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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.

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 Cannabis Shops Roll Out Hoopla as Sales Set to Begin

Marijuana legalization arrives Monday in California with lots of hoopla, but only a handful of cities will initially have retail outlets ready to sell recreational cannabis.

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.

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.

Here’s Why VR and Cannabis Are a Match Made in Heaven

“Both cannabis and VR offer an immersive experience, are rapidly growing, and are about to become a part of mainstream life."

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.

California’s Legal Cannabis Countdown: What’s Coming by Jan. 1

Don't count on being able to stroll into your local dispensary on New Year's Day to celebrate with an infused cookie or a joint.

California Proposes Armored Cars to Transport Cannabis Tax Money

The armored car tax collection solution came about amid fears that operators carrying large bags of cash could be targets for theft.