Los Angeles

Cannabis Research Initiative aims to collect data on impacts of marijuana in LA (Daily Bruin)

This just in via the Daily Bruin — an update on the efforts of the UCLA-based Cannabis Research Initiative: As marijuana becomes increasingly popular in Los Angeles, UCLA researchers are studying the drug’s potential benefits and risks. Jeffrey Chen, the executive director of the Cannabis Research Initiative, said the initiativeRead More →

LA Times: Pot entrepreneurs are running out of patience and money while waiting on L.A. permits

After California legalized recreational cannabis, Los Angeles leaders had vowed that entrepreneurs such as her — with roots in communities hit hardest by the war on drugs — would get an upper hand in L.A.’s potentially lucrative marijuana market. Keith, a single mother of three, snapped up a lease onRead More →

North American Cannabis Summit

Via the Boston Globe: I was honored to serve last week as the emcee of the equity-themed 2019 North American Cannabis Summit in Los Angeles, an important gathering of non-industry marijuana stakeholders organized by Massachusetts-based Advocates for Human Potential. When I wasn’t reminding people where to find their bagged lunches,Read More →