California

Thu
03
May

Kushy Punch and "The Nightmare" Make Boxing History

Carson, Calif.( April 30, 2018)— Kushy Punch, a premium cannabis brand, proudly announces its partnership with VANES “THE NIGHTMARE ” MARTIROSYAN (36-3-1, 21 KOs), in his upcoming title boxing match against undefeated World Middleweight Champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN (37-0-1, 33 KOs).

Golovkin vs. Martirosyan will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 11 p.m. ET/PT from the Stubhub Center, in Carson, Calif.

Thu
03
May

New bill would allow marijuana delivery throughout California, even cities that ban it

There's a problem with access to legal weed in California, and a Senate bill may help solve it.

A 2016 voter-approved measure to legalize marijuana in the state gave cities and counties the authority to pass regulations outlining the types of weed businesses that can operate within their borders.

With limited time to craft rules before the law took effect at the start of the year, many towns approved outright bans of all marijuana businesses.

Thu
03
May

Prominent California democrat finally evolves on legal marijuana

While many Democrats have embraced marijuana legalization in recent months, more senior members of the party's leadership have been reluctant to take on the issue. But one prominent Democrat is finally changing her tune, writes Joseph Misulonas.

Thu
03
May

More businesses are mellowing out over hiring marijuana smokers

FPI Management, a property company in California, wants to hire dozens of people. Factories from New Hampshire to Michigan need workers. Hotels in Las Vegas are desperate to fill jobs.

Those employers and many others are quietly taking what once would have been a radical step: They’re dropping marijuana from the drug tests they require of prospective employees. Marijuana testing — a fixture at large American employers for at least 30 years — excludes too many potential workers, experts say, at a time when filling jobs is more challenging than it’s been in nearly two decades.

Wed
02
May

This cannabis company aims to make the drug mainstream

MedMen is pushing hard for the continued legalization and de-stigmatization of marijuana, focusing on the quality and transparency of their products and providing cannabis education.

MedMen, a California-based legal cannabis company, is focused on smashing the stigma attached to marijuana usage and portraying the substance in an entirely new light by developing its production and sales for the mainstream.

Wed
02
May

New study will explore medical marijuana as a treatment for autism

Despite a near-ban on medical cannabis research federally, a private donation will fund work on autism treatment in California.

Many people have talked about the need for more research into the potential of medical marijuana. But a foundation in California is backing the talk.

The Ray and Tye Noorda Foundation has given $4.7 million, the largest private gift ever for medical marijuana research in the United States, to fund research at the Center for Medical Cannabis Research (CMCR) at the University of California, San Diego, on the use of cannabidiol (CBD) compounds to treat autism. CBD is a chemical ingredient in marijuana that is non-psychoactive. In other words, it doesn’t cause the “high” feel.

Wed
02
May

Inside THC design LA: Premium estate-grown cannabis

An inside look at a massive and environmentally conscious grow facility in the heart of Los Angeles, California.

How did an outlaw weed farmer from Oklahoma become a medical-marijuana grower in California and produce hundreds of pounds of premium estate-grown cannabis in a sustainable and environmentally conscious facility?

Take an insider’s tour of THC Design’s massive indoor marijuana garden in the heart of Los Angeles and see just what it takes to grow large quantities of weed without sacrificing quality. It all starts with the desire and determination to create a new pot paradigm…

Grow West, Young Man

Wed
02
May

California cannabis landlords would get insured under new state deal

Landlords who rent property to the cannabis industry can now be insured for any liability. California’s state insurance commissioner, Dave Jones, announced the state office has approved California Mutual Insurance of Hollister to write Lessor’s Risk coverage for property owners who are exposed to specific risks resulting from cannabis related business activities of their commercial tenants.

Specific commercial activities and businesses addressed by this coverage include cannabis labs, product manufacturing, cultivation, and dispensary operations.

Tue
01
May

California pot shops about to be on the hook for steep state fees, background checks

California sought to jump-start its marijuana industry in January by giving businesses temporary, 120-day permits that briefly waived big fees and other costly requirements, but that grace period is ending and many say the expense and red tape of getting a regular license is a headache.

Some pot shops face fees of $73,000 before they can get a regular annual license from the state Bureau of Cannabis Control. Costly upgrades to security and product testing also kick in soon, and sellers and growers will have to pass a background check that could disqualify anyone with serious criminal records.

Mon
30
Apr

The strange patchwork of edibles regulations

Care for some cannabis-infused pumpkin pie? Then hopefully you don’t reside in Washington state, where the government prohibits the sale of marijuana pumpkin pie, custard pie or anything prepared with egg. This is just one of the many peculiar and specific state regulations on edibles that legislators and regulatory boards have put into place in the states where cannabis is legal for adult use.

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