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Lara McCaffrey

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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. more

CannaBeat

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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. more

CannaBeat

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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. more

People of the Year

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

People of the Year

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

CannaBeat

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

CannaBeat

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Our picks for the hottest and coolest cannabis businesses 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The San Diego Opera was on the brink of collapse in 2014 until its board of directors rescinded an earlier vote to close and saved the institution from extinction. 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. more

CannaBeat

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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. more

CannaBeat

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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. more

CannaBeat

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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. more

Features

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

CannaBeat

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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. 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. more

CannaBeat

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Some San Diego cannabis labs are slowly seeing the effects of Phase II regulations. more

CannaBeat

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Only a handful of do-it-yourself (DIY) venues are still operating in San Diego, with Helmuth joining King’s Music and The Treehouse on the list of silenced venues. more

Music Feature 1 Comments

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Dispensaries across California were having fire sales to move products that didn’t conform to new regulations set into place July 1. more

CannaBeat

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LGBTQ+ San Diego will document decades worth of struggles and triumphs through hundreds of photos, newspaper clippings, artifacts, artwork and more. more

Features

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Photo by Lara McCaffrey

Usually added to gin cocktails, the cool, crisp cucumber makes any drink more refreshing. more

Drink Issue