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Cal Health Memo Jolts CBD Makers, Leaves Consumers in Legal Limbo

Justifying its new stance by citing some controversial past policies issued by the Food and Drug Administration, and the Drug Enforcement Agency, the CDPH has sent shock waves through both the U.S. hemp-derived CBD...

VIDEO: California Agencies Propose Permanent MJ Rules and Regulations

Late last year, California, scrambling to meet the January 1 launch of adult use marijuana came up with a set of emergency regulations that were put in place with the intention of improving upon them later....
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Cannabiz News Briefs – June 29, 2018

Over 57% of Oklahona voters approved a strong medical marijuana ballot issue, June 26th, with an immediate call from GOP Gov. Mary Fallin for legislators to "scale it back." Oklahoma's new rules would allow...

Feds Investing $2.5 Million In California’s Black Market Battle

California is a big state with big problems when it comes to black market cannabis. Although legal adult-use sales began five months ago in the Golden State, experts estimate that more than three-quarters of...

Cannabiz News Briefs – May 31, 2018

This week in cannabis news, Utah initiative makes the ballot, 1,000 CA retailers asked to cease and desist, Florida appeals smokables ban ruling, Feds allege organized crime rings in cannabis states, and CannaCon to...

With 80% Of Sales Still Illicit and Revenue 40% Below Estimates, Is California’s Prop...

California tax officials released their first report on legal cannabis sales taxes since marijuana legalization first began, and according to the figures, the actual revenue is as much as 40 percent below original estimates...

“Woefully Understaffed” LA To Add 21 New Positions to Department of Cannabis Regulation

Los Angeles is expected by many to become the world’s largest marijuana market. To handle that kind of regulator workload, one might think the city would also have the world’s largest team working for...

California Lawmakers’ Bill Would Cut Cannabis Taxes In Order To Cut Into Black Market...

A bipartisan bill has been introduced in California to lower cannabis taxes. Should it pass, it could temporarily reduce taxes on the state’s recreational cannabis by about 9 percent. The purpose of the proposal...

Sessions Suing California Over Sanctuary Cities. Is It a Dry Run for Cannabis Attacks?

Filing a federal suit against the governor and attorney general of California, AG Jeff Sessions journeyed to Sacramento on March 7, telling officials that federal rules are the “supreme law” and signaling an ominous...

Berkeley Becomes First Sanctuary City for Recreational Marijuana Users and Businesses

In a historic move, Berkeley City Council has unanimously approved a resolution to become a sanctuary city for cannabis businesses and users, providing an added layer of protection from Federal prosecution. "The city of Berkeley does not...

California Citizen Advisory Elects Chair, Tackles Busy 2018 Schedule

California's Citizen Cannabis Advisory Group met with state cannabis regulators and the public, Jan. 18, electing Dr. Matt Rahm as chairman, and setting an aggressive schedule for 2018. The 22-person advisory group plans to hold another...

California marijuana rules ready in time to fire up rec program

Not only did California stick to the proposed timeline, it appears to attempt to serve the public and won’t wreck medical for rec. Cali cannabis is about to be tamed, the sun will finally...