California Medical Marijuana News
March 25th, 2015The 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.
March 15th, 2015San 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.
March 11th, 2015After 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.
March 11th, 2015Riverside 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.)
March 8th, 2015The 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).
March 7th, 2015A 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.
March 6th, 2015Two 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.
March 5th, 2015Mary 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.
March 4th, 2015From 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.
March 3rd, 2015A 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.
March 3rd, 2015When 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.
February 28th, 2015When 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.
February 28th, 2015Cannabis 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.
February 24th, 2015San 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.
February 20th, 2015The 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.
February 20th, 2015Without a peep of protest from the public, the Pismo Beach City Council this week unanimously passed a ban on mobile medical marijuana dispensaries.
February 18th, 2015Fresno 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.
February 8th, 2015The 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.
February 7th, 2015Want to grow your own weed? Land a top job in the marijuana industry? Learn to cook cannabis? Enjoy an unforgettable pot party? The National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino is the place to go, organizers of the Cannabis Cup say.
January 29th, 2015A citywide ban on growing and distributing medical marijuana has been in effect for about two months, and local law enforcement is cracking down on local grow operations.