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4/20 celebration a mellow one in San Francisco, but Santa Cruz event wasn't quite as relaxed - The Cannifornian

Costa obeyed. “He got super aggressive all the sudden,” said Cota, 26. “It’s not like I”m smoking meth or doing cocaine.”<p>The policeman declined his …

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Former Warriors star admits he smoked marijuana before most games - The Cannifornian

Matt Barnes, a beloved bad boy member of the Warriors’ “We Believe” team who last year won a championship ring with Golden State, admitted Friday he …

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Americans reflect on pros, cons of legal cannabis ahead of 4/20 - The Cannifornian

America’s marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 4/20 holiday: Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according …

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4/20: Did these California high-school students create the Cannabis Code? - The Cannifornian

SAN RAFAEL (AP) — Friday is April 20, or 4/20. That’s the numerical code for marijuana’s high holiday, a homage to pot’s enduring appeal and …

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Senate leader Schumer backs decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level - The Cannifornian

The push to decriminalize marijuana has picked up another high-profile backer — Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer — just a week after President …

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In Year One of legal weed, Cannabis Cup in San Bernardino faces city hurdle - The Cannifornian

One of California’s biggest marijuana festivals, High Times SoCal Cannabis Cup, is still slated to kick off Friday, April 20, despite San Bernardino …

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First cannabis-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisers - The Cannifornian

Food and Drug Administration advisers on Thursday unanimously supported the first government approval of a medication made from cannabis, paving the …

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Facebook Live chat: Breaking down our exclusive database on California's cannabis laws - The Cannifornian

It’s been nearly a year and a half since California legalized recreational marijuana and each municipality in the state is still trying to figure out …

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Scotts Miracle-Gro doubles down on its investment in the cannabis industry - The Cannifornian

Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. agreed to acquire the top U.S. distributor of hydroponics products for $450 million in cash and stock, a transaction that will …

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Cannabis tech firm MassRoots reports net loss of $44 million in 2017 - The Cannifornian

The storms MassRoots weathered in 2017 have set the marijuana tech firm adrift in a $44 million sea of red.<p>A review of MassRoots Inc.’s annual filing …

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Marijuana is part of its religion, says Jurupa Valley church fighting city to stay open - The Cannifornian

An Inland church that uses marijuana to worship is embroiled in a bitter dispute with Jurupa Valley, which alleges the Vault Church of Open Faith is …

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Get a sneak peek at Flow Cannabis Institute, a massive marijuana processing center now open in Redwood Valley - The Cannifornian

“Positing an alternate future” was one of the themes presented to about 300 guests this weekend at Redwood Valley’s Flow Cannabis Institute’s …

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Businesses optimistic, wary in wake of Trump's pledge to back off cannabis - The Cannifornian

Marijuana stocks are surging while cannabis industry supporters remain optimistic but skeptical days after a surprise pledge from President Donald …

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Opinion: Hemp legalization will be a free-market win - The Cannifornian

Kentucky’s two U.S. Senators don’t always pull the GOP in the same direction. But Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are joining forces on a modest …

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LA-based MedMen opens state-of-the-art marijuana cultivation facility outside Reno - The Cannifornian

SPARKS, Nev. — After being in the works for nearly two years, a state-of-the-art marijuana factory in northern Nevada’s high desert is up and running.<p>…

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Will unlicensed marijuana cultivation hurt California’s redwoods? - The Cannifornian

A new industry is thriving in California. It is green in terms of the money being made and the crop itself. Yet it is anything but that when it comes …

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Hemp Farming Act of 2018 introduced by Sen. Mitch McConnell - The Cannifornian

Hemp could be made whole again — and explicitly legal — under a new bill introduced Thursday by the leader of the U.S. Senate.<p>Senate Majority Leader …

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What changed the mind of longtime cannabis opponent John Boehner? - The Cannifornian

John Boehner, the former Republican speaker of the House who once said he was “unalterably opposed” to decriminalizing marijuana laws, has joined a …

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Retired NFL player estimates that most active players use cannabis - The Cannifornian

Recently retired NFL player Martellus Bennett has a rough estimate of how many of his former compatriots smoke marijuana. It’s pretty high.<p>“I want to …

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Trump, Gardner strike deal on legalized marijuana, ending standoff over Justice nominees - The Cannifornian

President Trump has promised a top Senate Republican that he will support congressional efforts to protect states that have legalized marijuana — …

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Two more medical marijuana businesses receive permits to make products in Costa Mesa - The Cannifornian

Costa Mesa planning commissioners gave the thumbs-up to two proposed medical marijuana facilities Monday — pushing the number of commission-approved …

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'Sex and the City' star in NY governor's race says cannabis legalization is a racial-justice issue - The Cannifornian

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A week after telling two interviewers her support for legalizing recreational use of marijuana in New York was revenue-based, …

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Riverside County is considering these rules for cannabis - The Cannifornian

Commercial cannabis would not be allowed in residential areas and there would be limits on cultivation and what goes on inside marijuana retail shops …

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Marijuana floating ashore on Santa Barbara beach - The Cannifornian

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A new kind of sea weed has been found along a Southern California beach.<p>KEYT-TV reports marijuana has been washing …

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Editorial: Why medical marijuana may be the answer to the opioid epidemic - The Cannifornian

America’s opioids crisis has taken a staggering toll, killing more than 42,000 people in 2016 alone and more than 250,000 people over the past …

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California cities chase marijuana tax revenue with wide-ranging rates and schemes - The Cannifornian

Some California cities and counties have raked in tens of thousands to millions of dollars in cannabis-related tax revenue since legal sales began on …

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HP targets booming cannabis business with custom cash registers - The Cannifornian

HP Inc. has hopped on the cannabis bandwagon, offering a more official way to process all that cash dispensaries are collecting.<p>The computer maker …

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Lawmakers retreat from 'zero tolerance' policy for young motorists who use pot - The Cannifornian

Faced with opposition from drug legalization advocates, California lawmakers backed away Tuesday from a proposal to adopt a “zero tolerance” policy …

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Synthetic urine the new way for some to beat drug tests; states rushing to ban it - The Cannifornian

As part of a routine drug test, Adam Randall handed a vial of yellow liquid to a probation officer.<p>Although it looked like a urine sample from the …

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Sonoma County supervisors to debate neighbors’ concerns about marijuana - The Cannifornian

A high-stakes debate about where legal marijuana should be grown in Sonoma County comes before the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday in a discussion …

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