Cannabis capitalism: who is making money in the marijuana industry?

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Marginalized groups that championed legalization struggle to compete with corporate refugees jumping on the bandwagon Two hours north of San Francisco, in Mendocino county, orderly roadside vineyards give way to the rugged forests and misty coast of the Emerald Triangle, Americas most celebrated marijuana growing region. In June, more than 300 cannabis industry insiders gathered […]

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Their children were killed by an opioid user. They changed the entire system

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After Carmen and Bob Pack discovered the driver who hit their children had opioid pill prescriptions from six doctors, they sought to fix Californias drug-monitoring database Northern California was enjoying an Indian summer in late October 2003 when Carmen Pack set off with her two young children to find ice cream. Seven-year-old Alana was riding […]

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Whole Foods v vegans: Berkeley store gets restraining order against activists

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The order is the latest in a tense standoff with an animal rights group that has staged protests at the store for several years For a full week, a big black banner was posted from a sidewalk in Berkeley, California. OCCUPY WHOLE FOODS, it declared in large, white block letters. But the protesters who created […]

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Twitter and Salesforce CEOs bicker over who is helping the homeless more

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How much have you given Marc Benioff asked Jack Dorsey as the two sparred over proposed tax to assist those on the streets The CEOs of two of the worlds most prominent tech companies got into an online spat on Friday over who was doing the most to address homelessness. The Salesforce CEO, Marc Benioff, […]

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The Fight Over California’s Privacy Bill Has Only Just Begun

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In June, privacy advocates celebrated the passage of a historic bill in California that gave residents of that state unprecedented control over how companies use their data. Two months later, the party's over. Lobbying groups and trade associations, including several representing the tech industry, immediately started pushing for a litany of deep changes that they […]

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Trumps Trade War Is Killing American Blue Jeans

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Victor Lytvinenko is thumbing through emails on his iPhone trying to find the one that best shows the damage the global trade war has already done to his little, decade-old American jeans company. The 37-year-old — dressed in a black t-shirt, rolled-up blue jeans and a pair of Stan Smiths — eventually looks up after […]

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In the battle over Net Neutrality, 5G could be our salvation

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California Democrat Miguel Santiago fought for immigration, but now he's gutting net neutrality.Image: Damian Dovarganes/AP/REX/Shutterstock California lawmakers have the opportunity to pass a new law that would serve as the gold standard for true net neutrality protection across the country. But a Democratic assemblyman with financial ties to the telecommunications industry just gutted it. The […]

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Tesla Is Cutting About 9% of Workers on Musk’s Profitability Push

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Elon Musk has finally been forced to rethink his vaulting ambitions for for months: Tesla has reached a pivotal moment. After misjudging how quickly the carmaker would be able to mass-manufacture an electric vehicle for the first time, the chief executive officer is pumping the brakes from years of hiring at breakneck speed. Difficult, but […]

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Landmark lawsuit claims Monsanto hid cancer danger of weedkiller for decades

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In June, a California groundskeeper will make history by taking company to trial on claims it suppressed harm of Roundup At the age of 46, DeWayne Johnson is not ready to die. But with cancer spread through most of his body, doctors say he probably has just months to live. Now Johnson, a husband and […]

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