Hayley Fox
Hayley Fox is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. She writes about cannabis legalization, news, crime, and culture in Southern California and beyond. Her work has been published online and in print for Leafly, Rolling Stone, Playboy, VICE, LA Weekly, and others.
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California Scrambles to Speed Sluggish Expungement Process

A year after a law took affect allowing people to erase old cannabis convictions, nearly a million people still have criminal records more tarnished than they deserve.

LA’s Cannabis Office Is Woefully Understaffed, Chief Says

“We have many responsibilities and not a lot of capacity,” the department’s director told Leafly. “We’re going to at least need to quadruple our team.”

LA Cannabis Industry: Jeff Sessions ‘More Bark Than Bite’

Many in LA's cannabis industry believe the declaration was more symbol than substance, adding they aren’t too concerned with the specter of a federal crackdown.

LA Customers Line Up for West Hollywood Cannabis Opening

A total of four shops, all located within a roughly two-mile section of Santa Monica Boulevard, are now open for business.

Confusion Reigns in Los Angeles on California’s First Day of Legal Sales

While much of California is aflutter with legal adult-use cannabis today, businesses in the city of Los Angeles are once again holding their collective breath.

California’s New Packaging Rules Bring Price Bump for Retailers

“Most of the burden upfront is going to be on the retailer,” says Nick Kovacevich, CEO of LA-based packaging manufacturer Kush Bottles.

California Issues First Round of Cannabis Licenses

Roughly two weeks ahead of legal sales, state regulators have granted the first batch of temporary cannabis business licenses.

How to Save Water in a State of Drought

Under strict new water rules in California, cannabis farmers who haven’t thought through their water use could be left out to dry.

Los Angeles OKs Cannabis Regs, Jan. 1 Launch Unlikely

Los Angeles has long been an unruly frontier in the cannabis industry. The legal marketplace is seen as a way to impose order.

LA Equity Program Aims to Undo Impacts of Drug War

Los Angeles wants to ensure that a fair share of what’s expected to be a lucrative legal market belongs to those most affected by the drug war.

6 Ways to Advocate for a Pro-Cannabis Local Government

Here's how to rally support of local officials as members of a community that’s long carried social stigma.

Finding the ‘Green Zone’: How Specialty Realtors Are Cashing in on Cannabis

As California creeps closer to legalization, a commercial land grab has led to soaring lease and sale prices.

After the Blaze: The Harrowing Accounts of Wildfire Victims in California’s Cannabis Country

“You die multiple times when you think your children have passed,” one farmer said. “I still kind of tear up when I think about it."

Undercover Agents Arrest San Diego Cannabis Delivery Drivers

San Diego area cannabis-delivery services went on lockdown this week following a law enforcement sting on local delivery operations that put at least six drivers behind bars.

Will ‘Microbusiness’ Licenses Let Craft Cannabis Flourish in California?

This special license allows small-scale operators to build the cannabis equivalent of microbreweries.

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