After decades away from weed -- if they ever used at all -- North America's elders have begun leading the way in the mainstreaming of marijuana.
Consider the seniors of Orange County. If these new old consumers seem belated in their embrace, don't be mad at 'em; their abstinence was punishment enough.
Amyris uses synthetic biology to make face creams and a zero-calory sugar substitute. Now the Silicon Valley company is jumping into the billion-dollar CBD industry, because some consumers think CBD tastes like urine or dish soap.
In Desert Hot Springs, Canndescent has begun powering its indoor production facility strictly through solar power, becoming the cannabis industry’s first to do so at commercial-scale.
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52. Buck Angel: From Porn Star to “Tranpa”
This week Alex and Donnell sit down with LGBTQ activist and cannabis entrepreneur Buck Angel to talk about the queer community's role in cannabis legalization, Buck's experience being the first trans man in LA to have hormone replacement therapy, and how he made his way from porn star to public figure. Plus, CBD is on the rise.
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All REC'd up and no place to smoke. L.A. took a step toward becoming that on Tuesday. The county. Legalization might be demystifying pot in the political, medical, and social realms, but on county property out of sight is where even vape consumers have to be.
LOS ANGELES TIMES
The San Jose City Council passed an equity assistance program. Details are not yet in place, but its broad parameters call for San Jose to help residents with marijuana convictions or who are low-income secure dispensary licenses, job training and technical assistance.
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
The Native tribes of California -- sovereign nations, all -- can do on their land whatever they want with marijuana, except compete in the state's REC market. Now, some the state's 109 tribes are seeking to do just that, and the result is a fight between Cali and the tribes over marijuana control.
Weed-famous MC Berner is done banking with Wells Fargo. Loudly insisting that the millions he had kept with the bank were separate from his marijuana earnings, the Taylor Gang member last weekend made the separation public in an Instagram post.
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