1 day ago | Marijuana
Existing research suggests that there are roughly 30,000 Americans who work in pot shops, about a quarter of the industry’s total employment. A substantial portion of those retail employees are budtenders.
4 days ago | Marijuana
Donnie Anderson says it took weeks of driving to count the pot dispensaries in City Council District 8, which covers much of South Central Los Angeles. The team found two shops granted “limited immunity” by the city, but that they were vastly outn...
22 days ago | Marijuana
The proposed state guidelines cover a broad swath of territory including the definition of business ownership, product safety testing requirements, the times a dispensary can be open and how much THC can go into one package.
1 month ago | Marijuana
Los Angeles is said to be the world’s largest marijuana market. Reaching this point was not inevitable, and without these five marijuana change-makers it could have taken much longer.
1 month ago | Longform
When Mayor Rich Kerr was elected in November 2014, he says Adelanto was “$2.6 million in the hole.” A year later, the city welcomed marijuana cultivation, and its economy is on the upswing. Kerr says the deficit is now half a million dollars. “By ...
2 months ago | Marijuana
Noah Stokes was running a security company in Oregon when a nervous medical marijuana grower approached him. The man's grow had been robbed. Someone had cut a hole in the ceiling, opened a door and loaded a truck with the harvest of several thousa...