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Harborside Health Center Closes Portland Dispensary, Will Focus Solely on California

Harborside Health Center Closes Portland Dispensary, Will Focus Solely on California

The Oakland-based Harborside Health Center has closed the doors to its Portland, OR, dispensary and announced plans to focus its business solely in California. This news may come as a surprise to those who follow the cannabis industry closely, as just seven months ago Harborside’s CEO Steve DeAngelo announced plans to expand the company into nearly every legal market in the West.

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Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division Has Released What Could Cause Security Issues for Cannabis Business Owners

Colorado Has Released What Could Cause Major Security Issues for Cannabis Business Owners

Recently the Marijuana Enforcement Division in Colorado revamped its website. So what’s the big deal? A lot of places update their websites from time to time.

Well, this website revamp included releasing information surrounding the marijuana-related licenses that have been applied for and/or issued within the state. This information includes addresses, full names, business names and more. This is their attempt to be more transparent with this information and to make it public record.

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Coalinga City Council Votes to Turn Vacant California Prison into Marijuana Production Facility

Coalinga City Council Votes to Turn Vacant California Prison into Marijuana Production Facility

The Coalinga City Council voted 4-1 Wednesday to turn the abandoned San Joaquin Valley Prison into a marijuana cultivation and cannabis oil production facility.

Coalinga is located in California’s Central Valley and once thrived on the jobs and income brought by the now-vacant prison. Since its closure, the city has entered into $3.2 million of debt—a figure it hopes to eliminate with the revenue brought by the new cannabis cultivation facility.

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Whoopi Goldberg Launches Medical Marijuana Brand for Women in California

Whoopi Goldberg Launches Medical Marijuana Brand for Women in California

Outspoken marijuana supporter Whoopi Goldberg has founded a California medical marijuana company with products geared specifically towards women.

Goldberg co-founded the "Whoopi & Maya" brand with award-winning edibles maker Maya Elisabeth.

Whoopi & Maya will feature four medical marijuana products designed to alleviate menstrual pain and cramps. The brand will feature a tincture, a balm, a sipping chocolate, and a bath soak.

“I want to go nice and slow with this,” Goldberg said to USA Today. “I don’t want this to be a joke to people. It’s definitely not a joke to women.”