Category Archives: california

Inside the Murder Mountain Documentary Everyone is Talking About

Though the Humboldt County-centered, true-crime documentary Murder Mountain was first released by Fusion, it saw a surge in popularity after dropping on Netflix in late December. The six-episode series takes its name from Alderpoint, a small, census-designated area of Humboldt County that has earned itself the grim, alliterative nickname with salacious tales of mystery and […]

5 Must-See Cannabis Business Talks in San Francisco This Friday

California is the world’s biggest, most influential cannabis market, and the adult-use industry is just gathering momentum. The ink is barely dry on the state’s final regulations, and the next 12 to 18 months could pick the winners and losers for a generation. If you want to be part of that action, or understand what’s […]

How Honey Cultivates Partnerships With Humboldt Cannabis Growers

This article is sponsored by Honey, a California-based cannabis company specializing in high-quality cannabis oils that reflect and respect the strains they’re derived from. Change is a constant in most industries, but there are few places where things evolve faster than cannabis. As legalization becomes the new normal across North America, farms, processors, and dispensaries […]

Property Owners Who Lease to Illicit Weed Businesses May Soon Face Stiff Fines

The City of Los Angeles is on the brink of taking a dramatic measure against illegal cannabis businesses. At a panel event on Jan. 24, Cat Packer, the executive director of the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation, said the City Council will be voting on a measure to fine property owners $20,000 a day […]

San Francisco Events May Soon Allow Marijuana Sale and Consumption

On Tuesday, San Francisco Supervisor Rafael Mandelman announced that the city would soon be accepting applications for city permits to allow legal cannabis sales and consumption at public events. That means parades, festivals, concerts, fairs, farmers markets and more could all soon have legal weed available for attendees. And the best part is, those attendees […]

California Cannabis Labs Are Finding Toxic Metal in Vape Carts

Looks like it’s time to get the heavy metal out of vape carts. Yes, the toxic, heavy metal “lead” (chemical symbol Pb) is showing up in lab tests of recreational cannabis products in California. Specifically, those disposable, pen-sized e-cigarette devices dubbed “vaporizer cartridges” or “vape carts.” Vape carts are a surging, highly profitable new sector […]

California approves marijuana deliveries throughout state

(Courtesy of Meadow) Californians will be allowed to order cannabis for delivery regardless of their local pot laws. California State Cannabis Licensing Authorities on Wednesday announced the finalization of cannabis regulations that includes home delivery services statewide, the Associated Press reports. The new rule will allow home deliveries throughout the entire state, even in small […]

Mike Tyson plans to host a marijuana-friendly music festival in California

(image courtesy Mike Tyson on Facebook) Mike Tyson’s newly acquired cannabis ranch will be the backdrop for yet another major California music festival. The former heavyweight boxing champ has announced that the first Kind Music Festival will take place Feb. 23 at the Tyson Ranch Resort, reports the Press-Enterprise. According to the event’s official website, […]

On LA’s Chic Melrose Ave., a CBD Smorgasbord

LOS ANGELES — Nestled among the vintage shops, bars, restaurants, and art galleries of LA’s chic Melrose Avenue, The Antidote looks a lot like any other modern boutique. With its large, sidewalk-facing windows, bubbling indoor water feature, and streamlined collection of curated products, it certainly looks the part of an upscale beauty and wellness shop. […]

Opinion: California Legalization Is Lumbering to Life

California’s legal cannabis industry is lumbering to life. But you wouldn’t know it from the groans of the industry and its critics. That’s too bad. Because as we near the end of the first year of legal cannabis sales in California, you can look back on some major hurdles overcome. There’s criminal justice savings. There’s […]