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Federal Suit on Marijuana Features 12-Year-Old

February 13, 2018 |

Though there’s no indication it’ll be any more successful than the many complaints it follows, a federal lawsuit is challenging the Trump administration’s policy of banning marijuana at the federal level—and is led by a 12-year-old girl. The case brought against the Justice Department by five plaintiffs—including Alexis…
Newser

City Will Dismiss or Reduce up to 8K Marijuana Convictions

February 1, 2018 |

California’s Proposition 64—in addition to legalizing recreational marijuana—allows people convicted of marijuana-related crimes in the past to petition for their convictions to be reduced, dismissed, or expunged, the Los Angeles Times reports. But over the past year in San Francisco, only 23 people did so. “So instead of…
Newser

Recreational marijuana is legal in California but you still can’t smoke it at work or in your car

January 4, 2018 |

Legal sales of recreational marijuana may have begun Monday, but don’t expect big changes in the workplace or in public.

Michelle Lee Flores, partner at national law firm Cozen O’Connor who specializes in labor and employment law, said that while employees may think the new law could give them…


L.A. Times – Business

With clock ticking down to legalization, marijuana becomes a suburban affair

December 29, 2017 |

All that’s left of the onions at the Wheeler Farms shed here is the smell. The only crop around it is the field of discarded shopping bags flagged to the thorns of desert weeds.

For cannabis power couple Lisa and Bob Selan, though, this drive-by plot of high desert in suburban Antelope Valley could…


L.A. Times – Business

Labor unions see organizing California marijuana workers as a way to grow

December 25, 2017 |

Unions have caught a whiff of a rare opportunity to organize a whole new set of workers as recreational marijuana becomes legal in California.

The United Farm Workers, Teamsters and United Food and Commercial Workers are looking to unionize the tens of thousands of potential workers involved in…


L.A. Times – Business

California’s top marijuana regulator talks about what to expect Jan. 1, when legal pot market opens

December 25, 2017 |

California’s legal pot market opens for business on Jan. 1. The day will be a milestone, but what exactly will happen then and, especially, in the weeks and months to come is unclear.

Lori Ajax, the state’s top pot regulator, has been at the center of the effort to establish rules for a legal pot…


L.A. Times – Business

Doctors Claim 1st Documented Fatal Marijuana Overdose

November 16, 2017 |

In news that could change what we thought we knew about marijuana, as well as alter the progress of marijuana legalization, two doctors in Colorado say they’ve documented the first-ever fatal marijuana overdose. The DEA says no deaths from marijuana overdoses have ever been reported, and the National Institutes of…
Newser

Struggling L.A. County cities are hoping to cash in on California’s relaxed marijuana laws — and facing push back

August 13, 2017 |

As California braces for the impact of relaxed marijuana laws that allow recreational use for adults, several small, financially strapped cities in southeast Los Angeles County and elsewhere are at the forefront of efforts to seize business opportunities — despite pushback from some residents.


L.A. Times – Business

TMZ

O.T. Genasis Shouts Out Sen. Cory Booker for Marijuana Justice Act

August 2, 2017 |

O.T. Genasis is heaping so much praise on Cory Booker, you’d think the Senator was the coco … and the show of love is all about the new push to federally legalize weed. We filled in O.T. on the bill Booker introduced Tuesday –…

TMZ.com

Should California should start its own bank to serve marijuana companies? It wouldn’t be easy

July 27, 2017 |

Some cannabis entrepreneurs see a state- or city-owned bank as a solution to the marijuana industry’s banking problems. They might be right, but it’s complicated.
L.A. Times – Business