Cannabis

Cannabis dispensaries are an essential business that have remained open through the pandemic.

from Greater LA

Ongoing protests for racial justice have forced many to consider the role race plays in their lives.  Race can influence interactions with friends and neighbors, and where people shop…

from KCRW Features

Downtown Los Angeles was rocked by an enormous explosion over the weekend.

Butane explosion in LA’s ‘Bong Row’ injured 12 firefighters in smoking supply warehouse blaze

Downtown Los Angeles was rocked by an enormous explosion over the weekend.

from KCRW Features

Today is April 20, the internationally agreed-upon weed holiday. Traditionally, cannabis lovers gather to take bong hits, munch on edibles, and smoke joints of all sizes.

COVID-19 hasn’t stopped 4/20 celebrations. They’ve gone digital

Today is April 20, the internationally agreed-upon weed holiday. Traditionally, cannabis lovers gather to take bong hits, munch on edibles, and smoke joints of all sizes.

from Greater LA

Today is an unofficial global holiday for cannabis users everywhere. Usually there are concerts, rallies, and a whole lot of smoke.

Coronavirus has pushed cannabis users to celebrate 420 online

Today is an unofficial global holiday for cannabis users everywhere. Usually there are concerts, rallies, and a whole lot of smoke.

from KCRW Features

It’s hard to believe, but  six months ago, no one was worried about coronavirus. People were worried about another epidemic: VAPI, or     vaping associated pulmonary injury.

Cannabis industry says the feds’ failed response to VAPI was a warning about coronavirus

It’s hard to believe, but  six months ago, no one was worried about coronavirus. People were worried about another epidemic: VAPI, or   vaping associated pulmonary injury.

from KCRW Features

California has deemed cannabis dispensaries an    essential business    under the state’s    “Stay at Home” order   .

Demand for cannabis hits record high in California, dispensaries deemed ‘essential’ during COVID-19

California has deemed cannabis dispensaries an essential business under the state’s “Stay at Home” order .

from Greater LA

People across the country are stocking up on essential supplies to get through the next few weeks as cities shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Cannabis sales during coronavirus are ‘record shattering,’ adding strain to supply chain

People across the country are stocking up on essential supplies to get through the next few weeks as cities shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

from KCRW Features

California Assemblyman Rob Bonta has introduced a new bill in the state legislature that would protect medical marijuana users from employment discrimination.

Your job can drug test you and even fire you for smoking weed. Assemblyman Rob Bonta’s new bill would change that.

California Assemblyman Rob Bonta has introduced a new bill in the state legislature that would protect medical marijuana users from employment discrimination.

from KCRW Features

Without more research we could be under-utilizing the benefits of cannabis or over using the drug and causing additional problems.  There’s only one way to find out, and that’s with…

There is so much we don’t know about cannabis

Without more research we could be under-utilizing the benefits of cannabis or over using the drug and causing additional problems.  There’s only one way to find out, and that’s with…

from Second Opinion

California district attorneys are using an algorithm to expunge some 85,000 marijuana-related convictions. The tech identifies eligible cases, allowing prosecutors to comply with Prop 64.

Algorithm targets marijuana convictions eligible to be cleared

California district attorneys are using an algorithm to expunge some 85,000 marijuana-related convictions. The tech identifies eligible cases, allowing prosecutors to comply with Prop 64.

from NPR

“We think the state will add about 300 new license stores and delivery services in 2020, and that's adding to the 600 that already exist.

California’s cannabis economy and job market will grow in 2020

“We think the state will add about 300 new license stores and delivery services in 2020, and that's adding to the 600 that already exist.

from KCRW Features

On this Presidents’ Day, we broadcast a special panel discussion about the messy green rush following the legalization of recreational marijuana in California.

Take Me To Your Dealer: A KCRW Joint

On this Presidents’ Day, we broadcast a special panel discussion about the messy green rush following the legalization of recreational marijuana in California.

from Greater LA

LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey this week dismissed 66,000 marijuana-related convictions in the county.

‘Isn’t just a matter of waving a wand’: Jackie Lacey on weed conviction dismissals

LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey this week dismissed 66,000 marijuana-related convictions in the county.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Ahead of an election, LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey has moved to dismiss 66,000 cannabis-related convictions here.

Here's good news if you have a pot bust on your record

Ahead of an election, LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey has moved to dismiss 66,000 cannabis-related convictions here.

from KCRW Features

LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced that she’s moving to dismiss 66,000 marijuana convictions dating back to 1961.

LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey to expunge 66,000 weed convictions

LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced that she’s moving to dismiss 66,000 marijuana convictions dating back to 1961.

from Greater LA

The City of Los Angeles wants to make sure that people whose communities were negatively affected by the war on drugs are the first to profit from the legal cannabis industry.

The road to owning your own legal pot shop is a long, twisted one

The City of Los Angeles wants to make sure that people whose communities were negatively affected by the war on drugs are the first to profit from the legal cannabis industry.

from Greater LA

The Department of Cannabis Regulation is working to clamp down on unlicensed dispensaries, but that can be a game of whack-a-mole.

Fighting illegal weed: Would a $30,000 fine work?

The Department of Cannabis Regulation is working to clamp down on unlicensed dispensaries, but that can be a game of whack-a-mole.

from Greater LA

Carpinteria residents are particularly interested in cannabis because they’re upset about the skunky smell wafting from the greenhouses and the industry’s financial contributions to…

Cannabis stench has Santa Barbara county candidates in a stink

Carpinteria residents are particularly interested in cannabis because they’re upset about the skunky smell wafting from the greenhouses and the industry’s financial contributions to…

from KCRW Features

Flu symptoms are usually treated with Tamiflu and Z-Paks. Now more people are turning to cannabis.

This Week in Weed: Treat your flu with cannabis

Flu symptoms are usually treated with Tamiflu and Z-Paks. Now more people are turning to cannabis.

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