LA City Council To End Public Commentary On Draft Cannabis Regulations

Hundreds of Angelenos will gather at the Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday, August 15 hours before the City Council’s Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee meeting,

Hundreds of Angelenos will gather at the Los Angeles City Hall Tuesday, August 15, hours before the City Council’s Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee meeting CALIFORNIA: The people of Los Angeles made their voices heard loud and clear last November when they voted to legalize adult-use marijuana in the State of California. In March, more than 80% of Angelenos overwhelmingly Read the full article…

American Green Purchases Town Of Nipton, California, With Plans To Develop Premier Cannabis Hospitality Destination

"The Cannabis Revolution that's going on here in the US, has the power to completely revitalize communities in the same way gold did during the 19th century. This acquisition allows us to channel the myriad interests in cannabis production and consumption for an immediate positive impact to this community's members and to cannabis consumers across the country. As industry leaders since 2009, we are thrilled to begin work on this first-of-its-kind eco-tourism experience for conscious cannabis consumers."

ARIZONA: American Green, Inc. has announced its purchase of the town of Nipton, California, a 100-year-old community in San Bernardino county, and intends to modernize it into the country’s first energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination — all while retaining its historic look and value. As the second oldest and the largest publicly-traded cannabis company in the US (with over 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

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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…

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…

United Patients Group Launches Seal Of Approval For Cannabis

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CALIFORNIA: Industry-respected medical cannabis advocates United Patients Group is launching a new initiative to shine a spotlight on quality, safety and ethical business in cannabis – setting badly needed standards and best practices in an industry that still bears the wild west hallmarks of its black market past. The United Patients Group Seal of Approval will be awarded to Read the full article…

7 in 10 Californians 21 & Older Ready to Use Cannabis Products Recreationally

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CALIFORNIA: Enlucem, a strategic brand consultancy currently advising startups in the cannabis space, announced today the results of a detailed consumer study of Californians’ attitudes toward cannabis products. Results of the 800-person survey found that the market potential for medical marijuana and other future cannabis products in California is staggering – between 15 million and Read the full article…

Mentor Capital Discusses Opioids Vs. Cannabis at Congressman Rohrabacher Reception

Dana Rohrabacher

CALIFORNIA: Mentor Capital  met with Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of Newport Beach at his reception by the Cannabis Host Committee in San Diego, March 6th, 2017. Mentor CEO Chet Billingsley, nicknamed “The Doc” by the Congressman, outlined in discussion how 20% of the opiate crises and 6,000 annual deaths could be avoided by the projected 20% Read the full article…