California

Fri
01
May

The Future of Cannabis Vaporizers

The early 1990s already feel like a lifetime ago, but that’s when vaporizers first started to hit the market alongside car phones, Sega Genesis, and the first Internet browser. And much like mobile phones, vaporizer design has evolved over the past two decades, getting increasingly smaller, smarter, and more powerful. Let’s take a look at how advanced technology has changed the cannabis vaping experience and what cannabis vaporization will look like in the not-too-distant future.

 

Thu
30
Apr

California: New pot growing regulations enter 30-day comment period

The North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board has issued a draft of a marijuana cultivation waiver that would allow growers to come into compliance with state water regulations, regardless of the legality of marijuana under state or federal law.

The proposed regulations containing provisions for a waiver is in a 30 day public comment period. If the proposal is finalized as drafted, sometime this year all private property growers, with more than six plants, must apply for this waiver if their operation could impact water quality. This process provides a pathway into compliance for growers in an otherwise totally unregulated industry.

Tue
28
Apr

Supervisor plans task force to prepare SF for marijuana legalization statewide

If California voters approve recreational marijuana for adults at the November 2016 ballot, Scott Wiener wants San Francisco to be ready.

The supervisor is expected to introduce legislation Tuesday to create a task force charged with figuring out how to best allow for recreational marijuana use in San Francisco. The task force will comprise officials from city government and the school district, along with neighborhood activists and medical cannabis industry players.

“Whatever one’s views on cannabis ... it looks like full legalization is going to the ballot,” Wiener told The San Francisco Examiner on Monday. “We have to be prepared.”

Mon
27
Apr

San Francisco is preparing for California marijuana legalization in 2016

If California legalizes cannabis for adults in 2016, what will become of San Francisco’s world-class medical dispensaries? How about the unlicensed Golden Gate Park gathering on April 20th? What should local recreational taxes be? How should San Francisco handle cannabis tourism? Gourmet canna-dining? Tastings? Conferences? Festivals?

The City faces all these questions and more in the near future. On Tuesday, a group that includes SF Supervisor Scott Wiener, former Entertainment Commissioner Terrance Alan, now co-founder of the state’s CA Cannabis Voice and others will propose to the city’s Board of Supervisors the creation of a 19-member “Cannabis State Legalization Task Force”.

Sat
25
Apr

With state legalization, law firms create new practice groups to advise marijuana businesses

 

SAN FRANCISCO - Lawyers and pot dealers have long intersected in criminal court, but as marijuana goes mainstream, attorneys have been working to keep sellers and growers legit.

Marijuana divisions are popping up at law firms to advise pot shops on where they can locate, what their websites can say and how to vet new clients.

"It's definitely something that established firms are dipping a toe into, though they are being very cautious, and rightly so," said Sam Kamin, a professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law who teaches a class about representing the marijuana industry.

Fri
24
Apr

30 arrested at nursery-style marijuana grow in Delano

Sheriff Mike Boudreaux speaks at a Friday press conference about the raiding of a Delano-based compound that included more than 49 “nursery-style” green houses filled with marijuana plants.(Photo: Stephanie Weldy/Visalia Times-Delta)

For sheriff deputies, it was the largest pot bust of the county's current marijuana season after raiding a large-scale, "nursery-style" marijuana grow Thursday morning in Delano.

The raid led to the arrest of 30 individuals of Laotian descent and the seizure of 2,600 pounds of partially processed marijuana, worth an estimated street value of over $2.6 million, and 49 pounds of fully processed marijuana, worth a projected $50,000.

Fri
24
Apr

AVT's Canna Energy Drink Dispenser is Highlight of Show

AVT Presents an Exciting New Product Line at the NAMA One Show

CORONA, Calif., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AVT, Inc. (OTC Markets: AVTC) (www.autoretail.com), a leader in the design and development of custom vending machines, kiosks and automated retailing units, presented their new product line today at the NAMA One Show in Las Vegas. The One Show is the industry's leading trade event, and presents the latest and greatest in vending and automated retailing innovation.

Fri
24
Apr

House Bill Would Force Feds To Respect State Marijuana Laws

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has come together to back a bill that would prevent the federal government from prosecuting individuals and businesses for drug crimes when they are in compliance with their states' marijuana laws.

On Wednesday, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) introduced the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2015 (H.R. 1940), a measure that would require the federal government to respect states that have ended prohibitions on the plant. Rohrabacher, who introduced the same bill in 2013, was joined by five members of his own party and six Democrats.

Thu
23
Apr

Anmathe: First edible product is added to the portfolio

Buchkirchen, 04/21/2015. The Anmathe Beteiligungs AG acquired an additional license of an established California-based company. It is the first edible product (edibles) in the portfolio of future cannabis BRANDS AG. The change of name will be proposed in the Annual General Meeting to be convened shortly. The market for edible products that are enriched in the US with THC or CBD, has very strong growth and is gaining in importance, says André H. Müller, CEO of the company.

Thu
23
Apr

Weed and Water in California: Pot Isn't the Problem

Despite the hype, marijuana cultivation's contribution to the state's water crisis is negligible.

California has been in a drought for the past four years. Most of the state has received under 10 inches of rain, meeting the criteria to be labeled a desert. This conundrum has made California a testing ground for a battle over water rights, where cannabis growers are being unjustly scapegoated as the culprits behind the worst drought the state has seen in over a millennium.

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