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Cannabis is now for pets

Cannabis is now for pets
July 3, 2018

Products containing cannabidiol, better known as CBD, are becoming more common for cannabis consumers to find in their local dispensaries. CBD is the part of the cannabis plant that does not get you...

Alameda County man pleads down four traffic violations in Fremont

Alameda County man pleads down four traffic violations in Fremont
June 2, 2018

Christopher Brownfield recently appeared before Judge Nikki Clark in the Fremont Hall of Justice for running a stop sign, driving with an expired registration, no proof of insurance and possession of marijuana....

Established marijuana dispensary eyeing Union City for new location

Established marijuana dispensary eyeing Union City for new location
May 24, 2018

Union City is in the process of potentially approving its first ever marijuana dispensary. At a city council meeting on April 24, the council voted to “intend to award a permit” to Eden Campus Holdings,...

Oakland art exhibit highlights the history of California’s cannabis movement

Oakland art exhibit highlights the history of California's cannabis movement
May 10, 2018

On an easel near the front of Gallery EVB is a picture of a man with a smile on his face standing behind jail cell bars. The caption on the photo says, “Dennis Perron in San Bruno Jail - 1975.” Perron...

Reggae: Not a synonym for marijuana

Reggae: Not a synonym for marijuana
April 2, 2018

I was diagnosed with stage II Hodgkin’s lymphoma (cancer in the lymph nodes) shortly after graduating high school. At a time that seemed that the world was caving in on me, the only thing that helped...

Berkeley City Council votes to become sanctuary city for recreational marijuana

Berkeley City Council votes to become sanctuary city for recreational marijuana
April 2, 2018

On Feb. 13, the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously to become a sanctuary city for marijuana. Berkeley mayor Jesse Arreguin tweeted that night, “We have become what may be the first city in the country...

2018 laws have affected marijuana consumers and culture

2018 laws have affected marijuana consumers and culture
February 21, 2018

I’ve been smoking cannabis since I was 16. I’ve come to appreciate it for both its medical and recreational benefits. Medically, it helps with my anxiety when life gets overwhelming. Recreationally,...

Cannabis users smoked proudly this weekend at One Love Cali Reggae Festival

Cannabis users smoked proudly this weekend at One Love Cali Reggae Festival
February 14, 2018

It was difficult to tell the difference between stage smoke and cannabis smoke this weekend in Long Beach. But the pungent smell made it obvious that festival goers were getting high. Joints were passed,...

DU-High: Drugged driving is drunk driving

DU-High: Drugged driving is drunk driving
February 14, 2018

In the late hours of Dec. 24, 2017, CHP Officer Andrew Camilleri was rear ended and killed by a driver under the influence of alcohol and marijuana. The driver himself sustained multiple injuries and was...

Solving the banking problems for California’s marijuana industry

Solving the banking problems for California’s marijuana industry
January 6, 2018

State Treasurer's Cannabis Banking Working Group provides possible solutions Cannabis is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, defined by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency as having “no currently...

California releases emergency marijuana laws

California releases emergency marijuana laws
January 6, 2018

Recreational weed now for sale Richard Colorado has been growing marijuana privately for over 20 years. Although he was growing what was considered “recreational” product, he was able to vend his...

California cannabis to be lab tested

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November 30, 2017

New regulations will set standards for marijuana Lab testing cannabis products is not currently required, it’s voluntary. Even if a product is found to be contaminated, it can still make it’s way...

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