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Marijuana legalization likely to favor large companies

Marijuana legalization likely to favor large companies

Alexander Lawrence,
Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Independent growers at risk Richard Colorado’s thumbs and forefingers have permanent calluses from bending the stems of his marijuana plants in such a way that they get better access to light, which increases his yields. His small, 15-light setup is enough to keep him working 50 or more hours a week a...

Milpitas forms marijuana committee

Milpitas forms marijuana committee

Rebecca Olmos,
Contributor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Metro

City passes temporary ban in response to Prop 64 On Nov. 8th, 2016, 57 percent of Californians voted yes on Proposition 64, at which point the consumption and growing of marijuana for recreational purposes became legal throughout the entire state. In January the recreational sales of marijuana will go ...

Ganja Yoga opens in Oakland

Ganja Yoga opens in Oakland

Rebecca Olmos,
Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Features

When you arrive to the Ganja Yoga studio in Oakland, you’re welcomed by Jess Dugan, the instructor for the class. Candles are lit, refreshments are offered, and so is a tray of complimentary cannabis products. For $25 Ganja Yoga offers students a 30 minute social before and after an hour-long ...

Permits, pornos and pot: oh my!

Permits, pornos and pot: oh my!

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

October 13, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The general election is just four weeks away and voters are beginning to feel the pressure. California voters specifically will have a number of major decisions to make concerning issues in their state on Nov. 8. Seventeen new propositions are on the ballot this year and range from death penalty pr...

Amoeba adapts from music to marijuana

Amoeba adapts from music to marijuana

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Metro, Showcase

 Amoeba Music, known for trading, buying and selling all forms of new and used music will begin to sell a new product soon: marijuana. According to Amoeba Music employee Debby Goldsberry, the Berkeley location applied for and received a permit to sell marijuana last month. The music store, which o...

Legal marijuana is good for California

Legal marijuana is good for California

Samuel Salisbury,
Contributor

August 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

This November, voters will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to legalize the cultivation and sale of recreational marijuana in the state of California. If Proposition 64 is passed, California would become the fifth state to legalize recreational marijuana. Legalization is lo...

Author David Downs’ guide to getting lit

Author David Downs’ guide to getting lit

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

August 24, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Journalist and author David Downs has been at the heart of the weed whirlwind that has swept California for decades. His latest book, “The Medical Marijuana Guidebook,” which focuses on medical research, plant to human biology, business how-to guidance and medical marijuana policy, deb...

Keep it lit on 420

Keep it lit on 420

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

April 20, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

The one day when it’s acceptable and even celebrated to roast a bone out in public, April 20 evokes the gathering of thousands in one of the biggest sessions of the country, right here in the Bay. Tons of misconceptions and myths about the origins and cultivation of the term 420 linger in the air,...

First type of art exhibition all about weed

First type of art exhibition all about weed

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

March 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life

A weed exhibition in an art museum seems like an idea someone had after they hit a blunt, but marijuana in museums have had a long overdue debut. Oakland Museum of California’s exhibit, “Altered State: Marijuana in California,” is the first of it’s kind and opens April 16 — just in time for 4...

Livermore suspends medical marijuana sales

Oscar Murillo,
Contributor

January 28, 2016


Filed under Metro

The Livermore City Council decided on Jan. 11 to suspend the sale of medical marijuana for 18 months in order to make sure that the licenses are going to the patients who need it. “The benefit is to have local control of who gets medicinal marijuana and to preserve the rights,” said John Marcha...

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