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Why Santa Barbara’s Idyllic Wine Country Embraced Cannabis FarmsPeter Hecht - Published on November 24, 2018Read more
When the cut flower industry departed, officials in the wine-growing region encouraged cannabis growers to move into its empty greenhouses.
Calaveras Cannabis Farmers File Class Action Lawsuit Over Cultivation BanPeter Hecht - Published on August 17, 2018Read more
Spurned farmers are demanding a refund of millions of dollars in taxes and fees—a sum that could cripple the county’s budget.
Success in the OC: How Santa Ana Became a Model Cannabis MarketPeter Hecht - Published on August 13, 2018Read more
You may remember that infamous Santa Ana raid video. Now, 3 years later, dispensaries and the city are thriving. What happened?
Legalization vs Mexico’s Powerful Cartels: Who’d Win?Peter Hecht - Published on July 19, 2018Read more
(Part three of a three-part Mexico Legalization Series) In Mexico City, 33-year-old businessman Bernardo Pérez Rojas wants to take a plunge into the cannabis economy, but first with measured steps. Pérez Rojas, a stylish man with longish hair wrapped in a ponytail, is the CEO of Grupo Perfumeros de México, a fragrance and flavoring company […]
Mexico Takes Small Steps Toward Medical Marijuana LegalizationPeter Hecht - Published on July 16, 2018Read more
While Canada and the US move forward on full legalization, why is Mexico lagging?
Why Vicente Fox Thinks Like a Capitalist, Acts Like a RadicalPeter Hecht - Published on July 13, 2018Read more
Mexico’s ex-president pushes cannabis legalization as a moral cause that makes business sense—and could quell the narco-violence.
Here’s Where California’s Next Governor Stands on CannabisPeter Hecht - Published on May 29, 2018Read more
California votes on June 5. So far it’s Gavin Newsom vs. five contenders. Will they help or hurt the state’s fastest-growing industry?
Meet at El Presidente’s House: Vicente Fox to Host Cannabis ConferencePeter Hecht - Published on May 11, 2018Read more
The former Mexican president, an outspoken advocate for legalization, welcomes the industry to ‘Centro Fox’ later this month.
Strange Tactics Emerge in Utah’s Medical Marijuana Legalization FightPeter Hecht - Published on May 10, 2018Read more
Prohibitionists are already resorting to distortion and confusion—and it’s only May.
Interstate Smuggling? How the Vireo Incident Is Testing State Cannabis LawsPeter Hecht - Published on May 4, 2018Read more
One company, two states, felony charges: How a simple inventory problem blew up when cannabis oil—allegedly—crossed state lines.