California Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

NAACP Official: Marijuana Industry Lacks Minority Owners

Omar Sacirbey  | March 31, 2016

The head of the San Francisco NAACP has publicly backed a black female dispensary license applicant in the city, saying laws that essentially exclude minorities from leadership positions in the cannabis industry need to change.

“I enthusiastically endorse Ms. Tikisha Ong and urge you to support her efforts to bring much-needed African American community representation to …

Whoopi Goldberg Launches Cannabis Business

Omar Sacirbey  | March 30, 2016

Comedian Whoopi Goldberg is the latest celebrity to enter the burgeoning marijuana business.

Goldberg is partnering with Maya Elisabeth, the owner of OM Edibles, a growing collective and infused products seller.

The pair have launched a separate company called Whoopi & Maya that is developing products specifically for women.

The company will offer …

Week in Review: Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania, OSHA Fines + Obstacles in Two States

John Schroyer  | March 18, 2016

By John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

Pennsylvania moves closer to legalizing medical cannabis, a New Mexico MMJ business gets hit with a five-figure fine, and crackdowns in two states highlight the dangers of operating in unregulated markets.

Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

LA Dispensary Crackdowns Continuing

John Schroyer  | March 11, 2016

An ongoing crackdown on Los Angeles-area dispensaries, many of which are technically illegal under city and county law, was expanded on Wednesday to include unincorporated parts of the county.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to target illicit dispensaries, which have reportedly cropped up in areas such as Marina del …

Week in Review: Washington Licensing Hiccups, Florida CBD & California MJ Legalization

John Schroyer  | March 11, 2016

By John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

Confusion emerges as Washington State licenses more marijuana stores, Florida moves closer to expanding its limited CBD law, and a California activist tries to breathe life into a marijuana legalization measure.

Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

CalCann Holdings Hopes to Bring Credibility to Southern California’s MMJ Industry

Omar Sacirbey  | February 18, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey

Southern California’s medical cannabis industry is one of the largest in the country, but it’s also one of the most chaotic and controversial given the proliferation of unregulated, unscrupulous dispensaries in the Los Angeles area.

CalCann Holdings hopes to change that.