Month: June 2024

California’s pot economy is crashing. What comes next?

California no longer sells the most weed in AmericaCalifornia’s cannabis economy is crashing as brands go out of business. What comes next?By Lester Black,Cannabis editorJune 11, 2024 Vince Ning has a singular perspective on California’s weed industry. He’s the CEO and co-founder of Nabis, the state’s largest pot distribution company, which interacts with every single pot…
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The dirty secret of California’s legal weed

An L.A. Times/WeedWeek investigation finds alarming levels of pesticides in cannabis products at dispensaries across the state By Paige St. John  and Alex Halperin June 14, 2024  Aging yuppies in neon beachwear stand before a green wall with the catchphrase “You have changed … so has cannabis.” The social media post is part of“Real CA Cannabis,” a…
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A new threat to cannabis users: Smuggled Chinese pesticides

Charred remnants of illegal toxic pesticides burned in a California cannabis grow. (Paige St. John / Los Angeles Times)By Paige St. John Staff Writer June 14, 2024 3 AM PT  In coordinated raids last September, multiple California agencies stormed a network of illegal cannabis-growing warehouses across Oakland while state cannabis regulators singled out a salmon-colored warehouse complex surrounded…
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