Peter Cervieri
Peter Cervieri
Peter Cervieri is co-founder of Future Cannabis Project. He lives in Los Angeles with his 6 toothed mullet wearing one year old daughter.

Event: Supporting Cannabis Advocacy

What do National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), International Cannabis Farmers Association (ICFA), Angeles Emeralds, LA Cannabis Task Force, California NORML, Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP), and Americans for Safe Access (ASA) have in common? They’ll all be at our event Monday night at The Abbey in West […]

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When Facebook Rejects Cannabis Advocacy Ads

On June 12th, we’re hosting an event in LA about the future of medical cannabis in California. Given that adult use is legal, as voted by citizens in the state of California in November 20216, and the regulated adult use market comes online in January 2018, we believe it is important to evaluate what will […]

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Understanding Cannabis: Medicine and Society

Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA, U.S. Congress. Topics include Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, Jeff Sessions, federal drug enforcement policy, states rights, descheduling cannabis. Lori Ajax, Chief, Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation Daniele Piomelli, Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of California, Irvine Senator Joe Dunn, Assistant Dean of External Relations, UC Irvine School of Law Senator Dunn talks about […]

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State, County and Local Cannabis Regulations

It’s rare that during the same short period of time, every city and county across a state as large as California must draft local regulations and ordinances related to a topic that has enormous consequences for a lot of people, but one that elected officials tasked with the responsibility of setting up local regulatory frameworks know […]

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West Hollywood Cannabis Ordinance Discussion

Video from the West Hollywood City Council meeting on May 1, 2017 to discuss recreational marijuana ordinances. I reached out to each of the council members present at the meeting and asked them to comment on the process of creating a cannabis ordinance and regulations for West Hollywood. I will update this article as they […]

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Local Cannabis Ordinances

California’s legal recreational marijuana is stumbling out of the gate. Local laws aren’t in place and those in charge of making them aren’t equipped to do so. Join us April 24 in West Hollywood to discuss what this means for local communities and cannabis industry professionals.

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Cannabis Operations Registry Launched By County of Santa Barbara

As we explore local California cannabis ordinances best and worst practices, we turn to Santa Barbara County, which just created a registry for cultivators to come out of the shadows and onto a path towards legitimacy. I spoke to Supervisor Steve Lavagnino, and will publish some quotes from that conversation shortly. Below is the announcement from […]

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Cannabis Regulation, The Path Forward After Prop 64

California state assembly discusses Prop 64 / AUMA rollout in 2018 with officials from Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation, Department of Consumer Affairs, Justice Department, Department of Public Health, Department of Food and Agriculture, California Highway Patrol, California Cannabis Industry Association, California Growers Association, and others.

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Preparing for Recreational Marijuana in California

Three cannabis businesses discuss how they are preparing for recreational and licensing in 2018! Hear from a Cultivator, a Dispensary and a Product Brand to find out what they are doing to get ready, what discussions they are having internally and with partners, and how they plan on preparing for 2018. Speakers include: Dave Holmes, […]

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Yolo County Cannabis Raid

Two cannabis cultivators sought and received every California license and permit to grow. Then came the raid that shows how arbitrary the law can be.

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Medical Cannabis for Pediatric Diseases

Tracy Ryan, founder of CannaKids, spoke at our most recent event at the Abbey in West Hollywood about the future of medical cannabis for pediatric diseases such as cancer and epilepsy.

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California Cities, Counties, Bans

Because of a typo in the new medical marijuana regulations (MMRSA), over 200 cities and counties in California immediately partially or fully banned medical marijuana. Today some of them are replacing them with ordinances from sensible to strict. Find out how to navigate your local laws with the people that are in the trenches. Keep […]

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