As California’s Proposition 64 expands the legal use of marijuana, we’re launching a new website to tell this remarkable story and answer the many questions we all have. To do this, we’re pulling together journalists in 25 newsrooms from Eureka to Riverside who have been covering it all along.

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’ll report on those changes and the people who make them happen or are affected by them. We’ll bring you frequent news updates on the impact of marijuana across California and the nation. We’ll be 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, over the next few weeks 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 MediaNews Group, including the Southern California News Group, the Bay Area News Group and newsrooms throughout Northern California and the Emerald Triangle.