Category Archives: California News

California Agency Continues to Target Illegal Cannabis Activity

The California Unified Cannabis Enforcement Taskforce (UCETF) recently announced its progress on “aggressively” combating the illegal cannabis market. Between Jan. 1 and March 30, UCETF shared that there was a 43% gain in the number of plants eradicated (52,529 plants in Q1 2023 compared to 29,687 in Q4 2022). The agency also served 21 warrants […]

Officer Shoots and Kills Tethered Dog in Weed Farm Raid Gone Wrong

A cannabis farm raid in the Emerald Triangle took a turn for the worst, leaving a dog dead, and people have questions. Los Angeles Times reports that outrage is growing as details about the incident unfold, given the farm held a license at the state level and was in the process of approval at the […]

University Unveils Free Narcan Vending Machine

The future is now: Vending machines in 2023 dispense cannabis, beer, art, cupcakes, and now the life-saving drug Narcan, as we race into an automated world. Santa Clara University (SCU) in California announced the installation of a free on-campus vending machine that dispenses canisters of the opioid-overdose reversing medication Narcan. “Naloxone is a miracle drug […]

Riverside County Law Enforcement Seizes $1 Million in Illegal Cannabis, Mushroom Products

According to a press release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the raid occurred on May 4 around 5:30pm. The Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station Special Enforcement Team (SET) responded to a disturbance at the 1700 block of Production Circle, located within a business area that is home to other businesses off of Rubidoux Boulevard. Multiple […]

California Task Force Recommends Apology, Drug War Reparations for Black Americans

The nine-member committee first convened almost two years ago and gave their final approval to a lengthy list of proposals in Oakland, California over the weekend, which will now head to the governor and legislature to consider.  The draft final report notes that federal and state governments have long targeted Black people with “discriminatory arrest […]

Moxie: A California Legacy With a History of Quality

As cannabis policy reform measures continue to take hold across the country, nearly half the states in the nation have now legalized recreational marijuana. With each new state comes new opportunities that have spawned thousands of cannabis operators from coast to coast. But with so many brands out there, consumers can find it difficult to […]

California Cannabis Department Grants Nearly $20 Million to Academic Institutions

The California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) granted $19,942,918 to 16 academic institutions with plans to research cannabis on April 26. The grants will be dedicated to research initiatives exploring the effectiveness of cannabis on “mental health of young people, novel cannabinoids like Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC, and a first-of-its kind study of California’s legacy cannabis […]

Weed Wellness | High Times

At the auspicious time of 4:20 p.m. on April 20, 2023 I’m in a state of supreme zen, floating on my back within a mineral pool heated by underground hot springs to 85° F. With my shades pointed upwards at the warm springtime sun, I feel absolutely euphoric as tension dissolves from my body. It’s […]

A Pseudo-Scientific Analysis of Why Rec Weed Sucks

I’m not here to talk about any specific brand or any specific strain, but in my capacity as a journalist, I have been tasked with truth-telling and to tell you the truth: I have been extremely disappointed with the lack of quality in the California rec cannabis market as of late. We’ve all heard the […]

Renowned Cannabis Breeder Sues Company Over Termination

One of the most influential marijuana breeders in the world has filed a lawsuit against a cannabis company, alleging that he lost his job there due to the fact that he suffers from Parkinson’s disease and required certain accommodations.  Christopher Lynch filed the suit against Node Labs Inc. in a San Francisco court on Monday.  […]