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Napa County Votes Unanimously To Ban All Commercial Cannabis In The Community

News – High Times Hold the joint, because it would appear that Napa County wants to stick with wine. On Tuesday, its Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to ban agriculture, processing, and sale of marijuana within county lines. Representatives of wineries had voiced concerns that legal marijuana in the area would unfairly benefit from the […]

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California Governor Signs Several Marijuana-Related Bills

News – High Times California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a passel of bills affecting the cannabis industry, his office announced on Saturday. Among the legislation that is now law is AB 37, a proposal sponsored by Democrat member of the California House Reggie Jones-Sawyer that will allow cannabis companies to make tax deductions. AB […]

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FBI Investigating Possible Public Corruption In Sacramento’s Cannabis Industry

News – High Times The FBI is investigating whether public officials in Sacramento, California accepted bribes in return for favorable treatment for applicants for licenses to operate cannabis businesses in the city, according to a report in local media. Three sources with direct knowledge of the probe have told the Sacramento Bee that the FBI […]

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Compassion Lives on in California as Governor Signs The Dennis Peron and Brownie Mary Act

News – High Times After a multiyear effort by advocates, Governor Gavin Newsom announced over the weekend he had signed SB-34, The Dennis Peron and Brownie Mary Act, in support of medical marijuana compassion care programs.  The Dennis Peron and Brownie Mary Act, named for San Francisco’s beloved pioneering medical marijuana activists, would exempt compassionate […]

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After Math: Who turned the lights out?

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links JOSH EDELSON via Getty Images If you live in California, the answer to that is our local power company, PG&E. But they’re not the only ones unilaterally shutting down their operations, users, dissent, and what have you. Here are some highlights from a ban-tastic week. Blizzard bans ‘Hearthstone’ pro for […]

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California’s new police body cam law blocks the use of facial recognition

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links A Los Angeles police officer wear an AXON body camera during the Immigrants Make America Great March to protest actions being taken by the Trump administration on February 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. David McNew via Getty Images In August, backers of California’s Body Camera Accountability Act pointed out […]

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California University Develops New Breath Test That Detects Opioids

News – High Times Engineers and physicians at the University of California, Davis have developed a breath test to detect possible opioid use. Here’s how it works: subjects of the test breathe normally into a specialized collection device, generating droplets in the breaths that condense and are then stored in a freezer until the testing […]

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America’s First Cannabis Cafe Opens Today In Los Angeles

News – High Times Lowell Cafe, the first fully licensed cannabis cafe in the United States, opens its doors in West Hollywood, California today, inviting patrons to pair a joint with its menu inspired by the flavor profiles of the plant. “In harmony with the West Hollywood community, the restaurant will offer a first-of-its-kind nightlife […]

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First Cannabis Farm Granted Permit to Grow in Sonoma County

News – High Times On Monday, a growing operation received the first one-acre, conditional-use permit for cannabis cultivation in Sonoma County, the northern California hotbed for Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir. The operation will be overseen by a grow team known as Petaluma Hills Farm, but the entire property—which will be located in a […]

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New Poll Reveals Majority of Californians Support Pot Shops In Their Communities

News – High Times When recreational weed became legal in California, it included provisions that gave local governments the power to bar pot shops. And according to reporting done by the Los Angeles Times, roughly three-fourths of all municipalities have done precisely that. Yet despite the high number of localities that have prohibited cannabis retail, […]

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