Cannabis

The state is still ironing out its pot policies and working on marijuana’s legal structure. Leafly Senior Editor David Downs talks about the latest effects of Prop 64.

from KCRW Features

LA County District Attorney George Gascon plans to dismiss almost 60,000 cannabis convictions.

from Greater LA

Leafly Senior Editor David Downs talks about how Newsom has dealt with the burgeoning cannabis market, and whether pot will have a role to play when he’ll likely be on the 2022 ballot.

To keep the cannabis industry happy before 2022 election, here’s what Newsom needs to do

Leafly Senior Editor David Downs talks about how Newsom has dealt with the burgeoning cannabis market, and whether pot will have a role to play when he’ll likely be on the 2022 ballot.

from KCRW Features

You may have noticed your favorite bud is cheaper than usual. However, someone else is feeling the heat: farmers.

California has a flood of bud, but that’s not good for cannabis growers

You may have noticed your favorite bud is cheaper than usual. However, someone else is feeling the heat: farmers.

from KCRW Features

Recreational marijuana has been legal in California for five years, but red tape and local resistance have made business tough for legal growers and sellers.

Help legal cannabis growers and sellers navigate complicated red tape — that’s the aim of new state agency

Recreational marijuana has been legal in California for five years, but red tape and local resistance have made business tough for legal growers and sellers.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Chuck Schumer unveiled a draft bill that would remove the plant from the federal list of controlled substances and expunge some federal cannabis-related criminal records.

This Week in Weed: LA County could gain hundreds of millions of dollars if it lifts its ban on cannabis

Chuck Schumer unveiled a draft bill that would remove the plant from the federal list of controlled substances and expunge some federal cannabis-related criminal records.

from KCRW Features

Sha’Carri Richardson tested positive for THC, so the United States Anti-Doping Agency handed her a one-month suspension.

What Sha’Carri Richardson’s Olympic snub could mean for cannabis use in sports

Sha’Carri Richardson tested positive for THC, so the United States Anti-Doping Agency handed her a one-month suspension.

from KCRW Features

“In general, cannabinoids are not viewed as a threat to the efficacy of your vaccine shot,” says Leafly Senior Editor David Downs.

This Week in Weed: Whether cannabis and COVID vaccines are a safe mix

“In general, cannabinoids are not viewed as a threat to the efficacy of your vaccine shot,” says Leafly Senior Editor David Downs.

from KCRW Features

Legal cannabis is becoming the norm in the U.S. Most states have passed some type of legal medical or recreational cannabis laws.

Medical cannabis became legal in Utah with the blessing of Latter Day Saints

Legal cannabis is becoming the norm in the U.S. Most states have passed some type of legal medical or recreational cannabis laws.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

To tell if a dispensary is licensed or not, use your phone to scan the QR code by its front door. Also standard business hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

How to tell if a cannabis dispensary is legal? Pull out your phone

To tell if a dispensary is licensed or not, use your phone to scan the QR code by its front door. Also standard business hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

from KCRW Features

Amazon has announced it will no longer test most job applicants for marijuana use, save for employees who fall under regulations of the Department of Transportation like delivery…

This Week in Weed: Could Amazon start selling cannabis?

Amazon has announced it will no longer test most job applicants for marijuana use, save for employees who fall under regulations of the Department of Transportation like delivery…

from KCRW Features

Legalizing the sale of cannabis in California has turned out to be a fruitful endeavor for the state thanks to taxes.

LA is one of the worst cities in California to buy weed due to taxes

Legalizing the sale of cannabis in California has turned out to be a fruitful endeavor for the state thanks to taxes.

from KCRW Features

“There comes a point when you have to embrace it. Or you could just make yourself crazy. So I will go with the joke, but then I also will put my two cents in. Come visit us.

Tiny California town called Weed finally embraces weed

“There comes a point when you have to embrace it. Or you could just make yourself crazy. So I will go with the joke, but then I also will put my two cents in. Come visit us.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Delta-8 is stirring up the cannabis industry, and some people don’t exactly consider it weed or CBD. Nonetheless, you can still smoke, vape, and eat it.

Hemp’s designer drug: Why delta-8 is flying off shelves

Delta-8 is stirring up the cannabis industry, and some people don’t exactly consider it weed or CBD. Nonetheless, you can still smoke, vape, and eat it.

from KCRW Features

“The Emerald Cup 2021 really encapsulates the best of California cannabis these days. The strains that won are the ones that you want to look for on the shelves.

‘Oscars of California cannabis’ goes to? And whether to trust weed brands from celebs like Seth Rogen and Jay-Z

“The Emerald Cup 2021 really encapsulates the best of California cannabis these days. The strains that won are the ones that you want to look for on the shelves.

from KCRW Features

Pot patrons consider the date of 4/20 as their own holiday. This year is a special one — the 50th anniversary of 420.

This Week in Weed: What the 50th anniversary of 420 will look like amid the pandemic

Pot patrons consider the date of 4/20 as their own holiday. This year is a special one — the 50th anniversary of 420.

from KCRW Features

California’s regulations surrounding cannabis billboards are hazy, to put it bluntly. Proposition 64, which made cannabis legal, banned billboards on interstate freeways like the 10.

Competing bills seek to clarify California’s hazy cannabis billboard rules

California’s regulations surrounding cannabis billboards are hazy, to put it bluntly. Proposition 64, which made cannabis legal, banned billboards on interstate freeways like the 10.

from Greater LA

Cannabis is now a $18 billion industry in the U.S. First-time users could have driven some of that boom.

Using cannabis responsibly: Tips for newbies

Cannabis is now a $18 billion industry in the U.S. First-time users could have driven some of that boom.

from KCRW Features

Like any drug, cannabis has risks and benefits. Unfortunately, we are still limited in our knowledge of both.

The Complexities of Cannabis Use

Like any drug, cannabis has risks and benefits. Unfortunately, we are still limited in our knowledge of both.

from Second Opinion

Long known as “the spa city,” Desert Hot Springs is looking to expand its relaxation and recreational offerings by going big on so-called “cannatourism.”

Desert Hot Springs wants to be the Napa Valley of weed

Long known as “the spa city,” Desert Hot Springs is looking to expand its relaxation and recreational offerings by going big on so-called “cannatourism.”

from Greater LA