Is $100,000,000 Enough to Rejuvenate California’s Legal Cannabis Industry?

When cannabis is legalized in any state, it makes users, investors, and enthusiasts in the industry excited because it is one step to global legalization. However, does it all end with legalization? After cannabis is legalized in a state, is the industry abandoned to fend for itself?  Of course not!…

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California’s marijuana 4/20 celebrations go virtual as industry adjusts to new reality

This Monday — and, really, all of April 2020 — was supposed to be big in the world of cannabis. Since 1971, when a group of Northern California teens started meeting at 4:20 p.m. each day to smoke weed and hunt for an elusive marijuana patch, the figure 420 has…

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In second year of legal weed, California’s cannabis industry still struggles

As year two of legal cannabis sales in California comes to a close, shoppers are still more likely to buy marijuana from illicit sellers than from state-sanctioned stores that pay taxes and test their products for safety. California’s 7,000 licensed cannabis businesses — and the state’s tax revenue — are…

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Ending Cannabis Prohibition – California’s Bumpy One-Year Start

California’s Bumpy One-Year Ride After Ending Prohibition Problems Abound For The Local Cannabis Industry When California finally said goodbye to prohibition and legalized recreational cannabis on January 1, 2018, many in the industry had high hopes. It was good news not just for those working in the cannabis industry, but…

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Marijuana is emerging among California’s vineyards, offering promise and concern

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, Calif. — It is the fall harvest here in this fertile stretch of oaks and hills that produces some of the country’s best wine. This season, though, workers also are plucking the sticky, fragrant flowers of a new crop. Marijuana is emerging among the vineyards, not as…

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The Answer to California’s Illegal Dispensary Problem

The Solve to California’s “Guerilla Dispensary Problem” One of the biggest benefits of cannabis legalization is the fact that the legal market can compete with the illegal market. However, despite the fact that a legal market exists in California, they still have a problem with “illegal-unlicensed” dispensaries. As you can…

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Will unlicensed marijuana cultivation hurt California’s redwoods?

A new industry is thriving in California. It is green in terms of the money being made and the crop itself. Yet it is anything but that when it comes to the environment, posing horrendous ecological threats to the region’s redwood forests. Lindgren Lumber and Humboldt Flakeboard are the newest…

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California’s “largest marijuana business landlord” sues city over regulations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman who owns a business that claims to be California‘s largest landlord of marijuana businesses sued the city of San Bernardino to overturn its pot regulation ordinance that could bar her from the industry. Stephanie Smith, the owner of a business called Bubba Likes Tortillas, said…

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