THC Design uses an all-organic pest management system. Courtesy THC Design California’s organics-loving, go-green mentality is what makes the state a hub for environmental progress, but in the case of the cannabis industry, some say it could be its downfall. Pesticide regulations released earlier this year by the California Bureau of […]

Will California’s Pesticide Regulations Hurt the Weed Industry?


The state of California has the most long-standing, established cannabis-based economies in the entire United States, if not world. KENT GRUETZMACHER The state of California has the most long-standing, established cannabis-based economies in the entire United States, if not world. Starting back in the 1960’s and 1970’s, Northern California counties […]

Inside The Ever-Expanding Complexities Of California’s Cannabis Market



By CATHY BUSSEWITZ, ASSOCIATED PRESS HONOLULU — Aug 8, 2017, 11:09 PM ET Dispensary sales of medical marijuana in Hawaii are beginning after patients waited 17 years for a legal way to purchase the drug. Maui Grown Therapies received approval from the Department of Health to begin selling medical cannabis Tuesday. The dispensary sold medical […]

First medical marijuana dispensary opening in Hawaii


Bloom Farms medicinal marijuana in vape cartridge form. It is the second biggest seller for marijuana derived CBD or cannabidiol. Debra Borchardt , CONTRIBUTOR I write about retail and cannabis.  Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. The largest survey on cannabidiol or CBD usage to date found that women were more […]

Study: Nearly Half Of People Who Use Cannabidiol Products Stop ...


WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2017 AT 6:03 A.M. BY DENNIS ROMERO As the marijuana business community in Los Angeles absorbs a long list of proposed city rules for pot retailing, growing and manufacturing, there’s no end in sight when it comes to complaints and nitpicking. The issue of cannabis business licenses — or lack thereof — […]

L.A. Could Ban the Production of Dabs



Thomas Pellechia , CONTRIBUTOR I write about the multi-leveled wine industry as well as wine history.  Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. It seems like only yesterday California’s Humboldt County claimed or had been given the mantle cannabis capital of the state. Some have said more cannabis grows in Humboldt County than any other crop […]

Sonoma Wine Country Scores A New Pot Of Gold


BY JOHN HOLLAND jholland@modbee.com California’s county fairs — those wholesome showcases of agricultural bounty — could become places to score some pot. Gov. Jerry Brown last week signed a bill that details how to carry out the November 2016 ballot measure that legalizes recreational marijuana as of January 2018. Tucked deep in the […]

Could cannabis be coming to your county fair? It depends ...


Submitted by Marijuana News on Thu, 05/25/2017 – 10:17 While President Trump continues to lean on traditional industry to bring jobs back to the United States — vowing to create somewhere in the vicinity of 25 million new jobs within the next 10 years — he has failed to consider how […]

Marijuana could be salvation for American blue collar workers