Washington Cities Join in Vacating Cannabis Convictions

In February, the city of Seattle, Washington announced it would vacate all misdemeanor cannabis convictions issued prior to the 2012 legalization of adult use cannabis. Mayor Jenny Durkan cited the need to reverse some of the damage done by the War on Drugs, especially to communities of color. The city attorney is also looking into possibly […]

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Social Cannabis Use Lounge Opens in San Francisco

A cannabis smoking lounge has opened in San Francisco, California, the Associated Press reports, and the Barbary Coast lounge is the first of its kind in the state. Nicole Elliot, the city’s cannabis “czar” indicated that more shops will be licensed once city health officials finalize the regulations. Other California cities are also considering allowing […]

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Brian Applegarth: Cannabis Tourism in California

Brian Applegarth is the CEO and founder of Emerald Country Tours, founder of the Cannabis Trail, and founder of the California Cannabis Tourism Association. California is the country’s most recently legalized state and — as the birthplace of medical cannabis in the United States — it is steeped in cannabis history, culture, and heritage. Brian […]

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San Francisco to Expunge Some Cannabis Convictions

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón will retroactively apply criminal justice reforms in the state’s cannabis legalization law to misdemeanor and felony convictions dating back to 1975. Who’s Affected? Individuals with prior cannabis convictions that would not be crimes under the new law. The District Attorney’s Office plans to review, recall, and resentence up to […]

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Activist Dennis Peron, Who Sparked California’s Medical Cannabis Movement, Dies at 72

Medical cannabis activist Dennis Peron, who is often credited as the “father of medical marijuana,” passed away on January 27 in a San Francisco hospital, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. A long-time cigarette smoker, he was suffering from late-stage lung cancer. Mr. Peron was best known as a cannabis and gay rights activist. Originally from New […]

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San Francisco, California Approved Adult-Use Rules; On Track for Jan. 5 Sales

The San Francisco, California Board of Supervisors have approved rules to govern the city’s adult-use cannabis industry, and while they might not put San Francisco on track to start selling to adults on Jan. 1, if Mayor Ed Lee signs the measure quickly sales could begin Jan. 5, the San Francisco Gate reports. Rules include equity […]

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San Francisco Adult Use Sales Might Not Begin on Jan. 1

San Francisco, California officials have suggested that the city’s adult-use cannabis market might not come online with the rest of the state as local regulators will not issue recreational industry licenses until an equity program is created and new laws are passed to regulate the industry, the San Francisco Gate reports. Equity programs are designed […]

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Lagunitas Brewing Company Releases One Batch of Cannabis Terpene-Infused Beer

Lagunitas Brewing Company has unveiled Supercritical IPA – a brew infused with cannabis terpenes from CannaCraft, the California-based producers of vape cartridges called AbsoluteXtracts, the Washington Post reports. The terpenes used are extracted from cannabis plants but the brew is not infused with THC or CBD. Kial Long, vice president of marketing for AbsoluteXtracts, said […]

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San Francisco Creates Office of Cannabis

The new Office of Cannabis has been approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors who have already tasked the yet-to-be-hired director with preparing two reports by Nov. 1, according to a San Francisco Gate report. The reports will analyze the social disparities that could cause some social groups to be left out of the […]

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San Francisco Officials Move to Ban New Dispensaries Until Rec. Rules Developed

The San Francisco, California Planning Commission has passed a recommendation to ban the opening of new medical cannabis dispensaries for up to two years until the city enacts its regulations on the forthcoming recreational cannabis industry, according to a report from 48 Hills. The resolution is not binding and would need to be approved by […]

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California Communities Create Cannabis Offices to Handle Recreational Rollout

California communities have begun laying the groundwork for the rollout of the recreational cannabis industry as San Francisco and Sonoma County take steps to create cannabis advisory panels within the government. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to create an Office of Cannabis to oversee the permit process in the city, while Sonoma […]

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San Francisco, Calif. Considers Creating Cannabis Department for Adult-Use Rollout

San Francisco, California is considering legislation to create a Cannabis Department to help the city handle the implementation of the adult-use cannabis regime, the San Francisco Examiner reports. The proposal, introduced by Supervisor Jeff Sheehy, would create the department, and Mayor Ed Lee would appoint the director and all seven members of the Cannabis Commission. […]

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