California

Wed
21
Nov

California: Marijuana comes to Coalinga

The highway into Coalinga, California, passes a large white billboard with a brightly colored rainbow and the words “Jesus is Lord of Coalinga.” The road briefly becomes the main street as it runs through the triangle-shaped town. Off this main street sits the First Presbyterian Church, which is a block or so away from the World of Faith Christian Center, St. Paul’s Catholic Church, and the Pleasant Valley Christian Center. There are some 19 churches in a town with a population of 13,000, which often votes—as it did in November 2016—for a Republican president in this overwhelmingly blue state.

Wed
21
Nov

Marijuana sales just jumped in California

California's medical marijuana market has been up and running since the 1990s, but its adult-use marijuana market only opened for business in January. Initially, the state's adult-use market got off to a slow start, but third-quarter data suggests that perhaps the state is overcoming its growing pains. If so, it could be great news for cannabis companies like KushCo Holdings (NASDAQOTH:KSHB) and MedMen Enterprises (NASDAQOTH:MMNFF).

Tue
20
Nov

California: Cannabis dispensaries expecting higher sales on 'Weed Wednesday'

Thursday is supposed to be all about turkey, but Wednesday is apparently all about THC. Cannabis industry insiders are predicting a sales high as pot smokers stock up on supplies before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Shiran Shiravi, the director of consumer communications at Eaze, a company that delivers cannabis products in California, expects to handle nearly double the doobie deliveries of a typical Wednesday, based on past results.

Mon
19
Nov

Bloom Farms announces commitment to gender equality in the cannabis industry

Yesterday, California’s Bloom Farms announced a plan to erase gender disparity among its lists of cannabis producers, pledging to source half of its marijuana supply from woman farmers by the end of 2020. The move, announced in a Nov. 13 statement, comes in response to growing concerns that the cannabis industry is not taking the necessary steps needed to become gender equitable.

Tue
13
Nov

The cannabis cocktail trend is pretty much gone in Los Angeles

Long before adult-use cannabis consumption became legal in California on January 1, CBD cocktails were incredibly popular throughout Los Angeles. But a recent look shows that these cocktails have almost disappeared from the LA landscape, while Southern California health departments and restaurants determine how to manage shifts in the policy landscape.

Tue
13
Nov

California: Cannabis delivery services struggle to operate legally as laws change

The cannabis industry is growing in San Luis Obispo County and many people are purchasing products from companies that deliver, but most of those companies do not yet have approval from the state.

In California, local laws dictate where and how weed can be bought and consumed. Out of the hundreds of companies in San Luis Obispo County that deliver pot for medicinal use, less than a handful are licensed by the state.

A state-regulated product goes through dozens of checkpoints and each packaging should contain the date the plant was harvested, the batch number and many other defining characteristics. Ernest Hall says he’s proud to sell clean, tested products.

Tue
13
Nov

Cathedral City just opened SoCal’s first legal consumption lounge

The issue with legalization in California—and many other adult-use states—is that there aren’t many places to legally consume cannabis in public. Many argue this contributes to making “legalization” a scam: how is weed legal if you can only consume it in your home without consequence? One Southern California desert community is providing a solution to that problem. Cathedral City Lounge, located in the Coachella Valley, made history opening the region’s first licensed on-site consumption bar on Wednesday, October 31.

Tue
13
Nov

L.A. tech wave collides with cannabis

Two of L.A.'s fastest-growing sectors, tech and cannabis, have collided to get the ball rolling on innovations that likely will have a big impact well beyond the world's largest cannabis market in Southern California.

While the combination of federal law and the previously freewheeling nature of the L.A. cannabis scene kept many entrepreneurs out of the cannabis space, being in the heart of the now-regulated California and global cannabis industry is proving too good to pass up. Previously cannabis technology was a phrase synonymous with San Francisco and Denver, but the tech minds of L.A. are ready to stake their claim a bit closer to home.

Mon
12
Nov

High Hampton closes acquisition of Mojave Jane

High Hampton Holdings Corp. (CSE: HC) is pleased to report that it has successfully closed the previously announced transaction to acquire 100% of all of the issued and outstanding member interests in Mojave Jane, LLC ("Mojave Jane")  (the "Acquisition").

Mon
12
Nov

Marijuana is emerging among California's vineyards, offering promise and concern

It is the fall harvest here in this fertile stretch of oaks and hills that produces some of the country’s best wine. This season, though, workers also are plucking the sticky, fragrant flowers of a new crop.

Marijuana is emerging among the vineyards, not as a rival to the valley’s grapes but as a high-value commodity that could help reinvigorate a fading agricultural tradition along the state’s Central Coast. Brushed by ocean breeze, cannabis has taken root, offering promise and prompting the age-old question of whether there can be too much of a good thing.

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