California

Wed
23
Jan

Cannabis cafes are coming

A customer smokes a joint on cannabis legalization day at the Hotbox Lounge and Shop in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Canada became the first Group of Seven country to legalize recreational marijuana today, giving it a massive head start in global pot market some peg at $150 billion.

While people can go to bars to drink alcohol, there’s no equivalent for those who want to consume cannabis socially. That could soon change.

Tue
22
Jan

Marijuana is legal in California. So why is the CHP arresting delivery drivers?

Cannabis may be legal in California, but the new rules of the road are so confusing that even former California Highway Patrol officers are struggling with them.

That became clear on a September morning when a pair of former CHP officers who now run a licensed cannabis distribution business found themselves arrested after a traffic stop on Interstate 5 in Stanislaus County.

Rick Barry, 48, and Brian Clemann, 47, were released from custody in Merced hours later, but the CHP kept the $257,000 the two men were transporting and handed it over the the Department of Homeland Security, according to a lawsuit filed in Merced County Superior Court.

Fri
18
Jan

California lawyers clarify that home pot deliveries are legal State-wide

The retail of recreational cannabis has been legal in California since the beginning of 2018. But there are still some ongoing points of tension and uncertainty being worked out.

Most recently, officials in the state clarified confusion regarding home delivery. According to these officials, California cannabis laws allow for home delivery in any part of the state—including localities that have chosen to ban retail activity.

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.

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