What Will Social Smoking Be Like in Los Angeles? Look to Denver!

With all the excitement of recreational cannabis coming to Los Angeles, one thing that is not currently on the books are rules for social smoking. Many stoners have long dreamed of the coffee shops of Amsterdam making their way stateside, but current laws in the City of Angels either prohibit or ignore the option to smoke socially in public establishments. With interest for these types of experiences sure to rise, ...

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Nationwide Legalization of Cannabis Could Create 1 Million Jobs

A new report by analysts at New Frontier Data suggests nationwide legalization could create over one million new jobs within the next ten years. The firm, which focuses specifically on marijuana industry data analysis, also found that federal tax revenue could eclipse $131.8 billion in eight years if cannabis were to be legalized in all 50 states. Full federal legalization could create 782,000 jobs almost immediately in fields such as cultivation, processing and retail; with that ...

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New Hampshire and Vermont Vote in Favor of Recreational Marijuana

This week the Northeast got a little greener as both Vermont and New Hampshire passed legislation advancing recreational marijuana in their respective states. This comes in the wake of Attorney General Jeff Sessions's announcement earlier this week of his intention to strip the Cole Memo, reinforcing the crackdown on states that have legalized recreational marijuana. The votes came as a direct statement to Sessions that these states believe in the benefits ...

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The Drastic State of The Cannabis Dispensary in LA

Although few assumed the transition to legalized and recreational marijuana in California would be easy, it's coming as somewhat of a shock to myself and others in the industry how unprepared we truly are. For this editorial, I'm going to speak on my experiences working at a medical cannabis dispensary since January 1st and the changes we've had to endure to give you a better picture of how this transition ...

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Cannabis Banking That Will Give You 2 Federal Convictions

As soon as California began selling recreational cannabis on January 1st, it became the largest retail cannabis market in the world. According to New Frontier Data, the California market is expected to surpass $7 billion in a few years. The entire legal market in the United States was $6.6 billion in 2016, for perspective. All of this sounds awesome, and it is, but there’s one looming question for everybody in ...

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Sessions Smokescreen: Why Rescinding the Cole Memo is a Ruse

Jeff Sessions is not a fan of Cannabis. He has sternly and frequently stated it, even going as far as saying, "Good people don't smoke marijuana". For the past year, one of his primary missions has been targeting the Cannabis Industry. A few days ago, Sessions has taken a step forward in his mission by rescinding the Cole Memo. For some, this is looked at as a huge win and a ...

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January 1st is Here, But Where’s The Recreational Weed?

2018 is here! The triumph of voting in Prop 64 on November, 9th 2016 has finally come and Adult Use of Cannabis for Recreational Use starts today. Businesses and consumers alike are itching in anticipation to see how the first year of legalization pans out. As much as we all like the access to recreational weed, there are still a lot of drawbacks that will play out over the next ...

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LA Cop Captain Accused of Co-Piloting Cannabis Grow

With the new recreational California Cannabis Laws starting January 1st (For some places at least), lines are being drawn in certain counties by law enforcement. Law enforcement has not been very keen on recreational marijuana and have been fighting against it for some time. We have heard the stories around cops raiding small grows to scare the others, tearing apart farms and confiscating legal plants just to toss them in the ...

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2 Major California Cities Won’t Make Deadline for Recreational Cannabis

With much surprise, the two big California cities that held out on passing regulations until just recently has been San Francisco and Los Angeles. Both cities have a rich history of progressive movements and policies that help push ideals forward and shape the nation. In an odd turn of events though, even with Los Angeles being a major Cannabis Advocate for decades, this council and San Francisco's dragged their feet ...

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San Bernadino Cops Raid Marijuana Growing “Fortress”

San Bernadino Police seized 35,000 marijuana plants from an illegal grow operation which law enforcement claims was bringing in thousands of dollars a month. After being tipped off by neighbors, investigators looked into the once abandoned four story property for over two months. Upon receiving a warrant, police searched the building finding 18,000 pounds of cannabis in total. Eight individuals working at the facility were detained by police but no charges have ...

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