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Allison Ray Benavides uses an oil derived from the high CBD cannabis strain, Charlotte’s Web, to treat her 9-year-old son’s epilepsy. T Read more

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Using cannabis to enhance one’s sexual experience isn’t a new concept, but there sure are plenty of new products on the market to help people get down. Read more

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To the delight of many in the hemp industry, the 2018 farm bill (aka the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018) descheduled hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. Read more

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The lack of legal access to banking is one the biggest obstacles facing the cannabis industry. Read more

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The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) released the newest changes to regulations for adult-use cannabis and manufacturing earlier this month. Read more

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San Diego-based graphic novelist Justin Eisinger noticed a lot of books on the market about growing cannabis, but nothing for the canna-curious newcomer interested in growing their own supply. Read more

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California’s three cannabis licensing authorities are due to release the third phase of regulations for adult-use and manufacturing of cannabis in early December. Read more

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A newcomer to San Diego, Shaw educates cat lovers on kitten rescue nationwide as the Kitten Lady and rescues kittens with her new, local nonprofit, Orphan Kitten Club. Read more

People of the Year

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Lillian Faderman is a prominent historian on LGBTQ communities and the immigrant experience. Read more

People of the Year

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Those CBD products might be illegal, according to some San Diego legal experts. Read more

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Blake Marchand, CEO of March and Ash, says his dispensary’s setup emphasizes education with help from “cannabis concierges.” Read more

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Our picks for the hottest and coolest cannabis businesses Read more

Best of San Diego

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The San Diego Opera was on the brink of collapse in 2014 until its board of directors rescinded an earlier vote to close and saved the institution from extinction. Read more

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With the Nov. 6 general election just around the corner, some in San Diego’s cannabis industry are highly invested in the County Supervisor’s race. Read more

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It’s no secret that getting a piece of land in California is no easy feat, and San Diego real estate professionals say it’s even harder for cannabis entrepreneurs. Read more

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Cannabis businesses often have a difficult time finding business insurance. California’s insurance commissioner, Dave Jones, is chairing a new working group established to address this issue. Read more

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In a photograph by Los Angeles-based artist Ted Meyer, Joy Mincey Powell looks over her shoulder at the viewer in her wheelchair, her bare back exposed. Read more

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Megumi Reagan, director of policy and marketing at cannabis waste company Gaiaca, says the company has been busier than usual. Read more

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I found an overwhelming amount of medical articles cautioning against fruitarianism, a diet famously revered by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Read more

Food Issue

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In the spirit of CityBeat’s Food Issue, I tried a few edible products that a budtender from Urbn Leaf (1028 Buenos Ave.) guaranteed would satisfy my sweet tooth but not make me fly that high. Read more

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