Downtown Los Angeles Cannabis Tourism City Guide 2019

As of January 1, 2018, Los Angeles became the largest—albeit the most dysfunctional—legal cannabis marketplace in the world. There’s 18.8 million people in the greater Los Angeles area, plus Hollywood, and the music industry, all powering a cannabis culture that influences the globe. But owing to local government stasis, there’s just 135 legal stores. Stretching […]

Local Governments Sue to Stop Statewide Cannabis Delivery in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a major challenge to regulations that govern California’s marijuana market, Beverly Hills and 24 other local governments sued Friday to overturn a rule allowing home deliveries statewide, even into communities that banned commercial cannabis sales. The League of California Cities and police chiefs had complained that unrestricted home deliveries would […]

The Best Cannabis Podcasts to Get High To

Podcasts have gained popularity in recent times, and they offer a fresh way to get your daily fix of cannabis-related content. Whether on your daily commute, working in the garden, out for a run, or simply smoking a bowl, a good podcast can be a great companion. As long-format content is concerned, podcasts offer a […]

How the Cannabis Industry Defeated Legalization in New York

‘The Haymaker’ is Leafly Deputy Editor Bruce Barcott’s opinion column on cannabis politics and culture. The cannabis industry’s equity problem has long been a ticking time bomb. This week it finally exploded. In Albany, a legalization measure that once seemed as unstoppable as a locomotive ran completely off the rails. The push to include adult-use cannabis […]

Legalization Isn’t Enough: 10 Things Every New Cannabis Law Must Have

Cannabis legalization has hit a turning point. No longer are the most exciting conversations about whether to legalize; today they’re about how best to go about it. As legal cannabis evolves from an abstract concept to a fully fleshed-out policy, we have complicated questions to answer. Thankfully, we’re not starting from scratch. Every legal-cannabis state […]

Oklahoma’s Green Rush Is Even Wilder Than You Imagine

Bill Ladd, a patient at Fort Apache Medical Dispensary, shows off one of his legal homegrow plants. (Dave Howard for Leafly) Welcome to Boomtown, USA GLENPOOL, OK—Seconds after I send a text that I’ve arrived at Sage Farms, a 10-foot-high chain-link gate guarding the entrance slides open by remote command. Beyond the barbed-wire-topped fencing, a […]

These Investors Are Looking for Women-Led Cannabis Companies

To succeed in capitalism, you need capital. Unfortunately, women and people of color historically don’t have equal access to large sums of money. Investment capital isn’t spread equally. That’s where Treehouse Global finds its financial advantage. That makes it difficult to build and scale up a business. This is especially true in the cannabis industry, […]

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