Jul 19

Second lawsuit filed over California marijuana delivery rule

A licensed California cannabis company sued Santa Cruz County, claiming the governmental body is violating state law by prohibiting deliveries from out-of-county retailers into a swath of unincorporated areas. The East of Eden Cannabis Co. lawsuit filed in Superior Court in Santa Cruz County is the latest development in a... read more →
Jul 12
Jul 12

Here’s Why California’s Cannabis Black Market Won’t Go Away

As we all know, Prop 64 legalized cannabis for adult use in California. Voters gave it the green light in November 2016, paving the way for legal, licensed dispensaries to open their doors beginning in January 2018. Many Californians celebrated by flocking to dispensary doors and soon afterward consuming their... read more →
Jun 27
Jun 24

California Regulators Unveil Campaign to Curb Illicit Cannabis Market

On Friday, California’s most powerful cannabis regulators came together at the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, where the United Cannabis Business Association (UCBA) and the Humboldt County Growers Alliance (HCGA) hosted its second annual policy summit.  Industry stakeholders, including licensees and industry hopefuls, packed the venue to hear what Lori Ajax... read more →
Jun 05
May 29

Black market cannabis shops thrive in L.A. even as city cracks down

To identify potential scofflaws, The Times compared all storefronts on Weedmaps with a list of businesses granted temporary approval to operate by Los Angeles’ Department of Cannabis Regulation. Only 182 marijuana dispensaries have permission to sell weed in the city, records show. The review, conducted earlier this month, found 365... read more →
May 12
May 08

Support Legal Cannabis Businesses— Buy Legal Weed This 420

If you are a consumer, you have an important role to play: buy California grown, California made and California sold weed from legal retailers. Consumers purchasing product from the illegal market do so at their own peril. Illegal retailers don’t play by the rules. That can put your health at... read more →
May 08