“Artistic elements like palm trees, surfboards, driftwood, and bright pastels have always screamed “California” -- now these aesthetics are dominating the cannabis industry. Brands are embodying the beach and surf culture in order to become synonymous with the West Coast mentality. Caliva’s palm tree-clad packages dominate the Bay area and much of southern California. Walking into its dispensary home base in San Jose feels much like entering a surf shop. Cold fizzy drinks are also a big hit year-round with the California crowd, like the fruity, low-calorie natural beverages from Mood33, and California Dreamin' low-dose sodas.”Read More
“The moodteam was proud to be among a handful of brands and companies to serve and sell its new line of adult-use cannabis infused products to the public for the first time at Cannabliss Retreat’s cannabis wellness inspired 420 festival, tucked high in the Malibu hills at a private villa founded for immersive healing and group experiences…”Read More
“mood33 is excited to share that its products and brand will be on display at a private villa experience in the Malibu hills for the first time for an exclusive showcase and product presentation in partnership with Cannabliss 420 Retreats and 99 High Tide, Malibu's local cannabis dispensary…”Read More
"Emerald Exchange brings Northern California farmers and Southern California companies together for an event that features a cannabis farmers market, workshops, music, a speaker series and educational events. The first Emerald Exchange was held in Malibu last August and two other events have been held since then. Some 500 attendees came out for the latest event in March..."Read More
"West Hollywood wants to become one of California’s first cities to allow ‘cannabis consumption’ lounges. In late November, West Hollywood’s City Council approved regulations which amended municipal codes and zoning ordinances to regulate cannabis land uses. This includes the authorization for cannabis consumption areas or lounges in the City of West Hollywood."Read More
"Buying weed is easier than ever, but there are more places to consume cannabis products than pot shops. To assist in locating cannabis-infused foods and drinks, here is Eater’s guide of weed-friendly restaurants, popups, and bars in Los Angeles."Read More
How to find a licensed adult-use cannabis store in California? That may be tougher than you think.
Temporary licenses from California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control, which took effect Jan. 1, have gone out to several dozen stores. The bureau is updating that list of retailers daily, and we’re tracking the list in the table below. The licenses aren’t absolute guarantees that those stores will be open, but it’s the best information we have at the moment. Click through on the live link to find store hours and, in many cases, full menus of the product available..."Read More
In January, California will join the list of states where recreational marijuana is legal, among them Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Alaska. With researchers tallying California’s marijuana sales at $7.7 billion last year, the so-called green rush has already turned gold. Next year, the Standard hotel in Hollywood plans to open a dispensary for edibles. “It’s exploding in a good way,” said Emerald Castro, a brand ambassador for cannabis start-ups. “There are a lot of professionals on board.”Read More
"Boutique hotel group Standard International and cannabis-infused confection maker Lord Jones have announced a partnership that includes opening a retail shop in the lobby of the Standard Hollywood early next year.
There are also plans to create co-branded THC-derived products and expand to the hotel’s downtown Los Angeles location — and beyond — as regulations permit."Read More