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Happy 2018! Adult cannabis on sale in California

To the amazement of the skeptics, California will begin to tax and regulate legal sales of non-medical, adult use marijuana on January 1 at 6 AM. It is fitting that the event will debut in Berkeley...

NORML lists Top 10 events of 2017

Well, it’s that time of year again when we look back at 2017 as it winds to a close. It was a bad year for immigrants, civil rights, gay rights, the environment and social justice, but we saw some...

Final year begins for SB420 collectives

California’s unlicensed medical marijuana providers are bracing for the end of the critical SB 420 collective defense in less than a year. Ironically, the end appears to be dated one year from the...

California cities rolling out the Green Carpet

California is rolling out the green carpet. Twenty temporary adult use licenses were issued December 14, including one in San Diego County, the first day of the new program of regulated sales, as the...

UN/WHO agree CBD is medicine, no risk of abuse

The United Nations’ public health arm, the World Health Organization, now officially agrees that naturally occurring cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychotropic medicinal compound found in cannabis, does...

Cal OSHA to hash out cannabis regulations in January

The transition from under the table to over the counter is a convoluted journey for the cannabis trades. Where once outlaws grew in hidden dales and sold through a network of friends, now businesses...

Emerald Cup rises from ashes to new heights

Northern California’s famous Emerald Cup cannabis festival rose up from the ashes of the devastating Wine Country Fire that scorched Napa and Sonoma Counties during the height of the 2017 outdoor...

Wisconsin lawmakers give unanimous approval to hemp

Get ready to see more emerald fields of cannabis hemp in America’s Midwestern farm belt.  Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed legislation into law November 30, making the crop’s approval unanimous...

Study: CBD dosages are often stronger than labeled

A study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA, has found that the cannabinoid content on nearly 70 percent of sampled cannabidiol (CBD) products...