The Sacramento City Council approved the Cannabis Opportunity Reinvestment and Equity (CORE) program to waive permit fees for minority entrepreneurs trying to open marijuana businesses in ZIP codes disproportionately impacted by the War on Drugs.
A resident of Mexico has been charged in Shasta County for conspiracy to grow marijuana with the intent to distribute it and damage to public lands and natural resources, according to the Department of Justice.
Canadian company Province Brands is developing the world’s first true cannabis beer, brewed from the stalks, stems and roots of marijuana plants. One “beer” has more THC than a low-level marijuana-laced edible.
Sacramento City Council members Allen Warren, Larry Carr and Rick Jennings certainly talk a good game about creating a cannabis equity program for black entrepreneurs in their districts. But the ignorance and laziness that they've displayed speaks volumes more.
New California regulations on marijuana mean non-compliant products began being pulled from shelves on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Prior to the deadline, Sacramento dispensaries worked quickly to try to clear out inventory.
Sacramento-based comedian and activist Ngaio Bealum plays the role of expert on the marijuana-infused, reality TV cooking competition series, "Cooking on High." The show debuted last Friday on Netflix, and has received lukewarm reviews so far on the web.
A Fresno, CA, appellate court upheld Superior Court Judge Dale Ikeda's ruling that said Fresno County can't fine Laton marijuana grower Xiongh Thao $99,000 because he got rid of the plants before sheriff's deputies cited him.
Northern California brewery Lagunitas is making a sparkling water called Hi-Fi Hops that's infused with cannabis. It'll be available at select marijuana dispensaries in late July. This is the first Lagunitas beverage to contain THC.
Sacramento's Front Street Animal Shelter regularly houses "guard dogs" from illegal marijuana operations. Last week, police shut down two such houses, where seven dogs were guarding the premises. Three more guard dogs joined them on Tuesday.
Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert is helping those convicted of marijuana offenses before the passage of Proposition 64 to reduce or dismiss those convictions and clear their records and help them pursue lives without felony records.
For a year, Sacramento has been debating a cannabis equity program that would help minority entrepreneurs from neighborhoods that were targeted during the drug war. After another delay at the Sacramento City Council meeting, it will take even longer.