California

Fri
05
Aug

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) teams up with Mendocino County for cannabis technical assistance workshops

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and Mendocino County have teamed up to hold a series of cannabis technical assistance workshops in August and September.

These technical workshops are ideal for new and legacy farmers as well as cannabis consultants. Mendocino County’s permitting staff and CDFW’s cannabis program staff will be available to discuss project specific technical questions, compliance and cannabis grant program opportunities. Representatives of the Department of Cannabis Control and the State Water Resources Control Board will also be available.

Tue
02
Aug

New Documentary depicts the effects of Legalized Marijuana on Local Communities in CA

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“The Daily Caller” has released a new documentary that depicts the effects of California’s Marijuana legalization on local communities.

The title of the film is called “NARCOFORNIA: How Progressives Sold Out Rural California To Drug Lords
 
A little bit about the film:
“Way up in northern California, two counties fight their battles against drug cartels taking over their community. In Siskiyou County, the fight has pitted Californians against Asian refugees. While in Lassen County, residents scuffle with each other on whether they should embrace legal marijuana to weed out the illegal grows. Both counties’ conflicts highlight California’s legislative and legal failures and their abandonment of rural America.”
Fri
29
Jul

Kevin Smith: The art of productive stoning

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“There are a bunch of us in Hollywood that smoke weed and get shit done.”

Kevin Smith. Such an ordinary name for such an extraordinary man. For almost 30 years we’ve looked to him for comedy, podcasts, and comic books, while also admiring his acting and filmmaking in movies like Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and the movie that started it all, Clerks.

Kevin may have become a stoner later in life, but the wisdom he carries regarding it reads like a positive affirmation we should all ingest. Turned on to using cannabis for a higher good by his pal Seth Rogan, Kevin’s take on living a stoner lifestyle gives us one more reason to admire this multi-talented, ordinary name having man.

Mon
18
Jul

Small cannabis farmers join forces to create a crypto-exclusive cannabis community, Emerald Road, to compete against conglomerates

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A group of California cannabis farmers, led by legacy farmer and entrepreneur Justin Calvino, are coming together to build Emerald Road, a crypto-exclusive digital cannabis community. The advanced e-commerce platform will connect farmers directly with customers through a suite of purchasing and marketing tools, content and education, and community-building experiences, all powered on the blockchain. Designed as a virtual bazaar-like marketplace, Emerald Road will allow consumers to connect with, learn from, virtually visit, and purchase directly from farms.

"Emerald Road is about solving a problem and that solution just happens to be Web3," according to Calvino.

Wed
13
Jul

Trump hater Snoop Dogg endorses ‘Sleepy Joe OG’ cannabis bags

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The man who made “indo” a household word thought these weed pouches were hysterical enough to share with millions of his fellow stoners

Cannabis connoisseur Snoop Dogg sure seemed to hate Donald Trump during his administration, but he just embraced one of the former president’s most famous attack lines against current POTUS Joe Biden.

The Long Beach rapper, actor, and entrepreneur used his Instagram feed on Sunday to endorse a “Sleepy Joe OG” cannabis bag. It’s decorated with Ukrainian, Chinese and Russian flags, and copy boasts, “You won’t even remember what country you are in!”

The tagline for the fake Cannabis brand reads: “Where am I?”

Wed
13
Jul

ExpendaFarms: A different kind of celebrity cannabis brand

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Santa Cruz-based ExpendaFarms is redefining what it means to be a celebrity cannabis brand.

Mon
11
Jul

Is California’s cultivation tax cut too little, too late?

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Businesses respond to California’s cannabis cultivation tax cut which took effect last week.

After four years of exhaustive efforts, California leaders eliminated the cultivation tax along with other changes, providing some bit of respite for cultivators. But does the plan just move money around, and is it even close to enough to save struggling farmers?

California Governor Gavin Newsom released his 2022-2023 revised budget on May 13—most notably containing the much-needed tax cuts. On June 29, Assembly Bill No. 195 passed in the Senate by 34-0, and the California Assembly voted 66-0 in favor of the bill. The bill took effect immediately following the signature of Newsom, providing the legal cannabis industry some much-needed temporary tax relief, which began July 1.

Mon
04
Jul

Cannabis leaders Kiva Confections and Jetty Extracts partner for limited edition collection of Lost Farm edibles

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The Collaboration Features Two Unique Flavors of Strain-Specific, Plant-Based Gummies and Chews Featuring Jetty's 100% Live Resin

 Kiva Confections, California's market leader in premium, cannabis edibles, announced today a partnership with Jetty Extracts, a California-based producer of high-quality cannabis extracts, for a limited release of their popular Lost Farm Gummies and Chews. The partnership between the two veteran cannabis brands with over 20 years of collective operations will offer a dynamic collection of 100% live resin-infused edibles that are bursting with full-spectrum, strain-specific effects, and feature some of Jetty Extracts' most popular strains.

Mon
04
Jul

California may require labels on pot products to warn of mental health risks

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Liz Kirkaldie’s grandson was near the top of his class in high school and a talented jazz bassist when he started smoking pot. The more serious he got about music, the more serious he got about pot.

And the more serious he got about pot, the more paranoid, even psychotic, he became. He started hearing voices.

“They were going to kill him and there were people coming to eat his brain. Weird, weird stuff,” Kirkaldie said.

“I woke up one morning, and no Kory anywhere. Well, it turns out, he’d been running down Villa Lane here totally naked.”

Kory went to live with his grandmother for a couple of years in Napa, California. She thought maybe she could help. Now, she says that was naive.

Kory was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Kirkaldie blames the pot.

Tue
28
Jun

Bill Maher: 'It seems fair racial minorities jump the line for weed franchises'

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“The drug war has been a horrendous instrument of prejudice and punishment for racial minorities.”

Long-time talk show host and cannabis retail partner Bill Maher told his Real Time with Bill Maher audience last week that he gets why some people think those affected by the War on Drug should have first dibs on weed retail licences.

Maher made the comments during the “New Rule” segment on Friday, which focused on how key it is to have a lawyer who fights for client wants and needs.

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