Industrial-sized marijuana production could bring need cash to Oakland and further the legitimacy of the marijuana industry. But will competition, legal risks and the unknown economic effects from potential legalization make it a bumpy road?
In a lively, standing room only meeting, the Oakland city council voted Tuesday night to approve on first reading a city-wide plan for the cultivation of medical marijuana in four new large-scale factories.
Organized labor and the burgeoning marijuana industry are converging in California.
A giant, 15,000-square-foot grow store called iGrow has opened in Oakland, California.
Oakland residents overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to approve a first-of-its kind tax on medical marijuana sold at the city's four cannabis dispensaries.
Proposal to increase business tax on Oakland medical pot dispensaries wins support of city council committee
Oakland marijuana author and activist Ed Rosenthal will be back before a federal appeals court in San Francisco Wednesday to challenge his conviction for growing marijuana.