cannabis

If Assembly Bill 45 passes, smokable hemp could be a new path to introduce youth to smoking. (iStock)

Two cannabis bills detrimental to public health and food safety

‘Legalizing was supposed to be about social justice’

  • Sep 7, 2021

 

Businesses selling cannabis legally in California are losing revenue because their efforts to market via texting have been hampered. (Shutterstock)

The texting conundrum facing cannabis companies

‘It’s like all mainstream pipelines of information have gatekeepers’

 

Ali Jamalian, whose life was disrupted in the wake of being charged with possession decades ago, now heads up Sunset Connect, a cannabis manufacturing company. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Green Rush: Cannabis equity program elevates unexpected entrepreneurs

‘It’s a form of reparations for those of us who were ruined by cannabis arrest’

 

San Francisco officials plan to put up fencing around Robin Williams Meadow and add additional police patrols on April 20, 2021 to deter would be celebrants of the 4/20 cannabis holiday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City cancels 4/20 event at Golden Gate Park for second year due to COVID-19

Plans for the annual 4/20 celebration at Hippie Hill in San Francisco’s…

San Francisco officials plan to put up fencing around Robin Williams Meadow and add additional police patrols on April 20, 2021 to deter would be celebrants of the 4/20 cannabis holiday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Smoking cannabis. (Shutterstock)

Supes ban tobacco smoking in apartments but exempt cannabis

San Francisco banned smoking and vaping of tobacco in apartments Tuesday night,…

Smoking cannabis. (Shutterstock)
A ban on smoking or vaping in multi-unit buildings has drawn opposition from cannabis advocates, who say it would leave users with no legal place to consume a legal substance.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>

Cannabis group slams Yee’s proposed apartment smoking ban as ‘classist’

Legislation would impose fines of $1,000 a day on repeat violators

A ban on smoking or vaping in multi-unit buildings has drawn opposition from cannabis advocates, who say it would leave users with no legal place to consume a legal substance.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>
The city permitting process for dispensaries has been slower than expected, causing financial hardships for some businesses. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF to give cannabis industry a one-year tax break

San Francisco’s cannabis industry is expected to hang on to a bit…

The city permitting process for dispensaries has been slower than expected, causing financial hardships for some businesses. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Cannabis dispensaries have been allowed to remain open during shelter-in-place orders. (Corey Browning/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Cannabis industry may get tax break in 2021

Dispensary owners say adding to high tax burden could push some into the red

Cannabis dispensaries have been allowed to remain open during shelter-in-place orders. (Corey Browning/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A new cannabis degree program at City College of San Francisco will include classes on the psychology of psychoactive drugs adn the anthropology of cannabis. (Courtesy photo)

Community College of San Francisco offers new ‘gateway degree’ in cannabis studies

The first cannabis studies Associate of Arts degree in the nation will…

A new cannabis degree program at City College of San Francisco will include classes on the psychology of psychoactive drugs adn the anthropology of cannabis. (Courtesy photo)
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to create a Cannabis Oversight Committee on Tuesday. (Courtesy Photo)

San Francisco establishes cannabis committee to oversee industry

Nearly a year after San Francisco decided to permit recreational cannabis, a…

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to create a Cannabis Oversight Committee on Tuesday. (Courtesy Photo)
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Hospitalized SF middle school students sickened by cannabis

School district and health officials have confirmed that the unknown substance that…

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Interim agricultural zoning laws introduced in wake of marijuana legalization

City Hall took steps Tuesday to change current laws around marijuana, in the wake…

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Golden Gate Park's Hippie Hill on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

4/20 cleanup costs SF $25K

It cost $25,000 to clean up 11 tons of garbage in San…

Golden Gate Park's Hippie Hill on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Marijuana delivery driver carjacked by masked men in Excelsior

A pair of masked men carjacked a marijuana delivery driver in Excelsior…

Sean Parker is backing a ballot measure that may have the best chance of making marijuana legal for recreational use. (Brent Drinkut/Statesman-Journal via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Tech tycoon spearheads pot legalization bid in California

The push to put California among the states where marijuana can be…

Sean Parker is backing a ballot measure that may have the best chance of making marijuana legal for recreational use. (Brent Drinkut/Statesman-Journal via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Photo by Mike Koozmin, SF Examiner.

SFMTA board to vote on drug testing taxi drivers

San Francisco taxi drivers may soon be subject to drug and alcohol…

Photo by Mike Koozmin, SF Examiner.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors is tentatively set to vote on annual drug testing of local taxi drivers at its October meeting. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

City may soon drug test taxi drivers, even for medical marijuana

San Franciscans of all stripes can legally obtain medical marijuana cards, but…

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors is tentatively set to vote on annual drug testing of local taxi drivers at its October meeting. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
A customer takes a whiff of Buddha's Pantry's marijuana from Brandy Turnbull (left) at the "Get Baked Sale" held at  SOMAStreat Food Park on 11th Street, Saturday, June 13, 2015 in San Francisco. The event included food trucks and various booths promoting their companies. There were the typical edibles like cookies and brownies as well as the more innovative products like marijuana infused olive oil. Over 25 local businesses hosted the event. Photos by Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. Examiner.

Popular medical marijuana event kiboshed by SF

The organizer of a popular event last month in San Francisco that…

A customer takes a whiff of Buddha's Pantry's marijuana from Brandy Turnbull (left) at the "Get Baked Sale" held at  SOMAStreat Food Park on 11th Street, Saturday, June 13, 2015 in San Francisco. The event included food trucks and various booths promoting their companies. There were the typical edibles like cookies and brownies as well as the more innovative products like marijuana infused olive oil. Over 25 local businesses hosted the event. Photos by Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. Examiner.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA planned second location in the Sunset for Apothecarium

Sunset abstaining from pot clubs

The cannabis industry is booming in California and nationwide, but it appears…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA planned second location in the Sunset for Apothecarium
Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerSupervisor Scott Wiener stands outside of The Apothecarium

Supervisor plans task force to prepare SF for marijuana legalization statewide

If California voters approve recreational marijuana for adults at the November 2016…

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerSupervisor Scott Wiener stands outside of The Apothecarium