The sales of marijuana in California and the measures taken to try and combat it are being examined again.
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Cannabis ads on Muni buses are set to disappear in metaphorical a puff of smoke. Ads for recreational pot will be banned going forward on San Francisco’s public transit system after a vote by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency on Tuesday.
Phil Matier talks with state senator Scott Wiener (D-S.F.) about the competing city and state politics around recreational pot use on Matier in the Morning.
California just released new rules for legal marijuana that will take effect January 1, 2018.
UKIAH, Calif., Nov. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Ordinance No. 4394, which adopted Chapter 6.36 – Cannabis Facilities Businesses and Chapter 20.243 – Cannabis Facilities, is effective November 16, 2017, and provides for business licenses and zoning requirements for the following cannabis-related business types
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities announced today that proposed emergency licensing regulations for commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis have been posted online and are available to the public for review.
OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – A new report released today shows that licensed marijuana stores are as profitable as Starbucks stores, if only they were taxed at the federal level like Starbucks.
BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Jmîchaeĺe Keller, President and CEO of Steep Hill and Nadav Eyal, Co-founder and CEO of Eybna announced today that Steep Hill and Eybna Technologies Ltd., have partnered on the first technology to produce custom terpene formulations for incorporation into cannabis-derived products.
San Francisco supervisors delayed voting Tuesday on proposed pot regulations, making it more unlikely that people in this weed-friendly city will be able to buy recreational pot when adult use becomes legal Jan. 1 in California.
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Nov. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Marin County Board of Supervisors’ unanimous approval of a new delivery-only medicinal cannabis licensing ordinance took only about 15 minutes on November 14.
Who can operate a marijuana business may include felons if an equity program is approved by the Sacramento City Council.
BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Jmîchaeĺe Keller, President and CEO of Steep Hill, the global leader in cannabis science, technology and analytics, announced today the finalization of the C-Suite strategic leadership team that will put Steep Hill in an optimal position to fully capitalize on the upcoming adult use legalization in California and drive the company’s expansion into global markets around the world.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Agritek Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: AGTK) www.AgritekHoldings.com, a fully integrated, active real estate investor for the cannabis sector and consultant for multiple cannabis brands today announced that the Company has agreed and entered into negotiations to purchase the surrounding nine-hundred (900) acres of its’ existing 80 acre Hemp planned research site in Pueblo, Colorado.
While prospective California cannabis businesses were notified recently by the Department of Tax and Fee Administration that they need to go ahead and register with the CDTFA for a seller’s permit, there are seven additional things California cannabis businesses need to know about tax rates and registration.
SANTA ROSA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), the nation’s largest trade association representing legal marijuana businesses, and its California affiliate, California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA) hosted a fundraiser on the evening of Monday, November 6 in support of the Redwood Credit Union’s Fire Relief Fund.
OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — January 1, 2018 marks the day that recreational marijuana will officially become legal in California. As districts contemplate how dispensaries will be affected, Proper Rx, a trailblazer in the industry, is devoted to educating its community about cannabis’ medicinal benefits.
Three groups recently formed a working partnership to drive a cohesive voice and the implementation of sensible public policy, business, legislative, advocacy and local and statewide decisions.
Some San Francisco residents are all for the new recreational cannabis industry, but others are saying ‘not in my backyard’.
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Individuals planning to sell cannabis or cannabis products on January 1, 2018, must register with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) for a seller’s permit.
While there have been attempts at the federal level to ensure the availability of cannabis banking services, the Golden State is forging ahead with its own strategies so it can be prepared for the rollout of recreational cannabis in 53 days.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — THC Design, the leading breeder and cultivator of premium, organic, safe, estate-grown cannabis in California, announced it will launch California’s first free-flowing encapsulated cannabis powder—THC Design MIX—at the HIGH TIMES Harvest Cup SoCal 2017 in San Bernardino, Calif. on Nov. 11-12, 2017.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Residents of seven California cities voted to impose local taxes on cannabis in Tuesday’s elections. With retail sales set to begin on January 1, the newly approved measures will add to the already substantial tax burden on legal cannabis, potentially undermining California’s fledgling legalization initiative, according to Fitch Ratings.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – State Treasurer John Chiang today released a report outlining steps California can take to address the lack of banking services that force much of the cannabis industry to operate in cash.
On Nov. 6, 2017, the Bureau of Cannabis Control released details on the first California Cannabis Advisory Committee meeting, taking place in Sacramento on Nov. 16.
Buying weed in California is about to get less risky and much more expensive. A patchwork of new policies, including special taxes, will roll out in the state before sales of recreational marijuana begin at the start of 2018.
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) today announced that it will host the first public Cannabis Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, November 16 in Sacramento.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – State Treasurer John Chiang will release a report on steps California can take to address a lack of banking services that forces much of the cannabis industry to operate business in cash.
DENVER, Nov. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis-infused product manufacturer RMZ Colorado is throwing an exclusive launch party from 6-10 p.m. on Nov. 9 for the Colorado debut of top-selling cannabis brand Whoopi & Maya, a signature line of products made with a blend of cannabis, essential oils and quality ingredients formulated for personal wellness and menstrual relief.
It looks like the California Insurance Commissioner has taken a pivotal step for the state’s cannabis industry. On Nov. 2, 2017, Dave Jones approved a commercial insurer’s offering of cannabis business insurance for the first time.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On the eve of California ushering in the largest marijuana market in the world, one of the nation’s leading think tanks, the Milken Institute will host a panel discussion on cannabis with top industry and policy leaders at its 2017 California Summit on Nov. 8 in Los Angeles.
Cannabis businesses licensed by the State of California may now purchase commercial insurance coverage from an admitted commercial insurance company. Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved the filing of the first admitted commercial insurance company to file cannabis business insurance, so that the insurer can begin writing policies and offering coverage for cannabis business owners.
Buying legal marijuana in California could be pricey enough to keep the black market healthy. Between customers, retailers and growers, taxes on cannabis may reach as high as 45% in parts of the state, according to a Fitch Ratings report.
Parents were horrified to hear health officials’ warning to check for marijuana edibles packaged as kids Halloween candy.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Agritek Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: AGTK) www.AgritekHoldings.com, a fully integrated, active real estate investor for the cannabis sector and consultant for multiple cannabis brands, today announced that the Company has appointed Mr. Anton Ansalmar Founder of Rapid Healthcare Inc and MediK8Mobile Inc, as Chief Technology Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Agritek Holdings Inc. effective November 1, 2017.
SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In response to the devastating fires that swept through Northern California this month, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) and its state affiliate, the California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA), are hosting a cannabis industry fundraiser for community fire relief efforts on November 6 in Santa Rosa, CA.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Agritek Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: AGTK), www.AgritekHoldings.com, a fully integrated, active real estate investor for the cannabis sector and consultant for multiple cannabis brands today announced that the Company will be debuting its’ newly licensed brand Microdose Strips.
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA), the first-ever publicly traded cannabis company in the United States, announced today that subsidiary HempMeds® Mexico Executive Raúl Elizalde has been invited to speak on behalf of the family of companies, to the U.N. at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Drug Scheduling; Convention on Psychotropic Substances; Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs in Geneva, Switzerland, on Nov. 6, 2017.
Even though the federal government banned cannabis later, individual states began restricting the sale, consumption, and cultivation of cannabis as early as 1911 by introducing some of the first marijuana laws on the books.
With last week’s devastating wildfires in Northern California and the state’s impending rollout of recreational cannabis on Jan. 1, 2018, California wants legal cannabis businesses to have commercial cannabis coverage and California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is on a mission to make it happen.
The wildfires scorching Northern California have burned down at least 34 marijuana farms, just as the state prepares to launch a legal recreational marijuana industry. Now an attempt to crowdfund money online for farmers in Sonoma and Mendocino counties has been shut down by payment provider WePay.
Cheryl Shuman has run the Beverly Hills Cannabis Club for more than two decades, serving high-grade strands to A-list celebrities and throwing exclusive pot parties for the Hollywood elite. VICE met up with the self-made cannabis queen to tour her extensive weed farm, see how she runs her business, and hear how the drug helped her fight cancer.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones held a public hearing today to identify insurance gaps faced by the cannabis industry. Cannabis businesses and insurance industry representatives testified about the limited availability of insurance for the cannabis businesses.
SALINAS, Calif., Oct. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The North Bay fires have not just affected the wine industry, but cannabis farmers all over Northern California. On Monday, Harborside Farms accepted the final load of cannabis plants harvested from an artisanal cannabis garden threatened by fires and smoke in West Marin.
PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Plus, the cannabis infused products manufacturer, is pleased to announce the closing of its Series A financing (the “Financing”). The Financing was comprised of $2 Million USD of Series A Preferred Stock (the “Shares”), and was led by The Green Opportunity Funds (TGOF)
CARSON, Calif., Oct. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Solis Tek (OTCQB: SLTK), a vertically integrated technology innovator, developer, manufacturer and distributor focused on bringing products and solutions to commercial cannabis growers in legal markets across the U.S., announced today the availability of its lighting controller, which enables commercial growers to harness more control of its garden’s lighting environment.
Marijuana could get more expensive after a series of massive fires in Northern California wiped out as much as a year’s supply for some industry growers.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – MJIC Inc. completed its third quarter rebalancing of the Marijuana Index, adding two new cannabis companies each to the United States Marijuana Index and the Canadian Marijuana Index.
Wildfires are continuing to lay waste to Northern California. Beyond the loss of life and land, some of those that have survived are waiting to sift through the ashes of their cannabis businesses knowing they don’t have cannabis insurance to recoup their losses.
On Oct. 6, 2017, California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed three pieces of legislation related to regulating the state’s legal recreational cannabis market.
GARBERVILE, Calif., Oct. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Ganjier, the cannabis industry’s widely respected platform for advice and information on specializations such as cannabis cultivation, law, manufacturing, branding and marketing, announced the call for entry for the fourth annual Golden Tarp Awards.