Dec 13

State mounts largest crackdown on illegal pot shops in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California regulators mounted dozens of raids against illegal marijuana retailers in Los Angeles this week, the largest crackdown to date against the city’s thriving black market, officials announced Friday. The state has been under pressure from California’s legal industry to do more to stop the underground... read more →
Dec 13

Dozens of unlicensed cannabis dispensaries raided in L.A. this week

State regulators mounted dozens of raids against illegal marijuana retailers in Los Angeles this week, the largest crackdown to date against the city’s thriving black market, officials said Friday. The state has been under pressure from California’s legal industry to do more to stop the underground pot economy, which in... read more →
Dec 13
Dec 03
Dec 03

Marijuana shops say higher taxes will boost black market

Excise tax formula will change next year   LA MESA, Calif. (KGTV) -- Local cannabis shops are sounding the alarm, saying higher state tax rates set to take effect next year will drive more customers to the black market. Starting January 1, the state will change the way it calculates... read more →
Dec 03
Nov 25
Nov 22

California boosts pot taxes, shocking unsteady industry

 (AP Photo/Richard Vogel,File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is increasing business tax rates on legal marijuana, a move that stunned struggling companies that have been pleading with the state to do just the opposite. Hefty marijuana taxes that can approach 50 percent in some communities have been blamed for pushing... read more →
Nov 15

Lessons from the recent vaping hysteria

From the very moment the recent vape hysteria broke out in response to a spate of hospitalizations — and then, tragically, deaths — cooler heads and rational observers warned against the myriad of policy crackdowns thrown about in response. After all, the growing public consensus has been that vaping is... read more →
Nov 15

CannaSafe Report Reveals Toxins in Illicit THC Vape Cartridges

VAN NUYS, Calif. – California cannabis testing lab CannaSafe has released results of tests conducted on illicit and counterfeit THC-infused vape cartridges, as well as samples from legal companies. “California has the strictest cannabis product testing regulations in the nation, and the licensed products proved to be free of contaminants... read more →