Items tagged with california

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The plan to save California's legendary weed from 'Big Cannabis' [17.04.2018] The cannabis industry in California historically has been anything but centralized. That has made the cannabis in the Emerald Triangle legendary. Tho...
Tribes cut out of California pot market might grow their own [26.02.2018] American Indian tribes that say they have been cut out of California's legal marijuana market have raised the possibility of going their own way by e...
Report: 99% of California cannabis growers are still unlicensed [19.02.2018] The backers of Prop. 64, the 2016 Adult Use of Marijuana Act, sold California voters on the promise that small and medium businesses would be the eng...
Big Sur’s legendary weed growers being left behind in legal era [05.02.2018] For decades, hidden in creases of the wild and rugged Santa Lucia Mountains, farmers have eked out a living growing some of the nation’s most esteeme...
How legalization is already hurting California's small pot farmers [08.01.2018] Legality is more nuanced than it may seem in a state that legalized weed. And California's mom-and-pop growers are up against a confluence of factors...
California’s cannabis crowd isn’t afraid of the Big Bad Attorney General [06.01.2018] Lots of people, obviously, are unhappy with Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ reversal of Obama-era guidelines de-prioritizing federal enforcement of m...
California defiant in face of federal move to get tough on marijuana [04.01.2018] The sale of recreational cannabis became legal in California on New Year’s Day. Just four days later, the Trump administration acted in effect to und...
Sessions to rescind Cole Memo that kept feds out of legal marijuana states [04.01.2018] Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country...
California's marijuana legalization aims to repair damage from the war on drugs [02.01.2018] California is now the largest state in the nation to have legal and regulated recreational marijuana. And while that alone is a blow to the prohibiti...
California rings in new year with broad legalization of marijuana [01.01.2018] The arrival of the new year in California brought with it broad legalization of marijuana, a much-anticipated change that comes two decades after the...
Steve DeAngelo digs in [01.01.2018] "We are looking in 2018 and 2019 at an extinction event for 75 percent of the existing cannabis industry in California," says cannabis activist/entre...
Hippy dream now a billion-dollar industry with California set to legalise cannabis [30.12.2017] On Monday, California, the US’s most populous state, and the world’s sixth biggest economy, will officially legalising cannabis. Overnight a shadow i...
I grow pot in California for a living. I’m worried about legalization [29.12.2017] As the daughter of a back-to-the-land homesteader and pot farmer, I learned never to speak of what my father did. We lived a simple life in times whe...
Californian growers and retailers brace for cannabis competition [27.12.2017] California has long been a cannabis pioneer. The state became a hub for the drug-induced counterculture of “turn on, tune in, drop out” of the 1960s,...
California's top marijuana regulator talks about what to expect Jan. 1, when legal pot market opens [25.12.2017] California's legal pot market opens for business on Jan. 1. The day will be a milestone, but what exactly will happen then and, especially, in the we...
Lawmakers, pot growers say California's marijuana cultivation rules favor big corporate farms [18.12.2017] California ’s new rules allowing marijuana cultivation favor large corporate farms despite a promise in Proposition 64 that small growers would be pr...
California’s limit on big growers just vanished. Here’s why [06.12.2017] In an unexpected move that has small cannabis farmers and some state lawmakers up in arms, California regulators have created a licensing loophole th...
Here are the new rules for legal marijuana in California, effective Jan. 1 [17.11.2017] Cannabis businesses in California can’t be within 600 feet of schools. Shops have to close by 10 p.m., and they need 24-hour video surveillance. Thos...
California proposes armored cars to transport pot tax money [07.11.2017] California should use armored cars to transport hundreds of millions of dollars in cash tax payments expected next year with the state's legal mariju...
High taxes on legal pot in California could mean black market will thrive [30.10.2017] State and local taxes on marijuana could surpass 45% in some parts of California, jeopardizing efforts to bring all growers and sellers into a state-...
Legal marijuana is almost here. If only pot farmers were on board [09.09.2017] More than nine months after California voted to legalize recreational marijuana, only a small share of the tens of thousands of cannabis farmers in N...
Marijuana dispensaries decrease crime, not increase it, study finds [18.07.2017] Conventional wisdom says marijuana dispensaries make neighborhoods less safe, but a new study from UC Irvine suggests the conventional wisdom is wron...
California considering creating a state-run bank for cannabis businesses [16.07.2017] California government, financial and marijuana business leaders met last week in a far-from-resolved debate over whether a state-run bank could be th...
Cannabis cash conundrum: Some businesses bury money, others truck it to a federal vault [12.07.2017] With recreational use set to become legal next year under Proposition 64, cannabis sales in the state are expected to top $7.5 billion in 2020, up fr...
A 1930s California story shows why the war on drugs is a failure [16.06.2017] For one bright and flickering moment last year, it looked like the global war on drugs was about to die. California – the sixth largest economy in th...
California takes right steps in crafting state’s marijuana regulations [17.05.2017] When Proposition 64 passed last November by the largest margin of any marijuana legalization ballot measure in history, it represented a resounding m...
Marijuana goes industrial in California [15.04.2017] The vast and fertile Salinas valley is often called the salad bowl of the nation for the countless heads of lettuce growing across its floor. Now Cal...
‘Building the airplane while it’s being flown’ [30.01.2017] In the outskirts of Sacramento, a handful of government workers face a daunting task: By next year, craft regulations and rules that will govern Cali...
Gang-ravaged Mexico stuck in weed ban as U.S. opens up [29.12.2016] Mexican advocates for drug reform are voicing alarm about the country's widening gap with the United States on marijuana legislation, as criminal vio...
7 reasons President Trump is unlikely to fight legal marijuana [07.12.2016] With Donald Trump nominating Cabinet members who have spoken out against legal marijuana, some are arguing that the war on drugs may make a comeback....
The California desert town that plans to be 'a Mecca for marijuana' [01.12.2016] Desert Hot Springs is the first Southern California city to legalise large-scale cannabis cultivation. With the drug becoming legal for recreational ...
Medical marijuana is legal in California. Except when it’s not [21.11.2016] California’s multibillion-dollar marijuana industry, by far the nation’s largest, is crawling out from the underbrush after voters opted to legalize ...
California scrambles to implement new recreational pot law [09.11.2016] Passage of marijuana-legalization initiatives in California and other states this week has given momentum to a national movement to decriminalize pot...
Marijuana legalization won big on Election Day. It will keep winning [09.11.2016] In California voters approved legalization. The country’s most populous state and biggest economy will allow people to buy marijuana for recreational...
Marijuana wins big on election night [08.11.2016] California, Massachusetts and Nevada approved recreational marijuana initiatives, and other states passed medical marijuana provisions, in what is tu...
Obama: Federal prohibition not ‘tenable’ after state marijuana votes [04.11.2016] President Obama says that federal laws banning marijuana will likely have to change if new states vote to legalize the drug on Tuesday. “The good new...
The trend toward legalizing recreational marijuana [04.11.2016] House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that she plans to vote in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana in California. "I will vote for it, but ...
Election may be a turning point for legal marijuana [23.10.2016] To the red-and-blue map of American politics, it may be time to add green. The movement to legalize marijuana, the country’s most popular illicit dru...
Marijuana's Moment [10.10.2016] Measures to legalize and regulate the sale of cannabis are on the ballot in California, Arizona, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada, and recent polls s...
California marijuana legalisation faces unlikely foe: growers [03.10.2016] The executive director of the California Growers Association trade group, Hezekiah Allen has long sought an end to what he calls "prohibition". But h...
Mexico president following California marijuana vote - state lawmaker [14.09.2016] Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who has proposed liberalizing his country's drug laws, privately asked California lawmakers visiting Mexico abo...
An unprecedented number of states will vote on marijuana this fall [01.09.2016] More states than ever will consider easing restrictions on marijuana use this November: Voters in five states will decide whether to fully legalize r...
California voters will most likely legalize recreational marijuana this November [18.08.2016] California's Proposition 64 would legalize marijuana for adult recreational use. No disrespect to Colorado or Washington or Alaska, but California’s ...
These are the States that might legalize pot next [17.08.2016] This November, voters in five states will decide whether to authorize recreational use: Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada. Anothe...
Marijuana legalization in California [10.08.2016] This November, a marijuana legalization measure will be put to voters in the most populous and influential US state. If Californians vote “yes” on Pr...
The pot law that could be 'deal-breaker for the drug war' [04.07.2016] California's pot legalization initiative, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), qualified for the ballot in November, setting the stage for a vote t...
Initiative to legalize recreational use of pot in California qualifies for November ballot [27.06.2016] An initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in California officially took its place on the Nov. 8 ballot as its campaign took...
California’s largest political party just endorsed legalizing marijuana [19.06.2016] Six years ago, the California Democratic Party joined most of its elected leaders in declining to endorse the marijuana legalization initiative on th...
The activists helping illegal pot dealers turn into legit marijuana businessmen [08.06.2016] In California, where voters are expected to legalize recreational marijuana in November, there’s a small, but growing movement to eliminate barriers ...
'Marijuana superstore' wins legal battle over medical pot shops in California [11.05.2016] The largest licensed medical cannabis dispensary in the US, once dubbed the “marijuana superstore”, has won a four-year legal battle with federal pro...

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