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MAP - Cannabis - California

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Published: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:42:56 -0700

Last Build Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:10:02 GMT


US CA: Hills Like Home In Laos. And Now A Crop, Too.

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 04 Jun 2017 - HAYFORK, Calif. - The red and purple opium poppies that his family grew on a mountainside half a world away were filled with an intoxicating, sticky sap that his mother traded for silver coins to feed her children and pay for their escape. Adam Lee smiles at the memory of a childhood in war-torn Laos and voyage to America, where he spent decades adapting to life in big cities.

US CA: Growers Split As Pot Farms Go Industrial

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 16 Apr 2017 - SALINAS, Calif. - This vast and fertile valley is often called the salad bowl of the nation for the countless heads of lettuce growing across its floor. Now California's marijuana industry is laying claim to a new slogan for the valley: America's cannabis bucket. After years of marijuana being cultivated in small plots out of sight from the authorities, California cannabis is going industrial.

US CA: Pot To Pair With Wines? Sonoma Embraces Possibilities

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 19 Mar 2017 - SANTA ROSA, Calif. - In the heart of Northern California's wine country, a civil engineer turned marijuana entrepreneur is adding a new dimension to the art of matching fine wines with gourmet food: cannabis and wine pairing dinners. Sam Edwards, co-founder of the Sonoma Cannabis Company, charges diners $100 to $150 for a meal that experiments with everything from marijuana-leaf pesto sauce to sniffs of cannabis flowers paired with sips of a crisp Russian River chardonnay.

US CA: Pot Brand For The A-List

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 19 Mar 2017 - Recreational cannabis may be legal in California, but buying the actual stuff still makes Scott Campbell, a celebrity tattoo artist and fine artist, feel like a class-cutting teenage stoner. "You go in to buy weed, and it's like visiting your parole officer," said Mr. Campbell, who lives in Los Angeles. "You get buzzed through three metal gates." Inside, cannabis products are often packaged with loopy Deadhead-style graphics and goofy dorm-humor strain names like Gorilla Glue and Purple Urkle.

US CA: Border Tunnels Left Unfilled On Mexican Side Pose Security

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 15 Jan 2017 - [photo] A cross-border drug smugglers' tunnel that had been shut down but left unfilled on the Mexican side was found to be back in operation in December, officials said. (Mexico attorney general's office / Associated Press) Mexican drug cartels have burrowed dozens of tunnels in the last decade, outfitted them with rail and cart systems to whisk drugs under the U.S. border and, after being discovered by authorities, abandoned them.

US CA: State Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana Brings No

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 12 Jan 2017 - Newport Beach Police Chief Jon Lewis, seen in this file photo, says Prop. 64, which legalized recreational marijuana possession and use for adults 21 and older in California, will make for "an interesting year" in Newport. (File photo) Marijuana dispensaries and growing and delivery remain illegal in Newport Beach, but residents can smoke it in their homes under California law.

US CA: Marijuana Brands Can Trademark Almost Anything, Except

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 07 Jan 2017 - Hi is a cannabis brand. Its logo -- "hi" in white letters inside an orange circle -- can be found above the front door of a Portland, Ore., marijuana shop and on a handful of cannabis products, including massage oil and Hi Releaf pain-relief balm. But you wouldn't guess any of that from Hi's trademark filings. In 2015, the brand's parent company, Cannabis Sativa Inc., filed a trademark application -- not for any of Hi's core products, but for hats, T-shirts and a wide array of other apparel.