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Report: 99% of California Cannabis Growers Are Still Unlicensed

California Growers Association says the high cost of licensing, along with county bans, are forcing growers into the illicit market.

Dear Abby Tells It Like It Is: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

From lawyers in landmark cases to sanctuary-friendly mayors to Dear Abby and Chelsea Handler, here are the week's most notable cannabis quotables.

The Leafly Buyer’s Guide to Southern California Cannabis Edibles

The Leafly Buyer's Guide provides a curated editorial list of top cannabis product picks on the market now, chosen by local experts in each region.

The Leafly Buyer’s Guide to Southern California Cannabis Topicals

The Leafly Buyer's Guide provides a curated editorial list of top cannabis product picks on the market now, chosen by local experts in each region.

The Leafly Buyer’s Guide to Southern California Cannabis Concentrates

The Leafly Buyer's Guide provides a curated editorial list of top cannabis product picks on the market now, chosen by local experts in each region.

The Leafly Buyer’s Guide to Southern California Cannabis Flower

The Leafly Buyer's Guide provides a curated editorial list of top cannabis product picks on the market now, chosen by local experts in each region.

The Leafly Buyer’s Guide to Southern California Cannabis Products

The Leafly Buyer's Guide provides a curated editorial list of top cannabis product picks on the market now, chosen by local experts in each region.

California Sends ‘Several Hundred’ Warning Letters to Unlicensed Cannabis Businesses

Most of the letters, which threaten civil and criminal penalties, have gone out to retail storefronts and delivery services believed to be operating illegally.

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.”

Police Say Hundreds of Illegal Cannabis Shops Operate in LA

Police have shut down eight illegal marijuana shops since Jan. 1, a pace that is unlikely to intensify as the department is focused on curbing violent crimes.

Berkeley Declares Itself a Sanctuary City for Cannabis Consumers

A council member called the move a direct response to US Attorney General Jeff Sessions' "misguided crackdown on our democratic decision to legalize recreational cannabis."

Guest Opinion: Local Bans Feed California’s Illicit Production Problem

In California's rural northern towns, city councils are banning cannabis farms. But they're ignoring the fact that those farms already exist.

In LA, Legal Cannabis Stores Call for Crackdown on Illegal Pop-Ups

Unlicensed operators are killing LA's licensed stores. It's time for enforcement, say some, and there may be action from City Hall tomorrow.

DAs Making it Easier to Clear California Cannabis Convictions

San Francisco's DA is proactively expunging cannabis convictions, but other counties are waiting for people to come forward before acting.

Will Cannabis Delivery Survive in California’s Legal Market?

Many independent operators are shutting down, concentrating the industry in the hands of delivery services with state licenses.

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