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In 2015, women made up 36 percent of leadership positions in the cannabis market, toppling the 22 percent national average for women in senior management positions in all other industries, according to Pew Research Center. more

Apr 19, 2017 11:52 AM News

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This getting high thing is new and different for me. But then again, everything feels different since election night. Everyday life feels different. When friends greet each other with "how's it going?", there's now a qualifier after every answer. more

Jan 3, 2017 9:36 AM Well, That Was Awkward

When the licensed marijuana dispensary OutCo hired Allison Justice as its VP of Cultivation three months ago, she was shocked by the El Cajon-based lab's use of a high-priced fertilizer. more

Dec 14, 2016 12:00 AM News


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While Californians age 21-and-up can now smoke in the privacy of their homes, grow six plants and possess up to an ounce, driving under the influence of marijuana remains against the law. more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM News

With stronger-than-ever backing for recreational marijuana usage, Proposition 64, also known as the Adult Use Marijuana Act, is expected to pass with relative ease. more

Jul 25, 2016 12:00 AM News & Opinion


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Start with a bud of high-powered pot (the strain "Girl Scout Cookies," for anyone keeping track). Soak the bud in a bath of cannabis oil. Then cake that sticky nugget with a thick layer of THC crystals. more

Jun 28, 2016 12:00 AM News & Opinion

Amid the unanimity, a fissure emerged: Would customers be part of the promised wave of raids? Prompted by a reporter, Goldsmith asserted at length that card-holding patients will not find themselves in the legal crosshairs unless they are "... more

May 30, 2016 12:00 AM News & Opinion

Suddenly, four dispensaries were up and running on the same block of his home near Bankers Hill. Noah (not his real name) was a dealer who had been raking in more than $3,000 per month in 2012 selling pot to a circle of friends and acquaint... more

May 18, 2016 12:00 AM News & Opinion


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Opening a licensed dispensary in San Diego is a lengthy, complex process for everyone, including 41-year-old Ebon Johnson, the owner of Miramar’s Mankind Cooperative. more

Apr 20, 2016 12:00 AM News

So hey—for this special April 20 issue of CityBeat —can we agree on one thing? That all this 420 infatuation is kind of dopey. more

Apr 18, 2016 12:00 AM Sordid Tales more

Apr 7, 2015 12:00 AM News

This morning, the United States Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution spearheaded by San Diego Mayor Bob Filner calling on the federal gov... more

Jun 24, 2013 12:00 AM Last Blog on Earth | News

There's a lot of what Ken Cole told us during our two-hour visit with medicinal-marijuana advocate that didn't make it into our story. Below is a video of a nearly 15-minute chunk from our interview that shows how long the loquacious 69-year-... more

May 30, 2013 12:00 AM Last Blog on Earth | News

If Edwin Decker, in his Feb. 20, "Sordid Tales" column about assault rifles, was attempting an imitation of Tom Tomorrow's Glib Sociopath, then he succeeded fully. Swimming pools? Toasters in bathtubs? Edwin, you are now the cartoon. more

Mar 20, 2013 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

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