Emerald Triangle

A vendor weighs buds for card-carrying medical marijuana patients attending Los Angeles' first-ever cannabis farmer's market at the West Coast Collective medical marijuana dispensary, on the fourth of July, or Independence Day, in Los Angeles, California on July 4, 2014 where organizer's of the 3-day event plan to showcase high quality cannabis from growers and vendors throughout the state. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

High Time For a Medical Marijuana Tax? Former GOP State Senator Thinks So

A former tax-fighting Republican state senator now thinks it’s time to slap an excise tax on sales of medical marijuana.

08/13/2015

A bud is seen on a mature marijuana plant that is displayed at The International Cannabis and Hemp Expo April 18, 2010 at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Climate Change, Drought Likely Means Marijuana Grown In California Will Be More Potent

Researchers are also concerned about how the increasing number of people growing marijuana on public lands will affect the ecosystem.

05/13/2015

Cannabis plant leaf (OLIVER BERG/Getty Images)

Emerald Triangle’s ‘Murder Mountain’ In Marijuana Country Living Up To Its Name

Marijuana sales nationwide are estimated to hit $104 billion this year, and a lot of it is coming from California’s Emerald Triangle of Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity counties.

09/11/2014

Marijuana leaves (AP Graphic)

California Bill To Make Growing Pot A Misdemeanor Passes First Test

The California Assembly is set to vote on a bill that would give local law authorities the power to charge small time marijuana growers with a misdemeanor rather than a felony.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/19/2011