Happy Tuesday, Cannifornians!
Look what we made! This is the first-ever edition of The Cannifornian‘s weekly newsletter. Every Tuesday we’ll be sharing the best cannabis content – from news stories to fun features to original videos – created by our journalists throughout the state of California and our media partners throughout the country. We’ll also be offering up recipes, strain reviews, entertainment guides, opinion pieces and more from The Cannifornian‘s growing team of talented contributors. And we’ll give you a heads-up on what to watch for over the coming week in the rapidly evolving world of weed.
As the past several days have shown, the real work began after Californians legalized recreational marijuana on Nov. 8. In Sacramento, regulators and stakeholders are scrambling to find a solution to the cannabis industry’s banking woes, while interest groups are squaring off over how weed should be distributed. Meanwhile, cities and counties throughout the state are grappling with whether to regulate marijuana businesses or continue long-standing bans.
Enough politics. Two L.A. residents teamed up to write “The Scratch & Sniff Book of Weed,” which will of course come out on 4/20. (As Facebook follower Kathryn Turner said: “These publishers know their audience.”) Speaking of that holiest of stoner holidays, we’ve started adding California 4/20 celebrations to our events roundup. And we dare you not to feel a bit more relaxed after looking at these photos from a cannabis farmer’s market on a ranch in Malibu Canyon.
“Theoretically, the feds could come crashing through the doors of a state-legal business at any time, searching, confiscating and arresting to their hearts’ content.”
– Bay Area attorney David Pullman in an “Ask an Attorney” Q&A for The Cannifornian
Land in Humboldt costs 13 times what it did just a couple years ago
Humboldt County is known for growing some of the best weed in the world. California’s new regulations on medicinal and recreational marijuana have caught the attention of outside investors seeking to get a piece of the area’s prized cannabis market. But will the land boom last? Read more.
Recipe: Canna-Chicken Salad with Strawberry Sesame Dressing
Jeff the 420 Chef has step-by-step directions for making this light spring salad. Just be ready, since the sweet and simple cannabis-infused dressing will likely kick in before you’ve made it to dessert. Read more.
TV review: ‘The High Court’
Comedy Central’s new show is what would happen if “The People’s Court” got high. Read our review of Doug Benson’s “The High Court,” which features a judge who hits the pipe before rendering legally binding decisions on real cases from the Los Angeles County Court. Read more.
Cannabis in California: A Primer
Yes, cannabis is legal for recreational use in the Golden State. But the law is still hazy in a lot of people’s minds. So we’ve got your pot primer, with 10 things you need to know in both video and GIF form.