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State Plans to Relax Cannabis Rules, Roll Licensing Into One...

New plans to consolidate licensing in the state for cannabis-related businesses may lower entry barriers to the potentially lucrative industry for interested entrepreneurs. By July...

Councilmember Taylor Submits Cannabis Tax Relief Focused on Equity and...

Oakland City Councilmember Loren Taylor wants to incentivize Cannabis Business operators to help the city reach its goals of hiring those who live in...

Councilmember Desley Brooks  Invited to Harvard to Speak on Cannabis Equity

Councilmember Desley Brooks continues to garner national attention for her work in helping found Oakland’s Cannabis Equity program.  Brooks was invited to speak at...

Reps. Lee, Khanna and Senator Cory Booker Introduce the Marijuana Justice...

Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Congressman Ro Khanna recently introduced the Marijuana Justice Act, the companion bill for Senator Cory Booker’s S. 1689. The Marijuana...

Cannabis is in the Town

From left to right: Richard Valle, Alameda County Supervisor, District 2, Dr. Asif Maan, Chief of the Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) within California...

Kaplan Calls for Oakland to Advance Adult Use Cannabis Permits, Fund...

Oakland Councilmember Kaplan, who has been a leader in regulating and legalizing medical cannabis, is calling for the City of Oakland to move with...

The Hood Incubator Helps Black Oaklanders Break into Cannabis Industry

 Three Oaklanders are helping people of color break into the rapidly-growing cannabis industry by teaching underground distributors how to enter the legal market.The Hood...

Oakland Ramps Up Groundbreaking Cannabis Equity Program

Major overhauls were made to Oakland’s groundbreaking cannabis Equity Permit Program on Tuesday as council members voted to approve recommended changes introduced by the...

OP-ED: Do the Right Thing for Cannabis Equity

By Green the ChurchBooker T. Washington (April 5, 1856-November 14, 1915) founded Tuskegee University in the state of Alabama on July 4, 1881.In the controversial “Atlanta Compromise” he called...

Op-Ed: The Drug War, Mass Incarceration and Cannabis Equity

By Cat Brooks It is no longer questioned that the war on drugs has disproportionately impacted Black, Brown and poor people. What is less understood...
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