BUSINESS Cannabis entrepreneurs pay prime rents for warehouse and storefront space

By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times Growing up in Minnesota, Stephanie Smith dreamed of being a golf pro. Instead, the mother of five who lives in Pacific Palisades has ended up in the unlikeliest of trades. She claims to be one of the largest marijuana-industry Read More …

Major cannabis entrepreneur sues San Bernardino over new marijuana-license ordinance

By Brian Whitehead, The Cannifornian The cannabis company owned by a Pacific Palisades woman whose marijuana growing operation was uprooted by San Bernardino police late last year is suing the city to overturn a new ordinance addressing commercial cannabis businesses. The suit – filed Friday Read More …

People with marijuana crimes on their record can clear them up under Prop. 64; most haven’t

By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian Dave Gonzales was in his 20s when he followed his friends to Venice Beach on a sunny afternoon in 1985. His buddies brought guitars to play music for the boardwalk crowd. Gonzales brought a joint to enjoy while he Read More …

Feds revoke airport security clearance for CA marijuana business owner

By, Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian   Federal officials have revoked an Irvine man’s airport fast-track security clearance for one reason: he owns a licensed marijuana business. “They’re treating me like a criminal,” said Aaron Herzberg, a Los Angeles-based attorney who owns several state-sanctioned marijuana Read More …

Everything to know about California marijuana laws kicking in Jan. 1, 2018

Jan. 1 will be a historic day in the world of cannabis, as California opens the world’s largest legal marijuana market. Though the state has had a massive medical marijuana industry for more than 20 years — an industry that’s created a de-facto recreational market Read More …