new study. However, most patients do not discuss cannabis use with their doctor. The findings will be published online early. cancer..

Individual cancer People often experience pain, malaise, nausea, and other difficulties that result from cancer and its treatment. While some rely on cannabis to relieve symptoms, many doctors feel that they lack the knowledge they need to discuss cannabis with their patients. Such knowledge is especially important now that cancer is designated as a qualifying condition in almost every state. Medical cannabis program.

Fri
08
Oct

Smokable Hemp And Sale Of CBD-Infused Foods And Drinks Finally Legit In California

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill late Wednesday allowing a formal pathway for hemp-based CBD to be used legally in beverages, food and other products, such as dietary supplements. The now-signed legislation expands the hemp industry in California by legalizing retail sales of hemp-derived consumable products, according to a press release from the California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA).

Fri
08
Oct

Top 4 Tips On How To Find The Best Cannabis Deals Online

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It is impossible to beat the convenience of shopping online, as it allows you to look for merchandise across the globe with the click of a button. But with so many options at your fingertips, where do you start? If you want to save money, you need to know where the best deals are. This post will list four fantastic tips you can utilize in order to find and get the best deals when in the market for some weed.

Thu
07
Oct

5 Medical Marijuana Businesses Get OK to Expand, Sell Recreational Cannabis

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Located in unincorporated communities, the five facilities will now be able to sell edibles, drinkable marijuana products and branded merchandise, expand by 10,000 square feet and transfer business licenses among existing permit holders.

 

 

Previously classified as non-profit medical marijuana collectives, the five facilities are:

— Outliers Collective, 8157 Wing Ave., El Cajon;

— Ramona Cannabis Co., 736 Montecito Way, Ramona;

 

— Releaf Meds, 618 Pine St., Ramona;

— Olive Tree Wellness Center/JAXX Cannabis, 1210 Olive St., Ramona; and

— San Diego Natural/OutCo, 8530 Nelson Way, Escondido.

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