• House passes cannabis banking bill, but it faces uncertainty in Senate

    The House of Representatives voted to pass legislation that would allow the cannabis industry access to banking and financial services, even as the substance remains illegal under federal law. The Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act, known as the SAFE Banking Act, passed the House Wednesday by a vote of 321 to 103. Nearly half […]

  • Man Accused of Aiding Former College Athlete in Robbery, Shooting Arraigned

    A 23-year-old man accused of joining a former UCLA football player in trying to hold up a Jurupa Valley marijuana dispensary and shooting an employee pleaded not guilty Friday to attempted murder and attempted armed robbery. John Carlton Ross allegedly partnered with 24-year-old Craig Anthony Lee during the botched robbery at Kings Palace Cannabis Dispensary […]

  • California Gas Tax Increase and New Laws Go Into Effect in July

    New laws and a gas tax increase in the state with fuel prices well above the national average are starting Monday in California. The new legislation includes new background checks for ammunition purchases, requirements for medical professionals on probation and a mandated timeline for law enforcement body camera recordings to be made public. Scroll down […]

  • Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana

    Illinois’ new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation legalizing small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, making the state the 11th to do so and the first to implement a statewide cannabis marketplace designed by legislators. Legalization in Illinois also means that nearly 800,000 people with criminal records for purchasing […]

  • Cannabis Advocates, Growers, State and Local Officials to Gather for ‘Summit’

    Marijuana consumers, cultivators, state and local officials will congregate in the Coachella Valley Monday and Tuesday for the 2019 SoCal Cannabis Summit, highlighting commercial opportunities in the region, as well as clarifying some of the hazier aspects of the regulatory schemes affecting growers and sellers throughout Riverside County and the state. “Coachella is excited to […]

  • Coachella City Council To Vote On Cannabis Proposal

    The Coachella City Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday evening on a proposal that could turn a vacant downtown building into a cannabis dispensary and coffee shop. According to city staff, the applicants behind the proposed dispensary, to be called Rootz Cafe, have already secured an agreement to lease a commercial building at a separate […]

  • Weaker Than Expected Marijuana Sales Ding California Budget

    California is paying a price for the shaky rollout of its legal marijuana market. State budget documents released Thursday show the Newsom administration is sharply scaling back what it expects to collect in cannabis tax revenue through June 2020 — in all, a $223 million cut from projections just four months ago. The reduced income […]

  • Carl’s Jr. Will Test a CBD-Infused Burger

    Carl’s Jr. is adding something special to its signature sauce. The restaurant will test a CBD-infused burger at one of its Denver locations for one day only: April 20, the unofficial holiday for cannabis enthusiasts. The limited-time offer makes Carl’s Jr. the first national fast food chain to add CBD-infused food to its menu. In […]

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