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California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana and has grown the largest cannabis market in the world since its inception. The state of California is also home to Humboldt County and the so-called Emerald Triangle, where expert growers have produced some of the best marijuana in the country for years.

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Lawsuit Contends that Mendocino County Cannabis-Tax was Improperly Approved

Advocates in Mendocino County, California have filed a lawsuit against officials over the cannabis tax levied on the cannabis industry […]

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UC Davis Study Finds Some Northern California MMJ Tainted with Fungi, Mold

A University of California Davis study discovered bacteria and mold on medical cannabis samples from 20 Northern California dispensaries, according […]

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Two California Universities to Offer Cannabis-Related Courses

The University of California at Davis and Sonoma State University are set to begin offering cannabis-related college courses this spring. […]

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San Diego is First California City to Approve Adult-Use Scheme

San Diego, California’s city council unanimously voted to allow adult-use cannabis sales at the cities current 15 medical dispensaries once […]

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NuggMD Announces Plans to Expand MMJ Telehealth Service Outside California

LOS ANGELES, CA — NuggMD provides California medical marijuana patients with the evaluation and documentation services that they need in order to […]

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California’s Cannabis Czar ‘Confident’ State Will Adopt Regs by January Deadline

California’s legal cannabis industry has a projected value of $7 billion and tax revenues for local and state governments could […]

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Santa Ana, California Police Carry Out Dispensary Raids

Sky High, the Santa Ana, California dispensary that gained national attention after video footage of a 2015 raid showed officers […]

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Calaveras County, California Supervisors Put Cultivation Question to Voters

California’s Calaveras County Board of Supervisors has unanimously voted to allow its constituents to decide whether to enact a ban […]

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California Community College Planning to Offer Legal Cannabis Course

California’s City College of San Francisco is partnering with the United Food and Commercial Workers union and Oakland-based Oaksterdam University […]

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Emerald Conference Coming to San Diego Feb. 2-3

The third annual Emerald Conference, hosted by Emerald Scientific, is coming to San Diego in a few weeks. This year’s […]

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Calaveras County, CA Measure Could Let Residents Vote to Ban Commercial Cultivation

Voters could have the opportunity to decide on banning commercial cannabis cultivation in Calaveras County, California after elections officials certified a […]

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Unregulated Cannabis is California’s Most Lucrative Agricultural Crop

Cannabis is likely California’s top agricultural crop, besting milk, almonds, grapes, cattle, and lettuce, with an estimated value of $23.3 […]

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Mike Yoell: Putting Police Experience to Work in Cannabis

Mike Yoell is a managing partner for Core Security Solutions, a San Francisco-based company that offers an extensive suite of […]

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Renegade Chef Co. Elevates Infused Cuisine

The Renegade Chef is the most health-minded badass you’ll ever see in the kitchen. Chef Jason Snyder is reemerging on […]

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California Bill Would Amend Advertising, Co-op, and Trademark Rules Under Prop. 64

California lawmakers have introduced legislation to amend Proposition 64 — the voter-enacted initiative to legalize adult-use cannabis in the state — […]

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Cannabis Industry Could Drive Warehouse Sector in California

Legal cannabis growers in California will likely drive up warehouse rates and be a boon for some publicly traded industrial […]

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Cannabis Sativa Inc. Buys California Property for Hemp Farm

Cannabis Sativa, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire a 49 percent ownership stake in a 9-acre property in […]

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Cannabis-Friendly Art Classes Expanding to Newly Legal States

Puff, Pass & Paint is coming to states with recently minted legal cannabis use laws – the expansion is headed […]

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Stories and Photos from Emerald Cup 2016

This past weekend was the 13th annual celebration of the Emerald Cup at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, […]

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Humboldt County Growers’ Strain Named Emerald Cup’s Top Flower

Zkittles, a flower strain from Humboldt County growers The Dookie Brothers, took home the top prize at this year’s Emerald […]

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Humboldt County Farmers Launching Craft Cannabis Brand at Emerald Cup

Cannabis farmers in Humboldt County, California have formed a collective to create Humboldt’s Finest, a craft cannabis brand, the alliance […]

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How to Petition an Old Cannabis Charge Under California’s Prop. 64

When voters in California passed Proposition 64 they not only created a legal and regulated cannabis market, but also paved […]

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Desert Hot Springs, California Aims to Capitalize on Cannabis Tourism

A two-acre patch in Desert Hot Springs, California will soon be host to a 22,000 square-foot greenhouse capable of producing […]

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Prop. 64 Will Free People from Prison, Clear Records

About 2,000 people jailed in California for marijuana crimes are likely to be freed under Proposition 64, with thousands and […]

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Certain Cannabis Purchases Now Tax-Free in California

Certain medical cannabis sales in California are now exempt from sales and use tax following the passage of Proposition 64, […]

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Oakland City Council Abandons Controversial Cannabis Licensing Plans

The Oakland City Council voted 4-3 to revise their equity permit program and abandon the plan requiring canna-businesses to give […]

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Emerald Cup Coming to Sonoma County Fairgrounds This December

The nation’s most anticipated cannabis event is next month and hardcore cannabis family are making California travel plans from all […]

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Green Tuesday: Eight of Nine Cannabis Initiatives Pass

Voters in California, Nevada, and Massachusetts have legalized adult cannabis use. Ballots are still being counted in Maine, and it […]

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California Legalization Prop. 64 Results: Live Updates

California this year may be experiencing the most-watched cannabis legalization campaign in history. Under the Adult Use of Marijuana Act […]

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Dispensary Owner Fights California Officials Over Funds Seized in Raid

A Kearny Mesa, California dispensary owner is seeking the return of assets seized during a February raid after neither he […]

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Humboldt State University Panel Debates Pros and Cons of Prop. 64

Some California growers have already voiced their concerns over the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, and during a Humboldt State […]

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Danielle Keane: The 2016 Cannabis Legalization Opportunity

Danielle Keane is the Political Director of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. She recently joined […]

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Cannabis Delivery Company Eaze Raises $13M in Financing

Eaze has completed $13 million in Series B financing, raising its total to $25 million, the company announced in a […]

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New West Summit Brings Industry Minds Together

New West Summit was truly a meeting of the minds. Last weekend’s San Francisco trade show, in its second year, […]

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United Farm Workers Union Endorses Prop 64

The United Farm Workers union has officially endorsed California’s Proposition 64, according to a press release from the Yes on […]

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Economist Speculates California Legalization Won’t Be Immediate Economic Boon  

A UCLA economist disputes Yes on 64 predictions that a recreational cannabis market will be worth $1 billion to the […]

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Pro-64 TV Ad Campaign Debuts in California

Ads supporting Proposition 64 in California have started airing on broadcast and cable channels in the state, according to a […]

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Oakland’s Equity Cannabis Licensing Plan Could Scuttle Legal Industry

The cannabis licensing plan in Oakland, California — which would see half of the city’s permits go to individuals jailed […]

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Growers’ Opinions of Prop 64 Mixed Month Before Vote

Some California growers are opposing Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, over fears that the measure will cause […]

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Reviewing the 2016 Los Angeles CWCB Expo

The cannabis industry continues to progress towards a greater sense of sophistication as demand increases for quality control and smart […]

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