Record-High Support for Legalizing Marijuana Use in U.S

Americans continue to warm to legalizing marijuana, with 64% now saying its use should be made legal. This is the highest level of public support Gallup has found for the proposal in… Read More

L.A. aims to help disadvantaged communities cash in on marijuana legalization

The war on drugs has taken a disproportionate toll on people who are poor, black or Latino, community activists have long lamented. Now that marijuana is on the brink of legalization in… Read More

Pot growers in Sacramento will need a lot of electricity. SMUD wants to help

It takes a lot of juice to grow pot indoors, so Sacramento’s major electric utility is gearing up for the heavy demands of recreational marijuana growers come January. That’s when growing cannabis… Read More

Want to start a cannabis business in California? Tips from a recent workshop

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control has organized three workshops to help scores of entrepreneurs navigate industry licensing ahead of the scheduled Jan. 1 start of adult-use marijuana sales

California is trying to educate people about marijuana before recreational sales start

Months before California allows the sale of marijuana for recreational use, the state has launched an education campaign about the drug, including highlighting the potential harms of cannabis for minors and pregnant… Read More

Trump Extends Cannabis Protections ‘Til December As Plans For Study, States Remain Hazy

In his temporary budget-dealing with Democrats, President Trump has agreed to continue a ban on using federal funds to interfere in states’ legal cannabis practices, but as 2018 nears, a government stance is largely still up… Read More

L.A. presses forward with proposed rules for marijuana businesses despite industry concerns

sell, process and distribute marijuana Monday, the next step toward giving cannabis the stamp of local legitimacy. But industry groups said that recent changes to the proposed rules would force existing marijuana… Read More

S.F.’s Cannabis Department Gets a Director

On Aug. 28, longtime City Hall aide Nicole Elliott was appointed to head the newly established department, which was formalized by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on July 25. Elliott is now… Read More

Hawaii says it’s the first state to go cashless for pot sales

Hawaii is cutting out cash from pot sales, making it the first state in the country to switch to a cashless system. Hawaii said Tuesday that it aims to be the first state to… Read More

Cannabis Jobs Count: Legal Marijuana Supports 149,304 AmericansHow many jobs are supported by legal cannabis? This year, we found that legal cannabis supports 149,304 Americans. Because of the Schedule I status of… Read More