California

Fri
28
Sep

Cannabis cuisine lights up cooking shows, restaurant menus

Marijuana-infused fare is not for hippies anymore, as foodies get high and heal.

The first time I can remember a reference to eating marijuana came as a teenager seeing the prescient 1968 satire, “I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!,” in which Peter Sellers transforms into a hippie after inadvertently dosing on pot brownies, its title a reference to the cookbook recipe from one of Gertrude Stein’s fellow avant-gardists.

Some 50 years later, tattooed chef Luke Reyes is preparing an all plant-based, cannabis-infused, seven-course meal at his downtown Los Angeles loft apartment on Spring Street for an invitation-only gathering of about 20, as tables are lined end to end in his living room.

Fri
28
Sep

As cannabis market heats up, local scientists race to build ‘weed biofactories’

Scientists are hustling on behalf of the weed industry to find new ways to produce the most valuable compounds in marijuana, ditching greenhouses in favor of big steel vats of yeast that can ‘brew’ cannabis like Budweiser brews beer.

The science, once brought to market, would be a goldmine for those who perfect it, giving two separate industries — pharma and legal weed — stable, potent, and cheap sources of the ingredients they need.

Thu
27
Sep

LAX’s policy states travelers can carry cannabis

Los Angeles International Airport will allow travelers to carry cannabis at the airport, news that is both shocking and exciting for medical patients and recreational consumers.

The LAX policy reads, “While federal law prohibits the possession of marijuana (inclusive of federal airspace,) California’s passage of proposition 64, effective January 1, 2018, allows for individuals 21 years of age or older to possess up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana for personal consumption.

Wed
26
Sep

Marijuana employment: Is the budtender position a dead end job?

Back in the early years, when my friends and I were about ten or eleven years old, we always thought it would be such a "cool" job to work at a liquor store. In our minds, these lucky people went to work every day, kicked back to some tunes, cracked open a beer anytime they wanted and, of course, sold a bottle of booze to a customer from time to time. "Man, that's got to be about the best job in the world," one of us would say. "Yeah, imagine how much beer that guy gets to drink," another would chime in.

Tue
25
Sep

Next Green Wave is bringing premium seed to sale integration to the California market

Although many investors are closely monitoring the Canadian cannabis industry, we believe that the United States market is flying under the radar. The United States cannabis industry is in the early innings of a major growth cycle and markets like California represent massive opportunities.

One of the reasons why we are favorable on companies that are capitalizing on the United States opportunity is due to valuations. When compared to Canadian companies, United States companies trade at a discount and we think this creates a great opportunity for investors.

Mon
24
Sep

Kindergartner can use cannabis at school in California

A 5-year-old California girl can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug to school—used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy—a judge ruled Friday.

The judge sided with the family of Brooke Adams, who attends kindergarten in Santa Rosa.

Fri
21
Sep

Law enforcement blasts relaxed rules on marijuana home delivery

Nearly a year into marijuana legalization in California, top law enforcement officials are fighting a proposed rule allowing pot deliveries anywhere in the state. Meanwhile, one cannabis industry leader agrees with their concerns.

Matt Lucero of Buddy’s Cannabis in San Jose has been in the business for nearly a decade. And business is booming for him, even as state and the county pass new laws on the industry. “It’s a steady, continued growth,” Lucero said.

While Lucero said he makes certain to follow the law, he’s aware that many others are not. “The black market is alive and well. And right now delivery drivers are the way that the black market is getting their product to folks,” Lucero told KPIX 5.

Thu
20
Sep

Marijuana merchants, growers squirm as California gets into seed-to-sale tracking system

California will soon have one of the world’s most tightly-regulated marijuana markets, as the state in the next few weeks launches a long-awaited digital tracking system intended to follow every plant grown and sold through the licensed cannabis industry.

Many licensed marijuana business owners are applauding the so-called “seed-to-sale” tracking system as a way to cut down on competition from the state’s still-massive black market.

But many also say a lack of information about how the new tracking system will work — and the abrupt shift from what has been a fairly lax attitude about tracking product — is causing chaos in a fledgling industry that’s reeling from hefty new taxes and regulations.

Thu
20
Sep

Insurance for cannabis businesses is becoming more available as legalization spreads

Because of a lack of insurance options, cannabis businesses are particularly vulnerable.

Federal law keeps the cannabis industry from flourishing. Aside from a lack of banking, cannabis businesses are also prohibited from being fully insured, thus making them extremely vulnerable.

Wed
19
Sep

Regulating California's legal marijuana market is a 'work in progress'

Good news for California. The state's adult cannabis market is estimated torake in $7.7 billion by 2021, according to leading cannabis researchers ArcView Group in partnership with  BDS Analytics.

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