California

Wed
27
Nov

California officials side with marijuana company in new fight over home deliveries

Escalating a legal battle with California cities and counties over where marijuana can be sold, state officials are intervening in a new court fight over home delivery of cannabis in communities that have banned or restricted pot shops.

Earlier this month, Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra filed a motion on behalf of the California Bureau of Cannabis Control to join a lawsuit by Salinas-based East of Eden Cannabis Co. against Santa Cruz County, which has banned deliveries by companies it has not licensed.

Mon
25
Nov

No Joke: California Will Increase Its Cannabis Tax on Jan. 1

When the year began, marijuana was supposed to remain the hottest investment opportunity on Wall Street. Canada had legalized recreational weed in Oct. 2018, derivative products were forecast to hit dispensary shelves by Oct. 2019, and a number of U.S. states had been pushing for medical or recreational legalization. The stage appeared to be set for success -- and then someone turned out the lights.

Fri
22
Nov

California set to increase cannabis mark-up taxes In 2020

Despite falling short of expected tax revenue since legalization, California is set to increase its markup tax rates in a bid to adjust for inflation. This increase in taxes however is coming on the heels of several cities in California that are cutting their local cannabis taxes in an effort to combat with the unlicensed legacy market which has been thriving in the state.

Tue
19
Nov

California: Unregulated pot operations on public land are creating environmental problems

Two months after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at the site where trees were clear-cut, waterways were diverted, and the ground was littered with open containers of fertilizer and rodenticide.

Mon
18
Nov

Illegal pot farms on California's public land are creating an environmental hazard

Two months after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at the site where trees were clear-cut, waterways were diverted, and the ground was littered with open containers of fertilizer and rodenticide.

A group including U.S. Forest Service rangers, local law enforcement, scientists and conservationists hiked into the so-called trespass grow where nearly 9,000 cannabis plants were illegally cultivated on national forest land in the region known as the Emerald Triangle, for the marijuana that has been produced there for decades.

Fri
15
Nov

Top 6 growing pains in California’s cannabis marketplace

Every state that’s legalized cannabis for adults 21-and-up has faced that moment or even series of moments that threatened to really derail or seriously stymie market development. California is at that crossroads and has been almost from the outset of the first issuances of cannabis licenses back in January 2018. California will, of course, eventually and sufficiently deal with its myriad of cannabis issues, but right now there are a select few that are really affecting licensed businesses and the success of this important democratic experiment. In no particular order, my top six (current) threats/growing pains to the development and success of California’s cannabis marketplace are:

Thu
14
Nov

OSHA training comes to California Cannabis

In another landmark shift, as California’s cannabis industry evolves from an underground movement to a regulated market, state rules now require permit holders to undergo extensive safety training from the state’s arm of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Tue
12
Nov

A marijuana breathalyzer is in the works, but will it stop weed DUIs?

There are several reasons people oppose marijuana legalization, but perhaps chief among them is: How do we keep impaired drivers off the roads?

Mon
11
Nov

Vaping crisis takes toll on September cannabis sales

Stocks quotes in this article: KSHB

The vaping crisis is taking its toll on cannabis vape sales, but overall cannabis sales continue to grow. Still, with over a thousand patients and multiple deaths as reported by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), cannabis consumers have become very cautious as to the products they purchase.

Mon
11
Nov

These 2 States are sabotaging their respective marijuana industries

At this time last year, the cannabis industry looked as if it would be practically unstoppable. Canada had just become the first industrialized country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana, and Wall Street was throwing out huge estimates on future industry growth. In fact, earlier this year, investment bank Stifel forecast $200 billion in annual global sales by the end of the upcoming decade.

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