San Francisco Supervisors Approve ‘Office Of Cannabis’

San Francisco Office of Cannabis

CALIFORNIA: San Francisco officials have approved a new Office of Cannabis in advance of recreational marijuana sales starting in California next year. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday also directed the new office to analyze disparities that keep certain minority groups out of the cannabis business. Its other task Read the full article…

Teamsters Decry Shutdown of L.A. Cannabis Facility With Union Ties

“Businesses that are following the law should not be harassed just because they are part of the cannabis industry.”

Dubious Police Raid of THC Design Results in Loss of 50 Good-Paying Jobs By Kristin Heidelbach CALIFORNIA:  A cannabis cultivator who just last week reached a labor peace agreement with Teamsters Joint Council 42 for the right to organize some 150 employees at his three facilities in the city has been forced to shut down Read the full article…

Study: Cannabis Dispensaries Deter Crime

crime is down in towns with legal weed

CALIFORNIA: The forced closure of medical cannabis retail facilities is associated with an uptick in crime, according to data published in the Journal of Urban Economics. University of Southern California researchers assessed the impact of dispensary closures on crime rates in the city of Los Angeles. Investigators analyzed crime data in the days immediately prior to and then immediately Read the full article…

California Music Festival “Northern Nights” To Feature Medical Cannabis Zone For Legal Cannabis Use

Northern Nights features mmj area

CALIFORNIA: Celebrating this Independence Day and its Emerald Triangle roots on the border of Humboldt and Mendocino Counties, known to many as the epicenter of cannabis growth in the U.S., the 5th annual Northern Nights Music Festival (NNMF) pioneers the path to freedom by ending the 80 year long prohibition and stigma around cannabis use and growth. Revolutionizing how cannabis will be incorporated into festivals Read the full article…

B-Real, DNA Genetics and PRØHBTD Media Announce Digital-First Reality Series, ‘Pimp My Grow’

PROHBTD

CALIFORNIA: B-Real, DNA Genetics and PRØHBTD Media, have joined forces to produce a new digital first reality series titled, “Pimp My Grow,” aimed at cannabis enthusiasts. DNA Genetics, one of the oldest and most respected genetics and grow experts in the Cannabis industry will visit Cannabis growers around the country and “Pimp Their Grows.” Some growers may be new to the Read the full article…

Top Three Best Performing Cannabis Stocks Over The Past Year

stock market

CALIFORNIA: SECFilings.com, a financial news and information portal offering free real time public company filing alerts, announces the publication of an article covering the top three best performing stock of the past year. Companies discussed are AXIM Biotechnologies (OTCQB: AXIM), Supreme Pharmaceuticals, and American Cannabis. #1: AXIM Biotech (+2,445.61%) AXIM Biotechnologies Inc. (OTCQB: AXIM) is focused on developing Read the full article…

Marijuana Industry Entrepreneurs Enjoy Hottest Career Opportunities

Marijuana is safer than unemployment

By John Levy The marijuana market is among the fastest growing of all time. It is also becoming more socially acceptable, and as such, many young people are opting for a career in the cannabis industry. According to Forbes, the pot sector will create more employment than manufacturing by 2020. There are many job opportunities Read the full article…

This Week: 4/20 At CannaCon in Santa Rosa

Women in Cannabis Panel CannaCon Anchorage

Reposted From Cashinbis The question is simple: Where will you be on 4/20 this year? The possibilities are endless. After all, it is the BIGGEST holiday for the cannabis community. However, if you’re a cannabis professional or more specifically, a producer or processor, your answer will most definitely be, “Santa Rosa, CA for CannaCon’s 3-day expo Read the full article…

California Campaign Watchdog Fines Legal Marijuana Opponents

California Fair Political Practices Committee

By Associated Press CALIFORNIA: California’s campaign watchdog said Monday that it is proposing fines of nearly $10,000 against opponents of the state’s new recreational marijuana law for violations last year. The Fair Political Practices Commission announced the actions against two campaign committees that unsuccessfully fought Proposition 64. About 57 percent of voters approved legalizing recreational Read the full article…

Legal Medical Marijuana Delivery Arrives In San Jose

Delivery comes to San Jose

CALIFORNIA: Eaze, the leading marijuana technology company, announced its official launch in San Jose today. Residents with a valid medical marijuana recommendation can now use Eaze to place orders for marijuana delivered on demand by a licensed dispensary. Residents in need of a recommendation can connect to a doctor on demand from their phone using Read the full article…