Cannabis

The cannabis industry is robust in the Golden State, and there’s a difference between products from Southern and Northern California.

from KCRW Features

California is cutting its cultivation tax and making other fixes for the state’s struggling weed industry, but local transformations may still be needed.

from KCRW Features

The results of California’s primary elections suggest cannabis industry stakeholders want a balance between law enforcement and progressive criminal justice reforms.

Will California’s November ballot be cannabis-friendly?

The results of California’s primary elections suggest cannabis industry stakeholders want a balance between law enforcement and progressive criminal justice reforms.

from KCRW Features

Indica, sativa and hybrid may not be the best way to label weed. The most common system to categorize marijuana is misleading consumers, according to a new stud

Indica or Sativa?: How weed labels mislead stoners

Indica, sativa and hybrid may not be the best way to label weed. The most common system to categorize marijuana is misleading consumers, according to a new stud

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A Florida politician is suing the federal government over what she says is unconstitutional regulation on gun ownership for marijuana users.

Gun rights v. med marijuana rights: You can have both, argues lawsuit

A Florida politician is suing the federal government over what she says is unconstitutional regulation on gun ownership for marijuana users.

from KCRW Features

The edible cannabis market is booming thanks to an ever-growing array of flavors and standardized doses.

Cannabis companies collaborate with chefs in growing edible industry

The edible cannabis market is booming thanks to an ever-growing array of flavors and standardized doses.

from Good Food

Cannabis edibles are on track to outsell smokeables. Here are recommendations for THC-infused gummies, chocolates, and beverages to find the perfect high.

Happy 420: How to enjoy cannabis edibles with the right dose

Cannabis edibles are on track to outsell smokeables. Here are recommendations for THC-infused gummies, chocolates, and beverages to find the perfect high.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

You’ll be able to celebrate 420 in the flesh this year. What’s on the calendar, and how has COVID changed the pot party?

Post-COVID 420? California cannabis events are back in 2022

You’ll be able to celebrate 420 in the flesh this year. What’s on the calendar, and how has COVID changed the pot party?

from KCRW Features

California’s legal cannabis industry once promised to be the world’s most successful weed market. Now many legal operators are about to go out of business. What happened?

CA cannabis is in sticky situation despite high hopes of Prop 64

California’s legal cannabis industry once promised to be the world’s most successful weed market. Now many legal operators are about to go out of business. What happened?

from Greater LA

A proposed state bill could help save the struggling cannabis industry by cutting some weed taxes. But children’s advocacy groups say the change could hurt kids.

Fight over weed tax cuts: Will cannabis industry or child welfare groups win?

A proposed state bill could help save the struggling cannabis industry by cutting some weed taxes. But children’s advocacy groups say the change could hurt kids.

from KCRW Features

After two long pandemic years, cannabis consumption lounges are making their comeback in West Hollywood.

Cannabis consumption scene comes back to life in West Hollywood

After two long pandemic years, cannabis consumption lounges are making their comeback in West Hollywood.

from Greater LA

The U.S. is entering a golden age in the professionalization of cannabis as the nation inches closer to half a million jobs in the sector.

Weed lawyers, pot accountants: CA is seeing cannabis jobs boom

The U.S. is entering a golden age in the professionalization of cannabis as the nation inches closer to half a million jobs in the sector.

from KCRW Features

More celebrities are cashing in on the cannabis industry. While some like rapper Wiz Khalifa may succeed, others like Mike Tyson fall flat.

Wiz Khalifa, Mike Tyson, Urkel: More celebs join weed biz

More celebrities are cashing in on the cannabis industry. While some like rapper Wiz Khalifa may succeed, others like Mike Tyson fall flat.

from KCRW Features

Smoking a joint or taking CBD won’t stop the pandemic, but that viral rumor is the latest piece of medical misinformation around cannabis to take off.

COVID misinfo: How cannabis became the left's version of Ivermectin

Smoking a joint or taking CBD won’t stop the pandemic, but that viral rumor is the latest piece of medical misinformation around cannabis to take off.

from KCRW Features

Some in the cannabis sector say their industry is on the verge of collapse. Could the new budget proposal by Governor Gavin Newsom help avert the crisis?

Saving CA weed industry: Newsom’s budget may be too weak to pull it off

Some in the cannabis sector say their industry is on the verge of collapse. Could the new budget proposal by Governor Gavin Newsom help avert the crisis?

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The cannabis industry entered 2021 on a high note. Did that optimism hold through the year and what can we expect in 2022?

How COVID impacted cannabis in 2021, what 2022 could bring

The cannabis industry entered 2021 on a high note. Did that optimism hold through the year and what can we expect in 2022?

from KCRW Features

A high-tech dab rig of the future, cannabis seeds and new stash jars are some of the gifts Leafly Senior Editor David Downs suggests for this holiday season.

Stuff 2021 stockings with cannabis gifts: Seeds, pipes, jars

A high-tech dab rig of the future, cannabis seeds and new stash jars are some of the gifts Leafly Senior Editor David Downs suggests for this holiday season.

from KCRW Features

If holidays are stressing you out, how about taking a sip of a CBD-infused cocktail that tastes like Capri-Sun, or filling up on tomatillo aguachile with a side of chickpea-fried hemp?

Serving cannabis at restaurants: Legal do’s and don’ts

If holidays are stressing you out, how about taking a sip of a CBD-infused cocktail that tastes like Capri-Sun, or filling up on tomatillo aguachile with a side of chickpea-fried hemp?

from Greater LA

Since Californians voted to legalize recreational marijuana five years ago, almost 20 states now allow recreational reefer, and polls show roughly two-thirds of Americans support…

Some GOP officials want to legalize pot. Feds will likely balk

Since Californians voted to legalize recreational marijuana five years ago, almost 20 states now allow recreational reefer, and polls show roughly two-thirds of Americans support…

from KCRW Features

“Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide” contains hundreds of pages of tasty treats and places worth seeking out around the world.

‘Gastro Obscura’: Explore little-known edible wonders and their histories worldwide

“Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide” contains hundreds of pages of tasty treats and places worth seeking out around the world.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand