Homeless people battling addiction while living in San Francisco’s hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic will be administered “limited quantities” of alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco, the city said this week. This is an action being taken in the interest of harm reduction. In a statement that was reported by SFGATE,... Read more
A disturbing video that surfaced this week shows a California police officer throwing punches at a minor who was reportedly suspected of smoking marijuana. In the 30-seconds of footage, an officer with the Rancho Cordova Police Department can be seen kneeling over the suspect on the ground while apparently... Read more
High Times is already one of the biggest names in cannabis. Now it’s about to become one of the biggest cannabis retailers in California. On Tuesday, the owner of the storied magazine announced the acquisition of more than a dozen dispensaries in the Golden State. Hightimes Holding Corp. said... Read more
More than 11,500 convictions for cannabis offenses are set to be expunged or reduced in Santa Clara County, California this week as part of a continuing effort to clear criminal records of actions that are no longer a violation of state law. The expungements are scheduled to be granted... Read more
Member Blog: A COVID-19 Guide For Cannabis Entities
by Henry Wykowski, Wykowski Law As the fallout from COVID-19 ripples through the economy, cannabis businesses are once again faced with a plethora of conflicting information and uncertainty. As counsel to the NCIA and in service to its membership, Wykowski Law has put together a guide to the most... Read more
Larry Scheffler (Left) and Dennis Logan (Right) Exclusive Interview with Planet 13 Co-CEO Larry Scheffler and CFO Dennis Logan In 2018, Planet 13 Holdings (CSE: PLTH) (OTCQB: PLNHF) was just launching its Nevada superstore. Now, the Las Vegas store has become an entertainment complex, and the company is preparing... Read more
California Cannabis Equity Grants Program Provides $30 Million in Grant Funding for Local Jurisdictions
PRESS RELEASE Today, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), in partnership with the Bureau of Cannabis Control, announced $30 million in grant funding through the Cannabis Equity Grants Program for Local Jurisdictions. The program focuses on the inclusion and support of individuals in California’s legal cannabis... Read more
Potential cannabis business owners in Los Angeles looking to open new shops are suing the city, claiming the process for applying for a license is  “flawed.” The L.A. Times reports that the lawsuit was filed last week by the Social Equity Owners and Workers Association. They are demanding that... Read more
Michael Mills (Left) and Trip Hoffman (Right) Exclusive Interview with Body and Mind President and Interim CEO Michael Mills and Body and Mind COO Trip Hoffman Multi-state operator Body and Mind (CSE: BAMM) (OTCQB: BMMJ) started as a private company serving the Nevada medical market five years ago. Now,... Read more
Exclusive Interview with TerrAscend Executive Chairman and Interim CEO Jason Ackerman Cannabis operator TerrAscend (CSE: TER) (OTCQX: TRSSF) has a multi-state presence in the United States, a Canadian footprint and distribution capabilities in the European Union. The company is focused on carving out a competitive position in its chosen... Read more

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