State gives marijuana businesses more time to get licensed, comply with new regulations

By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian Posted on Apr 30, 2018 The transition to a fully regulated cannabis industry is taking California a bit longer than anticipated. While state regulators scramble to extend temporary marijuana business licenses, they’re also considering whether to extend a grace 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 …