Recreational marijuana has been legal for nearly three years but, for the state, tax revenue is once again short of projections. Wilson Walker looks at how a resilient “traditional” market has the regulated market delivering tax revenue below forecasts. (9-27-19)
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Regulated Market Stalls, “Traditional” Market Endures, CA’s Cannabis Tax Revenue UnderperformsRecreational marijuana has been legal for nearly three years but, for the state, tax revenue is once again short of projections. Wilson Walker looks at how a resilient “traditional” market has the regulated market delivering tax revenue below forecasts. (9-27-19)
Bay Area Rallies to Prevent Deportation of Isabel BuesoThere were rallies in the East Bay Friday to protest the deportation of a young Bay Area woman whose family says she could die if she's sent back to Guatemala. Christin Ayers reports. (9-6-19)
Owners Use CBD Products To Calm Stressed Pets During July 4 CelebrationsMore dogs run away in July than in any other month, likely because of 4th of July fireworks. Some pet owners are keeping their pets calm during celebrations by using CBD products. Simon Perez reports. (7-3-2019)
San Francisco Program Treats Opioid Addiction With CannabisOn average, 130 Americans die every day of an opioid overdose. An innovative San Francisco program aims to treat the addiction using marijuana. Sharon Chin reports. (6-20-19)
Driving While High: Offenders Don't Think They'll Be ArrestedA new survey released by AAA shows an alarming trend: more people are admitting they are driving high and many don’t think they will get caught. Andrea Nakano reports. (6-19-2019)
New Pot Label Laws Leave Marijuana Dispensary Shelves EmptyMarijuana dispensaries say profits are way down now that the new labeling law has taken effect. Maria Medina has more on the Bay Area cannabis crisis.
California Pot Vendors Scramble to Unload Inventory Before New Rules Take EffectA big shakeup is coming to California's multi-billion-dollar recreational marijuana industry. Retailers are facing a major deadline which could cause a pot shortage. Peter Daut reports. (6-21-18)
Dr. Fred Luskin Talks About The Power Of ForgivenessDr. Fred Luskin is director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project. He tells Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego how he is helping people discover the power of healing though forgiveness and sound.
Berkeley Cuts Cannabis Tax in HalfBerkeley pot users got a tax break on Thursday. The city dropped its taxes on marijuana from 10 to five percent. Susie Steimle reports. (3-29-18)
Acupuncture: The Non-Invasive Alternative To Cosmetic SurgeryKim Peirano tells Michelle Griego about non-invasive acupuncture, an alternative to cosmetic surgery.
Feds Target Cannabis Chemical CBD Despite Proven Medical BenefitThe DEA asserts all cannabis extracts - including CBD - are controlled substances and illicit. Parents of children who benefit from the drug, like Zachary hope a lawsuit filed in an SF court, will change that.
Green Rush in the Golden State: Marijuana Remakes California EconomyA KPIX special report as legal recreational marijuana arrives with 2018. Wilson Walker reports from the Emerald Triangle to San Diego as California’s cannabis economy is born. (1-1-18)
Customers Wait Hours in Overnight Line to Buy Pot at Oakland DispensaryThe rush to buy legal recreational marijuana is on in Oakland. Jessica Flores reports from Harborside Dispensary where the first sale was made Monday at 6 a.m. Californians aren't unanimous in welcoming weed. UCSF prof. Stanton Glantz has words of warning. (1-1-18)
San Jose Cannabis Store Opens Recreational Pot Sales to Enthusiastic CrowdsCustomers lined up outside Buddy's Cannabis in San Jose to get their hands on edibles and other marijuana products. Buddy's owner Matt Lucero told KPIX 5's Sandra Osborne it was an historic day. (1-1-18)
Medical Marijuana to See Higher Tax in New YearRecreational cannabis becomes legal on Monday and now long lines are forming to buy medical marijuana before the tax goes up. Christin Ayers reports. (12-29-17)
Sutter Health Destroyed Evidence In Trial Over Overcharging AllegationsSutter Health has been accused of widespread overcharging on people’s bills. Phil Matier says now, the company is under fire for destroying large amounts of evidence.
Researchers Investigate Cannabis Compounds to Treat DementiaSome people are turning to cannabis to treat dementia and Alzheimer's disease. The drug is untested but some children and their aging parents tell KPIX 5's Betty Yu pot is a game-changer. (11-3-17)
Cannabis in a Can Keeps Marijuana Fresher LongerKPIX 5's Susie Steimle explains how one company is changing the way pot dispensaries are keeping their product fresh. (8-17-17)
Family Fighting Son's Aggressive Tumor Turns To Experimental Program In MexicoA family turns to an experimental program in Mexico that administers a secret mix of drugs to their son, who suffers from a brain tumor. John Ramos reports. (8/7/17)
Low-Cost Genetic Testing Puts DNA Secrets In Everyone's HandsConsumers can now buy genetic testing kits online without having to go through a doctor or counselor. While the demand is exploding, so too are questions about how to interpret the results. Allen Martin reports. (6-4-17)
Psychedelic Drug Banned In The U.S. May Help Battle AddictionA potential treatment for addiction: a psychedelic derived from the bark of an African scrub. The shrub is iboga. The treatment is ibogaine. Susie Steimle reports. (5/15/17)
Squelching Stress With 'Sound Bath' at Conservatory of FlowersPeople gather at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park to take a "sound bath" to tune out the stress of everyday life in the city. Wilson Walker reports. (4-9-17)
Firefighters At Risk Of Cancer Rely On Canines With Nose For CarcinomaModesto firefighters are sending surgical masks imbued with their exhaled breath to a Canadian researcher who has trained beagle hound mixes to sniff out cancer. Andria Borba reports. (2-24-17)
Huge Price Spike For Drug That Can Save Victims Of Opioid OverdoseIf you or a loved one overdoses, there is a drug that can save your life. But as Andria Borba reports, it comes at an increasing cost. (2-16-17)