Los Angeles’ new cannabis czar for ‘new era’ is longtime legalization activist

Published: Aug 18, 2017, 8:20 am • Updated: Aug 18, 2017, 8:38 am By Elizabeth Chou, The Cannifornian An active and prominent supporter of the campaign to legalize recreational-use cannabis in California will head up the Los Angeles agency tasked with regulating the local marijuana industry. Cat Packer, a nominee…

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Snowboarder Ross Rebagliati proud to “carry the cannabis torch”

Published: Aug 17, 2017, 4:20 pm • Updated: Aug 17, 2017, 4:25 pm By James McClure, Civilized Canadian snowboarder Ross Rebagliati has no regrets about getting busted for consuming cannabis at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. In fact, he’s proud to be one of the first Olympians to…

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California considering creating a state-run bank for cannabis businesses

Published: Aug 16, 2017, 8:39 am • Updated: Aug 16, 2017, 8:39 am By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian California government, financial and marijuana business leaders met last week in a far-from-resolved debate over whether a state-run bank could be the solution to the cannabis industry’s banking problem. Supporters argued…

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10 surprising spaces in California being converted into cannabis businesses

Published: Aug 15, 2017, 3:40 pm • Updated: Aug 15, 2017, 3:41 pm By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian As California’s legal marijuana industry booms, property owners and entrepreneurs are seizing the chance to transform spaces across the state into cannabis grow sites, processing facilities and dispensaries. Marijuana grow sites…

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New York will allow medical cannabis chewables, fizzy tablets and topicals

Published: Aug 11, 2017, 9:25 am • Updated: Aug 11, 2017, 9:25 am By The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state is making more changes to its medical marijuana program. Health officials announced new regulations Thursday that will permit new forms of the drug, including chewable and effervescent…

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