When agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration raided a remote farm in Humboldt County five years ago, they found plenty to incriminate the owners, Anthony Pisarski and Sonny Moore. More than 300 marijuana plants were growing in a pair of greenhouses. Agents found guns in a house on the sprawling property and about $225,000 in […]

Go to a California cannabis event and you’re likely to walk away with a free hat—or a bumper sticker, or a t-shirt, or tote bag emblazoned with a cannabis company’s logo. But under a bill being considered in the state Legislature, all that branded merchandise would go up in smoke. Senate Bill 162, by state […]

When California voters approved Proposition 64 on Tuesday, the basic idea was simple: a majority of people in America’s most populous state believe that adults should be able to consume marijuana if they feel like it, like a glass of wine at 5 o’clock. But the details of the proposition, which stretches more than 60 […]

A tech billionaire’s plan to legalize recreational marijuana in California has taken a major step toward the November ballot. Known as the “Adult Use of Marijuana Act,” the ballot measure legalizes possession of small amounts of cannabis for adults, establishes tax rates and a structure for farmers to grow pot, and creates the framework for […]

DispensaryNext Conference & Expo, CannaGrow Expo and Science of Cannabis Summit have all been named in Bizzabos’, ‘25 Cannabis Events That Are Shaping A New Industry‘: DispensaryNext Conference | February 1 – 2, 2016 Explore emerging technologies and best practices related to the cannabis dispensary industry during this two-day conference. The event takes place in […]

The march to bring marijuana legalization before California voters in 2016 ramped up Thursday with the announcement by a group of longtime Bay Area cannabis advocates that they have hired heavy-hitting Democratic political strategists and plan to release a draft of the proposed initiative in the coming weeks. Click here to read the entire article […]

When he graduated from university, Dane Pieri, like many of his generation’s brightest, headed to Silicon Valley to join the technology boom. But a few years later the 26-year-old is no longer writing computer code. Instead, he has just founded his own cannabis company. Mr Pieri, like many of his peers, has discovered there is […]

It was just announced by the Associated Press that Colorado will be the first state to fund cannabis research, in one of the largest state-funded efforts ever. But they are actually not the first state to do this, merely the first to offer grants to researchers for cannabis research. California has had the Center for […]

A 2013 survey in the New England Journal of Medicine found that nearly 8-in-10 doctors approved the use of medical marijuana. Now, a wide-ranging survey in California finds that medical marijuana patients agree: 92 percent said that medical marijuana alleviated symptoms of their serious medical conditions, including chronic pain, arthritis, migraine, and cancer. The data […]

A national marijuana advocacy group took steps to begin raising money for a campaign to legalize recreational pot use in California in 2016, a move with potential to add a dose of extra excitement to the presidential election year. The Marijuana Policy Project filed paperwork with the California secretary of state’s office registering a campaign […]

Berkeley city council has unanimously approved a new law mandating medical marijuana dispensaries to put aside a portion of their pot to be offered free of charge to low-income patients. The new measure is due to take effect in August 2015. The California college town is home to a handful of medical marijuana dispensaries, each […]

The Berkeley City Council approved an ordinance that will require medical marijuana dispensaries to give away free cannabis to very low-income patients. According to the ordinance: the amount of free cannabis must equal 2 percent of a dispensary’s gross weight sold and will be re-evaluated every 6 months. The quality of the free cannabis is […]

Update (7/20/14): The Farmers market for medical marijuana users has been temporarily shut down after an L.A. County Superior Court judge agreed to halt operation of the Boyle Heights cannabis marketplace. Original Story: Medical marijuana users will have a new way to get the weed they need over Independence Day weekend. Los Angeles’s first medical marijuana […]

Kush Expo: July 5 & 6, 2014 Anaheim Convention Center 800 West Katella Ave Anaheim, CA 92802 The Kush Expo is the world’s biggest Medical Marijuana Mega Show, featuring  a 420 Medicating Area, the annual Kush Cup and the annual Hot Kush Girl Contest, as well as hundreds of booths and tons of free giveaways. […]

The San Jose City Council’s actions regarding medical cannabis has activated the cannabis voter base for the June 3rd elections. To encourage turnout for several closely contested races, including the mayoral race, collectives are providing discounts and even free weed to encourage their supporters to vote. To help, the Silicon Valley Cannabis Coalition (SVCC) has […]