California Studies How Marijuana Farming Effects State’s Energy

As California gears up for the implementation of Proposition 64, which legalized recreational marijuana use, state regulators are trying to figure out how the new industry will impact the energy supply.

In February, the California Public Utilities Commission held a workshop to assess the potential energy impacts of widespread legal pot growth. Continue reading “California Studies How Marijuana Farming Effects State’s Energy”

Are shops already – illegally – selling recreational marijuana in California?

The online ad for Green Light District – a pot shop in a brick office building five miles from Disneyland – was clear: Anyone 21 years and older was welcome to buy weed with only a “valid ID.”

During a visit to the unlicensed Anaheim dispensary Tuesday, a worker behind tinted glass in the lobby did ask to see a doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana. Continue reading “Are shops already – illegally – selling recreational marijuana in California?”

Have an anxious pooch? Owners try pet marijuana edibles to help their furry friends

Every July 4th, Augie, a 4-year-old Chihuahua mix, would go into freak-out mode. He trembled. He refused to eat, sleep or let anyone pick him up. His owners tried giving him Xanax for his fireworks phobia. Continue reading “Have an anxious pooch? Owners try pet marijuana edibles to help their furry friends”

Why a tax break for California medical marijuana patients may be short-lived

An early tax break for California medical marijuana patients may be short-lived, with state leaders rushing to reverse a recent ruling that could cost the state millions of dollars over the coming year.

“We are looking at a legislative fix but also have a request in to the Attorney General to give a more definitive ruling,” Fiona Ma, chairwoman of the Board of Equalization, said Friday. Continue reading “Why a tax break for California medical marijuana patients may be short-lived”

Answering 10 common California marijuana questions in the legal weed era

It’s been almost a week since Californians voted to legalize recreational marijuana, and we’ve received a steady flow of questions from readers asking everything from how Prop. 64 impacts medical marijuana rights to what will happen to prices when it’s legal to purchase. Continue reading “Answering 10 common California marijuana questions in the legal weed era”

Don’t have time to read 62 pages for Proposition 64? Here are the highlights

California’s Prop. 64: Who’s backing it, who’s fighting it and why?

Continue reading “California’s Prop. 64: Who’s backing it, who’s fighting it and why?”