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Bay Area Cannasseur: Cannabis dispensaries ask Oakland for more police

Bay Area Cannasseur: Cannabis dispensaries ask Oakland for more police

By Sari Staver

Reeling from an estimated $5 million in losses from recent burglaries, East Bay cannabis activists and business leaders rallied outside Oakland City Hall November 29, demanding additional police protection and a two-year tax break.

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By Sari Staver | October 6, 2021

It's "Croptober," the time outdoor cannabis is ready for harvest and, this year, also the time that cannabis compassion programs are gearing up to go back into business.

By Sari Staver | June 2, 2021

When longtime cannabis pioneer Wayne Justmann recently invited me to join him at Moe Green's cannabis lounge, it was the first I'd heard that San Francisco's onsite lounges were reopening after a 14-month COVID-related closure.


By Sari Staver | April 12, 2021

A gay man who's the former mayor of Sebastopol and a longtime executive in the cannabis industry has been arrested and charged with five felonies and one misdemeanor related to sexual assault on a minor.

By Sari Staver | March 31, 2021

Cannabis consumers switched from flowers to edibles during the COVID-19 pandemic, as the practice of passing around a joint, or smoking or vaping anything were reported to carry an increased risk of contracting the virus.


By Sari Staver | February 3, 2021

For Jen and Kristi Maxwell, 2020 was the year they began "living the dream."

By Sari Staver | December 2, 2020

My top pick for a cannabis holiday gift is an extravagant gadget that in the long run could slash your monthly pot bill. And if your holiday gift lists has lower price points, we have those suggestions too.


By Sari Staver | November 4, 2020

A cooking gadget has revolutionized the preparation of homemade cannabis edibles.

By Sari Staver | September 30, 2020

A gay couple who were early pioneers in the cannabis edibles business are moving to a small town in Colorado, hoping the change will enable them to rebuild and expand Somatik, their artisan infused cold brew coffee and chocolate brand.


By Cynthia Laird | September 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.

By Sari Staver | September 15, 2020

A publicly funded social equity kitchen to support people of color who want to enter the infused cannabis market was announced Tuesday by lesbian Amber E. Senter, CEO of the Oakland-based cannabis company, Breeze Distro.


By Sari Staver | September 2, 2020

At the same time Governor Gavin Newsom announced his COVID-related shutdown of many businesses in March, queer entrepreneurs Brandon Andrew and Ian Colon were planning to launch of a new cannabis-infused beverage.

By Sari Staver | August 4, 2020

City College of San Francisco will launch a two-year associate of arts degree program in cannabis studies next spring, which it says is the first of its kind in the nation.


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