California

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California's recreational cannabis industry is booming — but regulations are posing a unique threat

If the state of California were a country, it would have the fifth largest GDP in the world.

Take this kind of spending power and combine it with the recent legalization of recreational cannabis, and it's fair to say that the Golden State is primed to become the Holy Grail of cannabis opportunities.

But while the market is home to immense potential, this doesn't mean that the California cannabis business isn't without its own unique challenges and obstacles to navigate.

Wed
29
Aug

Bill would allow medical marijuana on California school campuses

Some California parents would be allowed to give their children medical marijuana on school campuses under a bill passed Monday by the state Assembly and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown.

State law has allowed minors to access medical marijuana since the 1990s but prohibits it on school campuses. That means parents have to remove their children from school or meet them off campus to give them a dose.

The bill says the marijuana would have to be in non-smoking or vaping form, such as in capsules or oils, and it could only be given to students with a medical marijuana prescription. The bill lets school districts opt-in to the policy; it does not mandate them to allow it.

Wed
29
Aug

The U.S. incarcerates women who won’t turn in loved ones involved in cannabis

Under what’s called criminal “conspiracy,” the federal government puts women in prison for not helping them with drug investigations.

Tue
28
Aug

How high-end California chefs are cashing in on marijuana

Leave it to California to combine high-end cuisine with the kind of ingredients that might actually get you high. It's an increasingly lucrative niche for chefs in San Francisco and Los Angeles — cities already well known for trendy food culture.

Chefs and entrepreneurs making cannabis-infused foie gras and "stoner souffles" have been featured on not one but two series devoted to gourmet ganja: the Netflix competition program, Cooking On High, and the Viceland show Bong Appetit.

Tue
28
Aug

These sublingual cannabis strips offer a smoke-free high in 15 minutes

According to Sierra Lewis, the Vice President of Product Development at OLO, the idea for the strips began as a quest to offer reliable and discreet access to cannabis for people who may not be in a position to smoke regularly: those who didn’t want to spark up in front of their kids, for example. “It was the most reliable, quickest, most precise way to deliver the format, writes Tess Barker.

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Illegal marijuana grows are destroying national forests

Some of America's most pristine forests are under assault by illegal marijuana cultivation that is ravaging the environment. Federal narcotics agents destroyed more than 1.4 million marijuana plants last year, according to the U.S. Forestry Service, and thousands of pounds of trash and numerous toxic chemicals were also removed.   

It's so rugged in the San Bernardino National Forest that federal agents searching for marijuana are sometimes lifted from place to place by helicopter, reports CBS News' John Blackstone, who joined agents in Southern California as they confronted the illegal and dangerous growing operation.

Mon
27
Aug

Marijuana study finds THC in breast milk up to 6 days after mom’s use

Doctors are getting a better understanding of how using marijuana can affect a breastfeeding mother’s milk supply — and for how long.

A study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics found that low levels of chemicals in marijuana, like tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, were measurable in several mothers’ breast milk up to six days after they said they smoked pot or ate an edible, among other forms of use.

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Aug

Meet the leader of L.A.’s cannabis revolution

Cat Packer is a former community advocate who is shaping the city’s transition.

When California’s recreational marijuana law took effect in January, Los Angeles became one of the country’s largest cannabis markets.

Cat Packer, head of the city’s department of cannabis regulation, is guiding a booming business—which includes hundreds of eager entrepreneurs as well as still-thriving unlicensed operators—through an unprecedented transition. Here’s how Packer, a former advocate with the Drug Policy Alliance, a nonprofit aimed at ending the war on drugs, is addressing the issues facing the industry.

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Cannabis cleanse? Why big tech is giving pot businesses the boot

YouTube and others are erasing the accounts of marijuana brands, limiting their ability to advertise themselves.

Got a question about cannabis? If so, then YouTube has long been a place to go. The platform’s power was something Green Flower Media understood well. The California company, which produces cannabis content focused on health and wellness, had posted hundreds of videos with titles like “What is cannabis terroir?” and “How to use cannabis with intention”. 

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How California’s messy cannabis taxes are hurting businesses

As one of the largest cannabis markets in the world, California’s thriving marijuana industry has every product imaginable for the casual user and connoisseur alike.

The state has had a legal medical cannabis industry for more than two decades now accompanied by the recreational market legalized at the beginning of 2018.

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