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  1. Ron Strider

    CA: Los Angeles To Become Largest U.S. City With Legal Recreational Marijuana

    Los Angeles will become the nation's largest city with recreational pot after the City Council voted Wednesday to license sales next year. After months of debate and political snags, the council approved rules to usher in commercial sales and cultivation set to begin in less than a month...
  2. Ron Strider

    CA: Can Los Angeles Repair The Damage Done By The War On Marijuana

    Make no mistake, the war on marijuana has not been colorblind. Despite national surveys showing that white people and black people use marijuana at approximately the same rates, blacks have over the years been nearly four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites...
  3. Ron Strider

    Los Angeles County Issues First Cannabis License To Latina Woman

    Yvonne DeLaRosa Green was awarded the first cannabis business license for Los Angeles County for her dispensary 99 High Tide Collective in Malibu. The city and county of Los Angeles are expected to become the capital of cannabis once the state of California's regulated adult-use market is up and...
  4. Ron Strider

    Zach Randolph Arrested On Charge Of Marijuana Possession With Intent To Sell

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department arrested Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph on a felony charge of marijuana possession with intent to sell, according to police reports. The arrest was part of a Wednesday night disturbance that resulted in damage to five Los Angeles Police...
  5. Ron Strider

    CA: Fear Comes With The Job For Marijuana Store Owner

    In California and other states where marijuana is legal for medical or recreational use, pot store owners often find themselves nervously carrying around large amounts of cash. That's because most banks want nothing to do with money linked to a plant that remains illegal under federal law...
  6. Ron Strider

    CA: Top Cannabis Organizations Declare War With Los Angeles City Council

    The UCBA, UFCW 770 and LA Cannabis Task Force (and their association leaders in Los Angeles) organized a call to arms Monday June 19. The revolution was destined to start at the Los Angeles Athletic Club because rush hour traffic and expensive parking makes the venue the most inaccessible part...
  7. Ron Strider

    When It Comes To Regulating Marijuana, Can We Count On Los Angeles To Do Right Thing

    I felt kind of sorry for the guy sitting next to me Monday at the “Future of Cannabis” event at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. He’s a commercial real estate broker who knows nothing about the marijuana business. But a friend of his who works in the trade suggested that now would be a good time...
  8. K

    CA: LA County Leaders To Begin Talks On Regulating Legal Marijuana Sales

    With legal marijuana sales set to begin in California in less than a year, Los Angeles County leaders will introduce a motion Tuesday to start the process of crafting a set of regulations to protect public safety and to encourage a sustainable and potentially multi-billion-dollar cannabis...
  9. K

    CA: Governor Rejects Special Deal To Save L.A. Pot Shops From Extinction

    Even the most upstanding marijuana dispensaries in the city of Los Angeles aren't fully legit. They're tolerated under voter-approved Proposition D, which gives limited legal immunity to 135 or fewer collectives. Otherwise, pot shops are 100 percent illegal in this here town. That's a problem...
  10. K

    CA: Medical Marijuana And Escape From L.A.

    The situation for medical marijuana collectives in the City of Los Angeles is a jumble under Proposition D, a zoning and city registration measure meant to control and limit the number of collectives within city limits. The cannabis lawyers at my firm have written extensively about Proposition D...
  11. R

    Los Angeles County Issues Temporary Ban On Medical Marijuana Processing

    Departments in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County were directed by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich to enact a temporary ban on the processing of medical marijuana while impacts of the ban can be studied, officials said. The cultivation, manufacturing and laboratory testing of...