Cannabis

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.

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

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

How LA weed regulators are trying to help people of color get dispensary licenses

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…

Fighting racial injustice in the cannabis industry starts with diversity

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