Higher Ground TV Crashes Adweek With Irreverent Cannabis Campaign

HigherGroundTV refreshes Perception/Reality for Ad Week

Hollyweed, CA: Higher Ground TV launched a “Marijuana vs. Cannabis” campaign at AdWeek to bring awareness of the benefits of legalization. Parodying Rolling Stone’s acclaimed “Perception vs. Reality” campaign of the 1980s (Fallon McElligott agency), the new ads instead use the words “marijuana” and “cannabis” to juxtapose the past history of Reefer Madness with the Read the full article…

Eaze Raises Additional $27 Million

“Eaze is one of the strongest investment opportunities in the rapidly growing cannabis industry,” said David Chao, General Partner of DCM Ventures.

CALIFORNIA: Cannabis technology companyEaze has announced an additional $27 million in Series B financing, led by Bailey Capital with participation from DCM Ventures, Kaya Ventures and FJ Labs. The latest round brings Eaze’s total funding to $52 million. Eaze will use the financing for continued expansion throughout California and other states, to provide safe, convenient and professional Read the full article…

Analysis: Marijuana Diversion From Legal To Illegal States Is Unlikely

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CALIFORNIA:  There is little evidence to substantiate claims that large quantities of cannabis produced legally in adult use states are being diverted to neighboring jurisdictions where the plant remains illegal, according to an analysis published online ahead of print in the Boston College Law Review. A professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego argues, Read the full article…

Study: No Link Between Cumulative Cannabis Use And Kidney Disease

No Link Between Cumulative Cannabis Use And Kidney Disease

CALIFORNIA:  Neither current nor the long-term cumulative use of cannabis is associated with negative effects on the kidneys, according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Investigators at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco assessed the impact of past Read the full article…

Marley Natural Launches New ‘Studio’ Line Of Cannabis Flower In California

Marley Natural Launches Studio brand in CA

CALIFORNIA: Marley Natural, the official Bob Marley cannabis brand, today announced the debut of Studio, a new line of cannabis flower available in California. Inspired by the collaborations that brought Bob Marley’s music to life, Marley Natural Studio strains are masterpieces of modern indoor herb, created with gifted producers who share our positive vision for artistry, Read the full article…

MicroDose Oral Strips Hit California Market

MD Oral Strips Debut in California

CALIFORNIA: Agritek Holdings announced the first orders for its “MicroDose” Oral Strips for the medicinal market of California. First orders and samples are being sent to dispensaries and local delivery services in both San Diego and Orange County this month. Agritek Holdings will provide the licensing and packaging to produce the exclusive line of 10mg and 50 mg oral Read the full article…

Orchid Essentials, National Cannabis Brand Launches In California

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CALIFORNIA:  Orchid Essentials, an Irvine based national cannabis brand is launching in California on Saturday August 26th at 420 Central, a premier Santa Ana dispensary. Orchid launched in Oregon on August 15th and has seen incredible market response to their lineup of products. Orchid’s mission is Creating the Highest Standards in the Cannabis Industry and Read the full article…

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…