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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
March 11, 2019 - 5:38 pm
A warning has been issued to state lawmakers that California's legal cannabis industry needs an intervention to avoid going “extinct."
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2018 file photo, TV personality Martha Stewart attends a special screening of Disney's "Mary Poppins Returns", in New York. Stewart said Thursday she is partnering with Canopy Growth Corp. to assist in developing new products that contain non-psychoactive CBD and other hemp-derived cannabinoids. First to come will be offerings for pets. Stewart didn’t specify what those products might be. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, FIle)
February 28, 2019 - 3:05 pm
No, you're not smoking something. Martha Stewart has entered the fast-growing — but still legally murky — cannabis market. The domestic diva who brought us hemp yarn is now partnering with Canada's Canopy Growth Corp. to develop new products containing CBD, a compound derived from hemp and...
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December 23, 2018 - 1:18 am
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — 2018 has been called the "year for cannabis" in South Africa. But there are still hurdles before a legal marijuana industry can flourish in an African economic power deemed ideal for large-scale cultivation. Advocates rejoiced at a Constitutional Court decision in...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2018, file photo, a laboratory manager demonstrates how she uses an instrument to photograph cannabis samples at an analytical laboratory in Oakland, Calif. California marijuana producers are seeing a higher percentage of buds, oils and other products clear strict safety tests. Testing started in July and the first two months saw about a 20 percent failure rate. Now it's down to 14 percent. State and industry officials say that shows businesses are adjusting to the regulated market. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
December 16, 2018 - 9:31 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A higher percentage of California marijuana products are passing strict safety tests, but the sudden closing of a lab that state authorities found wasn't correctly checking for pesticides has raised new questions about the system intended to protect the purity and potency of...
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Margie Shafer
November 29, 2018 - 9:18 pm
Some California legislators say that since cannabis has been medicinally available for more than two decades, it should be taxed as much as other prescriptions — not at all.
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Matt Bigler
October 05, 2018 - 2:56 pm
Unlike neighboring cities in Silicon Valley, Mountain View has decided to allow licensed marijuana shops to open.
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, photo, marijuana samples are organized at Cannalysis, a cannabis testing laboratory, in Santa Ana, Calif. Nearly 20 percent of the marijuana and marijuana products tested in California for potency and purity have failed, according to state data provided to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
September 10, 2018 - 11:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 20 percent of marijuana products in California have failed tests for potency and purity since the state started requiring the checks on July 1, a failure rate some in the industry say has more to do with unrealistic standards and technical glitches than protecting consumer...
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This May 23, 2017 file photo shows GW Pharmaceuticals' Epidiolex, a medicine made from the marijuana plant but without THC. U.S. health regulators on Monday, June 25, 2018, approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could s
(Photo credit: AP Photo/Kathy Young, File)
June 25, 2018 - 2:57 pm
U.S. health regulators approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalization for recreational and medical use.
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Medical Cannabis / Marijuana
Medical Cannabis / Marijuana Medical Cannabis (Photo credit: Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times/MCT/Sipa USA)
June 20, 2018 - 5:11 pm
The move should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country's youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said…
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In this Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, former Mexican President Mexico Vicente Fox speaks at the CATO Institute in Washington. Former Mexican President Vincente Fox calls himself a soldier in the global campaign to legalize marijuana, and he foresees a day wh
(Photo credit: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
June 18, 2018 - 1:26 pm
Fox said he foresees a day when a robust legal marketplace will produce new jobs and medicines while sharply reducing cartel violence in his home country...
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