Tag: Oakland

  • California: Medical Marijuana Ads Help Sagging Media Profits

    January 23, 2011 – Medical marijuana advertising is taking off, propping up the fortunes of ailing media companies that have seen income from other business sectors plummet in the recession. Advertisements offering free edibles for new patients and products such as “super silver haze” are helping to keep the San Francisco Bay Guardian, SF Weekly…

  • Oakland’s Plans for Mega-Medical Marijuana Growing gets Attention of DEA

    August 4, 2010 – OAKLAND — The nation’s top narcotics watchdog, the Drug Enforcement Administration, has requested information about Oakland’s ordinance permitting large-scale medical pot growing facilities. DEA spokesman Rusty Payne said agents wanted to know if the ordinance on the city website was a draft or a final version. He would not specify why…

  • Will Oakland Become “the Silicon Valley of Pot?”

    July 21, 2010 – When your state is completely broke, you have to get creative to pay the bills. That’s why the city council of Oakland approved an ordinance that could authorize four massive marijuana factories, making it the first city in California to approve industrial production of pot. The decision didn’t come easy, though.…

  • Oakland Could Go to Pot in a Big Way with Four Proposed Factory Farms

    July 20, 2010 – Oakland could approve a plan Tuesday to set up four marijuana factory farms, a step that could usher in the era of Big Pot. The proposal is a testament to just how fast the marijuana counterculture is transforming into a corporate culture. And it has ignited a contentious debate in Oakland…

  • California: Proposal for Marijuana Factories Prompts a Battle for Control

    July 18, 2010 – A proposal to create four large-scale marijuana factories in Oakland has touched off a turf war in the lucrative market for medicinal marijuana. Established local merchants are trying to hold their ground against entrepreneurs who are seeking to gain a foothold in the rapidly evolving industry. Under the proposal, which will…

  • Taxing Marijuana in California-Video

    Richard Lee, President of Oaksterdam University helped convince Oakland voters to tax medical marijuana dispensaries and make them more legit. Now he’s taking the idea state-wide through the TaxCannabis.org initiative. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxmCbwxO18o]

  • Flying with Medical Pot? Travel from Oakland.

    Flying with Medical Pot?  Travel from Oakland.

    October 18th, 2009 – Oakland International Airport may be the nation’s only airport with a specific policy letting users of medical marijuana travel with the drug. The policy is spelled out in a three-page document quietly enacted last year by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. It states that if deputies determine someone is a qualified…

  • Welcome to Potopia – How Oakland, Calif., Became a Model for the Pro-Pot Movement

    October 16, 2009 – A nine-block section of downtown Oakland, Calif., has become a modern marijuana mecca—and a model for what a legalized-drug America could look like. Why the stars are aligning for the pro-weed movement. On the corner of Broadway and 17th Street in downtown Oakland, nudged between a Chinese restaurant and a hat…

  • States Weigh Tax On Marijuana

    August 24, 2009 – In these tough financial times, states and local municipalities are struggling to find new and creative ways to generate money to close budget gaps. In the state of California, some legislators are turning to another kind of green to generate some that can be spent. With an estimated $14 billion worth…

  • Pot Activists file Ballot Measure in California

    Pot Activists file Ballot Measure in California

    July 29, 2009 – SAN FRANCISCO — Oakland pot activists fresh off a victory at local polls on the taxing of medical marijuana took their first official step Tuesday toward asking California voters to legalize pot. A proposed ballot measure filed with the California attorney general’s office would allow adults 21 and over to possess…