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“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...
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Cannabiz News Briefs – November 13, 2017

US elections on Nov. 7 in New Jersey, Vermont, Michigan, Seattle and Virginia brought a fresh round of pro-cannabis elected officials and passed initiatives signaling major voter support for MJ reform. The election was...

Just how high are California’s marijuana taxes?

California officials at the state and local level are eager to cash in on the potential $1 billion cannabis industry in that state—maybe a little too eager. Sales taxes at the state, county, and...

California Cannabis Farms Devastated by Wildfires

After a season of dramatic weather disasters, most of America may have been looking the other way, but last week, billions of dollars-worth of harvest-ready Northern California cannabis literally went up in smoke. Dozens of...
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Cannabiz News Briefs, October 13, 2017

This week in weed, Office of National Drug Control Policy gets a new leader, Colorado surpasses $1 billion, Lucky's Markets stocks CBD, Gov Brown vetoes 3 anti-pot bills, Northern California’s wildfires destroy millions in...
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Cannabiz News Top 5 and Trending, 9/6/17

Summer ended with a flurry of activity in the cannabis space. In this week's Top 5, Florida is on track to break the billion dollar mark by 2020, Massachusetts appoints marijuana board hostile to...

Are Golden State growers on track to produce a colossal surplus?

Believe it or not, California may have too much pot! That is according to Hezekiah Allen, executive director of the California Growers’ Association. Speaking at a panel hosted by the Sacramento Press Club, Allen told...