California

Tue
15
Jan

Is smoking cannabis the key to happiness?

Cannabis consumers make more money, spend more time outdoors, volunteer more and are generally more happy about life, according to a recently released study. Is smoking cannabis the key to happiness?

According to BDS Analytics, the “well-adjusted lifestyles seen among cannabis consumers serve as a common theme in the findings in the company’s series of reports, called ‘Public Attitudes and Actions Towards Legal Cannabis’.” The data firm conducted the study in California and Colorado. Research is under way in Oregon and Washington.

Mon
14
Jan

Cura Cannabis solutions sues competitor Bloom Farms for defamation

A social media campaign to boycott the cannabis extract company Cura Cannabis Solutions has led to a lawsuit. On Friday, Cura filed a lawsuit in Alameda County, California, accusing Bloom Farms of defaming the company online using anonymous Twitter and Instagram handles. The lawsuit alleges persons working for or on behalf of Bloom Farms orchestrated a campaign with “malicious intent” to ruin Cura’s business.

Fri
11
Jan

What are the best strains from Humboldt to grow outdoors?

When breeders work hard behind the scenes, the initial traits purposely bred into the next generation of lineage could have a lot to do with environmental factors.

Knowing the traits in which certain strains were designed can help you grow a consistent flowering strain that jives with your environment. Below are many factors to consider when choosing the strain to grow outdoors.

Courtesy of Humboldt Seeds

Fri
04
Jan

As county bans marijuana, California City positions itself as hub for sales

Residents of Bakersfield could soon be receiving marijuana deliveries from retailers in California City.

The California City City Council voted to allow 10 delivery-only medical or recreational marijuana dispensaries to reside within city limits.

Although those dispensaries will not be open for the public to visit, they will earn money through delivering cannabis to the surrounding area.

In addition to the 10 delivery-only dispensaries, two storefront facilities will also be allowed to open in California City.

Fri
04
Jan

California renters’ dilemma: What to do when you can’t smoke in your own home

In November, the property manager of MiraBella Apartments in Palm Springs sent a memo to the residents: “We have been noticing recently that the smell of marijuana has become increasingly noticeable on the premises of MiraBella,” wrote Kevin Millard, the complex’s community director. “We have also been receiving complaints from many residents about the smell of marijuana.”’

Fri
04
Jan

Why legal weed isn't bringing in nearly as much money as it was supposed to

It’s been a year since recreational cannabis became legal in Los Angeles, and the resulting regulatory rollout has hit more than a few snags. Following the passage of California Proposition 64 in 2016, which legalized adult use, and L.A.’s own Measure M in 2017, which ushered in local taxes and regulations, there were high hopes for commercial pot: Industry veterans would finally have the opportunity to step out of the shadows and secure some legal protection, the city could tap into a lucrative tax base, and law enforcement would have more guidelines for sniffing out and shutting down illegal operations.

Thu
03
Jan

Medical marijuana dispensaries fight to stay open as Kern County deadline approaches

Eighteen medical marijuana dispensaries have filed an appeal with the Kern County Board of Supervisors, requesting more time before a mandatory closure set by the county takes effect.

If successful, some medical marijuana dispensaries could remain open past the May 24 deadline the county Planning and Natural Resources Department has determined as its deadline.

Although marijuana use remains legal in Kern County, supervisors banned sales of the drug in 2017. A total of 29 dispensaries were allowed to remain open into 2018 so they could recoup costs associated with making their businesses compliant with state and county regulations.

Thu
03
Jan

Now for the hard part: Getting Californians to buy legal weed

A billion dollars of tax revenue, the taming of the black market, the convenience of retail cannabis stores throughout the state — these were some of the promises made by proponents of marijuana legalization in California, writes Thomas Fuller of The New York Times.

One year after the start of recreational sales, they are still just promises.

California’s experiment in legalization is mired by debates over regulation and hamstrung by cities and towns that do not want cannabis businesses on their streets.

Thu
03
Jan

Where ordering cannabis is easy as booking a taxi

Ordering cannabis in Los Angeles is now as easy as booking a taxi.

Click on an app, choose your preferred product, pay for it and then sit back and wait for it to be delivered to your door.

Eaze is just one of several firms taking advantage of the legalisation of cannabis, for which the people of California voted overwhelmingly in favour in 2016.

Since January last year, when the use of recreational cannabis became legal across the state, the start-up has seen an 80% increase in sign-ups.

It had run a limited medicinal cannabis delivery service for two decades, with anyone who wanted to order having to download medical evidence that they needed it.

Wed
02
Jan

Living next to a cannabis farm literally stinks

The stench rising from nearby cannabis farms has become a major source of frustration for residents in California's cultivation hotspots, writes Calvin Hughes. 

Most people are familiar with marijuana's signature aroma. The strong, skunk-like smell has long been a sign of a plant's strength and quality. But that smell quickly becomes horrendous during peak blooming periods if you live near a large commercial farm.

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