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Equity Efforts Could Go Statewide Under California Bill

Some California cities have already introduced equity programs designed to give a leg up to communities hit hardest by the drug war. A new bill in Sacramento would expand the effort statewide.

CBD Craze Hits LA’s High-End Juice Bars

Move over, blue spirulina. Cannabidiol is an emerging trend on Southern California’s stylish self-care scene.

Guest Opinion: Let Cannabis Provide Homeless Shelters and Services

Let’s provide incentives for entrepreneurs in cannabis to build homeless shelters themselves.

Women Hold Fewer Than a Quarter of LA’s Cannabis Licenses

Women-owned businesses make up roughly 13% of licensed retailers and distributors in LA, according to a Leafly analysis. Another 12% are co-owned by women.

Can LA’s Expanded Cannabis Staff Bring Equity to the Industry?

The Los Angeles City Council has agreed to scale up the city’s cannabis staff eightfold in order to speed what some critics are calling a slow rollout.

Former Congressional Aide Convicted of Taking Cannabis Bribe

The aide was working in the Compton field office of Rep. Janice Hahn in 2015 when he told an illegal cannabis shop it would be shut down if he couldn't reach a deal with owners, prosecutors say.

Tribes Cut out of California Cannabis Market Might Grow Their Own

Tribes floated the idea of setting up farms and retail sales on reservations after concluding that state rules would strip them of their right to self-governance.

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.”

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.

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.

What It’s Like to Get High in a Lloyd Wright House

LA's Afternoon Delight event series, curated by Katie Partlow and set in a famous home, incorporates love letters, music, and freely flowing cannabis.

In the Fight Over LA Weekly, Cannabis Companies Are Caught in the Middle

The paper's new owners counted on dispensary and product ads to shore up its finances. Then a mass firing sparked a boycott.

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.

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