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The global cannabis industry grew 46% in 2019 fueled by emerging adult-use markets. It has the potential to grow another 38% in 2020 and projected to reach $48 billion in 2025. The worldwide legal cannabis industry posted its biggest year of growth in 2019, according to data firm BDSA. The Arcview Market Research/BDSA forecast model shows worldwide spending grew 46.1% to $14.8 billion

Santa Barbara County only has 1.8% of California’s land, but it has 35% of the state’s pot cultivation licenses. That might be good news for county jobs and revenue. But it has negatively affected avocado and wine industries, which are more traditionally associated with the coastal county. And there’s an uptick in resident complaints about the smell of cannabis. The meteoric rise

“I knew Prop 64 would pass, and that was fine with me,” recalls Rev. James K. McKnight, Pastor of the Congregationalist Church of Christian Fellowship in South Central Los Angeles, where low-level cannabis convictions are among the highest in the state. “The law promised social equity, social justice, second chances." But no one told him it was going to take years to

Cheech & Chong's management company to license the Cheech & Chong Brand to initially open dispensaries in California, Nevada, Arizona, Illinois and Washington. The license will allow the company to develop experiential cannabis dispensaries utilizing the Cheech & Chong brand name. Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin, names practically synonymous with cannabis culture, are making a long-awaited leap into the dispensary business. They have