Beth Thuna, Owner, HPC Port Hueneme, estimates that only about one-third of the executives in the cannabis space are women.
A cannabis dispensary owner is shattering stigmas — and glass ceilings
Jessica Levy, for HPC Port Hueneme | Published 2:00 a.m. PT Dec. 19, 2019
As the industry matures, women like Thuna are shattering stigmas that may have kept others out. In spite of the state’s legalization of cannabis in 2016 through Proposition 64, many people still think that cannabis is only for stoners.
The Thousand Oaks City Council on Tuesday night approved an operations agreement with a cannabis testing lab, which is expected to open in town late next year.
Cannabis testing lab coming to Thousand Oaks; owner says it's only one in county as of now
Mike Harris, Ventura County StarPublished 9:32 a.m. PT Dec. 11, 2019
A licensed cannabis testing facility is coming to Thousand Oaks. As of now, it will be the only one to operate in Ventura County, its CEO says. The Thousand Oaks City Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved an agreement with Atlas Quality Assurance Laboratories to operate the facility.
Weston Walker, left, gets help by Boh Nellis, a product specialist for Hueneme Patient Consumer Collective. (Photo: JUAN CARLO/THE STAR)
Good luck with pot, Oxnard
Ventura County Star | Published 12:19 p.m. PT Dec. 9, 2019
Good luck, Oxnard City Council. This is more about looking good by protecting naive parents from pot retailers in “their own backyards.” Put them across the tracks like the “red light districts” and roadhouses of an earlier time.
By a vote of 6-1, council approved a retail cannabis ordinance that would allow up to eight dispensaries in commercial areas across the city. They will not be allowed within 600 feet of schools, parks and day-care centers.
A total of eight cannabis retailers will be allowed as part of a "go slow" policy approach to relaxing an earlier ban of such businesses. They will likely go into commercial plazas and strip malls across the city, including areas of downtown.
Give a gift that is perfect for the cannabis-lover in your life. (Photo: Getty Images)
These 6 holiday gifts celebrate the best of cannabis culture
Jessica Levy, for HPC Port Hueneme | Published 2:00 a.m. PT Nov. 29, 2019
Now that cannabis is legal in the state of California for anyone over the age of 21, you can easily purchase a wide variety of gifts for cannabis lovers. Buyers should note that at a federal level, however, marijuana is still considered a Schedule I drug no matter how or where it’s used.
From ancient China to 420, pot has come a long way.
California boosts pot taxes, shocking unsteady industry
Michael R. Blood, The Associated PressPublished 2:42 p.m. PT Nov. 23, 2019
Hefty marijuana taxes that can approach 50 percent in some communities have been blamed for pushing shoppers into California’s tax-free illegal market, which is thriving. Industry analysts estimate that $3 are spent in the illegal market for every $1 in the legal one.
Hemp, which has recently been legalized for commercial production, is expected to be a big factor in Ventura County's agricultural industry. Ventura County Star
Cross-pollination from hemp could be a problem for marijuana growers
Bart Schaneman, Marijuana Business Daily, via The Associated PressPublished 8:00 a.m. PT Nov. 15, 2019
Outdoor marijuana growers are reporting an increase in cross-pollination from hemp farms, a development that could mean marijuana cultivators might lose upwards of tens of thousands of dollars if their plants become unmarketable as flower products.
By Christina Cox, Thousand Oaks Acorn November 14, 2019
SKUNKY—The smell of industrial hemp being grown on farmland along Tierra Rejada Road in Moorpark has some residents complaining. Homeowners in Moorpark’s Serenata neighborhood are used to looking out of their backyards and seeing onions, celery and strawberries growing in the fields below.