Welcome to The Cannifornian

Journalists from 25 newsrooms across the state have joined forces through this website to tell the remarkable story and answer the many questions we all have about the expanding legal use of marijuana in California.

Proposition 64 brings changes throughout our society: Opportunities for new businesses large and small, challenges for existing growers, regulations to be created, potential worries for parents and a whole new shelf in the recipes section of the local bookstore.

With The Cannifornian, we’re reporting on those changes and the people who make them happen or are affected by them. We’re bringing you frequent news updates on the impact of marijuana across California and the nation. We are your go-to resource for education and information about the many strains grown in the state, the myriad ways to smoke and eat and otherwise consume them, and the legal and health and economic issues facing us as individuals and entrepreneurs.

Join us here, and on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram, as we build out the best place for California and the world to follow this fast-moving and fascinating story.

The Cannifornian is a project of the news organizations across California that are part of Digital First Media, including the Southern California News Group, the Bay Area News Group and newsrooms throughout Northern California and the Emerald Triangle.