Cannabis

“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.

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

“There's now more cannabis workers than there are aircraft pilots and engineers, dentists, painters or EMTs and electrical engineers,” says David Downs, Senior Editor at Leafly.com.

This Week in Weed: Cannabis workers now outnumber pilots and engineers

“There's now more cannabis workers than there are aircraft pilots and engineers, dentists, painters or EMTs and electrical engineers,” says David Downs, Senior Editor at Leafly.com.

from KCRW Features

There are about 1000 shops that sell weed in LA. Most of them are unlicensed and doing these sales illegally .

Recreational marijuana is legal in LA. But most shops selling it are not

There are about 1000 shops that sell weed in LA. Most of them are unlicensed and doing these sales illegally .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The history of cannabis in America is deeply intertwined with that of Black Americans.

This Week in Weed: How are Black-owned cannabis businesses faring in California?

The history of cannabis in America is deeply intertwined with that of Black Americans.

from KCRW Features

President Donald Trump’s term has come to a fateful end. Now, some are wondering what an America under Joe Biden’s administration will look like.

This Week in Weed: What will ‘bud’ look like under the Biden administration?

President Donald Trump’s term has come to a fateful end. Now, some are wondering what an America under Joe Biden’s administration will look like.

from KCRW Features

It was a very different prediction for cannabis going into this year before the pandemic hit. With uncharted territory, no one really knew how the business would be affected.

This Week in Weed: Did weed thrive in 2020?

It was a very different prediction for cannabis going into this year before the pandemic hit. With uncharted territory, no one really knew how the business would be affected.

from KCRW Features

After a stressful pandemic year, people may be thinking about giving green gifts so everyone can get into the spirit of the holidays.

Stocking stuffers for cannabis users: edibles, vape cartridges and 2020's top strain

After a stressful pandemic year, people may be thinking about giving green gifts so everyone can get into the spirit of the holidays.

from KCRW Features

For decades, “High Times” was the monthly magazine for all things marijuana. It was the preferred periodical for pot smokers, growers and farmers.

‘High Times’ was a top counter-culture magazine. Now it’s struggling as legal weed expands

For decades, “High Times” was the monthly magazine for all things marijuana. It was the preferred periodical for pot smokers, growers and farmers.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Wildfires are raging across California, leaving hundreds of thousands of charred acres in their wake.

Wildfires are pinching California’s legal cannabis market

Wildfires are raging across California, leaving hundreds of thousands of charred acres in their wake.

from KCRW Features

Chris Ball, founder and CEO of Ball Family Farms in LA, says business is booming during the pandemic.

LA cannabis company Ball Family Farms is having a tough time keeping up with demand amid pandemic

Chris Ball, founder and CEO of Ball Family Farms in LA, says business is booming during the pandemic.

from Greater LA

This week, the campaign for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, former vice president Joe Biden    announced    Kamala Harris as his running mate.

This Week in Weed: Kamala Harris’s record on cannabis

This week, the campaign for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, former vice president Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris as his running mate.

from KCRW Features

A judge for the Appeals Court of Maryland    has ruled    that the smell of marijuana is not probable cause for a search.

Cops can’t search you for smelling like weed. But are they following those rules?

A judge for the Appeals Court of Maryland has ruled that the smell of marijuana is not probable cause for a search.

from KCRW Features

Counties and cities across the state are still working out how the legal cannabis market works in their jurisdictions.

This Week in Weed: How do you build a cannabis market that works?

Counties and cities across the state are still working out how the legal cannabis market works in their jurisdictions.

from KCRW Features

There’s been a lot of talk about systemic racism in recent weeks. Some of those problems are gradually being addressed and fixed, while others have gotten worse.

Why Black Angelenos have been making up more pot-related arrests

There’s been a lot of talk about systemic racism in recent weeks. Some of those problems are gradually being addressed and fixed, while others have gotten worse.

from Greater LA

The meteoric rise of cannabis is thanks to a close relationship between the industry, its lobbyists, and local political leaders.

Santa Barbara grows a third of California’s pot, thanks to political loopholes

The meteoric rise of cannabis is thanks to a close relationship between the industry, its lobbyists, and local political leaders.

from Greater LA