California Supreme Court Nixes Pot For Prisoners

The California Supreme Court ruled this week that inmates in the state prison system do not have a right to possess marijuana under Proposition 64, the landmark 2016 ballot initiative that legalized cannabis in the state. The ruling overturns a lower court decision in 2019 that found that prisoners could possess marijuana but could not smoke or otherwise ingest it while behind bars.


As more licenses to grow cannabis are added, illegal growing has also risen in California

Recreational cannabis sales began in January 2018, and while many have played by the rules, the illegal growth and sale of the plant continues to undermine those following the rules.

Licensed to grow, manufacture and sell

State license issuance began in 2018, but data isn’t available for that initial year because they were issued as temporary licenses. Data sets begin in 2019, when 12-month annual and provisional licenses began to be issued, using the online licensing systems. Licenses remain active for one year, at which point they can be renewed for an additional 12 months. This list displays counts of when the licenses were first issued, but not each time one was renewed.


Why conservative California Rep. Tom McClintock wants to ease federal marijuana laws

Rep. Tom McClintock doesn’t approve of marijuana use.

He sees “clear evidence” its use can cause neurological problems in children.

He’s a reliable Republican, conservative vote in Congress.

Yet he’s one of the few congressional Republicans who for years has consistently called for easing federal restrictions on the drug’s use.

“He has the best record on the marijuana issue of any Republican congressman in California,” said Dale Gieringer, California NORML director.


Vernon greenlights four types of cannabis enterprises, may revisit allowing shops

The Vernon Township Council on July 26 unanimously agreed to allow four types of cannabis commercial enterprises in the township.

The ordinance will allow cultivators, manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors, but does not permit the operation of a cannabis retail store in the township. The measure passed 4-0. Councilwoman Kelly Weller was absent.

Mayor Howard Burrell said the Vernon Township Land Use Board provided the council with a written decision that the council’s proposal to regulate legal cannabis was consistent with the township’s master plan.

He also said the board amended the ordinance to allow retail establishments.


Cannabis-Infused Room Service: Beautiful Lake Tahoe Hotel Gets Weed Delivered To Your Door

Article wirrten by: Javier Hasse

The recently renovated Station House Inn, a vintage vacation paradise in South Lake Tahoe, is offering in-room delivery service of cannabis-infused beverages, topicals, edibles and tinctures to enhance guests’ stays.

Guests can also enjoy cannabis-infused s’mores with KIVA chocolate while hanging out at the firepit. This is enabled via a partnership between the hotel and Embarc Cannabis Goods.

Of course, purchases are limited to those 21 or older with valid photo identification. There is no smoking inside any of the 96 rooms, suites or in the hotel's public spaces.


California warrant uncovers almost 4,000 cannabis plants at illegal grow

Deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) in California teamed up with state wildlife and code enforcement officers on a raid this week that revealed about 3,800 cannabis plants as part of illegal grows in the Dinsmore, Calif. area.

Located on two parcels of land, neither having the required state licence to cultivate cannabis commercially, team members found the plants after executing a single search warrant for the properties on Aug. 2, notes a statement from the HCSO.

The team eradicated all of the plants, as well as the more than 125 pounds (57 kilograms) of processed weed they discovered.


Can Marijuana Tourism Really Restart California’s Tourism Industry?

Cannabis connoisseurs give us the lowdown on this budding industry's potential for growth.

California reopened for business in June, which means weed tourism is very firmly back on the agenda, especially for local tourists who are keen to experience the “high” points of what the state has to offer.

Covid-19’s impact has meant tourism has taken a massive hit in this perennially popular region that has long been a favorite destination amongst all types of travelers as it appeals to many different interests, including wine and weed.


Puff-puff, pass it on. Visit Modesto launches cannabis tourism, education campaign

holding a joint and passing

Modesto is going up in smoke, safely and responsibly, thanks to a new cannabis educational campaign from the city’s convention and visitors bureau.

Visit Modesto has launched what is believed the first-ever citywide cannabis tourism program in the country. The MoTown CannaPass, much like the visitors bureau’s other tourism campaigns, is aimed at getting people to stop, shop and enjoy what the Central Valley city has to offer.

But unlike its other programs, like its Modesto Loves Dogs and Get Mo Wine, the focus is inviting cannabis-curious travelers by helping them find legal marijuana businesses and experiences in the area. The free digital campaign, accessible via mobile phone and online, offers some perks, specials and discounts to those who sign up.


Pop-up health clinic offers cannabis incentive for vaccination

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Kymberly Jenkins waited this long to get vaccinated — but after seriously juggling her fears of possible side effects, she finally did it.

"I didn’t want to get a blood clot," said the 25-year-old. "I didn’t want to be rushed to the hospital with different side effects, being incredibly fatigued or body aches."

As a hair stylist working out of her home, Jenkins said she comes into contact with unvaccinated clients regularly. She explained that even wearing a mask is starting to feel less protective against the highly contagious delta variant.

“I also hear the stories of people my age in the hospital begging for vaccines before the die on a ventilator,” Jenkins said.


Marijuana Travel Is Here And This New Cannabis Hotel Is Leading The Way

Hiking trail with sun beaming through the trees

As more and more states have legalized recreational marijuana use in recent years, there’s been a lot of “buzz” in the travel industry about the future of cannabis vacations and what shape this would take. But like everything else in the world of travel, the global coronavirus pandemic and spread of COVID-19 changed the landscape and slowed everything down. Now, slowly but surely, travel is coming back, and Northern California’s Scotia Lodge is front and center as an instant hotspot for those whose travel decisions are influenced by all things cannabis.


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