Month: January 2018

Price of pot skyrockets for California customers as new taxes kick in

Julie Johnson January 23, 2018 California hopes to rake in $1 billion in annual tax revenues from cannabis sales, and nowhere is that more clear than at dispensary cash registers. It’s sticker shock for marijuana customers since Jan. 1, when clerks began adding a whole slate of new taxes to both medical and nonmedical pot …

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The Phoenix Rising from the Ashes: Heroes of the 2017 North Bay Fires

Christina Cassen January 23, 2018 The DOPE Magazine team solicited nominations from the community and set out to meet the heroes of the wildfires that took place starting on October 8, 2017, in the Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake Counties in California. The wildfires killed at least 40 people, dubbed the most destructive in state …

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California Cannabis Crystal Ball: What to expect now that weed is recreational

Heather Irwin January 2, 2018 Less than 24 hours before the doors to Sebastopol’s Sparc cannabis dispensary were slated to open for recreational marijuana purchases CEO Erich Pearson still hadn’t gotten the official green light. For more than a decade the iconic Sonoma County medical marijuana shop had served the community, but with the state legalization of …

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Brave New World: Legal Pot Sales Begin in Sonoma County (Press Democrat)

THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | January 1, 2018: An end to cannabis prohibition has arrived in California, and the best advice around for newcomers involves moderation. In other words, don’t eat the whole cookie. Starting Monday, adults can buy cannabis without physician recommendations at some dispensaries in the state. In Sonoma County, the doors are opening …

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