California Medical Marijuana News

California: Bud Genius To Buy Licensor Of Tommy Chong Pot-Related Products

Los Angeles Business Journal

March 30th, 2015
Bud Genius Inc., a licensee of celebrity-endorsed marijuana and hemp related merchandise, has agreed to acquire Evergreen Licensing, an exclusive licensor of Tommy Chong marijuana, hemp and cannabis-related products.

California: Medical Marijuana - Pot Delivery Ban Proposed

The Press-Enterprise

March 30th, 2015
A burgeoning mobile medical marijuana industry is prompting the Canyon Lake City Council to consider banning such businesses from operating within the city.

California: Editorial - Upland Grapples With Pot Question

The Press Enterprise

March 25th, 2015
The city of Upland is among the latest Inland Empire cities to struggle with the question of whether or not to accept medical marijuana dispensaries. It is clear that bans on marijuana, for recreational or purportedly medicinal uses, don’t curb demand and won’t work. Even if they could, it is difficult to fathom why doing so is justified.

California: Marijuana Seminar Attracts "Ganjapreneurs"

The San Diego Union-Tribune

March 15th, 2015
San Diego — A group of “ganjapreneurs” looking to break into the budding business of marijuana attended the Cannabis Career Institute seminar Sunday. Attendees shelled out about $300, which includes the cost of a state-specific text book, to attend the daylong course at a downtown hotel. The curriculum included a handful of speakers who taught different aspects of the marijuana industry — from growing the plant to starting a cannabis business, to navigating the legal and regulatory requirements for the ventures.

California: Pismo Beach City Council Backtracks On Mobile Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

New Times SLO

March 11th, 2015
After they were lit up by a vocal group of critics, Pismo Beach City Council members declined to pursue a ban on mobile medical marijuana dispensaries during their March 3 meeting.

California: Riverside - How Reliable Are Marijuana Poll Results?

The Press Enterprise

March 11th, 2015
Riverside officials are touting a city-commissioned poll that projects the medical marijuana dispensary measure on the June 2 ballot will lose. (By the way, it’s now officially called Measure A.)

California: How To Get A Job In The Legal Marijuana Industry

The Weed Blog

March 8th, 2015
The marijuana industry is the next great industry in America. There are almost two dozen states that have legalized medical marijuana (not including CBD only states), and there are currently two states with a legal recreational marijuana industry (Colorado and Washington).

California: Riverside - Poll Says Voters Oppose Pot Measure

The Press Enterprise

March 7th, 2015
A majority of Riverside voters are likely to reject a June 2 ballot measure that would allow a small number of medical marijuana dispensaries to open, a poll commissioned by the city shows.

California: Police Arrest Selma Family After Discovering Indoor Marijuana Grow

The Fresno Bee

March 6th, 2015
Two men and a woman were arrested in Selma after police found more than 400 marijuana plants and 20 guns inside their home. The Fresno County Sheriff’s Narcotics Enforcement Team served a search warrant Thursday at a home on the 13000 block of South Willow Avenue. Cudberto Flores, Sr., 48, Oralia Flores, 47, and Cudberto Flores, Jr., 20, were arrested after officers found the indoor marijuana grow, as well as an assortment of pistols, rifles and shotguns inside a safe.

California: Galt’s Medical Marijuana Rule Takes Effect

Lodi News-Sentinel

March 5th, 2015
Mary is a 60-year-old Galt grandmother who admits she enjoys watching “The Voice” from the United Kingdom more than the United State’s version. But watching TV shows like this and “Dancing With the Stars” is about all she can do with so many physical ailments that keep her pretty much homebound.

California: Prosecutors Claim 420 Clinics Worked With Organized Crime

San Jose Inside

March 4th, 2015
From the lobby of the THC Doctor, a clinic tucked inside a three-story brownstone on South First Street in downtown San Jose, Diana Kara watches an unmarked black van pull up outside. “They’re back,” she mutters under her breath.

California: North Coast Grower Convicted Of Murdering Worker And Producing Marijuana

The San Francisco Appeal

March 3rd, 2015
A Humboldt County marijuana grower will be sentenced in federal court in San Francisco on June 3 for the shooting murder of one of his workers. Mikal Xylon Wilde, 33, of Kneeland, was convicted Monday by a jury in the court of U.S. District Judge Edward Chen of murdering Mario Roberto Juarez-Madrid, 40, in the course of a drug crime on Aug. 25, 2010.

California: Every Medical Pot Study Showed A Benefit To The Patient


March 3rd, 2015
When voters passed Proposition 215 in 1996, California became the first state to legalize medical pot. There was only one problem. Scientists still hadn't firmly established marijuana's effectiveness as medicine.

California: Farm-To-Table Marijuana Startup Throws Posh Berkeley Launch Party

SF Gate

February 28th, 2015
When San Franciscans awoke Friday morning, those with medical marijuana cards were able to make high-grade, sun-grown cannabis appear on their doorsteps within an hour. Flow Kana, the startup behind it, celebrated its new farm-to-table — or farm-to-bowl — service by passing joints at a Berkeley hills launch party Thursday night.

California: Marijuana Quality Testing Going Mainstream

Santa Cruz Sentinel

February 28th, 2015
Cannabis used to be what moonshine is to alcohol, its content as murky as a cloud of smoke lingering over a Phish concert. Now a cadre of Bay Area laboratories can tell you exactly what you’re getting for your money — creating reliability, safety and standardization in a business that long relied on the casual assurances of a skanky friend from Stonerville.

California: The Bay Area’s Latest Movement - Organic Marijuana

Quartz Magazine

February 24th, 2015
San Francisco is a town full of snobs. People who live here expect restaurants to accommodate their local, organic, sustainable, vegan, gluten-free, no-MSG, Paleo diets. And when they go shopping for weed at posh dispensaries, they also expect variety: prerolled joints, flowers, concentrates, brownies, cookies, caramel corn, cheese crackers, pretzels, you name it.

California: Highlights Of Southern California Cannabis Cup 2015

PR Newswire

February 20th, 2015
The latest segment of TNMNews, the unbiased marijuana talk radio program from DigiPath, Inc. (OTCBB and OTCQB: DIGP), includes highlights of interviews with movers and shakers in the cannabis world at the recent Southern California Cannabis Cup, held in San Bernardino on February 7–9. Guests share their insights on the problems of the past and present of the cannabis industry, and also their visions of the future with TNMNews host Todd Denkin.

California: Pismo Dispensary Ban Was Too Hasty

The Tribune

February 20th, 2015
Without a peep of protest from the public, the Pismo Beach City Council this week unanimously passed a ban on mobile medical marijuana dispensaries.

California: Mims’ Fight Against Marijuana Is Futile

The Collegian

February 18th, 2015
Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims attended a “high-profile week for the president’s anti-drug agenda” in Washington, D.C., Feb. 5 at which she advocated for the federal government to send clearer messages when it comes to the legality of marijuana.

California: Still More Mixed Messages On Marijuana

The San Diego Union-Tribune

February 8th, 2015
The federal government’s war against itself over marijuana policy continues. Three new fronts have opened, involving the military, the Congress and, of all places, the Securities and Exchange Commission. The result is an even greater mishmash of mixed signals.