As smaller marijuana businesses get squeezed, state revenue takes a hit

  SACRAMENTO — Tyler Kearns, owner of the cannabis cultivation company Seven Leaves, stood in one of his half-dozen temperature-controlled grow rooms on a recent day, surveying a crop derived from the same mother plant. “We have really tried to educate the general public through Read More …

You can now find marijuana laws for every California city using your Amazon Alexa

Navigating California’s confusing patchwork of marijuana laws just got easier.  If you own an Amazon Echo product, you can now ask Alexa – the brain behind Amazon’s smart-speaker platform – to tell you the rules for any city or county in California. State law gives Read More …

Marijuana shops will have glut of cheap weed, followed by a possible shortage after July 1

By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian   Cannabis consumers soon should be able to shop at licensed stores in California without worrying about whether products on the shelves are laced with pesticides and other contaminants often found in black-market weed. Customers also will be able Read More …

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 …

Charlize Theron waxes on her wake-and-bake days

By The Cannabist Charlize Theron opened up to E! News about marijuana use in her younger years in a recent interview. “Yes, oh god yes, I was a wake-and-baker for most of my life,” the Oscar-winning film actress told E!’s Sibley Scoles when asked if 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 …