Cannabis

The FDA recently warned Americans about CBD products. But some studies say it can have enormous benefits for treating chronic conditions.

from KCRW Features

The state’s legal cannabis market is on track to hit $3.1 billion in sales this year. But the unlicensed market is expected to be far larger, at an estimated $8.7 billion.

from Greater LA

High taxes on licensed marijuana makes for a more expensive product. Starting January 1, 2020, that tax will go up.

California hikes up taxes on marijuana for 2020

High taxes on licensed marijuana makes for a more expensive product. Starting January 1, 2020, that tax will go up.

from Greater LA

Marijuana stocks were the hottest on the market just a few weeks ago. But now some of those companies are in a tailspin.

This Week in Weed: Has the bubble burst?

Marijuana stocks were the hottest on the market just a few weeks ago. But now some of those companies are in a tailspin.

from KCRW Features

Earlier this week, authorities confiscated $1.5 billion worth of illegal cannabis in the state.

Can Weedmaps stay in business by highlighting only legal shops?

Earlier this week, authorities confiscated $1.5 billion worth of illegal cannabis in the state.

from Greater LA

Lowell Cafe in West Hollywood opens today.

Move over, Amsterdam: LA’s first cannabis cafe is open

Lowell Cafe in West Hollywood opens today.

from Greater LA

Cat Packer is executive director of the City of LA's Department of Cannabis Regulation. Unofficially, she’s known as the city’s pot czar.

Navigating LA’s cannabis industry with the city's pot czar

Cat Packer is executive director of the City of LA's Department of Cannabis Regulation. Unofficially, she’s known as the city’s pot czar.

from Greater LA

Vaping-related lung illness is responsible for at least 6 deaths nationwide. But cannabis industry leaders say their products are not to blame.

Is it safe to vape cannabis?

Vaping-related lung illness is responsible for at least 6 deaths nationwide. But cannabis industry leaders say their products are not to blame.

from KCRW Features

For nearly a century, Santa Barbara has celebrated its Spanish heritage through Old Spanish Days or “Fiesta.”

Will Santa Barbara's Old Spanish Days celebration go green?

For nearly a century, Santa Barbara has celebrated its Spanish heritage through Old Spanish Days or “Fiesta.”

from The 805

Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper is known for his centrist views.

John Hickenlooper on legal cannabis, health care, and running for president

Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper is known for his centrist views.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In December, the City of West Hollywood announced    the approval of    “cannabis consumption” lounges.

Move over dispensaries, it’s time for cannabis lounges

In December, the City of West Hollywood announced the approval of “cannabis consumption” lounges.

from Greater LA

A new bill before the California Legislature would force cities and counties that banned recreational cannabis businesses to allow a certain number of them to open.

AB 1356 would force more cities to open cannabis shops

A new bill before the California Legislature would force cities and counties that banned recreational cannabis businesses to allow a certain number of them to open.

from Greater LA

Two working in Colorado’s legal cannabis say their jobs cost them their chances for American citizenship. Both are green card holders who applied for permanent citizenship.

Working in the legal cannabis industry costs two people their citizenship

Two working in Colorado’s legal cannabis say their jobs cost them their chances for American citizenship. Both are green card holders who applied for permanent citizenship.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The coastal town of Carpinteria is a snapshot of the idyllic, quiet California life. Its perfect climate has attracted flower and avocado growers for decades.

A local cannabis grower responds to angry residents

The coastal town of Carpinteria is a snapshot of the idyllic, quiet California life. Its perfect climate has attracted flower and avocado growers for decades.

from The 805