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September 20, 2023

Local Control Fail

The best that can be said for the state’s efforts to encourage local governments to allow cannabis businesses to open shop is: “At least it’s not nothing.”


September 6, 2023

Booze and Buds

In the lead-up to the legalization of weed, the liquor business generally sided with the prohibitionists. In 2011, the California Beer and Beverage Distributors donated to the effort to oppose the first—failed—voter initiative to legalize weed in California.
July 19, 2023

Who’s a Stoner?

The cover of a recent report on cannabis consumers, produced by New Frontier Data, features a set of nine close-up portrait shots of people,...
July 19, 2023

New Drug War

California goes after its unlicensed cannabis operators States across the country, as well as the federal government under veteran drug-warrior President Joe Biden, are falling...
June 20, 2023

Weed Reads: Legal Pot Industry May Face ‘Extinction Event’

California’s legal pot industry has struggled since it began in 2018. High taxes, burdensome regulations, the refusal of many local governments to issue licenses...
December 21, 2022

Year in Review: Higher Education

How two UC professors dove into the weed world of Santa Cruz and beyond to explore the future of legal cannabis
December 21, 2022

Year in Review: Green Saw Red

The county’s cannabis tax revenues saw a major drop in 2022 as several local businesses closed
December 21, 2022

Year in Review: A New Weed World

A promise of justice, but uncertainties for pot’s OGs
October 28, 2022

3 Reasons to Choose Humboldt Cannabis

Sponsored content by Solful While perusing your local dispensary, have you ever asked the budtender who grew the weed? Perhaps not just who, but how...
April 13, 2022

How ‘Skunk City’ Seeds Got to Santa Cruz Naturals

Grandpappy Skunk seeds are now available at Santa Cruz Naturals in Aptos and Pajaro
April 13, 2022

Tommy Chong Talks to ‘Good Times’

The multi-talented pot activist on hip-hop, the Grateful Dead, prison life and his business ventures
May 1, 2020

Dispelling the Myth That Cannabis Can Cure COVID-19

Influencers dangerously pushing ‘magical plant’ as remedy
May 1, 2020

The Science Behind Munchies

The “munchies” are very real, but why?
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