California

Mon
30
Aug

Glass House Farms Introduces New Line of Infused Pre-Rolls

 Glass House Farms, one of the top-selling cannabis flower brands in California, today announced the launch of its first-ever line of live resin- and diamond-infused prerolls (IPR) to reach consumers looking for potent, fast-onset highs. Glass House Farms is the flagship flower label of Glass House Brands Inc. ("Glass House" or the "Company") (NEO: GLAS.A.U) (NEO: GLAS.WT.U) (OTCQX: GLASF) (OTCQX: GHBWF), one of the fastest-growing, vertically integrated cannabis and hemp companies in the U.S.

Wed
25
Aug

California Designates $100 Million for Cannabis Licensing

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In June, the state legislature of California approved $100 million to help cannabis companies. The majority of such businesses – 82 percent as of April – have been operating under provisional licenses. These earmarks will help them move to annual licenses, instead.

“The licensing process can be expensive, time-consuming and difficult,” Jamie Steigerwald, industry expert and Chief Marketing Officer of Los Angeles marijuana delivery service Nug Avenue, stated recently. “Moving from a temporary license to a permanent one involves studying any negative environmental effects and explaining how to alleviate them. These grants will go to cities and counties so that they will be able to support businesses as they navigate this complicated process.”

Tue
24
Aug

How To Grow Clean, Pesticide-free Cannabis: Autumn Brands Farms have Ladybugs On Their Side

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The Native California ladybug voluntarily comes to Autumn Brands, eating all the aphids in their path and helping to produce cannabis crops without the use of insecticide sprays

Tue
24
Aug

Traffic stop nets marijuana arrest

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PALMDALE — Deputies on patrol last week in Palmdale secured a firearm and marijuana and arrested a person wanted on a warrant, following a traffic stop.

Deputies conducting a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the car and that the driver appeared fidgety and looked to be reaching for something.

The deputies detained the driver and passenger while finishing their questioning.

The marijuana smell provided justification for the deputies to search the car, where they found a firearm under the driver seat and bags of marijuana.

Fri
20
Aug

Legal Marijuana Shops Are Taking on the Black Market

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After years of advocating for stronger policing of the illegal cannabis industry, some local legal cannabis operators are taking matters into their own hands. (Photo by Megan Wood)

On July 6, the dispensary chain March & Ash filed a lawsuit against former San Diego County Sheriff’s Capt. Marco Garmo and a long list of alleged co-conspirators. The lawsuit alleges violations of anti-racketeering, false advertising and unfair competition laws. One of the defendants is a local media outlet that regularly runs advertisements for illegal dispensaries.

Thu
19
Aug

More than 64,000 cannabis plants seized from illegal outdoor grows in California watersheds

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The investigations were spurred, in part, to conserve salmon and steelhead habitat.

None of the sites investigated were properly licensed and numerous sites were interfering with local watersheds and spawning streams

In a span of four days this month, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Marijuana Enforcement Team removed more than 64,000 illegally grown cannabis plants.

The seizures came from multiple grow sites and also resulted in 79 environmental violations, according to a statement from the HCSO, per The Times-Standard.

Thu
19
Aug

Exorbitant Cannabis Bribes Lead to Arrest of Former California Mayor

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Former California Mayor of Adelanto Richard Kerr was arrested by FBI Agents for alleged accepting almost $60,000 in exchange for bribes related to the local marijuana industry licensing.

A former California mayor was arrested last week after being indicted by a federal grand jury over allegations that he accepted thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks related to commercial marijuana activity.

Wed
18
Aug

Humboldt County Offers Support Program for Cannabis

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Humboldt County just offered a support program for its cannabis growers at a critical time for the industry.

Bedeviled by the ever-falling price of cannabis, growers in Humboldt County, California have been offered a lifeline by local officials.

Tue
17
Aug

SB County Sheriff Requests Harsher Punishment for Illegal Cannabis Farms

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San Bernardino County Sheriff, Shannon Dicus, Sent out a letter to local legislators today.

In the letter, Sheriff Dicus is asking for harsher punishments for individuals running illegal cannabis farms. Last month I interviewed the Sheriff during his first week in office. He made comments about how illegal marijuana farms were causing a lot of issues across the county.

He said, "Because it is just proliferated our deserts, waters being pumped out of the ground at just ridiculous rates. We have residents all over the county that are very upset with smelling it; people protecting their groves are actually confronting civilians who live in the area, and it's just a big problem."

Tue
17
Aug

Holy Smokes! Meet The Nuns Who Grow Weed

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The Sisters of the Valley strictly abide by lunar cycles for their work, as they believe this increases the healing powers of the plant.

Article by Marian Venini, originally published on El Planteo

Although they do not belong to any religious order, the Sisters of the Valley’s devotion is unquestionable. Also known as the “Weed Nuns”, these women are dedicated to growing cannabis and selling medicinal products derived from it.

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