California

Fri
19
Apr

LA is now fighting the cannabis black market by suing sellers for using unapproved fungicides

The city of Los Angeles is taking a new approach to shutting down illicit cannabis dispensaries—sue them for selling contaminated  products, writes Calvin Hughes.

Tue
16
Apr

UCLA researcher to study the social impact of cannabis

California was one of the first states to legalize adult-use cannabis, and as such, it’s become somewhat of an experimental oddity for the rest of North America.

Thu
11
Apr

Why this cannabis-infused beverage is being marketed like a health drink

Cannabis-infused beverages are making a stir in big business. In 2018, Constellation Brands -- purveyors of Corona beer and Svedka vodka -- invested $4 billion in a Canadian marijuana company. And in December, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced a $100 million project to develop cannabis beverages. That might feel like fierce competition for cannabis-bev entrepreneurs, but Michael Christopher simply sees it as proof that his timing is right. Last year, he launched Mood33, a California-based startup that sells cannabis-infused sparkling tonics.

Mon
08
Apr

California Bill would allow terminally ill patients to use cannabis in hospitals

California cannabis activists gathered with state Sen. Ben Hueso in front of a state government building in downtown San Diego on Friday to garner support for Senate Bill 305, The Compassionate Access to Cannabis Act. If passed, the bill would allow terminally ill patients with a doctor’s authorization to use cannabis medications in health care facilities.

Mon
08
Apr

25 cities suing California over marijuana policy that allows unrestricted delivery statewide

California has entered a potentially landmark legal fight against some of its own cities over one of the most basic questions in the nation's largest legal marijuana market: Where can you buy it?

Beverly Hills and 24 other local governments sued California regulators Friday to overturn a rule allowing home deliveries statewide, even into communities that banned commercial pot sales. Ultimately at issue is who is in charge: the state bureaucracy that oversees the market or local governments where pot is grown and sold.

Fri
05
Apr

States move to legalize CBD to end confusion over U.S. rules

CBD oil-infused gummy bears, lattes and other food, drinks and dietary supplements are selling quickly even though the U.S. government says they’re illegal and local authorities have forced some retailers to pull products. The confusion has the nation’s two largest states and others moving to legalize the cannabis compound that many see as beneficial to their health.

Lawmakers in Texas and California are often in opposition, but they’re both pushing bipartisan legislation to sidestep federal law and allow sales of the compound found in hemp and marijuana. Republicans and Democrats in Congress also are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to change its stance.

The FDA announced Tuesday that it will hold a public hearing in May to gather more information.

Thu
04
Apr

CA Lawmakers to vote on Bill to extend temporary cannabis cultivation licenses

The California Senate is scheduled to vote on Thursday on a bill that would extend temporary licenses for thousands of cannabis cultivators waiting for their permanent license applications to be approved. The measure, Senate Bill 67, was introduced by Democratic Sen. Mike McGuire in January and approved unanimously by a Senate committee the following month.

Nearly 2,000 temporary cannabis cultivation licenses have already expired, with thousands more set to suffer the same fate in the coming months, according to Jacqueline McGowan, the Director of Local Licensing and Business Development at K Street Consulting in Sacramento.

Wed
03
Apr

LA is the latest city to wipe mass cannabis convictions using computer algorithms

Los Angeles officials say they're going to automatically expunge 50,000 marijuana convictions using computer algorithms, writes Calvin Hughes.

50,000 cannabis convictions are about to be permanently wiped from the criminal records of LA residents for free and automatically, said LA district attorney Jackie Lacey. The county is now working with the non-profit tech organization Code for America to employ computer algorithms that can automatically identify and expunge the records of qualifying individuals.

Tue
02
Apr

Marijuana straight to your door: The debate over home delivery

In states where it is legal, dispensaries are the go-to location for marijuana products. But now, more customers are using a marijuana home delivery service.

Marijuana delivery is a growing business in California, with a company called Eaze dominating the marketplace. Its web page connects customers to dispensaries. Customers can choose from a variety of products, including flower, vape pens, body creams and more. Then, it gets delivered straight to the customer’s door.

"A lot of times it gets there faster than a pizza," says Sheena Shiravis, Eaze’s director of consumer communications.

Eaze's website looks like a typical online store.

Fri
22
Mar

A California-based company has released chewing cannabis

A new cannabis company, Cannadips, is selling a line of chewable cannabis pouches modeled after old fashioned chewing tobacco, or snus. Composed of monk fruit, essential oils, and a dry cannabis tincture enclosed in a small coconut fiber pouch, the cannabinoids absorb through the mouth’s lining and directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the liver altogether, allowing for a faster high that also doesn’t last as long.

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