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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...

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...

New recreational cannabis taxes are increasing costs for consumers

New recreational cannabis taxes are increasing costs for consumers
January 31, 2018

Higher prices are causing people to shop around The excitement over California’s legalization of recreational cannabis has been met with some frustration. California’s medical cannabis patients and...

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...

Time for sports leagues to change their approach on medical marijuana

Time for sports leagues to change their approach on medical marijuana
November 16, 2017

Medical marijuana has been a recurring topic in government legislation over the past few years, but until recently, the conversation hadn’t emerged in the sports arena. States have their own laws surrounding...

Milpitas forms marijuana committee

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November 3, 2017

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...

Permits, pornos and pot: oh my!

Permits, pornos and pot: oh my!
October 13, 2016

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...

Amoeba adapts from music to marijuana

Amoeba adapts from music to marijuana
October 12, 2016

 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...

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