Gas Pipe owners charged in federal court with selling synthetic marijuana
May14

Gas Pipe owners charged in federal court with selling synthetic marijuana

                The father and daughter who ran The Gas Pipe head shop chain have been charged with conspiracy to sell synthetic marijuana. Gerald “Jerry” Shults and his daughter, Amy Lynn Herrig, turned themselves in on Wednesday. Last June, federal authorities said they shut down what they called a criminal organization that was manufacturing synthetic marijuana in North Texas and selling the product at the The Gas Pipe. The U.S....

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Oregon Senate going own way on medical marijuana dispensaries
May14

Oregon Senate going own way on medical marijuana dispensaries

                SALEM — Senate and House Democrats remain at odds over a bill placing new limits on Oregon’s medical marijuana program, and now the Senate will forge ahead alone with its preferred version. Senate President Peter Courtney, a Salem Democrat, created a new Senate-only marijuana committee Wednesday morning. That will allow the legislation — now in the new Senate Bill 964 — to initially bypass the joint House-Senate...

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Major Colorado pot shop chain lays off 45% of its employees
May14

Major Colorado pot shop chain lays off 45% of its employees

                   One of Colorado’s largest chains of marijuana stores on Wednesday laid off 65 employees — or about 45 percent of the company’s total workforce, according to owner Shawn Phillips. The pot layoffs are believed to be the largest in Colorado’s 16-month recreational era. Phillips owns nine cannabis stores in Colorado, all of which are part of the Strainwise-branded network, and he called the cuts “drastic” but...

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Oregon businesses prepare after legalization of marijuana
Nov06

Oregon businesses prepare after legalization of marijuana

OREGON — CNN — It hasn’t even been 24 hours since voters approved legalizing recreational marijuana in Oregon, and already medical marijuana dispensaries are preparing to expand their business. Stacey Kafka spoke to business owners about their plans. Nicholas Landis and his family opened the herbal center back in April. “Every month we’re increasing. It’s a fun business. It’s growing every...

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Nugmag is coming back! (Holiday Issue)
Oct03

Nugmag is coming back! (Holiday Issue)

Hey NugMag readers ,   What a crazy year we have had! I want to be the first to let everyone know we will be printing the Nug Magazine for November – December issue. This is exciting news for anyone who has ever read Nug Magazine or supported us in any way. The magazine will be printed bi-monthly starting January 2014 and will be a free publication, ready to be picked up at various hub locations around San Diego. We plan to...

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Got Bud? High Times 2012 Medical Cannabis Cup Lacking in Green, Big on Dabs
Jul09

Got Bud? High Times 2012 Medical Cannabis Cup Lacking in Green, Big on Dabs

Story and Photos by Sharon Letts Along Point Richmond’s waterfront, doors down from stoney Emeryville and Berkeley, sits the historic Craneway Pavilion – former home to a Ford manufacturing plant turned arms maker during World War II, where the infamous “Rosie the Rivetera™” photo was taken. The Pavilion is a tribute to glass, and apropos for a Cannabis Cup, with greenhouse-like windows streaming sunlight into...

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