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Nevada Irrigation District Fears Pot Grows Could Make Water Conservation Harder

Nevada Irrigation District Fears Pot Grows Could Make Water Conservation Harder

Nevada Irrigation District Fears Pot Grows Could Make Water Conservation Harder

The Nevada Irrigation District on Tuesday said it may have to re-work its master plan to account for water usage associated with legal marijuana grows.

Cannabis Advisory Committee

Bureau of Cannabis Control Announces March 1 Subcommittee Meetings and Input Survey

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 15, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) announced today that the Cannabis Advisory Committee will be holding a second series of subcommittee meetings on Thursday, March 1 in Sacramento.

Berkeley Sanctuary for Cannabis

City of Berkeley Becomes First in the U.S. to Grant Sanctuary to Cannabis Users, Businesses and Landlords

BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 14, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The City of Berkeley has become the first city in the country to grant sanctuary to adult users of cannabis, businesses selling the product, and property owners where dispensaries and other cannabis-related business are located, Mayor Jesse Arreguin announced Wednesday. The decision means that no city department, agency, officer or employee can use city funds to assist in the enforcement of federal laws surrounding cannabis.

Senator Jerry Hill Introduces Bill to Enable Students Who Rely on Medicinal Cannabis to Take Their Medication at School

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 14, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – K-12 public school students with special needs or severe disabilities who rely on cannabis-based medicine may soon be able to take their medication at school under legislation introduced Tuesday by state Senator Jerry Hill.

City of Seattle to Nullify All Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession Convictions From Years Prior to Legalization

City of Seattle to Nullify All Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession Convictions From Years Prior to Legalization

SEATTLE, Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced today that the city will nullify all misdemeanor convictions for marijuana possession in the years before marijuana was legalized for adult use in Washington state.

Bill to Allow Judicial Discretion to Order Probation For Non-Violent Drug Offenses Introduced in CA State Senate

Bill to Allow Judicial Discretion to Order Probation For Non-Violent Drug Offenses Introduced in CA State Senate

WASHINGTON,D.C., Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The California State Legislature will consider a bill to allow judges to order probation, rather than jail or prison for persons convicted of possessing drugs, selling drugs or similar offenses, if the court believes it is in the best interests of justice, based on the facts of the case.

Leafly Cutting Unlicensed Cannabis Companies From Dispensary Finder Tool

Leafly Cutting Unlicensed Cannabis Companies From Dispensary Finder Tool

Prior to recreational cannabis legalization in California, unlicensed cannabis companies proliferated under a system that didn’t require state licenses to operate medical cannabis businesses; however, the opportunity for those operating under the guise of legality is over in California and a popular cannabis dispensary and strain review website is erring on the side of caution.

Bright Side of the Bay: 8 Winners Selected for Oakland Dispensary Licenses

Bright Side of the Bay: 8 Winners Selected for Oakland Dispensary Licenses

In California, officials with the city of Oakland have been working for more than a year to create and implement the city’s Dispensary Equity Permit Program, and with the winners of Oakland dispensary licenses having been announced, the fruits of their labor are being realized.

Oakland Dispensary Permit Recipients

City Announces First Cannabis Dispensary Permit Recipients Under Equity Program

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 31, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The City of Oakland held a public drawing today to select qualified individuals and businesses to be eligible for four (4) new cannabis dispensary permits made available specifically to equity applicants. Those selected were Alphonso T. Blunt Jr., Marshall Crosby, Rickey McCullough, and Zhongzhang Yan.

District Attorney George Gascón Applies Proposition 64 Retroactively to Every Marijuana Case Since 1975

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Today, District Attorney George Gascón announced that the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office will be retroactively applying Proposition 64, which legalized the possession and recreational use of marijuana for adults ages 21 years or older, to misdemeanor and felony convictions dating back to 1975.

California Treasurer Studying Possibility of Creating a Public Cannabis Bank

California Treasurer Studying Possibility of Creating a Public Cannabis Bank

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have reversed federal marijuana enforcement policy, but that isn’t stopping the Golden State from studying how to move forward with creating a public cannabis bank to serve the state’s legal cannabis industry.

John Chiang and Cannabis Banking and Lack of Banking and Public Bank

Treasurer Announces Next Steps in Exploring Creation of a Public Bank to Serve State’s Cannabis Industry

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 30, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — California State Treasurer John Chiang today announced next steps in determining the potential of a public bank to service the cannabis industry in California.

Marijuana Businesses Are Legal — But Near Impossible to Open in San Diego

Marijuana Businesses Are Legal — But Near Impossible to Open in San Diego

San Diego now has 13 stores with licenses to sell recreational and medical marijuana. That’s more than most cities in California. But it’s nowhere near what some say is necessary to meet the city’s demand for marijuana.

Marijuana Sales Prompt New Business for Tech Firm

Marijuana Sales Prompt New Business for Tech Firms

This month California became the largest U.S. state to sell recreational marijuana. As sellers pop up all over America, business opportunities are also developing.
Florida tech firm Spring Big builds customer loyalty program software for pot shops, many in California.

Cannabis Advisory Committee

Franchise Tax Board Interested Parties Meeting: “Cannabis Business Income Taxes & You”

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 24, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Franchise Tax Board (FTB) will hold an Interested Parties Meeting on January 29 in Los Angeles: “Cannabis Business Income Taxes & You.”

Court Challenge Seeks to Block Vast California Marijuana Farms

Court Challenge Seeks to Block Vast California Marijuana Farms

An alliance of California marijuana growers filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block state rules that they fear could open the way for vast farms that would drive smaller cultivators out of business or send them into the black market.

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MJIC Marijuana Index Conducts Quarterly Rebalancing, Adding Seven New Cannabis Companies

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — MJIC Inc. has completed its quarterly rebalancing of the Marijuana Index, adding seven new cannabis companies to the Canadian Marijuana Index.

NanoSphere Health Sciences

NanoSphere Health Sciences Inc. Signs License Agreement to Open California Market

DENVER, Jan. 23, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — NanoSphere Health Sciences Inc. (CSE: NSHS, “NanoSphere”) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to license its technology, as it pertains to cannabis products, in the State of California.

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Eaze Data Report: Major Increase in Legal Marijuana Sales in California

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Eaze, the leading marijuana technology company, today released its Eaze Insights: 2017 State of Cannabis data report, a comprehensive overview of consumer trends driving the marijuana industry year over year.

Register with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Video Series

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Releases ‘Tax Help for the Cannabis Industry’ Video Series

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 17, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) has produced a three-part video series to help individuals who operate cannabis-based businesses learn about their tax responsibilities.

California Attorney General and Banking System for Cannabis

Attorney General Becerra Urges Congress to Incorporate $6.7 Billion Cannabis Industry into Banking System

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a bipartisan group of 18 state attorneys general in urging Congress to advance legislation that will enable the cannabis industry to participate in the banking system in states that have legalized medicinal or adult use of cannabis. The recent decision by the Trump Department of Justice to rescind prior federal guidance rolled back critical protections for the legal cannabis industry.

Bureau of Cannabis Control to Hold Public Licensing Workshop in Monterey

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) will host a public licensing workshop in Monterey on January 22. The workshop will focus on what licensing information is needed and what resources are available for people planning to apply for state commercial cannabis licenses.

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Mountjoy Sparkling Announces New Products and Distribution Partner as Demand Increases

SONOMA COUNTY, Calif., Jan. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Mountjoy Sparkling, Northern California’s leading producer of cannabis-infused sparkling water, announces a new distribution partner, Green Reef Distributing.

Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Guillermo Live at a Legal Pot Shop in West Hollywood

Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Guillermo Live at a Legal Pot Shop in West Hollywood

As of January 1st it is legal to sell and buy cannabis for recreational use here in the state of California. There is a lot of curiosity about it, so we sent Guillermo out on a mission to a store called ‘MedMen’ in West Hollywood to get all the details.

Yolo DA

Yolo DA Enforces New Cannabis Laws: West Sacramento Warehouse Owner Enjoined from Leasing to Illegal Growers While Other Landlords and Cultivators Admit Liability, Pay Penalties

WOODLAND, Calif., Jan. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced today that on January 4, 2018, Yolo County Superior Court Judge Sonia Cortés issued a preliminary injunction against multiple defendants, including the landlord of a warehouse in West Sacramento.

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High-Net Worth Marijuana Investors Gather in L.A. Following Start of CA adult use Market

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — More than 200 high-net worth investors from around the world, eager to invest in the fastest growing industry in America will gather at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel for a two day “Shark Tank”-like pitch forum on Tuesday, January 30th and Wednesday, January 31st, hosted exclusively for members of The Arcview Investor Network.

What's Next for Marijuana Industry After Recent Crackdown?

What’s Next for Marijuana Industry After Recent Crackdown?

The national movement to legalize marijuana took a big step forward this week – and a big step back. California became the largest state in the nation to permit recreational pot use, but on Thursday Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded Obama-era guidelines meant to limit federal prosecutions. Atlantic senior editor Derek Thompson joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss why this situation is so confusing and what this means for business owners in the burgeoning marijuana industry.

California Drugged Driving PSA Nixed Over Concerns It Encouraged Cannabis Use

California Drugged Driving PSA Nixed Over Concerns It Encouraged Cannabis Use

Cannabis may be legal in California, but that doesn’t mean that reefer madness has gone away. According to a report by FOX40, the California Department of Traffic Safety has pulled an anti-drugged-driving PSA over concerns that it encouraged cannabis use.

Get a Pencil: California Marijuana-Tracking System Not Used

Get a Pencil: California Marijuana-Tracking System Not Used

California’s legal pot economy was supposed to operate under the umbrella of a vast computerized marijuana-tracking system to track from seed to storefronts, ensuring that plants are followed throughout the supply chain and don’t drift into the black market.


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